Homeowner Resources

Paint Colors that Help You Sell

When done effectively, a well-staged — and painted — home invites prospective buyers to imagine themselves living there. A fresh coat of paint covers the scrapes and marks that inevitably come from daily use, making a home appear fresh and new.

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Saving for Your First Home

One of the most important aspects of buying a new home is finding the funds for a down payment. Most lenders require the prospective applicant to demonstrate they have saved a certain amount of money in order to qualify for a home loan. Fortunately, there are many ways to save that sum.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

If you’re anything like us, the first freeze hits us and we remember all those projects we wanted to do and never started—projects that will help protect our house and make it run more efficiently. This year, we’re starting early to get our house ready for the cold, and you can too.

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Tips to Pay Your Mortgage Off Early

New data shows that nearly 40 percent of all homes in the United States are owned free and clear, with “the highest share” in West Virginia at 54%,” said Bloomberg. “Maryland and the District of Columbia were on the other end of the spectrum with rates of 27% and 24%, respectively.”

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Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Moving is both exciting and stressful. Check out these 7 common packing mistakes to avoid - and make your move as smooth as a dachshund's coat.

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Low 30 Year Rates Give You More Buying Power

Mortgage rates barely budged this week, keeping borrowing costs low for summertime home shoppers.

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First Time Home Buyer Advice

Thinking about taking the plunge into home ownership? You don't have to go it alone. Here is some advice from first-time home buyers who bought a home on a tight budget. They learned about setting a budget, the value of a great Realtor and establishing a relationship with a lender.

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Thinking About Selling in the Next Two Years? Let’s Talk.

I am recommending to people who will be selling in the next year, and have some timing flexibility, to sell in the early part of 2019. I expect that we will continue to have low inventory and lots of buyers well in to 2019.

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The Most Important Decorating Tip for Selling Your Home

There are plenty of tips for selling your home, but this is the one rule you need to follow when decorating a home you plan to sell someday—even if that's years away.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Packing Your Home for a Household Move

Whenever you move, one of the tasks that take the most time and requires the most patience is packing all your belongings and doing it in time for when the moving truck arrives. To help you get started, we've created some guides to packing up your home so the stuff you need to get done doesn't feel so overwhelming.

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Am I Ready to Sell My House?

Should I sell my house? If you've been asking yourself this question lately, we've got good news: It's a great market for sellers!

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How to Prepare Your House for Sale

Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home so that you'll convince homebuyers to scurry for their checkbooks.

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Rent vs buy – what’s right for you?

Should you rent or buy a home? Use our simple rent vs buy calculator to find out which option is best for you.

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