5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move

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Are you planning for a move? Read on for five tips to save money and stress as you relocate. 1. Declutter first. Start your moving process by getting rid of as much as possible. This does two things: you will score some extra dollars by selling old items, and save money by transporting less. You Read More

Keep or Shred? A Post-Closing Document Checklist

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The transaction has closed! The sellers are eager to get on with their move. The buyers want to start unpacking. But when the handshakes are over, everyone will leave with a daunting stack of paperwork. How much of it needs to be retained, and what role should the agent play in ensuring the right documents Read More

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next New Home

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The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on, the last thing you should have to worry about is saving money when it actually Read More

New Construction: How Building a Home Can Save You Money

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Owning your own home is an important and some would say essential part of the American dream. However, once you’ve invested the time and hard work to save up enough to be able to finally afford your dream home, you might find that you are faced with a lot of difficult choices about the real Read More

5 Types of Eco-Friendly Pools You Hadn’t Considered

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Pools are perfect for summertime fun, but not all pools are great for the environment. Chemicals and other pool-related substances can negatively affect the landscape around you. Maintaining a pool can also get expensive and potentially impact your utility bills. Here are some eco-friendly pool alternatives to keep your bills down and the environment safe. 1) Natural Read More

How Paint Colors Impact Sale Price

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There are numerous factors that impact a buyer’s decision to make an offer on a home. One of those is color—a feature that may be positively or negatively received by buyers. A recent Zillow Digs® analysis found that listings with kitchens painted soft shades of yellow sold for $1,360 more than anticipated. Generally, listings with Read More

5 Household Products Wasting Your Money

Household products account for a portion of almost everyone’s shopping list. You can save money by making smart choices about the products and services you buy, says consumer editor Nikelle Murphy of CheatSheet.com—in fact, there are at least five common household products you can strike from your list: 1. Air Fresheners – Air fresheners are a Read More

5 Pre-Summer Checks for a Well-Insulated Home

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One of the simplest ways to beat the heat at home is with adequate insulation. Most people associate insulation with keeping things warm, however, it is equally important when it comes to ensuring your family is cool and comfortable in the summer.  Insulation saves people thousands of dollars in energy costs,  making it one of the Read More

5 Ways to Budget for Holiday Shopping

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It’s not uncommon for shoppers to get a head start on purchasing gifts for the holidays, but shopping before the December rush is fast becoming the norm, according to American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), a nonprofit organization. “More people realize that waiting until December to start your their holiday shopping can result in extremely high Read More

Organizing Finances to Buy a Home

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Buying a home is a major life decision. You’ll want to do everything in your power to make sure you’re financially secure enough to tackle the investment. If you’re planning to buy a home in the near future, organization is key. “Buying your first home can be a complicated and intimidating process, both emotionally and Read More