Buying a Home

5 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

September 20, 2019
buying a beautiful house

Thinking about buying a new home? Not quite sure you’re ready to commit? It’s perfectly normal to have cold feet—especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Homeownership is a big step, both emotionally and financially. But, like many other major life events, owning your own home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. And the more you learn about the process, the more comfortable you’ll become with the idea of being a homeowner. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the many benefits of homeownership. Here are…

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Life at Home

Fall Book Recommendations

September 17, 2019

Ready to fall into a good book? Whether you enjoy fiction or nonfiction, sci-fi or suspense, we’ve got you covered this sweater season! So, change into your favorite flannel pjs, grab a pumpkin spice latte (don’t forget the whipped cream!) and settle down with one of these exciting reads that have racked up rave reviews in recent years: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover If you have yet to read this moving memoir, which was named one of the “10 Best Books of 2018” by…

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Selling a Home

The Importance of Home Staging

September 12, 2019

Home staging: the art of furnishing and decorating your home not for yourself, but for potential buyers. Achieve the right balance and people will be able to see themselves living in your space. But too much? They’ll only see it as someone else’s used space and belongings. Too little and the place will seem cold and uninviting. That’s why striking the right balance for home staging can be a powerful element in attracting the right buyers as quickly as possible. Here are a few recommendations…

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Life at Home

Most Popular Blog Stories on Social Media

September 9, 2019
Mexican couple hanging out in Coffeeshop.

We love our blog, and we thoroughly enjoy sharing home-focused articles on social media! In honor of Homeward’s eighth anniversary, we’ve compiled this year’s most popular blog stories (according to our audiences on social media). Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize This blog was written in 2017, but it remains a fan favorite! Moving can definitely be a daunting prospect; be sure to check out this article for tips on preparing for a move. Your 2-month Moving Checklist When you’ve finished decluttering…

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Local Stories

Reluctant Washington Buyer Turns New Home Enthusiast

September 6, 2019
Washington family

Brooke didn’t want to buy a home, but her entire perspective changed while creating her dream home at Seasons at Kenley Park with Richmond American. Thank you, Brooke, for sharing your story with us! 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you were looking for in a new home. I wasn’t excited about trying to find a new home. I understood the benefits of owning over renting, but the process of purchasing a house felt daunting and overwhelming. I told my husband,…

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