Real estate ready: Smart tips for first-time homebuyers

Posted on: May 1, 2019 by in Blog
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Today’s first-time homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market, many buyers continue to feel the frustration in finding and financing a home. Additionally, high levels of student loan debt and entry-level jobs that didn’t pay as much as expected have made homeownership financially difficult for millennials. Many have opted to move in Continue Reading ...

Get ahead of the storm: Check your coverage before hurricane season

Posted on: April 23, 2019 by in Blog
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Hurricanes provide little advance notice of their arrival, and as landfall approaches, insurance companies may temporarily suspend new coverage and coverage changes. That means it's usually a good idea to review your insurance coverage yearly to make sure it matches your needs. An insurance representative can review your policy, explain limits and deductibles, and help you identify coverage gaps. "You should ask your representative for tips on hurricane risk mitigation that may lower Continue Reading ...

Downsizing as you age: 8 smart organization tips and tricks

Posted on: April 16, 2019 by in Blog
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It's easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often means decades of stuff. When you get to a certain age, it can be smart to start downsizing your belongings. Sometimes downsizing is inspired by a move and other times it's simply a proactive effort to keep a home clutter-free and make things easier for the next chapter of life. Although it can feel overwhelming, with a few smart Continue Reading ...

3 Tips To Refresh Your Home and Your spirit This Spring

Posted on: April 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Every spring, the changing season brings a desire for renewal. It’s a time of growth, transition and revitalization. The latest trend in home cleaning popularized by Marie Kondo reveals what many of us yearn for not just decluttering, but a fresh start, a clean slate. We dream of an open, airy, bright home where everyone can thrive and be their best selves. But how do we get there, when our houses are filled with stuff not to mention the accumulated dust and stale air of winter? Here Continue Reading ...

Jump-start Your Next Project With These 5 Tips

Posted on: April 2, 2019 by in Blog
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5 tips for organizing your next DIY project If you prefer to take on your own home improvement projects instead of hiring professional craftsmen, you’re part of a growing trend. Americans are increasingly aware of the money they can save by completing their own renovations rather than paying premium prices for the work of others. And that’s reflected in sales figures; not surprisingly, the value of the DIY market rose a full 45 percent between 2012 and 2018, from $30.2 billion to Continue Reading ...

Buyer and Maintenance Home Inspection

Posted on: March 26, 2019 by in Blog
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Home inspection is what buyers put on top of their list during the sale of a house. This is because a home inspection will turn the place inside out as the inspector examines the state and shape of the property. Home inspectors are trained to evaluate the house from a professional standpoint. They are objective in determining defects and areas that need consistent maintenance and work. Understanding the Home Inspection Process There are many reputable home inspectors in Huntley, and home Continue Reading ...

Connectivity Is King This Home-buying Season

Posted on: March 19, 2019 by in Blog
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The spring home-buying season is just around the corner and that means people are busy making improvements to get their homes ready to sell. These days, home upgrades are increasingly focused on one key feature: connectivity. In 2019, buyers want smart homes they can easily control from anywhere. From smart HVAC and sprinkler systems to connected garage door openers, it’s all about creating convenience and comfort. Security gets connected Security systems are nothing new, but the Continue Reading ...

Catch Home Buyer’s Attention With a Bathroom In An Impossible Space

Posted on: March 12, 2019 by in Blog
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Add a bathroom to an 'impossible' space to catch home buyers' attention When it comes to real estate, you've probably heard kitchens and bathrooms typically sell houses. While you may not have enough money for a kitchen remodel, adding a bathroom can be a more affordable way to enhance your property and catch buyers' attention. By adding another bathroom to your home, you immediately increase your chances of the property getting noticed. Technology makes it simple for buyers to search Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Projects for Older Homes

Posted on: March 4, 2019 by in Blog
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Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property's resale value but also its functionality. This is particularly important among young homebuyers. Sixty-eight percent of millennial homebuyers reported buyer's remorse, according to a Bank of the West survey. Today's high home prices in cities across the country mean that many millennials are buying older homes rather than newly built ones. Shortly after the Continue Reading ...

$17 Off Home Inspection Promo Spring Break Special

Posted on: March 1, 2019 by in Blog
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