Category: Homeowner Tips

  • by Karl Schuster on November 20th, 2017No Comments

    Hosting Thanksgiving is no easy task. Between keeping a close eye on the temperature of the bird, timing getting everything in and out of the oven at just the right moment, preparing a roux for the gravy, all while trying to visit with family and friends, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner seems to be more stressful than fun. For the person in charge of the meal, sitting down to eat often feels more like a relief than a celebration.
  • by Riley Ubben on November 7th, 2017No Comments

    Fall will soon come to a close and, depending on where your home is, you may be wondering if your patio will get any use until spring. With the right features, however, your outdoor space may not have to go into hibernation. Here are a few ideas to help prepare your patio for winter activity.
  • by Riley Ubben on October 21st, 2017No Comments

    The alluring second home in a scenic locale is a dream that many share while relaxing in their favorite vacation spots. There’s a lot to consider, but with proper planning, a vacation home can become a special place for a homeowner to escape to. If bought hastily, however, the property can become a big headache, so there are a few things to consider.
  • by Riley Ubben on October 19th, 2017No Comments

    Spring is certainly the busiest time of year for most real estate markets. As the weather warms up, many put their homes up for sale and even more consider buying, casually strolling from one open house to the next on a sunny afternoon. Those seeking a bargain, however, know to look during the winter. While there may be fewer homes on the market during this time, there are also fewer buyers, and less competition means lower prices.
  • by Karl Schuster on October 6th, 2017No Comments

    Bursts of vibrant colors and increasingly shorter days mark the beginning of fall throughout the country. It’s a time where our thoughts turn to seasonal activities like apple picking, football games, and preparing for the holiday season. As green leaves turn golden and maple red, this also marks a change in home decor. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about decorating your home for the season ahead
  • Retirees thinking about downsizing from their large family homes have plenty of options to choose from, such as smaller single-family homes, manufactured homes, condos, or townhomes. If they value their space and privacy, then the next best thing would be detached residences, which include single-family homes and manufactured homes. Although these types of homes offer more privacy than condos or townhomes and may come with patios or backyards, they do come with some differences. Read on below to learn about the differences between manufactured homes and traditional single-family homes.
  • by Mayra Rocha on August 29th, 2017No Comments

    With the summer season coming to a close, there are some tasks homeowners have to do to keep their yards healthy until spring returns. The cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and dormant grass are just some of what to expect as the fall season approaches. And in order to prepare your yard for the upcoming season, it’s best to take advantage of the time you have to ensure your backyard is ready to survive the chillier months ahead. Check out some of these tips to get your yard ready for fall.
  • by Mayra Rocha on August 2nd, 20177 Comments

    Once Boomers retire, they typically want to leave the hassles of exterior home maintenance behind, especially those who live in four-season climates where raking leaves and shoveling snow are common. They would rather spend their Golden Years playing golf or tennis or just relaxing with friends in a social setting. Many active adult communities provide residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association (HOA). An HOA is a legal entity that oversees a residential community that has a shared space. While there are different types of HOAs, the majority of them operate under similar rules and guidelines.
  • Now that the summer season is in full swing, more homeowners want to relax and spend time enjoying the warm weather in their outdoor space. But what if you could spruce it up a bit with a few easy DIY projects? Check out these great and easy DIY ideas that can transform your outdoor space into your own oasis.
  • by Mayra Rocha on June 29th, 2017No Comments

    Returning to the comfort of the familiar is one of the best things about coming home, but looking at the same thing day after day can become monotonous. Shaking things up by refreshing the look of your home can be a great mood booster and make you appreciate home sweet home all the more. And while you may be thinking that home renovations cost an arm and a leg, there are some cost-effective improvements that can make your home feel like new.

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