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How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer

Nothing will stunt the joy of summer faster than a home robbery. But as homeowners head out on daytrips or long vacations, their homes are ripe for robbers casing neighborhoods for empty houses. According to the FBI, summer is the peak season for burglaries as people head outdoors and on vacation. Use these following tips to help keep your home secure all season... (more)

Buying Property in Another Country? What you Need to Know

Maybe you have a close family member living in Mexico. Or perhaps skiing in Vancouver is your favorite winter vacation spot. Maybe you have a child attending school in London. Or maybe you want to retire to the small town in China that your ancestors are from. No matter what the reason may be, more and more Americans are looking to purchase property outside... (more)

Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

For many, a small, pricey hotel room is no way to vacation. Many would prefer instead the space and creature comforts of a home away from home. Renting a home, however, is not like booking a hotel.  Hotels come with a lot of predictability in terms of size, location and amenities. With a vacation home, however, you’re leaving a bit to chance. Follow these... (more)

Why You Should Sell Your Home during the Holidays

Despite the fact that most shy away from listing their home during the holidays, it’s actually a great time to sell your home. Below are reasons you should deck your halls—and then sell them. Time Off – The holidays are a great time to sell! There can be people relocating before the New Year, or people who have time off to shop for a home. Weather – It can be... (more)

Selling Your Home in Summer: Top Tips for Seasonal Sales

By John Voket With Summer upon us, I tapped a couple of experts for tips to help home sellers present their homes with maximum effectiveness this season. Here are some seasonal selling tips for summer from frontdoor.com:  • Highlight outdoor areas. Clean the deck, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen, and repaint or make repairs if necessary. • No deck? Arrange chairs... (more)

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