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Staging a Home While Living In It

Posted by Anna Jotham on April 04, 2018 in  Buying and Selling  Decorating and Staging
When you’re ready to sell your home, you want it to immediately appeal to buyers, so that it commands attention, draws great offers and sells fast. To get there, experts recommend staging your home. But what’s a family to do when they need to stage a property while still living in it? Never fear! We’ve got great tips for staging a home while you are living in it.  TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR  HOME WHILE IT'S STILL YOUR HOME BASE Depersonalize the house.  The objective here ... read more
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As the snowbanks melt locally, they seem to reveal house “for sale” signs blooming like tulips on the boulevards. And whether you’re contemplating buying this season or considering selling your home this summer, you want to know what’s on the horizon for the housing market, and how it will compare to last year.   Inventory shortage remains tight; on the road to relief As you may know, a widespread inventory shortage has made for a competitive market for buyers and a favorable market... read more
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From palatial estate to tiny home and everything in between, there’s bound to be a place that’s the ideal size for you and your family. But knowing what’s right for you may be a little more complicated than it initially appears. So how do you find the home that’s the perfect size for you and your family?   You’ll want to think about current and future needs, of course. Certainly, if you’re coupled-up and planning on having some little ones, you may want to select a larger... read more
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Got the home improvement bug? When company is on the way, and you want to put your best foot forward, it’s fun to dream about feathering your nest! That is, until it’s time to talk budget. Nothing takes the wind out of our home improvement sails like projects with a huge price tag. Thankfully, there are loads of ways to create impact and make a lasting impression with home improvements that don’t cost much at all. And with the help of social media, ideas for these affordable improvements with impa... read more
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20 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Posted by Anna Jotham on March 08, 2018 in  Financing
In your heart, you’re ready to buy a house. Maybe you scan the listings every week, to see what pops up in your favorite ‘hoods. Maybe you attend open houses, just to get ideas. And chances are your Pinterest board is full of pins related to home design and DIY inspiration.  Every single part of you feels ready to buy a house—that is, except your savings account.  Dreaming about homeownership is natural, and often comes easily. Saving for a down payment, not so much. Knowing that for t... read more
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