Entries by Sophia Peterson

5 Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling

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Share this:The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s understandable why homeowners tend to spend their renovating dollars in the kitchen first. If you don’t have financial resources for a full-on renovation, there are a variety of ways to give your kitchen a new look for a lot less. From refacing cabinets, to […]

So You Bought a New Home – Now What?

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Share this:Buying a new home can entail several weeks if not months of work. Signing on the dotted line can feel like the end of the journey, but it’s more like the end of the beginning. There are many details you’ll need to attend to in between signing the paperwork and actually living in your […]

3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Invasion

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Share this:Since your home is likely your largest asset, you want to do all you can to protect it. According to the Department of Justice, there are almost 4 million household burglaries that occur each year. While these are frightening statistics, there are things you can do to protect your home from invasion. 3 Ways […]

6 Things to do Before Downsizing

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Share this:Downsizing certainly comes with its fair share of challenges, but the payoff can be very rewarding. And there are plenty of reasons to downsize – becoming empty nesters, saving money on monthly payments, or change in family dynamic are just a few. Here are 6 things to do before downsizing. 6 Things to do […]

5 Secrets to Sell Your Home Faster

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Share this:Selling your home quickly not only allows you to wrap up that part of your life, it also means fewer days of keeping your home pristine and receiving the funds faster. Here are 5 secrets to sell your home faster, no matter when you list it. 5 Secrets to Sell Your Home Faster Take […]

4 Common Issues a Home Inspection Can Reveal

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Share this:With all of the expenses that come with buying a home, you may be on the fence about completing a home inspection. While they are not necessarily mandatory, a home inspection is an extremely useful tool when buying a home. Home inspectors can pickup any defects in your new home and give you recommendations […]

Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

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Share this:Buying a home is an exciting time for so many reasons, but it can go downhill if you’re not prepared for all of the additional expenses. You may be prepared to pay the down payment and closing costs, but what about the additional costs that go into owning a home? Here are 4 hidden […]

Advantages of Living in an HOA Community

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Share this:Homeowners associations (HOA) are becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. A well-run HOA can make for a highly enjoyable community, while a poorly run HOA can drive it’s residents away from the community. From the access to amenities, to social activities, to the overall sense of community, there are many advantages of living […]

What is a Master On The Main?

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Share this:Floor plans that offer a main level master bedroom, also known as a master on the main, are becoming increasingly desirable. These homes feature the master suite on the main floor, with more convenient access to the great room and kitchen, and the perk of avoiding stairs. Here are three benefits to the master […]

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer

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Share this:As a home seller, you may not be sure when to put your home on the market. There are great opportunities to be taken advantage of when the temperature rises. Here are 5 reasons to sell your home in the summer. 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer Curb appeal One of the […]

Home Renovations: When to Hire a Pro and When to DIY

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Share this:You are a creative person and consider yourself handy by nature. But even still, it can be difficult to decide whether to attempt a DIY home renovation project, or whether it’s best to consult a professional. Take a look at these common home renovations broken down by DIY projects and professional projects. Home Renovations: […]