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Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Home

Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Home

With all the time you’ve spent at home this year, you may have noticed things you hadn’t really noticed before – like how dirty the exterior of your home is. Being at home more has also given us time to…

Can You Host an Open House This Summer?

Can You Host an Open House This Summer?

While the pandemic put in-person open houses on hold for several weeks, more buyers and sellers are eager to resume this practice. While virtual tours have helped to keep the market afloat during these challenging times, it’s hard to replace…

Getting a Home Loan During the Pandemic

Getting a Home Loan During the Pandemic

Whether you’re buying a new home or you’re hoping to refinance, getting a mortgage can be a big job. It’s doubly so right now as we adjust to the “new normal” caused by the global pandemic. While the real estate…

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? This designation is meant to celebrate all the benefits of owning a home. And the timing couldn’t be more appropriate now that we realize just how important our homes are during…

Keep Your Swimming Pool Safe From Coronavirus

Keep Your Swimming Pool Safe From Coronavirus

With swimming pool season upon us, you may be wondering how the coronavirus will affect your ability to enjoy a cool dip on a hot summer’s day. We know that the virus can last up to three days on some…

Why Housing Prices Are Holding Steady During the Pandemic

Why Housing Prices Are Holding Steady During the Pandemic

Over the past couple of months, we’ve watched as the pandemic has wreaked havoc on industries such as travel, tourism, and hospitality. Many have been left to wonder if the housing market would also suffer the consequences of the spread…

Weekend Bedroom Makeover

Weekend Bedroom Makeover

With all the time you’ve recently spent at home, have you gotten a little tired of your décor? After looking at the same paint, the same art, and the same knick-knacks for the last few weeks, are you yearning for…

Considering a Move to the Suburbs?

Considering a Move to the Suburbs?

Millions of Americans in large cities have spent the last couple of months cooped up in small apartments while they wait out the pandemic. It’s always been tough to make the most of a small space. But when you don’t…

Creating Your Homebuying Wish List

Creating Your Homebuying Wish List

If the coronavirus pandemic has put your house hunting on hold, then now is a good time to get your priorities in order. One of the best things you can do for yourself when searching for a new home is…

Starting a Coronavirus Victory Garden

Starting a Coronavirus Victory Garden

Many Americans have been searching for ways to pass the time while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re a homeowner who has some outdoor space, then why not start a victory garden? Gardening is great for your…

Coronavirus and Homeowners Insurance

Coronavirus and Homeowners Insurance

The global pandemic has affected nearly every part of our lives. As we adjust to this new normal, it’s important for homeowners to consider all the ways in which the coronavirus may affect you. This includes your homeowners’ insurance. While…

Curb Appeal and COVID-19

Curb Appeal and COVID-19

As a home seller, curb appeal has always been important. The way the outside of your home looks will influence whether or not a potential buyer would like to see more. But as a home seller during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

COVID-19 and Mortgage Relief

COVID-19 and Mortgage Relief

If you’re a homeowner who is experiencing financial hardship because of the coronavirus, then you may be concerned about making your mortgage payments right now. It’s important to know that help is available. The federal government and many private loan…

Research Neighborhoods From Your Couch

Research Neighborhoods From Your Couch

Did you know you could learn almost everything you’d want to know about a neighborhood without leaving your couch? With most Americans still practicing social distancing and staying at home, it’s become more important than ever to utilize available resources…

Take These Precautions For In-Person Showings

Take These Precautions For In-Person Showings

While virtual tours have become popular for many homebuyers during the pandemic, some serious buyers will still want to see a home in person before they make an offer. After all, buying a home is one of the biggest financial…

Home Appraisals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Home Appraisals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite all the changes that the coronavirus pandemic has caused in the real estate industry, one thing hasn’t changed – you’re still going to need a home appraisal before you can close. But certain restrictions that have been put in…

How COVID-19 May Affect Your Next Home Purchase

How COVID-19 May Affect Your Next Home Purchase

The real estate market has made great efforts to adapt to the constraints of social distancing, providing virtual tools to help buyers and sellers get to the closing table. But as we look into the future, we can’t help but…

Coronavirus and Mortgages

Coronavirus and Mortgages

Back in March, the federal government cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, many lenders are offering programs that will allow homeowners who have lost income to pause mortgage payments without…