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I write tips and tricks to help buyers
and sellers save time and money.

Bed bug basics and how to get them out of your home

You may think we have enough to worry about this summer with a world that’s gone just a bit nuts. It is still spinning, however, and whether we like it or not summer is on our doorstep, along with the...
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How’d they come up with THAT price?

On the face of it, there seems to be no rhyme or reason that home prices are rising and how quickly they’re rising. Right now, the main reason for this seemingly uncontrollable rise is supply and demand. There are just...
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Inspect your deck to keep family and friends safe this summer

It’s about that time of year when homeowners’ attention turns to summer and in which home maintenance tasks are the most pressing. Typically, the list includes replacing HVAC filters, cleaning out the gutters, cleaning up debris around the property and...
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House Hunting: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Choices – it’s great to have them but challenging to narrow them down. Whether choosing between where to have dinner, which movie to see or something as important as where to live, making up our minds is sometimes quite difficult....
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How to grow better roses this summer

Roses aren’t as difficult to grow as many beginning gardeners assume. The key to growing better roses in the summer is to choose varieties that are proven to do well in our climate. Keep in mind as well that some...
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Mortgage terms every first-time homebuyer needs to know

Like anything you do for the first time, you’re about to encounter a whole new vocabulary when you purchase a home. Sure, you’ve likely heard some of these terms, but whether or not you know what they mean is an...
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Spruce up your patio this weekend

Whether you beckon your summer guests outdoors for alfresco cocktails or an entire meal, if your patio isn’t up to snuff, they’ll notice. This is the ideal time to give the spot a refresh or transform it into something worthy...
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3 Ways to get your credit ready for buying a home

Probably the least fun part of buying a house are those first steps. Shopping for a lender, applying for a mortgage and waiting to find out how much you can afford to spend on that new house is tedious –...
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AC on the blink? How to hire a HVAC company

How’s your HVAC system? Specifically, the cooling aspect of it? Checking your air conditioning system now is a good idea; you’ll have a chance to remedy any problems before the weather starts heating up this summer. Even if all that’s...
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Selling a Home is NOT a DIY Project

No, I’m not going to tell you that “You’ll never be able to sell your home without a real estate agent.” And, yes, the topic of this blog post may seem self-serving. After all, helping homeowners sell their properties is...
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