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

3 ways to wreck your home’s value

As a homeowner you know that the best way to protect your home’s value is by maintaining it. And, when it comes time to sell it, you’ll find lots of ways to increase its value. On the flip side, there...
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An important thing about your new home that your real estate agent is forbidden to tell you

“What’s the crime rate in this area?” It’s a common question and we understand completely why homebuyers want the answer. Unfortunately, real estate professionals are forbidden from answering it. So, when your question is met with silence, or you’re directed...
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Back-to-School: Are you Ready?

Back to pencils, back to books . . . we are getting closer to the day our students head back to class. This means it’s time to start gearing up for the fall routine ― the back-to-school shopping for clothes...
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3 benefits of buying a newly-constructed home

Look at three or four resale homes during your house hunt and you’ll start getting the feeling that, should you purchase one of them, you will be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance and lack of cleanliness....
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Keep your home safe while on vacation

Planning for a vacation is distracting. Sitting at your desk at work, mentally going over what you’ll need to pack, visions of sandy beaches and cool water dancing in your brain – there’s not a lot of room to consider...
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Want maximum profit from your home sale? Hire a listing agent

Selling a home looks so easy, doesn’t it? After all, what does a real estate agent do to get homes sold that you can’t do? Russel Baze, the winningest jockey in thoroughbred horse racing, makes his job look like a...
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Do these 5 things as soon as you move into your new home

In all the excitement of moving and trying to get settled in the new home, the last thing you want is a honey-do list, right? Some things, however, shouldn’t be put off but need to be taken care of now....
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What you need to know about buying a home on a septic system

Not all homes are on city services – some have their own systems to deliver water and remove waste from the property. If you’re considering putting in an offer to purchase a home that has a septic system, read on...
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Win hearts at your next tailgate party: Margaritas for a crowd.

Sure, beer is the official beverage of the great American tailgate party. But it’s time to step out of the rut and add a little flair to this year’s festivities. Every tailgate crew has that one person who has a...
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It’s Tick Season

When we think of ticks and the diseases they spread, we typically think of Lyme disease. But, did you know that the nasty little critters also spread ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis? The former is more common in the southeastern and south...
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