Homebuyer's Blog

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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.

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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!

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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®).

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As summer transitions to fall and daylight hours grow shorter, your vegetable garden's appearance is shifting. Here are three ways to get the most from the remaining days.

As summer turns to fall, the flickering flames of a fire pit offer an ideal spot to host an outdoor gathering. All you need to do is pick a theme and add some music. Here are five options!

Your home looks neat and orderly, so you can’t possibly be a hoarder, right? Still, if you’ve watched those programs showcasing hoarders’ homes, you may wonder if you have secret stasher tendencies. Take this quiz to find out!

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Modern living provides us with many conveniences and indulgences, including easy access to hot water. But as a homeowner, hot water comes at a two-fold price—our consumption of water AND our use of energy. Here are 15 ways to trim your bill.

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If you’re hosting a party outdoors, why not include a game or two? It’s an excellent way to get guests actively involved in your event, especially if you can stir up a little friendly competition. For starters, consider these easy and inexpensive options.

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You've found a home that's right for you, and it's time to make an offer. What are the steps involved in negotiating a real estate purchase?

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Getting top dollar for your home means making it look its best. Some staging steps don’t have to put a significant dent in your budget—and can easily be accomplished in tandem with your moving plans.

Summer is the perfect time to entertain under the stars, and movies are an excellent way to create an unforgettable evening. To earn a standing ovation for your silver screen event, consider three essential steps for hosting the best outdoor movie party.

For many homeowners, rain barrels are a popular and eco-friendly home improvement project. What should you know before installing one in your yard?

Summer is the season of the common housefly. It’s an unfortunate, unavoidable fact. But there are ways to reduce the fly population in your home this season—and plenty of reasons to do it!

Set the stage for your next outdoor event or evening alone with the perfect light. Mood lighting is all the rage in exterior spaces. It’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to let your yard glow with ambiance!

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Owning a home is a significant life milestone and often viewed as a critical factor in achieving the “American dream.” In recognition of National Homeownership Month, this is an excellent time to remember the many benefits that homeownership can bring to individuals and communities.

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Congratulations! A seller has accepted your offer. Before you can take possession of your new home, however, several significant steps remain. Count on your Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) to explain the process and answer your questions.

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Purchasing a home is a major decision and more complex than many buyers realize. That’s why it’s essential to find a trusted professional—an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)—to help you manage the process.

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It’s easy to take electricity for granted. But if you’re planning to buy a home, it’s time to learn the basics of how residential electrical systems operate and connect to the local power grid.