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  • Loyal viewers of the popular This Is Us television show reached for their tissues after watching their beloved character Jack Pearson perish due to smoke inhalation from a house fire. While the NBC drama is obviously fiction, the realities of home fires are very real. One spark is all it takes for a family to … Continue reading 3 Lessons to Learn from This Is Us →

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  • Sometimes being in love with your home isn’t about making huge changes. Instead, it’s about learning to appreciate the little things. Paring down, brushing on a fresh coat of paint, hanging new curtains or just changing the way you look at things can make your home a happier dwelling. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Love Your Home More! →

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  • From getting a lower rate to lowering your monthly payments to switching from an adjustable-rate to a fixed-rate mortgage, there are many reasons to consider refinancing your home mortgage loan. Whatever your reason is for refinancing your mortgage, we know it can be an overwhelming process. Here are 5 steps to follow to ensure a … Continue reading 5 Steps to a Successful Refinance →

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  • Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced buyer, there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure that your home mortgage process goes smoothly. Pay Your Bills on Time…Every Time! A good credit history is vital when applying for a home loan. One of the best ways to have good credit is … Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan →

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  • When it comes to doing good in the community, we usually think about writing a check or volunteering our time and energy to make an impact. A lesser known option that is just as impactful is sharing your home. Here are a few ways to you can make a difference! Create A Friendly Book Exchange … Continue reading Giving Back Through Your Home →

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  • Buying your first home can be an exciting, yet also overwhelming process. From finding a home that meets your needs to knowing how much you can afford, there are numerous factors that can end up leaving you more stressed than excited. No one wants to experience any regret over the biggest purchase they’ve ever made … Continue reading Avoid These Homebuying Mistakes! →

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  • If you feel a change is needed in your home for the New Year, a fresh coat of paint is easily one of the biggest and cheapest home design tools at your disposal. But did you know you can get your fresh look or vibe without painting an entire room? Check out these three paint … Continue reading 3 Painting Tips To Transform Your Home →

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  • The arrival of January brings the annual tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions like living a healthier lifestyle, spending more time with family or friends, or even acquiring new skills or fun hobbies. No matter what your personal goals are for 2018, don’t forget to set some New Year’s resolutions for your home! Of course, … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home →

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  • If homeownership is a major goal for you, what’s holding you back? If you’re like most renters, it’s the lack of cash for a down payment. Saving can be easier than you think. Taking advantage of some simple saving habits will build your down payment fund, and before you know it, you’ll be making your … Continue reading Down Payment Saving Tips For Renters →

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  • Nothing celebrates the spirit of the holidays more than decorating your home. Whether you are looking for new ideas or enhancing your current décor, make your home merrier this holiday season with these festive ideas! Create a Cozy Mantle Hanging your stockings by the chimney with care isn’t the only way to decorate your mantle … Continue reading 5 Festive Holiday Décor Ideas →

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  • The holidays are here, and it’s that festive time of year when we open our doors to friends and family to celebrate our time-honored traditions and create lasting memories. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday preparation and pressure to make your guests feel welcome – but don’t fret! Here are four tips that … Continue reading Holiday Hosting Hacks →

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  • While the holidays in December make it the most wonderful time of the year, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep your home and family safe. Enjoy the holiday season this year and have some peace of mind with these five tips! Keep Any Travel Plans Private If your holiday season requires traveling … Continue reading 5 Tips to Protect Your Home During the Holidays →

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  • Curling up in front of a warm fireplace is just one of many ways to enjoy the winter season. But before you light that fire, be sure to keep these three safety tips in mind. Burn Only Dry, Cured Wood Logs that have been split, stacked, and dried for eight to twelve months are ideal for burning … Continue reading Fireplace Safety Tips →

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  • Wear and tear happens to any home over the years, and it can be easy to overlook. While preparing to list a home, a seller or their real estate agent will quickly notice the details that need attention. Here are 4 repairs you can make in your home now before listing it for sale! Patch-Up … Continue reading 4 Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House →

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  • While buying your first house is an exciting time and a big milestone, it’s important to keep in mind that there are some actions to avoid during the buying process. Here are some common but avoidable mistakes that first-time homebuyers sometimes make. Skipping the Prequalified Process When you decide to take the big step towards … Continue reading 4 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes →

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  • Whether you love or dread the frosty winter temperatures, we all like to save money while staying comfortable in our home when the temperatures drop. By taking a few simple steps towards winterizing your home, you can achieve both goals! Caulk (or Re-Caulk) Your Windows If you are noticing cold drafts of air coming from … Continue reading 4 Tips on Winterizing Your Home →

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  • Halloween is upon us! Whether you’re hosting a party, preparing for ghosts and goblins to knock on your door, or going trick-or-treating with your kids, here are some tips to have a safe and Spooktacular Halloween. Carefully Consider Your Candy Offering Not all candy is appropriate for every child. Avoid candy that poses a choking … Continue reading Spooktacular Halloween Ideas →

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  • When you decide that you’re ready to buy a house, it can be tempting to start searching for listings on Zillow or drive through your favorite neighborhood looking for “For Sale” signs. The last thing you want to do, however, is to find the perfect house and then realize it’s out of your price range. … Continue reading How Much Home Can You Afford? →

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  • If you are an avid DIYer, you like to make improvements around your home while saving money at the same time. The arrival of fall brings with it the opportunity to make some simple improvements to your home to prepare for the colder temperatures. Here are three budget-friendly projects you can tackle this fall! Install … Continue reading 3 Budget-Friendly Fall Projects →

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  • National Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14, 2017) serves as a reminder that there’s never a bad time to review fire safety tips with your family and make sure that you are practicing fire prevention in your home. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, an estimated 365,500 homes alone were damaged in 2015 … Continue reading Home Fire Safety & Prevention Tips →

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  • Whether you are planning to list your home this fall or you just want to enjoy your home more, curb appeal matters. Keeping up with curb appeal, however, can be a challenge, especially when the seasons change. Have your home and yard looking beautiful this fall with these 5 curb appeal tips! Enjoy the Fall … Continue reading 5 Tips to Add Fall Curb Appeal →

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  • Have interest rates gone down from when you originally financed your home? Has your financial situation changed since you bought your home? Has your home value increased? Answering “yes” to any of these questions could mean it’s a good time to refinance your home. Switch to a Fixed Rate Loan Refinancing can be done for … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Refinance →

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  • Whether you are an avid fan of a college or pro football team, enjoying game day couldn’t be better than from the comfort of your own home. Here are three game-winning tips that will score points with your friends and family when you host a tailgate party at home! Play It Safe Grilling is a … Continue reading Tailgating At Home →

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  • Buying a home is a huge financial commitment, but according to the results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, homeownership can still be a better deal than paying rent. The report states that in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States, homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year … Continue reading 3 Questions to Consider in Renting vs. Owning →

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  • Maintaining good credit is important for every homeowner.  If you have a line of credit, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Yesterday, Equifax announced that it experienced … Continue reading Understanding the Equifax Data...

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  • Nobody wants to climb up into the attic for any reason, much less to check and perform maintenance. While being the least visited area in a home, the attic still plays a vital role in keeping your home healthy and comfortable. To keep your attic in top shape, here are 3 basic tips you need … Continue reading 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Attic →

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  • Are you planning a move to a new neighborhood or community? Meeting your new neighbors can provide a sense of community that helps you feel safer, more settled and happier in your new environment. For some people, this could mean stepping out of your comfort zone, so here are four tips to help you connect … Continue reading Meet the Neighbors →

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  • Ceramic tiling has been transforming everyday living spaces for a long time. Beginning in ancient Egypt, tiles were a way to enhance the decorative value of architecture and exterior pathways. Today, tile can be found everywhere, and for good reason! Tile is easy to maintain, durable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and trendy. Modern patterns and sizes … Continue reading All About Tile ...

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