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Planning Appropriately for a Renovation

Planning Appropriately for a Renovation

You walk into a home that potentially has the perfect layout, although the kitchen is dated, the floors need upgrading, the bathrooms are awkward … but the price is right and you’ve always wanted to customize a home … so…

Planning a Fall Open House

Planning a Fall Open House

Your home is newly on the market this season and you want to have an open house, but you don’t know how to show it best in the shorter autumn days. As the weather turns toward fall and winter, consider…

Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

If you’re new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here…

Living Small

Living Small

No matter what our background, we all have an ideal dream home size in mind. When it comes down to the actual living in it, however, can smaller be better? If your dream is for an urban dwelling with access…

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

According to Market Watch, 43% of home buyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings cash…

Cleaning to Sell

Cleaning to Sell

When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are a few of the items to try. Cleaning Painted Walls When cleaning painted…

What Gen Y Looks for in a Home to Buy

What Gen Y Looks for in a Home to Buy

If you’ve lived in your home for some time, you notice when the neighborhood around you is changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time to sell, you wonder what was so appealing about the house…

Should I Sell As-Is?

Should I Sell As-Is?

As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling “as-is” (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes.…

What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting Not…

Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are four: Fire Extinguishers If you don’t have a…

Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and…

9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

No matter when you close on your new home, there’s probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for…

Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become a…

Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds…

5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage Credit score. There’s no way around…

Hosting a Moving Sale

Hosting a Moving Sale

You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call…

Expand Your Summer Living Space

Expand Your Summer Living Space

As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sun rises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade,…

From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

Necessity drives innovation. Last week, quadriplegic former Indy 500 driver, Sam Schmidt drove a modified Corvette around the Indianapolis Speedway by moving his head and biting down with his teeth. Arrow Electronics, a medical and consumer electronics company used existing…