Home Buyer's Blog

If you're not a fan of your wood paneling, painting over it might be an excellent, budget-friendly option. Just make sure you're confident about this nearly nonreversible decision and follow these steps for the best results.

Flooding is the most common and expensive natural disaster in the U.S. It affects homeowners in every state, including properties that aren’t on coastlines or interior waterways. If you’re interested in buying a home or already own one, here are five facts to know regarding flooding.

Keeping your dishwasher in its best condition starts with developing good habits. But it's also important to select the right products. Here's how to make your dishwasher look great, smell fresh, and last longer.

Buying a home can feel overwhelming and confusing, especially when you encounter new and unfamiliar real estate terminology like “title insurance.” What is this form of insurance, and why is it necessary?

Nothing is quite as cozy or welcoming in your home as a wood-burning fireplace. Despite the joy that fireplaces can bring, it’s essential to remember that they are an open fire inside your home! So how can you maintain them to ensure safety and efficiency? Follow these steps!

When securing a mortgage, you'll want to find the best terms and excellent customer service. If you're competing against other buyers on a specific property, you'll also want a lender who can help you make an excellent impression on sellers. Among mortgage providers, here are five common avenues to explore.

The holidays are looking different this year. With people feeling isolated, it may be the perfect year to reach out to family and friends with meaningful gifts using items that you already own. Here are five ways to to create personalized and unique gifts for the people who matter most to you.

You love your house, but your bedroom closet leaves something to be desired. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way! Here are five great ways to appreciate the closet you have—and maybe even love it.

Is it time to paint your front door? Whether your door is showing signs of wear and tear or you're eager to give it a color update, choosing the right paint will help ensure that your work will be worth the effort.

If you're competing against other buyers for the house of your dreams, it's tempting to do whatever you can to gain an edge in the negotiations. However, there are many good reasons to take a pass on writing a "buyer love letter."

One of the joys of owning your own home is making it feel like you. Whether you’re tackling a simple redecorating project or remodeling an entire room, it takes time, money, and inspiration to achieve the look you love. To help you create the home of your dreams, explore our list of 30 resources.

You’ve found the house you want to buy! Now, it’s time to write an attractive, competitive offer. Here are seven ways to look better than other buyers without blowing your budget.

Painting your walls is a quick, relatively painless, and inexpensive way to change the look and feel of your home. But there are unlimited options! Here are five methods for confidently selecting colors you’ll love.

When buying a home, it’s easy to get preoccupied with finding the perfect house in an ideal neighborhood while overlooking other critical decisions, like homeowners insurance. What is it, and why do you need it?

Photovoltaics are an appealing and increasingly viable option for many homeowners. If you are interested in improving your home’s energy independence, here are five things to consider to make sure your investment will pay off.

It takes time to prepare walls for painting properly, especially when you’re anxious to see the results. But the time spent preparing a room will improve the end product and your satisfaction with the work you’ve done. Here's how to do it.

Many current and aspiring homeowners are eager to maintain or adopt a work-from-home lifestyle long after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. If you're prioritizing working from home, you might want to start a home search in these markets.

Regardless of the shade you select, the color of your front door plays a pivotal role in generating the first impressions of your home. Consider options that can substantially improve curb appeal, express your personality, or both!

When you are shopping for a home, selling it later may not cross your mind. But it should! Purchasing a home is a major investment. Here are 10 factors to consider and discuss with your Accredited Buyer's Representative.

Live houseplants can make a home more attractive and welcoming and may even provide health benefits. Have you resisted the urge to grow indoor plants because you don't think you're capable? Here are five hardy specimens that can withstand serious neglect.

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