Are you ready to buy a home?

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Buying a Home

Buying a home is not something to be taken lightly, so it is important to do your homework. You’re going to face a lot of challenges, ask yourself all sorts of questions, and probably make some compromises. Here are just a few general things to think about before diving into house hunting. Buying your first […]

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Eight Tips for Snowy Safety

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Since some more snowy weather may be headed our way, I thought I would pass along some cold weather driving tips courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Administration and the American Automobile Association: First and foremost, make sure your car is ready for the cold weather. Have your mechanic check your battery to make sure […]

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Five Home Resolutions

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Every New Year we resolve to make healthy changes for our bodies and minds, but have you considered a resolution for your home? Improvements at home will have a positive effect on every aspect of your life. Here are some simple changes to fit any lifestyle. Unload and De-Clutter Get rid of that excess weight! […]

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Keep Your Holidays Happy!

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Well, Thanksgiving is over and the Holiday season is in full swing! It’s time for family gatherings, celebrating, gift giving and parties. Here are some thoughts on Holiday Safety, courtesy of the National Safety Council and the Humane Society of the United States. For you and your family: Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, […]

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Ten Tips for your Fall Garden

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Halloween is over, the leaves are turning colors, the temperatures are dropping and everyone is looking forward to the coming holiday season. The 2014 growing season is almost over, but there are a few chores to complete before the season is gone for good. In your annual and perennial gardens: To deter hungry deer, rabbits, […]

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Get Ready… Here Comes Winter!

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It’s October, a time when everything growing begins to slow down and prepare for the coming winter.  Your children are back in school, the spring and summer flowers have stopped blooming and the trees are changing colors and will soon be losing their leaves.  While you are outside enjoying these warm fall days, marveling at […]

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Got Water Pipes?

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Consider the following scenario. A homeowner was stationed overseas. His home was leased and a property manager was caring for the property. The tenants left the home, telling the property manager that they left the heat on. The property manager left town, and when he returned, this is what he found: When freezing, water has […]

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Septic Inspections….D-Box or Walk Over or both?

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Septic Tank Inspection

This topic is near and dear to my heart and is definitely worth blogging about! Over 10 years ago, septic inspections weren’t recommended as strongly as they are in today’s real estate market. I purchased my very first home in 2002 – a rural property with a private septic system, which is commonplace in rural […]

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Buying and Selling Homes – You need Teamwork

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Teamwork

I can’t say enough to my clients why it’s important to have a “great” team working for you! I don’t mean that you need a Real Estate Team necessarily, but rather, a team of professionals to get you through the purchase or sale of your home. So you ask, “Team? Well, what you do mean […]

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Purchasing your Home – 7 Steps

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Many people dream of home ownership but it mandates homework, legwork and considerable effort on your part to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible, and you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Here’s how to make your dream become a reality. This article assumes you will be using a lender. […]

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