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Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Home and Garden, Open House, Selling a Home | 0 comments

Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can...

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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Home and Garden | 0 comments

5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate themed show marathon, you might start to think that everything you see on TV must be how it works in real life, but you may need a reality check. Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life: Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and make a decision to purchase one of them. Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but according to the National Association of Realtors the average...

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Cooler Weather Prep: Windows and Doors

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Home and Garden | 0 comments

Understanding Energy Ratings for Windows and Doors Qualifying for the $200-$500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors depends on two measurements, U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Read How To Insulate A Garage Door Garage insulation cuts energy bills and street noise. Here’s how to insulate your garage door. Read Got Leaky Windows? 3 Low-Cost Tips to Fix Them I used to hang an extra woolly robe in my bathroom because my post-shower route took me past a window so drafty it made me wonder about the etymology of “window.” Turns out it comes from the Anglo-Saxon “vindr” and “auga,” which translates as “wind eye.” How appropriate. Read How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks Inspect windows and doors regularly to stop air and water leaks that mean costly energy and repair...

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