buying your first home

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home for the First Time

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Being confined inside over the past year made many consider the question, “Is it time to commit to buying a home for the first time?” If you, like many others, are still left with these lingering thoughts, you likely have a loose idea of what you’re looking for as a fist-time homebuyer. But all the excitement can make it easy …

Selling Your Home in the Summer

Six Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer

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Summer is a time of year everyone has reason to look forward to – warmer temperatures, backyard barbecues, and long-overdue vacations are well-worth the anticipation, especially after the previous year. But homeowners looking to sell might feel some hesitation as the summer months roll in, given the season is not the most popular time of year to place a home …

Spring Cleaning

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

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There’s nothing better to complement the springtime weather than a clean home. As the weather warms, spring cleaning is likely already on your to-do list; but even to-do lists could use some sprucing up from time to time. Whether you’ve got time for a top-to-bottom deep clean or just a few minutes to tidy up, we’ve got a handful of …

Home Buying 101 for Newlyweds

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As a new couple, one of the best investments you can make for the future is the purchase of a home. It goes without saying that owning a home is a longer-term investment than renting because it can afford newlywed couples financial advantages. It helps to build equity and opens the door to some tax breaks. Purchasing a new home …

Add Value by Making Your Home Energy Efficient

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Did you know that if you maximize the energy efficiency of your home, that you can can actually cut annual utility bills in half? Let´s start by breaking down what you´re actually paying to the power company every month. If we take as a starting point the national averages from the U.S. Department of Energy, nearly half – 44 percent …

Preparing to Sell Your Home

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Is it time to move on from your current home and sell?  If so, here are some things that will make the selling process go a lot smoother. Are you ready? Before you make any big decisions, make sure you and your family are really ready to sell. Determine if selling is a good financial move by looking at your …

Checklist for Homebuyers

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If you’re in the market for a new home, here are some things you’ll have to consider before you buy. Are you ready? Before you being to search for a home in earnest, you need to make sure you are financially and mentally prepared. Clearly answer the question: Why are you buying a home? Figure out your budget Gather financial …