Homebuyer's Blog

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If you’re clamoring to add a fireplace to your home, you’ll quickly discover that it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the myriad of options. One of your first decisions is the type of fuel you’ll want to use—wood or gas. Here are five of the most significant factors to consider.

Clothes, closet organization, decluttering, mindfulness

Times change, bodies change, and attitudes change. Therefore, your closet should also change with the times! If you’ve been accumulating clothes but feel like it’s a struggle to find something to wear, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to overhaul your wardrobe. Here's how.

One of the smartest decisions homebuyers can make is to commit to working with a buyer's agent before searching for the home you want to buy. It's the best way to ensure everyone is on the same page, and it will help avoid potential conflicts.

Saving money, ideas, income, down payment, penny pinching

Saving money for a down payment on your home may be the most challenging part of purchasing a property, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer in an expensive housing market. But there are many ways to get over the hump!

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It’s exciting to acquire a new smartphone or tablet! But what about the device it’s replacing? Before disposing of it, have you considered dedicating it to a new purpose? Old phones or tablets can make excellent “dedicated” devices around your home.

House closing, key in door, closing faq, buying a house

After months of preparing to buy a home, finding the right property, and completing all the related transaction details, you officially become a homeowner on closing day! What are buyers' most common questions about the closing process?

DIY light switch installation craft project

Light switch covers don't have to be plain and boring. You can quickly turn these ho-hum objects into creative decorating statements. Think of light switch plates as a few inches of “canvas” with unlimited possibilities.

Home appraisal, inspection, homebuying

Buying a home is often a long, complex process. If you've found a house and signed a sales contract, your lender will probably require a professional determination of the property’s value. What are buyers' common questions about the appraisal process?

A forest, a stack of logs, a pile of wood pellets

Today's wood-burning stoves and fireplaces offer the best of both worlds, providing the sights, sounds, and beauty of flickering flames without compromising the quality of air in your home or your community.

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The number of “old” devices discarded annually continues to grow as more people adopt more electronics into their lives—and ultimately update them to newer models. But there are responsible ways to dispose of old gadgets.

Paint manufacturers seem to agree that green is having a moment. What’s driving the trend and which shade is most likely to grow on you?

Flame from a gas stove abstractly

Natural gas plays an essential role in many homes, fueling heating systems, cooktops and ovens, fireplaces, grills, clothes dryers, water heaters, and more. But if a leak occurs, gas can also pose health and safety hazards. So what are the signs of trouble?

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You don’t need to become a minimalist to streamline your household. But, the more you can remove or eliminate what is already in your home, the easier your life will be. Here are eight helpful ways to approach the process.

Big old residential house with big tree stems in front

It’s hard to deny that trees improve homes and neighborhoods. Like any major home improvement, however, there are several significant issues to consider to make the best landscaping decisions.

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It’s always better to be alert to signs of problems in your home, including potential insect infestations. The following facts can help you spot trouble and implement quick countermeasures!

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Barndominiums have captured many potential buyers' imaginations and for several good reasons. But is this type of home right for you? Take a closer look at the pros and cons of buying or building one.

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One of the most important decisions a homebuyer can make is the selection of a real estate professional. There are several ways to define your relationship with an agent, and it's essential to understand how the services your receive may differ.

Fungus growths root sponge on a tree stump.

The trees in your neighborhood may be taking on the colors of autumn, and little ghosts and goblins may be preparing to ring your doorbell. But, hopefully, the dreaded zombie tree won't be making any appearances!

Organizing and cleaning home. Man preparing orderly folded t-shirts in drawer.

You do your best to make your home a restful, enjoyable, and peaceful place to be. Yet, you still wrestle with self-reproach about not doing enough. Maybe the answer is to remove guilt-inducing agents from your home so you can do less and feel better about it!

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Buying a home is unlike any other purchase. Before you assume you can do this with any agent, consider why it may be smarter to work with an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®).