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Keys to Homeownership: Negotiating a Purchase Price
Congratulations, you found it …your dream home! Before you celebrate, though, you first have to put in an offer and come to an agreed-upon price between you and the seller. Negotiating…
Keys to Homeownership: Finding the Right Neighborhood
It’s no coincidence that one of the most popular and timeless pieces of advice in real estate is, “Location, location, location.” And while finding the “perfect” home is important, finding the…
Keys to Homeownership: Affording a Home
Ask any real estate professional what the first step in the home buying process should be, and they will almost always say “get pre-approved.” Many first-time buyers aren’t quite sure…
5 Chores to Do in Your New Home
Is there really such a thing as “move-in condition”? Maybe, especially if the home is brand new. But even a home just a few years old may need some attention…
Ways to Keep Your Detached Garage Safe and Secure
What do you keep in your garage? Cars? Lawn equipment? Tools? Chances are, you’re storing some valuable belongings in there. While you may have home security measures in place, you…
Grilling Ideas: Vegetables, Pizza and Even Dessert
Summer’s here, and for many, that means preparing food on the grill. Whether it’s steak, burgers, chicken, sausages or hot dogs, grilling can be an easy and delicious way to…
Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little…
How to Protect Your Basement Storage
“Water, water, everywhere” is a dilemma some homeowners may face, particularly if moisture finds its way into the basement. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you…
Beneficial Insects for Your Backyard Garden
When you think of bugs, you may think of insects that crawl across your walls and buzz around your head. Some of them bite, some sting and others make annoying…
How to Defend Your Garden From Common Pests
Your backyard garden may be home to beautiful flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. While it makes your view colorful and produces some homegrown food, a flourishing garden may also…