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Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

When you are searching for a roommate, you don’t want to be surprised six months from your move-in date when you are starting to have issues.  Holding interviews and asking questions can help you avoid any headaches down the road! Before you sign a rental agreement, be sure to ask any potential roommates these questions.      Will they be able to afford the rent

Resolutions to Help Your Credit Score

Resolutions to Help Your Credit Score

Is 2021 finally the year you push your credit score to Very Good? With the New Year finally here, it’s the perfect time to set goals and improve your credit score.  With a few simple changes to your spending habits and payments, you can be well on your way to a better credit score in a couple of months! Here are some resolutions to help raise your credit score.     Pa

Could 2021 Be the Year for a Career Change?

Could 2021 Be the Year for a Career Change?

With the new year upon us, it might be a good year to evaluate your career and maybe set some new resolutions! Do you have your sights set on a professional move this year?  If making a career change is on your to-do list for 2021, we can think of more than a few reasons why the real estate industry could be the move for you!    1. You are your own boss: If working from home thi

Elizabeth Turcovsky Named Our Hockey Mom of the Year Winner!

Elizabeth Turcovsky Named Our Hockey Mom of the Year Winner!

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom of the Year, Elizabeth Turcovsky of Mentor Youth Hockey Association!   Elizabeth was one of our five monthly winners (November) who was selected from a diverse judging panel of staff, agents, and community members as our Hockey Mom of the Year.  “Elizabeth exemplifies all the characteristics of an extraordinary hockey mom”, stated Todd

How to Refresh Your Work From Home Goals

How to Refresh Your Work From Home Goals

We are coming up on eight months of the Coronavirus pandemic and many of us are still working at home.  With the New Year’s coming up, this is a perfect time to refresh your work from home space, boost productivity, and set new goals.  Whether you want to switch up your work area or completely remodel a home office, there are many options to help you refresh your focus.  

How to Win Scholarship Money

How to Win Scholarship Money

It’s that time of year again to start applying for scholarships! Have you considered the Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship?  Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services hosts a scholarship program, open to all high school students in the area who are planning to attend a technical school or college this fall.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is

Tips on How to Not Break the Bank This Holiday Season

Tips on How to Not Break the Bank This Holiday Season

Tis’ the season of unboxing packages from Amazon and wrapping gifts to put under the tree! While Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it can take a toll on your bank account.  It can be easy to get caught up between finding a bargain and maintaining a budget during the holiday season. But there is help for those who might be wishing for more saving than spending right now.&

The Complete 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The Complete 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a hard to buy for niece or have no clue what to get your significant other for Christmas this year? We’ve got you covered! With the holidays right around the corner, this guide will help you score the best gifts without even leaving the comfort of your own home!   Custom Dog Puzzle  A puzzle is the best gift in 2020! JIGGY’s Dog Mom puzzle is the perfect pr

Safety Tips While Decorating for the Holidays

Safety Tips While Decorating for the Holidays

The holiday season is here! No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or all three, this year especially it’s time to show your holiday spirit! Decorating your home for the holidays is one of the simple joys that you can participate in as a whole family! While decorating this year, it is important to follow a few safety measures to ensure that you will have a happy and healthy

How to Host a Friendsgiving During COVID

How to Host a Friendsgiving During COVID

There’s nothing better than getting together with your friend group and enjoying good drinks and your favorite Thanksgiving foods! This year might look a little different, but there are still ways you can safely host a Friendsgiving while still being COVID cautious.    Get a Head Count One of the first steps to preparing an awesome Friendsgiving is to put together your guest