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Show Your Home a Little Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate the ones we love, but this year, after you’ve celebrated with flowers, chocolates, and a candle-lit dinner, be sure to show your home a little love too. New Decorations Adding some new decorative items, whether they’re temporary, like a bouquet of flowers on the dining room table, or more permanent, like a fresh coat of paint, are a great way to show your...

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3 Reasons You Should Buy an Investment Property

Owning your own home is just the first step to building your real estate portfolio and creating wealth. If you’re thinking about taking that next step, here are some reasons why 2021 is a good year to invest in real estate. Low Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates are still at a historic low, so investing now could save you money compared to potential rate increases in the future. This means lower...

3 Home Improvement Resolutions

3 Home Improvement Resolutions For 2021

Many of us spent a lot of time at home in 2020, and that’s likely going to be the case this year too. With that in mind, making the most of your environment can be a big morale booster and improve your home’s value.  Renovation Resolution 1: Declutter Getting rid of items you no longer need, want, or use is a great way to free up space and make your home feel larger. Go through each room of...

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Cleaning Your Yard After the Holidays

Decorating for the holidays is a time-honored tradition that brings joy to many families. However, all good things must come to an end. When you’re ready, these tips will help make your holiday cleanup faster and easier. Invest in Storage Bins Cardboard boxes can degrade over the course of a year, while storage bins can last for decades. When choosing storage containers, look for ones that will...

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3 Steps to Take Before Listing Your Home

If you’re thinking about listing your home in the new year, there are some preparatory steps you can start on how to get ready! Declutter - We all accumulate a lot of stuff, especially during the holidays, but when buyers look at your home, they’ll be looking to see if your home has enough storage space to fit their needs. Make sure your cupboards, cabinets, and closets aren’t overfilled to better...

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Decorate Your Front Door for the Holidays

If the holidays snuck up on you this year, don’t worry! There’s still plenty of time to decorate your home. One project you can tackle pretty quickly, that will make a big festive impact, is your front door. Find some inspiration to create a beautiful door decoration below. Mittens - Tie a pair of mittens together and fill them with greenery, white branches, berries, pinecones, and other seasonal...

8 Home Projects to Tackle While You’re Stuck Inside

8 Home Projects to Tackle While You’re Stuck Inside

With social distancing orders in place across the country, many of us are hunkering down at home. The longer you spend at home, the more likely you're starting to nitpick everything about your space. You know what will help? A home makeover project. Below is a list of easy, but impactful home improvement projects that can alleviate cabin fever and increase enjoyment of your space. Remember: Now is...

5 Simple Ways to Build Home Equity

5 Simple Ways to Build Home Equity

Building equity in your home is a great way to accumulate wealth, but it is usually a process that takes a lot of time, money, energy, and patience. However, here are some ways to earn quick equity returns. Maintenance Before you start thinking of ways to create equity, consider what you can do to maintain your current equity. Keeping up with routine maintenance and fixing problems as soon as they arise...

The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make — your own. It’s a big move, literally and figuratively. Buying a house requires a serious amount of money and time. The journey isn’t always easy. It isn’t always intuitive. But when you get the keys to your new home — that, friend, can be one of the most rewarding feelings pretty...

Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules about tax deductions for homeowners. The biggest change? Many homeowners who used to write off their property taxes and the interest they pay their mortgage will no longer be able to. Stay calm. This doesn't automatically mean your taxes are going up. Here's a...

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