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6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

Weekend TV lineups are filled with Do-It-Yourself home improvement programs. One home inspector used to call the results “six-pack projects.” While not all DIY projects end in disaster, some projects can harm home sales because buyers see these “improvements” as...

Should I Move For My Job?

Should I Move For My Job?

The question of moving for a new job is not uncommon. In the past few years, more and more companies are moving their entire operations out of high-tax states to those more business-friendly. Possible work-from-home options further complicate the decision to move with...

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

Does it seem like you do everything possible to lower your electric bill and still see no measurable difference in your bill? The simple reason is you may have energy vampires in your home. The good news is these creepy creatures do not require a visit from your local...

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

With the spooky season just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to get your opinion on whether or not you'd buy a house if they claimed that there was an eerie presence living in their home. So let's see how many think this... Some people might think that...

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

The solar panel industry has mushroomed over the past few years. Almost every homeowner has at least considered adding solar panels to their home to take advantage of the energy savings they promise. But reducing energy consumption with solar does not stop at solar...

Inflation is Rising – Should I Still Buy a Home?

Inflation is Rising – Should I Still Buy a Home?

World events and economic spending has led to soaring inflation. The Federal Reserve has only one tool in its arsenal to curb and reduce this trend – raising interest rates. While contemporary home buyers are accustomed to interest rates in the 2-4%, older homeowners...

FSBO Seller Tips in a Shifting Market

FSBO Seller Tips in a Shifting Market

For the past few years, the real estate market has been red hot. The strong seller’s market was fueled by low interest rates and the intense focus on our home environment brought on by the lockdowns of the pandemic. As more companies adjusted to allow a more flexible...

Affordable Style Updates To Do This Weekend

Affordable Style Updates To Do This Weekend

Just because your budget is feeling the pinch with rising food and energy costs doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. Ditch the big investment purchase ideas and try some simple updates that will change the look and feel of any room quickly and for a lot less than a...

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Your home is typically the largest financial investment you’ll ever make. Over time, we expect the equity to increase through increasing property values and a decreasing mortgage balance. While homeowners recognize the need to maintain the home in good condition, one...

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Over the past couple of months, the news of rising inflation is fueling concern across the country. Currently, inflation is at a 40-year high. This is impacting household budgets the most as families try to make ends meet with less buying power. For potential home...

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

The summer selling season has come. Unfortunately, those home sellers who were looking forward to sky-high prices and multiple offers may be disappointed to find the market softening. In a declining market, pricing a home becomes critical to success. Pricing your home...