Blogs MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic […]
Blogs HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can make it difficult to keep your home properly heated and can lead to high utility bills. Here’s quick guide to checking […]
Blogs DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes. Hiding scratches: If you’ve […]
Blogs 5 SECRETS WEAPONS FOR DIY PROJECTS Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projects you can tackle with items that are almost certainly already in your home. Vinegar: There’s probably a jug of vinegar in your pantry right now. […]
Blogs 5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales […]
Blogs 5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]
bereaved Moving and Mourning: How to Relocate After the Loss of a Loved One Photo courtesy of Burst Moving and Mourning: How to Relocate After the Loss of a Loved One If you’re reading this article, you are probably grieving the recent loss of a loved one. For that, I am so very sorry. Grief is difficult, complex, and powerful. It might be especially difficult if children are involved. […]
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