Archive for February, 2016

Bring on the Patterns: How to Combine Designs with Confidence

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Usually when it comes to options, more is better, but that may not be how you feel when you get to a home decor store. There is an overwhelming number of fabric, color, and style options. Don’t worry. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that even the pros use formulas to create the styled…Read More »

4 Common Open House Mistakes Made by Home Buyers

Friday, February 26th, 2016

When you’re looking for your dream home, how do you ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want? One easy way is to stop by open houses in your neighborhood. It’s easy to make a mistake during the complicated open house process, so here are a few things to avoid when attending an open house….Read More »

Neighborhood Checklist

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

When you buy a home, you’re getting more than just the structure of the house — you’re getting the neighborhood, too. We recommend visiting the new area multiple times at different times of the day to get a feel for it, since that may determine your family’s experience while living there. A great house might…Read More »

We Asked, You Answered: Advice for First-Time Homeowners

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Buying a home for the first time is exciting, but it can seem overwhelming because there are so many factors to consider. Potential homebuyers must excogitate the price of the home, the mortgage costs, neighborhoods, safety, and more. We posted on our Facebook page asking CENTURY 21 ® Agents for their best advice for first-time…Read More »

7 Creative and Quick Dining Room Updates

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

With so many dining rooms being converted into part of the living room or kitchen these days, dining room design has kind of fallen by the wayside. But if you’re one of the lucky homeowners to have hung on to a formal dining space, you’ve got an opportunity to make some amazing modern updates. Here…Read More »

9 Ways to Brighten a Dark Home

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Your new home is in the perfect neighborhood and the price is right, yet there’s one thing that almost held you back from purchasing: the lighting (or, rather, lack thereof). Beat the basement blues by brightening your home with mirrors, paint and the right kind of custom decor. Here’s how to get started. 1. Paint…Read More »

What to Expect During the Closing Process

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve found a home that is ideal for you and your family. It has all your wants and needs, and it’s even in your price range. You’ve placed a bid and the buyer accepted it! You are finally getting ready to sign your name on the dotted line and buy your home. You’re not…Read More »

What to do with Your Basement

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Is your basement currently the deep, dark abyss where holiday decorations and outdated furniture get lost? It doesn’t have to be! Just because it is the bottom level of the house doesn’t mean you can’t make it a top priority on your home improvement to-do list. If you’re looking for a little inspiration on what…Read More »

Avoid These Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Buying a home for the first time can be cumbersome. You’ve never done it before, so it’s normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, we’ve pulled together some of the common mistakes first-time home buyers make. Learn from them, and you may have a smoother home buying process. Forgetting About Costs: Your mortgage will probably…Read More »

5 Numbers You Need to Know When Buying a Home

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

There are so many things to consider when buying a new home, from house features to location, that it’s easy to overlook what’s really important. However, remember that buying a home is more than just picking out floor plans and backyard space — it’s a financial investment. Plan for a home you can afford by…Read More »






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