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By Ryan Tyson Buying a house is only the first step in home ownership. Once you own the property, it will become your responsibility to keep it in good order through regular repairs and maintenance. It can be easy, however, to find yourself falling behind on the job and missing out on important things. Below is a list of suggestions for staying on top of home maintenance...

Never underestimate the importance of a pretty face…on your home or a client’s home. A curbside “facelift” is money well-spent, whether prepping to sell your house, increasing its equity-value, or just for your own pleasure. These new ideas and trends should get your creative juices flowing. Re-Think the Front Door REALTORS® have long advised that the front...

By Cary Teller While homeowners traditionally wait for spring to list their home—the peak home-shopping season—there are many good reasons to sell in the winter. Buyers shopping in winter usually have more urgency to buy quickly and a recent study even found that sellers net more on average above listing price in winter than spring, even in areas with very cold...

By Emma Sturgis Should you buy or rent? Most people ask themselves this question at one point or another, and there's no clear correct answer. Before you give up in frustration, take some time to ask yourself the following questions. How Stable is Your Lifestyle? Are you the kind of person who likes to stay in one place, or do you like to move around? If your life...

By Jonathan Deesing You’ve torn out the old carpet and replaced the kitchen cabinets, and your renovation is almost complete. Before you put everything back together, consider including some high-tech features on your list of remodeling must-haves. Adding a few new smart devices is a cinch when you’re in the process of remodeling—why not make a little room in...

Pool tables are often a fixture of basement remodeling; they’re a great way for children and adults to enjoy their time. However, installing these tables may not be as easy as one would think. Imagine finishing your basement remodel and realizing your spacing is off and you don’t have enough room to play. It’s a nightmare that happens far too often. Below we’ve...

By Kyla Stelling Now that the wedding is over, you and your spouse are ready for the next exciting milestone: home ownership. But there are so many factors you need to keep in mind and you want it to be a pleasant house hunting experience. The following are just a few things you should take into account when you’re in the market for a new home. Neighborhood Marriage...

By Sage Singleton When disasters strike, they come without warning. This is why you need to prepare for emergencies ahead of time. These 10 tips will help safeguard your home and family, and save you time, money, and stress should an emergency occur. Protect your home from break-ins. A home invasion occurs every thirteen seconds in the United States. This alarmingly...

Homeowners are parting ways with traditional bathrooms and kitchens, taking a walk on the side of contemporary and transitional, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Their preference is as clear as black and white (er, gray and white), with subtle shades of gray and white the new neutrals...

By Meghan Belnap Becoming a homeowner for the first time is an exciting and stressful process. However, once the papers are signed and the keys are in your pocket, your work really begins. Homeownership can be fraught with financial and emotional perils, especially if you've been renting from a landlord up until now. Landlords are on the hook for not only minor...