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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Real Estate

Tips for Selling Your Home

What should I do if I’m thinking of listing my house for sale?

Call on a professional. A Realtor knowledgeable of your local market can provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). CMAs are a complimentary service that Realtor’s provide to help home owner’s assess the

Tips for Speed Cleaning Your Home

(BPT) What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way.

But with the right plan in place, even last-minute cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert.

Looking Forward…

Predictions for a new year are always erratic, but this year will prove to be even more of a challenge. With the new tax plan in place, and President Trump in the full driver’s seat, the market is sure to change. Far be it from me to chime in on any of the myriad of delicate market considerations, but I did want to share some

Six Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Whether it’s the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach, allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen. A lot. Ugh.

You could deter

Presentation for New Homeowners to Be Held at Dougie’s on January 16

Congratulations. You’re now a homeowner. You left your apartment in the city behind in favor of more bedrooms, a big kitchen, a playroom and grass. However, you also left your super behind as well. Now what will you do when the toilet overflows, the sink clogs, the hot water turns cold, water seeps into the basement....

Home Equity: Add to or Draw From?

The phrase “financial wisdom” is not an oxymoron like “deafening silence” or “jumbo shrimp.” But there are times when generic financial advice can seem almost as contradictory. For example, persistently low interest rates have experts urging homeowners to ponder two diametrically opposed strategies:

  • Add to home equity by using cash

Home Equity: Add to or Draw From?

The phrase “financial wisdom” is not an oxymoron like “deafening silence” or “jumbo shrimp.” But there are times when generic financial advice can seem almost as contradictory. For example, persistently low interest rates have experts urging homeowners to ponder two diametrically opposed strategies:

    Think Spring: Now’s the Time to Plan the Landscape of Your Dreams

    (BPT) The weather outside is frightful, and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures, maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like no small feat.

    New to Budgeting? Try the 50/20/30 Rule

    (Courtesy of Links Residential) Managing your money is imperative to help you find the best home within your budget. And no, back of the napkin math won’t cut it. Not only do you need to organize, but you also have to make difficult budgeting decisions about how to spend your cash. This can be overwhelming, but there’s one

    Five Easy Ways to Update Your Home Office for Greater Productivity

    (StatePoint) If you work from home, you likely spend a lot of time in your home office, which makes its design just as important as the rest of your home. If it’s not up to par, it’s time to bring new life to the space.

    A few easy updates will help you feel more comfortable and

    Do You Have What It Takes?

    Behind the scenes at a mortgage banking operation.

    They say, “It takes a village” – to which I wonder.... who is the “They” exactly?! I think it means the people behind the scenes who do all the little things, and big things to make things happen! I

    Wellness Begins at Home: Five Tips for a Healthier, Happier Home

    (BPT) From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home