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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

December 19th, 2018

Article By Houslogic   Peace of mind begins with changing the locks. When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my time packing and moving, and I could get to know the…Read More »

What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

December 12th, 2018

Article by  HouseLogic It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with those “come hither” hues. Browser beware, though:…Read More »

What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home

December 3rd, 2018

This article  by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP, author, speaker, and founder of Workable Wealth. She provides financial coaching for individuals and couples in their 20s to 40s across the country, helping them make smart, educated choices with their money. Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most…Read More »

The Truth About Toxic Mold (and How to Get Rid of It)

November 26th, 2018

By Steve Asbell Don’t let the mold panic set in just yet — it might not be as bad as you think. Mold is everywhere. It grows on the sides of houses, it blackens surfaces like brick and concrete, and it thrives in the soil of your yard and garden. Indoors, mold lives in sink…Read More »

What’s More Important: The Size of a Home or Its Location?

November 19th, 2018

Article: Marian White moving.com When it comes to purchasing a home, what’s more important: the size or the location? While both are crucial factors, the one that’s most important to you will depend on your specific needs. Realtors will be the first to tell you that it’s all about the “location, location, location.” However, empty nesters looking…Read More »

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

November 12th, 2018

Article: HGTV Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want…Read More »

7 Things in Your Living Room That Are Freaking Out Potential Buyers

November 7th, 2018

Article by: Stephanie Booth It’s easy to think of creepy items in your living room that would be instant deal breakers for potential buyers: a coffin, for instance. (With or without someone in it.) A meth lab. A ghost with an attitude problem. First impressions start with curb appeal, but next to the kitchen, the space that…Read More »

Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It’s on the Market

November 6th, 2018

  Article by: Houselogic and Leanne Potts Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell. Here’s how to de-dog your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell. #1 Steam Clean Everything Fabric “Job number one is…Read More »

How to Find Your Dream Home – WithoutLosing your Mind

October 31st, 2018

By Cathie Ericson – 10/10/2018 realtor.com Finding your dream home is an exciting adventure that, at times, can also feel all-consuming. On a good day, it’s fun to swipe through listings and whiz through every open house in your area, but after umpteen hours of it—and perhaps a lost bidding war or two—it can almost drive…Read More »

7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

October 9th, 2018

Article by: houselogic When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that’ll keep your home cleaner with less effort? Here are 7 ways to keep your spring-clean fresh all year long: #1 Use Humidity to Defy Dust Low humidity levels cause static electricity. Not only does static attract dust, it makes…Read More »