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3 Reasons to Work with a Seller’s Agent

By |2020-01-16T06:56:44-06:00January 10th, 2020|Sellers|

If you’re looking to sell your home, there are some things you should expect. The first, and arguably most important, thing you should expect and budget for is the fees associated with selling your home. One of the biggest expenses on the list is the commission you’ll pay to your seller’s agent. While it can [...]

Common Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

By |2020-01-16T06:54:55-06:00January 5th, 2020|Buyers|

When you are looking to purchase your first home, it can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot to do, finances to sort out, papers to sign, and more. Therefore, it’s common for mistakes to be made. Unfortunately, if the deal is already close there might not be much you can do about it. However, [...]

3 Great Snacks for an Open House

By |2020-01-16T06:53:20-06:00December 30th, 2019|Sellers|

Having open houses or allowing potential homebuyers to tour your home is a very common practice. Usually, sellers opt for an open house so they can prepare ahead of time and allow in as many people as they can. However, there aren’t any general guidelines on etiquette for open houses. What should you do? How [...]

4 Fresh Ideas for Christmas Home Décor

By |2019-11-22T12:22:53-06:00December 20th, 2019|Around the House, Holidays|

Unboxing the same Christmas decorations each year can take some of the excitement out of decking the halls. This year, try a little something new. Here are a few fresh takes on traditional themes. #1. Dining Table-Talk Runner Here’s a quick and easy table runner with a twist. Line pomegranates down the center of your [...]

5 Ways to Add Style to Your Above-Ground Pool

By |2019-11-22T12:22:16-06:00December 16th, 2019|Around the House|

Above-ground pools can sometimes appear plain and unattractive in otherwise stylish landscapes. But there are lots of ways to dress them up and turn them from black sheep to pool chic. Elevate the look of your pool with these options. #1. Lovely Landscaping Edge out a flower bed around your pool. Add perennials like shrubs, [...]

What Is Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Design?

By |2019-11-22T12:21:39-06:00December 11th, 2019|Design|

When it comes to architecture and interior design, what exactly is mid-century modern? The “mid-century” time period is disputed, and somewhat broad. Some consider it to be exclusively set in the mid-1960s—part of the era depicted in TV’s 60s drama Mad Men, when mid-century design, skinny neckties, dirty martinis, and smoking in public buildings ruled [...]

4 DIY Cleaners for Your Hardwood and Laminate Floors

By |2019-11-22T12:20:49-06:00December 8th, 2019|Around the House|

Many homeowners are choosing to use natural, homemade cleaning solutions for their hardwood floors. Homemade cleaners can be just as effective as commercial ones, and tend to be less expensive. Since natural cleaners don’t contain the chemicals often found in products in stores, they tend to be safer for those in your home, and for [...]

3 Tips for Buying in a Seller’s Market

By |2019-11-22T12:19:54-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Buyers|

As a potential homebuyer in a seller’s market, you must act decisively if you want to beat out the competition. #1. Get a Pre-approval A pre-approval means that your lender has verified your ability to afford a home loan for a specific amount. This process requires documentation and isn’t based on estimates. A pre-approval lets [...]