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Jul

07

First-time Home Buyers – Four Ways to Ease the Stress of a Summertime Move

For first-time home buyers, moving at any time of the year can be stressful.  Summer can be a great time to move, because of the nice weather and long days, but it can also have extra complications. Here are four ways to make your summertime relocation a little easier: Book your movers in advance – […]

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Jul

05

Celebrating Historic American Homes

Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day, and this month in particular we, as a nation and in our communities, tend to show our steadfast patriotism. So, we thought it would be fun to look back on America’s most memorable historic homes! From the Newport, RI mansions to Southern estates, Midwestern ranches to California vineyards, we are […]

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Jul

03

She-sheds: Distinctifying The Female “Man-Cave”

Earlier this month, we introduced you to the latest backyard trend sweeping the nation, she-sheds. Now, we’re going to take a look at the unique features of these petite structures and how you can play them up when marketing your next property. New Kind of Office: She-sheds can serve as a great office space for […]

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Jul

02

Three Summer Splurges to Distinct-ify Your Home

For most of the year, the majority of consumers keep budget and saving money top of mind. However, a splurge that can help improve and distinct-ify your home is something homeowners shouldn’t be afraid to do. Here are three popular summer splurge ideas that do just that. Install a Pool! Perhaps the most obvious summer […]

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Jun

28

Home Insurance Policies: What’s Covered, What’s Not and What you Need to Know

Homeowner’s insurance policies can be overwhelming to understand if you’re looking at them for the first time. But new homeowners, take note! The Insurance Information Institute, an organization dedicated to helping the public understand insurance, has a great checklist on what is typically covered in a policy, what is not and what you need to […]

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Jun

26

Summer Energy Savings – Keep the Cool in and the Bills Low

Battling summer heat without causing energy bills to skyrocket is a perennial challenge for homeowners. You’d be surprised at the small changes to family habits that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping cool air in and not heating the house up more than necessary through excess energy use. For these tips, […]

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