More than just an investment: the social benefits of homeownership

In our culture, a home is a trophy. To buy our first house is to take one of our biggest strides into true independence, and, for many, into adulthood. Of course, that’s not all there is to it: homeownership is a statement of responsibility, of financial investment, and of a practical need to set down […]

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Preparing your home for the winter season

As the coldest months of the year approach us, you may be beginning to feel the time crunch on doing any last-minute or seasonal home repairs before the weather gets too uncomfortable. It’s a yearly dance – putting up wreaths, shoveling the driveway, baking cookies; the list goes on. To help clarify some of the […]

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To upgrade, or not to upgrade?

We’ve discussed the need for a strategy when you’re ready to sell your home in the past. An important part of that strategy is the budget, and one of the biggest parts of that is what needs to be fixed. Repairs can be obvious in terms of necessity – you wouldn’t sell a house with a […]

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Your real estate appraiser and how to work with them

All too often, home sellers find themselves losing sleep over an unanticipated home valuation. An estimate of your home’s value can feel insulting, ingenuine, and – worst of all – too low, leading to animosity toward your appraiser. It’s easy to see where the frustration arises, and the reputation that appraisers have acquired since the […]

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What You Need for Your Home-Selling Strategy

Selling a home can be stressful, fruitful, painful, exciting, and many other emotions all at once. It’s no small venture; for many, our house represents the years of our lives during which we called it home. For others, the house represents equity just begging to become liquid. Others still might just be finding themselves thinking […]

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