5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: May 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floorboard is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project should begin with careful financial planning. To help homeowners with Continue Reading ...

5 Questions To Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

Posted on: May 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers, in particular, should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a lender that will help you make an informed mortgage decision: 1. How much can I afford? A home affordability calculator can help you get an idea of what you may be able Continue Reading ...

Home Checklist for a Worry-free Vacation

Posted on: May 1, 2018 by in Blog
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When it’s time to embark on your well-deserved getaway, the last thing you want is to worry about the things that could go wrong at your unattended house. It’s pretty common to wonder if everything is OK while you're on vacation, says Chip Wade, an HGTV expert. Especially since there are plenty of hair-raising tales out there of people discovering a bad situation awaits them at home, from burst water pipes to a break-in. “If you have this nagging thought following you around that Continue Reading ...

Home Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Faster and For More Money

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by in Blog
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The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers' eyes. Garage door When potential buyers visit your property, you want to make the best first Continue Reading ...

4 Tips For Festive Flourishing Flowers, Vibrant Plants And Hardy Herbs

Posted on: April 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Spring is in full bloom, but are your plants keeping pace? If the answer is anything but a resounding yes, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to get into the spirit of the season and grow your most beautiful bed of flowers. “There’s nothing like the start of the season,” says Emily Murphy of Pass the Pistil blog. “I love planning my space, buying seeds and starts, and making sure I have the right tools to make the gardening season a success. Before I start any project, I Continue Reading ...

House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make The Offer

Posted on: April 13, 2018 by in Blog
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House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips To Spot Termites And Prevent Infestation

Posted on: April 5, 2018 by in Blog
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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites Spring is prime time for Continue Reading ...

Why Do You Need To Hire A Home Inspection Company?

Posted on: March 16, 2018 by in Blog
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House inspections professionals are at work to make sure that both of things are up to par in the home you're looking to buy. By hiring experienced and knowledgeable house inspectors, you're already making a very good investment in the property even before you have chosen whether to purchase it or not. Residential home inspectors will go into the property and inspect so many details, going through a precise checklist of things just like electrical systems, water systems, appliances, lights, Continue Reading ...

3 Invaluable New Construction Inspection Tips

Posted on: March 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Most homeowners know the importance of regular home inspection. New homeowners are however not acquainted with some of the key responsibilities that lie within their domain. You might be aware of the many calamities that reportedly befall buildings on an annual basis. Some of these tragedies come as a result of negligence when it comes to keeping the building in good shape. If you have a new house or you are a prospective homeowner, you should be concerned about the integrity of your Continue Reading ...

New Year’s Plan to Get Fiscally Fit on Buying Your First Home

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So buying a new home tops your list of New Year’s resolutions. Follow these steps to get fiscally fit. As you picture the big moment – the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door – you probably understand there’s something you need to do first. You need to get your finances in shape. Just like those who make resolutions to run a marathon, making this big investment starts with a plan. Runners know that if they run a certain Continue Reading ...