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3 Ways to Get Your Lakefront Home Ready for a Spring Sale

Selling a lakefront home can be both an exciting and daunting task. From finding a new home to hiring movers, there’s so much to do, so much to plan for, not to mention it’s cold outside! No worries. Warm spring days are just around the corner. But before you decide to settle in and wait Read More

5 Things to Think About Before Listing Your Home

  Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted in 2014, but has been updated for timeliness and accuracy. Most homeowners believe their home is a good financial investment, in fact, 84% of Americans do, according to a 2017 survey by the National Association of Realtors. A personal residence is generally the largest-single asset most individuals have and it is Read More

4 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Winter

It’s a commonly-held belief that the winter months aren’t an ideal time to put your home on the market. While it’s true that statistically, spring and summer do enjoy more brisk sales, there’s no iron-clad rule saying it can’t be done. After all, we’re not always anticipating some of the life events that can lead Read More

Sophisticated Upgrades to Give Your House Wow Factor

Sophisticated Upgrades to Give Your House Wow Factor Want to give your house a touch of sophistication that makes it stand apart? This summer, consider making some modern upgrades. Up-to-Date Lighting If you are still living with your home’s original light fixtures, it may be time for an upgrade. Even the most contemporary home design Read More

What to Know Before Renovating or Building a Home

What to Know Before Renovating or Building a Home Building a home or making upgrades? One of the most important factors to consider is the material used. While “all-natural” may be an appealing quality on your plate, in construction, man-made products often provide more options and value. Seek out materials offering durability, energy-efficiency and resistance Read More

More Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of Today’s Low Mortgage Rates

More Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of Today’s Low Mortgage Rates If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s historically low average mortgage rates are something to celebrate. Mortgage rates play a significant role in how much home you can afford — and when rates are low, a home that was once unaffordable Read More

Summer Home Updates to Enhance Your Space

Is your house in need of a seasonal overhaul? Get your home in shape with these easy tasks and upgrades, and enjoy the warmer months. • Top-to-bottom cleaning: In each room, start at the top and work your way to the bottom. Crumbs will inevitably fall from kitchen counters and dust will fly from fixtures, Read More

To Remodel or Not to Remodel – Is that Your Question?

Do Home Improvements Really Pay Off? First impressions go a long way in attracting buyers to your home. So if you are thinking of investing in some home improvements to help sell your home, make sure you put your money where it will pay off. Not all improvements will be worth it in the long Read More