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 Four Things to Know Before You List Your Home on Airbnb

Four Things to Know Before You List Your Home on Airbnb

  Do you have a vacation home, acquired a property, or have an extra room in your home you want to make some extra money on? You might consider listing your property on a hotel booking site such as Airbnb.  Before you list, we have put together a list of things to consider before opening up your home.     Why Airbnb? First off, let's start with why Airbnb. 

Five Tips for a Stress-free Selling Process

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Five Tips for a Stress-free Selling Process

Emotions typically run high when it comes to the home-selling process.  Excitement, nervousness, and anxiousness are just some of the feelings home sellers have.  Rest assured, we have put together a list of the five best tips to have a stress-free selling process to put your mind at ease!   1. Set up your home to sell When you first put your house on the market you want to m

The 411 on Finding a Real Estate Agent

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The 411 on Finding a Real Estate Agent

When you are buying or selling a house you’ll likely need help in the process. Reaching out to a professional could be the first step you take in the moving process, but how do you find a real estate agent and know if that agent is right for you?    How do I find a Real Estate Agent? A large majority of agents’ business is based upon word of mouth.  A good or bad

Five Tips for Decorating for the Fourth of July

Five Tips for Decorating for the Fourth of July

With the 4th of July fast approaching, get into the holiday spirit with these 5 easy steps.   1. Flags   It doesn’t get more 4th of July than flags, right? Use lots of red, white and blue flags to spruce up your space.  Throw a large flag on your front porch for a more classic look, or incorporate flags in unique ways throughout your house like in your flower

Six Benefits of Building Your Own Home

Six Benefits of Building Your Own Home

Building your own home is a complex process. You will have to find and buy the land, which can limit your choices of a neighborhood. You will need to hire an architect or development company, and while it is exciting to select almost every piece and finish of your soon-to-be house, being that involved can become overwhelming. But before you decide that building your own home is too much for you to

How to Make Living in a House on the Market Enjoyable

How to Make Living in a House on the Market Enjoyable

Living in your home while it is on the market is a difficult task. You have to take pictures that make your home look inviting and maintain that appearance for showings. Spending time in a home that is open house-ready can make it feel like it’s not even yours. To ease the transition we’ve compiled a list of to-dos to make your home comfortable for you while being attractive to potenti

Seven Ways to Prepare Your Lawn For Summer

Seven Ways to Prepare Your Lawn For Summer

It’s hard to beat the welcoming feel of a home with a well-tended lawn and eye-catching landscaping. Now is a great time to prepare your lawn and garden for the summer season by following these simple steps to give your grass and gardens the best chance for success. 1. Rake Your Lawn to Remove Thatch and Other Debris Of course, you cleared your lawn of all the fall leaves last year,

Need to Know Real Estate Lingo

Need to Know Real Estate Lingo

Searching for a new home is difficult. Potential buyers often have to balance their wants with their needs and try to prioritize factors like location, price, and size. What many house hunters don’t think about during their search is how complicated the process can get after you find the perfect home. That’s when the paperwork starts and a flood of confusing terminology begins. To help

Eight Ways to Best Prepare for an Open House

Eight Ways to Best Prepare for an Open House

Treat people viewing your home like you would treat an old friend visiting from out of town. Get the shoes out of the entryway, the kid's toys off the floor, and jackets and shirts off the back of chairs. In addition to clearing out the clutter, you’ll remove items like framed family photos and memorabilia. It’s hard for a buyer to picture living in the home if they see photos of y