Selling Your Home? Here Are Some Tips….For The Nose!

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When selling your home, your home shouldn’t just look good, it should smell good as well. Every home has a “smell”…..so make sure your home has a good one. Homeowners are often coached to create pleasing aromas when potential buyers are paying a visit or an open house is scheduled. Recent research reports that simple smells are the best smells to help you sell your home. An important concept to take away from this article….less is more.

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Confidence in the Market Jumps Sharply

Confidence in the real estate market is on the rise, and millennials still believe in the American Dream. However, there is a knowledge gap that calls for advice and guidance from real estate professionals. Consumers have their eyes on interest rates. Continue reading

Getting your College-Bound Teen Ready

collegeboundWithin the next month many parents will face the tough task of preparing their teen for dorm life for the very first time.  For the majority of students the concept of a home away from home can be overwhelming and a little bit frightening.Here are some tips to help guide you and your teen through this exciting and trying period: Continue reading

Help Avoiding Those Kindergarten Jitters

kidergartenThe first day of kindergarten can bring a few tears, especially for parents.  It may be hard to believe your child is growing up so fast. Try to keep your emotions under wraps and make sure your child feels excited and ready to begin this year of learning and fun experiences.

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Brewing Beer at Home?

Home brewing is a great hobby which is constantly increasing in fame. In these difficult times, many people are turning to hobbies that can be done inexpensively at home, and with the ability to produce home-made beer, wine and other beverages at home, brewing fits the bill perfectly home-brewing-beer. Home brewing does not require a huge investment in equipment or time and is a great hobby to enjoy with friends and family. Continue reading

Love Your Vacation Spot?

Considering a Vacation Home?

vacation-homesPurchasing a vacation home can be very rewarding – both personally and financially! Many look at vacation homes for entertaining purposes, while others simply want a home-away-from-home for annual family trips, or even a home that can be passed from generation-to-generation.

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FHA Facts…

Facts you probably didn’t know about FHA loansFHA

Traditionally FHA mortgages were used to help first time home buyers with non-traditional credit backgrounds.  However FHA mortgages have increased in popularity over the last few years.  The low 3.5% down payment has helped buyers with limited savings to get into a new home.  Move up buyers are using FHA mortgages more as they sell a home and may need to help offset money needed to bring in on the sale of their current home.    If they owe money on their current home, it’s much easier to come up with 3.5% than 5% or more for a down payment.

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