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How to Make Moving a Little Bit Easier

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 27, 2016 in  uncategorized
Let’s be honest: moving is almost always unpleasant. Whether you’re moving from one neighborhood to the next or across the country, the process is often time-consuming, stressful and expensive. Plus, if you’re moving somewhere you’ve never been before, the uncertainty can be terrifying. However, moving is a fact of life for most of us. The average person in the U.S. is expected to move 11+ times in his or her life, according to U.S. Census data. Want help making your next move a little bit ... read more

A Home-Buying Tip Worth Knowing

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 26, 2016 in  uncategorized
            Have you ever thought about buying an ugly duckling home? For some, it's been an incredibly successful strategy. In fact, buying a fixer-upper and doing a few cosmetic alterations is actually how many old neighborhoods have transformed. Yet today, most people look for a move-in ready place. But if you want to get a better bang for your buck and have the ability to see it through, buying an ugly duckling home can be worth it. There's typic... read more

10 First Time Homebuyer MISTAKES

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 22, 2016 in  Buyers

If you are looking to buy and want to avoid potential homebuyer pitfalls, this is for you!  Let's squash these first time homeowner mistakes so your buying experience is a breeze!

Retirement Homes: 7 Thing To Consider When Making Your Move

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 18, 2016 in  uncategorized
For older adults who may be tired of the upkeep and maintenance of a property, want more companionship, or simply need a little more help to remain independent, retirement living is the perfect solution. Shopping for one, however, is different than a regular house-hunt. Retirement homes and communities come in every shape, size, and budget you can think of, and the options can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve rounded up seven tips to consider. 1. Know what you need. There is a seemingly endless supply of ret... read more

Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 14, 2016 in  uncategorized
When it comes to home selling, our goal is to help you eliminate as many hurdles throughout the sale process to help you achieve your desired outcome - accepting an offer and putting up a sold sign.  A recent survey asked 1,000 real estate agents to rate their top three mistakes made by sellers, and while real estate agents are aware these mistakes, it is important for homeowners to be aware of them as well. Here are the certain things a seller should avoid if they are trying to get their home sold for ... read more
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