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Selling? Cleaning tips

Deep Clean vs. Maintenance Clean vs. Pre-Showing Clean While your property is on the market, it will need to be kept clean and ready for short-notice showings. We all have our weekly cleaning routines. However, now that you are going to list your home, there are a...

Selling? 1st: Declutter

Congratulations! You've decided to sell your home....now what?! You've likely already contacted a REALTOR®, or are in the process, and you already know the first thing they will tell you: time to depersonalize and declutter your home. What does this mean to you, and...

Why is Buying a House so PAINFUL?

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to buy a house in 2018? Good idea, and you're ready to finally take the plunge! Yet you are still putting it off. Why? Because it's just One. More. Thing. It's now just one more thing on your to-do list. How many websites do you...

Introducing Updater: A Tool to Make Your Move Easier

When it comes to moving, the struggle unfortunately isn’t over once you’ve found your new home. Whether it’s changing your address, finding home service providers, or simply packing up your life into boxes, every step of the moving process is tedious, time consuming,...

Aging in Place – How is it Changing?

We've all heard of the 'silver tsunami,' baby-boomers retiring en masse, and the movement is well under way. Employers are still struggling with how to deal with the turnover in talent, even though they knew it was coming. It's affecting every industry. Once retired,...

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Purchase

Thinking of buying your first home? Wondering where to start? There are five critical considerations to keep in mind before you get in the car and start shopping homes. These items address your lifestyle, financial health and ongoing costs of home ownership. And they...

2018 Tax Reform and Real Estate – What Does it Mean for Me?

Federal Tax Reform Tax reform in one year. It was hairy, but we pulled through. Now that it's law, what did change and what stayed the same with regard to your home or real estate? What of tax reform and real estate? Exclusion of Gain on Sale of a Primary Residence...

Sell Your Home! #8to2018 Week 8: Declutter

Congratulations, you've survived the Holiday Season! You are now ready for the last tip in our series... Week 8: Declutter Yes, again. After you recycle all those boxes and sort through the madness, did you find yourself with a few new White Elephant gifts? Those are...

Sell Your Home! #8to2018 Week 7: Showcase

You are cruising. Despite the holiday schedule, you've been able to tell Aunt Gina that you can't join her in pickling zucchini this year because you are sticking to the schedule. You have a goal, and you are so close to the New Year! Who needs New Year's resolutions,...

Sell Your Home! #8to2018 Week 6: Show a Purpose

You are now in Week 6 of preparing to sell in the Spring, 8 weeks to 2018! And you've finished your Holiday shopping, right? 😉 So you are ready for the next tip: Show a Purpose. Do I mean you? No. Your house. It's time to start bracing yourself for the time this...

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