Homebuyer's Blog

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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.

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Wood decks can provide a delightful option for outdoor relaxing, cooking, and entertaining. But decks also need a little love to last long and look their best. Late spring is often an ideal time to roll up your sleeves before temperatures climb!

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The past year has taught us a lot about seeking comfort in our homes. Now, as we begin venturing out, engaging more actively with others, and enjoying outdoor weather, it’s an excellent time to take a fresh look at getting along with the folks immediately beyond our four walls.

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Regular driveway maintenance prevents difficult and costly issues, so make prevention a priority this spring and all year long! Your driveway’s lifespan will depend on routine maintenance and the care you take to protect it.

When homebuyers outnumber sellers, the result can be a multiple offer scenario. If you’re searching for homes in a competitive market, you’ll want to consider the dynamics of multiple offers and understand how this could impact your negotiating strategy.

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Home staging continues to play a vital role in the home buying and selling process, according to a new survey published by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). What can you learn from the report if you’re interested in buying a home or preparing your current home for sale?

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If you’ve ever dug out landscaping beds in your lawn, you probably already know that left unchecked, the dividing line between these spaces can shift. To keep grass and mulch in place, consider these different approaches to edging your yard.

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We often take plumbing for granted… until there’s a problem. But a little routine maintenance can help prevent plumbing issues before they become significant problems. Here are five ways to minimize plumbing setbacks.

Temperatures are on the rise. After months of being cooped up indoors, many homeowners are eager to spend more time relaxing and entertaining outside. This is an ideal time to get a jump on summer and tackle your exterior spring cleaning and maintenance tasks!

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Many homebuyers are on the move, trading their current home for another one. Buying and selling in quick succession can be challenging, at best. But everything will go better if you begin preparing as early as possible, starting with your closets!

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Ready for an excellent impact-boosting project for your home? How about painting your front door? This DIY project can make a huge difference in your home’s “personality” and will instantly enhance curb appeal, especially if you paint your front door like a pro.