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Homestead Exemption Reminder

It’s a new year, so time to start thinking about property taxes and your homestead tax exemption. If you bought a home last year or have never filed for your homestead tax exemption, the deadline to file is approaching. If you lived in your home by January 1st, you can apply for a homestead tax […]

First-Time Holiday Hosting Tips

Now is the time of year that parties and big meals are a common occurrence. For some reason hosting for the holidays is a kind of rite of passage, one you’re likely pretty excited about, especially if this is your first year in a new home or with new family. Let me first say, it’s totally normal […]

6 Things You Never Clean but Really Need To

Fall is upon us…per the calendar. Most of you are more than likely spending more time outside, opening windows and doors, and letting in plenty of natural light, dust, and pollen.  I often do posts about cleaning tips, this one is, however, focusing on the 6 things around your home that you never clean but […]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

People always ask when is the best time to buy a home, there is no one size fits all answer to this. It varies from area to price point, home-style and type, etc. So big picture, here are 4 reasons you need to consider whether now is the right time for you and your family […]

How to Buy a Home Quick – Even Before the Holidays!

Are you looking to buy a home quickly? Needing or wanting to be in and settled before the holidays? Well, I can tell you it is possible, but time is ticking away quickly. To make this happen, we need to act quickly! Some will tell you the home buying process is long, drawn-out, and full of […]

Instant Curb Appeal on the Cheap

You already know as a homeowner (especially the homeowners thinking of selling), there’s a laundry list of projects and tasks to complete prior to listing your home for sale. Prospective buyers will be trying to sneak a peek at every available space – including closets, cabinets, and more.   While it’s very easy to be focused […]

Labor Day Party Decor

DIY Festive Burlap Garland LightingSuper easy DIY project to bring out your red, white and blue! Full instructions available here. DIY Painted Lawn Stars What you need:Cardboard cutout(s) of your starsConstruction marking spray paint and Lots of family and friends on the front lawn Star outlines can be made by painting around the star that was cut out […]

6 Simple Steps Before You Buy

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Prior to jumping with both feet into the vast wonderful world of home-ownership, complete these 6 steps to help ensure you’re thoroughly prepared for this exciting journey, and move onto step 7 with complete confidence. Strengthen Your Credit Score. “My […]

Top 7 Things Parents Should Check Before Buying a Home

Buyers who are already parents, (or hope to one day soon be parents) usually know which kid-friendly characteristics are most important to them in a home … but do you know all the things you should check? Room for a nursery or kids rooms? Check.  Good school district? Check. It’s pretty common that once we’ve moved into […]