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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Six Organic Lawn Care Myths That Could Be Destroying Your Yard

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

You buy organic food. You opt for all-natural cleaning products. You favor herbal remedies over any kind of prescription meds. So it stands to reason that you’ll apply this same “keep it real” philosophy when it comes to your yard. You want to treat it like nature intended—i.e., without harsh chemicals.

But just how well do all of those easy-peasy, chemical-free lawn care strategies actually work? Let’s break down the myths you've heard—and talk about what's true instead.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Five Effective Strategies for Selling a Home of Any Value

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Selling a home is almost like a science, with sellers using different tactics and strategies to get the top prices from buyers. While homes across the country may have different price points ranging from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions, here are a few tips to create a successful home sales “formula” that applies to both modest and luxury markets.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 that Increase Home Values

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time to sell. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to make sure your house is in mint condition. There are a number of upgrades you can do for under $1,000 that will impress buyers and prompt strong offers.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Make an Offer Like a Boss

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Open House Tips for First-Time Buyers

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

While open houses seem pretty casual, savvy buyers know that checking out a home isn’t just about aesthetics or a quick view. In today’s hot market, you might not get another look before making an offer.

If you aren’t totally sure about how the open-house process works, you aren’t alone. Sometimes homebuyers visit an open house to window shop instead of taking full advantage of the opportunity to get important details about the home. When you visit an open house, you should have several questions prepared for the seller’s agent and you should have already conducted some research, too. You want to leave this process feeling that you have enough information to make a well-informed decision. 

Here’s what you need to know about the open-house process:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Surviving a Seller’s Market: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

Surviving a Seller’s Market: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet 

House hunting is challenging at any time; shopping during a seller’s market is a whole additional difficulty level – and that’s what would-be buyers are seeing across the country. The supply of homes is low, demand is high, and sellers are in control. If you’re not careful, you’ll be left drying your eyes with the broken shards of your rejected bid. Sound painful? It is.

Check out the seller’s market survival tip below to stand out from the competition and get that edge.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

8 Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Color Back into Your Kitchen

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

It’s no secret that neutral kitchens continue to reign with class white, basic beige, and grays leading the pack. They are timeless, sleek, and match most décor styles. But if you’re feeling a little blah about your mind-numbing neutrals, here are 8 ideas for adding a little life back into your kitchen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

FEBRUARY MARKET REVIEW

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (2)

New housing data released last week shows a decrease in pending sales of 1.2 percent but an increase in closed sales, up by 8.2 percent in February.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Styling Tips to ‘Wow’ Spring-Time Home Buyers

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

Spring is finally here! Now it’s time for sellers to prepare their house for the springtime homebuyers. Read on for some spring décor styling tips to help sellers prep their property to stand out among the sea of new listings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

First things first – you will be feeling ALL the feels. Excitement, anxiety, impatience, you name it and the home buying process will elicit it. But take a deep breath; you’re nearing the end of the process. Read on to know what to expect during the home inspection stage of the home buying process.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Market Review for January 2018

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (1)

New housing data released last week shows an increase in pending sales of 3.1 percent as well as an increase in closed sales, up by 5.3 percent in January.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6 Tips for Moving Your Valuables

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

Nothing takes away the thrill of moving to a new home quite like discovering that something you love was damaged in the process – especially if that thing was also very expensive to repair or replace. Accidents happen, however, there are a few precautions you can take for your next move to prevent a mood-killer like this from happening. Read on for advice on safeguarding your most precious items on moving day.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Posted by: Jordan Pickering on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 6:00:00 am Comments (1)

We’ve all heard about great tax benefits of owning a home, but what are they exactly? Homeowners and prospective homeowners might be wondering what breaks might be headed their way as they’re filing away this tax season. Well, look no further than this complete guide to all the tax benefits of owning a home – for this filing year (2017) as well as the next (2018).

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