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Afraid your house might be haunted? There's probably something far less exciting happening instead...
04/25/2019
How to Explain Your Home's Strange Behavior

Afraid your house might be haunted? There's probably something far less exciting happening instead...

How to Explain Your Home's Strange Behavior Do you hear things that go bump in the night? See lights that flicker on and off? If you’re worried that your home might be haunted, there’s probably a far less exciting explanation. Consumer Reports (CR) unravels the mysteries of unexplained “phenom...

The decisions college students make now will have a long-term impact on their financial future, so choose wisely!
04/24/2019
Making the Right Financial Choices in College

The decisions college students make now will have a long-term impact on their financial future, so choose wisely!

Making the Right Financial Choices in College The college years are filled with many choices for students, from which major to choose to whether to spend a semester abroad.   The most critical decision today’s college student has to make, however, most likely revolves around finances. According t...

If you have a painting project on your to-do list, check out these tips before you get started.
04/23/2019
5 Secrets of Professional House Painters

If you have a painting project on your to-do list, check out these tips before you get started.

5 Secrets of Professional House Painters Painting your home, inside or out, may not seem like much of a challenge for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty and tackling projects around the house on their own. But when it comes to determining how long the painter’s tape should be left on...

Get sneaky about decluttering!
04/22/2019
5 Sneaky Ways to Organize Your Home

Get sneaky about decluttering!

5 Sneaky Ways to Organize Your Home There are days when clutter seems to grow of its own accord, and you can’t seem to keep up with it. At some point, every little cache of stuff will have to be attended to. But, say the clutter-busters at Good Housekeeping Magazine, there are lots of sneaky thing...

Leaving the country? Before you pack your bags, give this a read.
04/21/2019
12 Tips for a Safer International Trip

Leaving the country? Before you pack your bags, give this a read.

12 Tips for a Safer International Trip International travel is exciting, and can do wonders for teaching you about other cultures. But you should never head out of the country unprepared. Read the following before you hit the road.Make a plan. Just like at home, it's important to establish a time an...

These are helpful headshot tips for anyone looking to redo their personal brand!
04/20/2019
4 Tips for a Better Headshot

These are helpful headshot tips for anyone looking to redo their personal brand!

4 Tips for a Better Headshot Need a new headshot for work or play? Before you hire a photographer and pick out your outfit, read the following suggestions.Stay consistent with your brand. This is more than just your personal image - it’s the image of your brand. Whether you’re an upcoming actor ...

Comfort your pet with these tips.
04/19/2019
3 Ways to Soothe Your Pet During Storms

Comfort your pet with these tips.

3 Ways to Soothe Your Pet During Storms When preparing to batten down the hatches during a storm, don’t forget to pay attention to your furry family members. Loud, unpredictable noises and an uptick of electrical currents in the air can make your pet seriously scared when the weather goes wild. He...

Did you forget to build a cushion into your reno budget? That's just one of several home improvement mistakes people mak...
04/18/2019
Common Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Did you forget to build a cushion into your reno budget? That's just one of several home improvement mistakes people make.

Common Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Embarking on a home improvement project is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. You can’t wait to take the next step in turning your house into the home you’ve always wanted, but you’re also probably making a major investment to do so. ...

Trying to choose a white paint can feel impossible! Here are some guidelines for knowing which shade to choose.
04/17/2019
How to Know Which White to Paint Your Room

Trying to choose a white paint can feel impossible! Here are some guidelines for knowing which shade to choose.

How to Know Which White to Paint Your Room Did you know there are probably more shades of white than any other color out there? And believe it or not, the hue you choose will dramatically alter the look and feel of the room you paint it with. Just like other colors, whites come in varieties of warm....

If you're on the hunt for a mortgage, here are some tips to help reduce the cost.
04/16/2019
How to Save Big on Mortgage Costs

If you're on the hunt for a mortgage, here are some tips to help reduce the cost.

How to Save Big on Mortgage Costs While a myriad of expenses go into buying and owning a home, the biggest nut for most is the mortgage payment. Here are five great tips from Bankrate for reducing mortgage costs—both before and after you purchase a home. First, get pre-approved for your mortgage, ...

The kitchen is where everyone inevitably gathers, so choose carefully.
04/15/2019
The Importance of Choosing a House With the Right Kitchen

The kitchen is where everyone inevitably gathers, so choose carefully.

The Importance of Choosing a House With the Right Kitchen For many families, the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It’s a place where family members prepare meals, eat together and socialize every day. A kitchen can be expensive to remodel, so it’s important to choose a house with ...

Don't pick your houseplants on a whim!
04/13/2019
How to Choose the Best Houseplants

Don't pick your houseplants on a whim!

How to Choose the Best Houseplants Just like picking paint and furniture, it’s important to spend time choosing the best plants for your interior space. Not only should you be considering the care your new plant friends will need, but also how they will impact your space as they grow to their full...

Many factors play a role in the process of purchasing a home - none understood less than title insurance.
04/12/2019
Things to Know About Title Insurance

Many factors play a role in the process of purchasing a home - none understood less than title insurance.

Things to Know About Title Insurance Many factors play a role in the process of purchasing a home – none understood less than title insurance.

What type of home will you choose when you downsize?
04/11/2019
The Do's and Don'ts of Downsizing

What type of home will you choose when you downsize?

The Do's and Don'ts of Downsizing Downsizing can be daunting, but it can be a wise decision for 55+ homeowners. As your local real estate professional, I thought you'd benefit from this simple infographic that will walk you through the process of downsizing effectively.

Which car are you looking to buy? Don't forget to consider these tips when shopping!
04/10/2019
Shopping for a New Car? Game on!

Which car are you looking to buy? Don't forget to consider these tips when shopping!

Shopping for a New Car? Game on! Dreaming of a shiny new car in your driveway? Then come back down to earth and create a solid game plan. While the prospect of a new set of wheels is very exciting, it’s critical to slow down and make wise decisions—after all, a car is a big investment. Here are ...

With these tips, you might be able to get a landlord to waive a no-pets policy.
04/09/2019
A Pet Owner's Guide to Finding an Apartment

With these tips, you might be able to get a landlord to waive a no-pets policy.

A Pet Owner's Guide to Finding an Apartment “Sorry, no pets allowed.” That four-word phrase is the bane of all pet owners searching for an apartment, and it can shatter their dreams of finding the perfect place for them and their furry friends. Fearing property damage and noise complaints, many ...

Looking to improve your credit score? Here's what you can do!
04/08/2019
4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score

Looking to improve your credit score? Here's what you can do!

4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score Improving your credit score can sometimes be a lengthy project. But, consumer advisor Brian Acton tells Yahoo Finance, if you are planning to apply for a mortgage or other major loan, there are five strategies you can use that can help bump up your credit score....

Taking up the carpet isn't the hard part�
04/07/2019
Changing Up the Flooring? How to Remove Carpet Glue

Taking up the carpet isn't the hard part�

Changing Up the Flooring? How to Remove Carpet Glue If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you might decide to change out the carpets in the house either to expose the wood flooring underneath or to add in a newer rug or carpet design. The challenge is, once you start ripping out the carpet, yo...

These steps can stop mold in its tracks before it ruins your sale!
04/06/2019
Tips for a Mildew-Free Bathroom While Selling

These steps can stop mold in its tracks before it ruins your sale!

Tips for a Mildew-Free Bathroom While Selling One thing homebuyers want is a nice, clean bathroom. These are rooms that get used all day long, so sellers need to make sure their powder rooms are in tip-top shape. Mold and mildew can make that difficult. They are commonly found in bathrooms because o...

The teen years are when many kids tend to get real jobs. So, this is the time to help teens establish good money habits....
04/05/2019
Tips to Help Your Teen with Money

The teen years are when many kids tend to get real jobs. So, this is the time to help teens establish good money habits. Here are four things that parents should address.

Tips to Help Your Teen with Money The teen years are when many kids tend to get real jobs. So, this is the time to help teens establish good money habits. Here are four things that parents should address.

Is bundling the right choice for you? Read on to find out�
04/04/2019
Can You Save Money by Bundling Insurance Policies?

Is bundling the right choice for you? Read on to find out�

Can You Save Money by Bundling Insurance Policies? Insurance is necessary to protect you from financial ruin, but it can be expensive. If you own a home and a vehicle, you might be able to save a substantial amount of money by bundling your policies with one carrier. Many insurance companies offer d...

When it comes to cool colors, gray is the new black.
04/03/2019
And the Paint Forecast Is...Gray

When it comes to cool colors, gray is the new black.

And the Paint Forecast Is...Gray Despite the fickle nature of interior design trends, when it comes to paint, gray is always topping the charts. "Gray, in all its variations, has emerged as the overwhelming choice of designers for spaces ranging from home interiors to elegant office settings, and ev...

How often do you give out your birthday information? An 'unbirthday' can keep your identity safe.
04/02/2019
Protecting Your Identification With a Fake Birthday

How often do you give out your birthday information? An 'unbirthday' can keep your identity safe.

Protecting Your Identification With a Fake Birthday Other than your Social Security number, birthdays are one of the worst things to share online when registering for an account. If you’ve also given up your mother’s maiden name, you might as well give online thieves a link to your bank account ...

Is paper cluttering your home? Here's how you can fix that.
04/01/2019
How to Create a Paperless Home

Is paper cluttering your home? Here's how you can fix that.

How to Create a Paperless Home Take a look around your office and you’ll probably notice there’s something missing: those teetering towers of papers that used to pile up on the edge of your desk. As we move further and further into a digital environment, paper is being tossed in favor of email, ...

Want to lift your spirits and feel yourself relax? Try these eight tricks to make your bathroom feel like a spa.
03/31/2019
Transforming Your Bath Into a Spa

Want to lift your spirits and feel yourself relax? Try these eight tricks to make your bathroom feel like a spa.

Transforming Your Bath Into a Spa A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that feels like a spa can elevate that happy relaxation. Here’s how you can elevate your home’s bath experience: Add some greenery. Place a pot of minty euca...

It makes seller financing possible.
03/30/2019
Expert Insights: What About Equity?

It makes seller financing possible.

Expert Insights: What About Equity? It is the cash value of your property over and above what is owed on it, including mortgages, liens, and judgments. The amount of equity almost always grows in a home over the years, but it follows along with the economic times and cycle. Generally speaking, you c...

Put the phone away while you drive!
03/29/2019
5 Ways to Be a More Focused Driver

Put the phone away while you drive!

5 Ways to Be a More Focused Driver Driving a vehicle is one of the most dangerous activities we do on the day-to-day. And yet, some of us do it with minimal focus. From fiddling with the radio to checking directions or chatting with the kids, we're often only half-focused on the road in front of us,...

While you probably have your insurance needs covered on your primary residence, what about your vacation home? Be sure t...
03/28/2019
Have a Vacation Home? Get the Right Insurance

While you probably have your insurance needs covered on your primary residence, what about your vacation home? Be sure to consider the following when covering your vacation home.

Have a Vacation Home? Get the Right Insurance While you probably have your insurance needs covered on your primary residence, what about your vacation home? Be sure to consider the following when covering your vacation home.

Consider the following before signing on the dotted line.
03/27/2019
Things to Consider If You Want to Buy a Second Home

Consider the following before signing on the dotted line.

Things to Consider If You Want to Buy a Second Home A second home could give your family a place to enjoy vacations, or it could be rented out to generate additional income. Whatever your reason for wanting to purchase a second home, you should consider all the potential costs. Getting a Mortgage It...

A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent. It may even influence a buyer to bid above asking pric...
03/26/2019
How to Live in Staged Surroundings

A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent. It may even influence a buyer to bid above asking price. But some households encounter some difficulty living in staged conditions, so planning is a must. As your local real estate professional, I thought you'd benefit from this easy-to-follow infographic that will help you stay organized while living in a staged home.

How to Live in Staged Surroundings A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent. It may even influence a buyer to bid above asking price. But some households encounter some difficulty living in staged conditions, so planning is a must. As your local real estate professional, I th...

Home insurance can get complicated. Here are some factors that could also make it more expensive.
03/25/2019
What Makes a Home Difficult to Insure

Home insurance can get complicated. Here are some factors that could also make it more expensive.

What Makes a Home Difficult to Insure Home insurance may be one of the last things you’ll think about when buying a home, but in some situations, insuring your biggest asset isn’t so easy. And without insurance, you won’t be able to qualify for a home loan. Here are five things that can make g...

Wedding season can be fun until you look at your empty wallet. Here's how to celebrate and still save.
03/24/2019
How to Save During Wedding Season

Wedding season can be fun until you look at your empty wallet. Here's how to celebrate and still save.

How to Save During Wedding Season Being a wedding guest costs $628 on average, according to a Bankrate survey. That’s a lot of money to shell out, especially if you’re in your prime wedding-attendee years and go to a few a year. There are ways to save without looking like a penny-pincher or caus...

Looking to negotiate your interest rate? Keep these simple tips in mind!
03/23/2019
Expert Insights: Are Interest Rates Negotiable?

Looking to negotiate your interest rate? Keep these simple tips in mind!

Expert Insights: Are Interest Rates Negotiable? It depends who you negotiate with. Some lenders are willing to haggle on both the loan rate and the number of points, but this is not typical among more established lenders. This is why it pays to shop around for the best loan rates. And know the marke...

Whether it’s a stroll to the coffee shop or an hour of device-free time, slowing down a little each day is essential t...
03/22/2019
5 Ways to Slow Your Hectic Pace

Whether it’s a stroll to the coffee shop or an hour of device-free time, slowing down a little each day is essential to your physical and emotional well-being. Find out more...

5 Ways to Slow Your Hectic Pace These days, everyone is over-scheduled, over-worked and over-tired—it’s a common lament of modern times. But don’t despair. There are some small steps you can take to make your life less hectic, more enjoyable and healthier all around.Say no sometimes. One of th...

Most college grads feel college failed to prepare them for handling personal finances. Here are some steps that can help...
03/21/2019
3 Important Financial Moves for College Grads

Most college grads feel college failed to prepare them for handling personal finances. Here are some steps that can help.

3 Important Financial Moves for College Grads Most college grads feel college failed to prepare them for handling personal finances. Here are some steps that can help.

Contrary to what you may think, living within a budget can be a liberating experience!
03/20/2019
5 Steps to Creating a Budget

Contrary to what you may think, living within a budget can be a liberating experience!

5 Steps to Creating a Budget While a budget may seem restrictive and burdensome, in reality, it gives you control of your life and allows you to make proactive choices about your money. Bringing down your debt and living within your means enables you to feel good about your life again. Overwhelmed a...

Choosing a fence for your property may be a more complex decision than you think. See how different options come across ...
03/19/2019
Fencing: Keeping Privacy in Without Shutting Buyers Out

Choosing a fence for your property may be a more complex decision than you think. See how different options come across to prospective buyers.

Fencing: Keeping Privacy in Without Shutting Buyers Out Look out your window. Are you struggling with the sight of a worn-down fence that may not make it past the next storm? If the answer is yes, you may need to do something about it before selling your home. While fences aren’t the first thing t...

State-sponsored 529 accounts are a tax-free way to pay for a child's college education.
03/18/2019
Getting the Most Out of Your Childs 529 Plan to Pay for College

State-sponsored 529 accounts are a tax-free way to pay for a child's college education.

Getting the Most Out of Your Childs 529 Plan to Pay for College State-sponsored 529 accounts are a tax-free way to pay for a child’s college education. Opening an investment account when they’re young and contributing to it regularly and basically forgetting about it until they’re ready to go ...

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