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What Is a Title Search?

What Is a Title Search?

It may seem like there are a million steps to the closing process when buying or selling a home. A title search is just one of the many stages and title problems may account for almost 10% of closing delays. As a seller, doing a preliminary title search can help avoid...

Can An Expensive Home Still Be Affordable?

Can An Expensive Home Still Be Affordable?

Real estate prices across the country have increased dramatically in the past year. With increases in the 10-12% range, many potential homebuyers have given up and decided that homes are just too expensive to consider. While homes have become more expensive, it does...

Top DIY Failures

Top DIY Failures

The increased amount of work-at-home positions recently has had one unexpected result, a huge increase in home projects.  From complete remodels to deferred maintenance projects, and everything in between, homeowners have taken advantage of their time at home by...

Save On Housing Costs In Retirement

Save On Housing Costs In Retirement

Retirement is a time of freedom; it’s something people look forward to most of their lives. As you prepare for retirement, it’s natural to consider ways to reduce your housing costs. Fortunately, there are some great ways to enhance your lifestyle while reducing...

Before Moving – Consider Future Needs

Before Moving – Consider Future Needs

We are spending more time at home than ever before. This impacts how we view and use our homes. If your home no longer fits your needs in this new environment, you may be considering a right-size move. The open floorplans and great room layouts that have been so...

Stay Focused on Your Housing Goals

Stay Focused on Your Housing Goals

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, even in normal times. Right now, when the housing market is moving at a frenetic pace, both buyers and sellers are making quick decisions and are feeling extreme pressure. As the tension rises, it can be easy to overlook the...

Top Trends for Your Outdoor Living Space

Top Trends for Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is here and you’re spending more time outdoors. For most of us, this still means primarily in our own backyards. Personal outdoor space has never been more popular and if yours could use a little sprucing up, here are the hottest trends for 2021. • Outdoor...

Tasteful Yard Art

Tasteful Yard Art

We’ve all seen the wrong way to add “art” to a yard; pink flamingos, cement deer, and colorful gnomes are all examples of what NOT to do. Yet adding interesting sculptures, fountains, pots, or art is a great way to add detail and enhance your garden. By following a...

Interior Design Tips for Your Bedroom

Interior Design Tips for Your Bedroom

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a very difficult year; the pandemic forced us all to spend more time in our homes than ever before. This renewed focus on our living space resulted in a new appreciation of the way our surroundings affect us. With more family members...

Buying in a Flood Zone

Buying in a Flood Zone

It can be disturbing to realize that the beautiful home you’ve fallen in love with is in a flood zone. While it’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, there are some serious considerations to understand before moving forward. Flood zones are defined by the Federal...

ABC’s of Construction Loans

ABC’s of Construction Loans

Building a home might sound like something reserved for the rich and famous, but the truth is, it might be easier than you think to get a construction loan. What is a construction loan? Construction loans are short-term, higher-interest-rate mortgages that cover the...

Fresh Design Trends for 2021

Fresh Design Trends for 2021

Recent interior design trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme. Mid-century modern furniture and accents have dominated the magazine covers and home shows as decorators have worked with their clients to bring this trend into their spaces. Yet, what to...