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Downsizing Your Home? Use These Tips to Plan Your Move

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:04:13 PM

Maybe the thought of moving to a smaller, low-maintenance home has only briefly crossed your mind, or maybe you’re seriously considering downsizing. But before you trade your too-large house in for, say, a cozy condo downtown, there are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Low Maintenance Homes, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Moving Tips

Beat the Winter Blues with Colorful Home Décor

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:38:36 AM

The winter holidays and New Year’s have come and gone, and so have all the decorations. With no twinkling lights or festive ornaments brightening up its main living areas, your home can start to look a little bare. Not to worry! Here are a few winter home decorating ideas that can cheer you up and bring back the holiday sparkle. And if you’re planning to sell your home this season, these tips will also help you impress potential buyers with your warm, welcoming home.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Moving Tips, Winter Home Decor

The Top Real Estate Resolutions (And How to Keep Them)

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:28:54 AM

Want to visit the gym more? Finally complete the home improvement project you’ve been working on? Save money for that new watch/car/house/vacation? January 1 is the perfect time to jumpstart your goals. If you’re like most people, according to Money Magazine, you probably have “stay fit,” “spend less,” or “enjoy the most out of life” on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Investing in Property, Making and Keeping Resolutions, Goal-Setting

How 2016 Technology Has Changed Your Home Search Forever

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:19:39 AM

When was the last time you hopped in your car to start your home search? Most home buyers today just pick up their phones to instantly view properties all around the country — no car required.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Technology, Smart Homes

The Essentials for Entertaining Big in a Small Home

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 7, 2018 2:48:46 PM

With the holiday season approaching, many homeowners are starting to plan get-togethers with friends or family. While entertaining can be more of a challenge in a smaller home, it’s not impossible to host a memorable dinner party with your loved ones if you’re working with limited space.

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Topics: Buyer Resources

7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Place of Your Own

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 7, 2018 2:33:29 PM

Living in an apartment or rental home does have its perks: You can test out different neighborhoods and locations, you have the flexibility to move, and you have access to great amenities like a gym or pool. But there’s a reason that owning a home, rather than renting one, is a highly desired achievement.

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Topics: Buyer Resources

What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 7, 2018 2:29:24 PM

Picture this: It’s winter. It’s cold.

You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishing your yard work would just do itself.

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Topics: Low Maintenance Homes, Buyer Resources

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