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Top 5 Improvements That Payback When You Want To Sell

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 31, 2017 in  uncategorized
Whether you’re renovating to sell, or plan on enjoying the results for years to come, you may want to consider which upgrades will give you the greatest return in terms of resale value — which may change depending on where you live. Here are five top home improvements with the highest return on investment according to Renovation Magazine, and where in the country to implement them for the biggest resale boost. 1. Attic Insulation While arguably not the most exciting upgrade on the list, boos... read more

Easy Houseplants You Will Grow to Love

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 27, 2017 in  uncategorized
Add a touch of green to your home. Indoor plants brighten up any room and they can also help purify the air in your home. Here are five low maintenance houseplants and instructions on how to grow and take care of them—no green thumbs required! 1. English Ivy Caring for ivy plants is easy and rewarding. English Ivy is known to grow effortlessly. It can even thrive under fluorescent light. Place your English Ivy on your bookshelf and let the vines grow for a dramatic effect. 2. Jade Plant... read more

The ABC's of Smart Home Technology

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 24, 2017 in  uncategorized
Is 2017 the year you make your home smart? It might seem like a large undertaking, but today’s smart home products are easier than ever to install and use. We’ve compiled an A-Z guide to smart home technology, buzzwords and trends below: A is for Automation – Dreaming of a ‘Jetsons’ home? Today’s smart home technology can do everything from order your groceries to dim your lights, and the technology is only getting better by the day. Check out some of the newest products unveile... read more

What do you want in a neighborhood?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 18, 2017 in  uncategorized
Most homeowners view a neighbor as more than just the the area they live in. For some, the right neighborhood could mean access to enough amenities, a specific school district or proximity to work.  When it comes to buying a home, the neighborhood you decide on can sometimes be just as important as the home you choose.  So how do you choose the right neighborhood?  Start by creating a list of what you need in a neighborhood and what can't live without.  Once you have you... read more

Terrifed to Buy a Home? Your fears debunked!

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 05, 2017 in  uncategorized
Having some heebie-jeebies about purchasing a home?  Let’s take a look at some of the top concerns buyers have.  It is important you tackle these issues head on so you can get on to house hunting!   I’m afraid I can’t afford a home. Buying a home won’t require you to live on mac n’ cheese for the rest of your life and you likely won’t drain your entire savings account in doing so – that is, if you are buying within your means.  Shop around... read more
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