Seller Info, Tips and Tricks

Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Refresh Your Space: Creative January Decorating Tips As the holiday season fades into fond memories, January welcomes a clean slate and a perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your living space. Embrace the freshness of the new year by revitalizing your home decor. Here are some inspiring January decorating tips to infuse your space with renewed energy: 1. Embrace Simplicity After […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks January Gardening Tips: Preparing for a Flourishing Year Ahead January is an opportune time for garden enthusiasts to lay the groundwork for a successful year of growth and beauty. While winter may have its grip on the outdoors, January is a pivotal month for gardeners to plan and prepare for the upcoming seasons. Here are some invaluable gardening tips tailored for this time of […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Keeping Your Home in Shape: January Maintenance Checklist As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time to give your home some attention and set the tone for a well-maintained space throughout the year. January calls for specific home maintenance tasks to ensure your property remains in top shape. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the essential tasks this month: 1. […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks A Recipe for You: Simple Turkey, Cranberry and Pecan Salad Don’t settle for dry, reheated turkey. This scrumptious recipe for turkey salad mixed with cranberries and pecans will save you from the bland leftover blues. Ingredients  2 cup cooked turkey breast, diced  ¼ cup pecans, chopped  ¼ cup celery, chopped  ¼ cup dried cranberries  ½ cup mayonnaise  Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Mix all […]
Entertaining, Dining and Recipes A Recipe for You: Flavor-Packed Roasted Pumpkin Seeds If carving a jack-o’-lantern is on your agenda this season, make sure you put those seeds to good use. From savory to sweet, these flavor combinations will make pumpkin seeds seem less like a nuisance, and more like a favorite snack! Breadstick 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon oregano […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Lead Poisoning Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorder, memory and concentration […]
Resources Winter Home Maintenance Checklist Spring and fall are usually the times of the year when household projects come to the forefront of our to-do lists and home maintenance projects kick into full gear. However, there are several items in the home that may need your attention throughout the year, with winter being no exception. Use this checklist to help […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks The Biweekly Mortgage – Who Needs It? Have you received an advertisement offering to save you thousands of dollars on your thirty-year mortgage and cut years off your payments? With email spam becoming more pervasive as everyone tries to get rich quick on the Internet, these ads are popping up with troublesome regularity. The ads promote a Biweekly Mortgage and for the […]
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Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks The Moving Day Survival Kit Getting ready to move into your new home can be a hectic experience. From getting items out of storage to transferring items from your old home into your new space, it’s easy to lose track of things. That’s why it is important to keep track of essential items during the move. While you’ll pack most […]
Mortgage information Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan Lower interest rates have motivated you to refinance your home loan. The lower rate may save you a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loan, but you should also expect to pay the lender the typical closing costs associated with any new loan, including service fees, points, title insurance protection and other […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Underground Heating Oil Tanks Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are generally caused by the rust inside underground tanks or by an electrical condition sparked by electric utility lines. Buyers should […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks How to Host a Winning Tailgate Party Football and other fall sports are in full swing, which means tailgating season is back. Picnicking and grilling in the parking lot with other fans before and after the game is a beloved tradition, so you’ll want to get it right. Follow these tips for hosting a winning tailgating party.     Bring a feast […]
Home Exteriors and Maintenance Top 5 Home Repairs You Need to Budget For Not everything lasts forever and repairs on homes can be costly! Below are some common home repairs you should start budgeting for today. 1. Roof (every 30 years): Average cost $12,000 2. Windows (every 30 to 50 years): Average $650 per window 3. Gutters (every 30 years): Average per home $1,600-$2,300 4. Central Air (15 years): […]
Home Decor Home Improvements Getting Greatest ROI Key Highlights Curb appeal matters most Garage door replacement generates 94% ROI Exterior Renovations Generate Most ROI With many of us inside our homes during 2020, the home renovation market boomed.  Not only were we more at home living and working than ever, we also wanted our homes to work and look better than ever. […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal. Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age (65) every day, and only 47% of the people in that generation […]
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023 What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023 Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of 2008 – which hasn’t happened. Others have forecasted a real estate market that could see slight appreciation or […]
Resources 6 Ways to Give Your Home a Spring Refresh The days are growing longer, and temperatures are on the rise—spring is in the air. The changing of seasons may make you eager to work on some updates for your home, and this list of refreshing ideas is the perfect way to get started.     Declutter your home Don’t finish your spring-cleaning without doing […]
Resources Checklist for Selling Your House This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, there are specific things you can add to your to-do list. These include decluttering, taking down personal photos and items, and power washing outdoor surfaces. Let’s connect so you have advice on what you may want to do to get your house ready to sell this season.
Buyer Info, Tips and Tricks Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome […]
Homeowner Tips Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right. Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly […]