Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Best Moving Companies

Moving is a doozy. No matter how far you’re going, it’s a lot of work to get everything in your life boxed up, loaded into a truck, and shipped off to your next home. Professional movers have significantly more experience … Continue reading

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What Is a Butler’s Pantry?

Historically, a butler’s pantry (sometimes called a scullery) is a dedicated space in a large home used to store (as well as count and polish) the family silver, numerous sets of china, and large serving dishes like platters, tureens, and coffee urns. … Continue reading

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Rental Scams and How to Avoid Them (Infographic)

Always be wary of situations where the other party is being particularly sketchy. Here are some tips to avoid getting scammed during the search. You’ve probably heard many of these tips before – but scammers are constantly evolving.

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Low-Maintenance Landscaping Hacks

Who has time to prep for a patio party when you can’t even keep up with the regular stuff? Shouldn’t you get to kick back on your lawn, too? Here are a few strategies to help.

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Home Security Tips for the Summer Months

An increase in burglaries during the summer months means it’s time to help safeguard your clients’ homes while they’re away for the season or absent while selling…here are six tips for preventing break-ins.

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How to Negotiate Closing Costs on a Home

Closing costs are an inevitable part of the purchase process. Learn about what goes into your closing costs—and, even more important,  how to whittle them down to size HERE.

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How to Land a Great Home Loan

The majority of home buyers get their mortgage directly from a bank—often the institution where they’re stashing their primary savings. But that’s hardly your only, or best, option. Shopping around with different lenders may land you a better deal.  Read more … Continue reading

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Decor that Adds Value to Homes

Here’s a look at some top accessories and decor choices that are easy to snag and that just might help you reach that perfect selling price.

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How to Fly the Stars and Stripes

Thinking of flying an American flag at home?  Read the following tips from the VFW on proper flag etiquette.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage? Longer Than You Might Think

The entire mortgage process has several parts, including getting pre-approved, getting the home appraised, and getting the actual loan. In a normal market, this process takes about 30 days on average…during high-volume months, it can take longer—an average of 45 … Continue reading

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