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Thinking about buying a home? How to save for, and even save on, the purchase of your new home.

Going from renting to buying is a huge step in the right direction. Your money will be working for you instead of disappearing with the wind. It’s a big deal, so it stands to reason that some preparation is needed. Here are some practical tips for how you can begin to save for your new home and how you can save money on your purchase.
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Wondering if you can sell your home in the winter? Yes, you can!

Sometimes we have the option to decide when we want to sell our home. Other times, we may be at the mercy of a new job, a family crisis, or some opportunity that forces us to sell our home. Whether you get to choose or not, sometimes circumstances or life choices force us to sell our home during the winter. Despite what you may have thought, selling your home in the winter can be a winning proposition!
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Improve your chances, REVIVE your bathroom for a RESELL

While a lovely kitchen has the potential to persuade a buyer into the purchase of a so-so home, an outdated and grungy bathroom also has potential to turn a buyer off an otherwise attractive home. Taking the time to give your bathroom a makeover can really improve the marketability of your home. Fortunately, it also doesn’t have to break the bank monetarily or in time. Here are some great ideas for revitalizing your bathroom for a resell with a small budget!
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Just like summer temperatures, the housing market is heating up

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The first wave of the pandemic made many people hesitant to make any changes especially such large ones, like selling or buying a home, and rightfully so. The spring market, which is usually quite good, slowed way down. But today, things are heating up. This uptick in the housing market can be attributed to those who have put home selling/buying on the back burner during the pandemic shut down are now braving the waters. Because: 1) businesses have opened up and an air of “business as usual” has commenced, 2) people having a better sense of where they stand with employment, and 3) of months of isolation at home, people are realizing the importance of loving one’s home–people are starting to gain more confidence and move forward with decisions to sell and buy. With low interest rates and low inventory, buyers and sellers should and are taking the plunge.
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Summertime home improvement projects that will increase your home’s value and make you fall in love all over again

Summertime is a great time for starting or completing some of those home improvement projects on your wish list. It is also a good time to consider what will and won’t yield a good return on investment. Ultimately, if you plan to live in your home for a number of years and know that the new patio or that swimming pool will yield hours and hours of enjoyment and family time, then maybe return on investment is in quality time and not monetary; that is a pretty great thing! Here are some projects to consider if you want to increase your home’s value as well as make it a more enjoyable space!
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