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Selling a Home

Love It. . . or List It? Know When to Renovate or Sell Your Home

July 22, 2013

As the title of the popular HGTV show “Love It or List It” suggests, you have two options when your house no longer feels like home: renovate it into a space you can love, or list it for sale and move on. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home or are simply looking to upgrade, consider these four factors before you commit to renovating or selling: Time When considering whether to renovate your home or relocate, remember that renovations generally take months to complete. Renovations will…

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Buying a Home

“Find Me a Builder!” How to Find Your Homebuilder Match

May 2, 2013

Buying a new home? Before you sign on with a home builder, make sure you’ve found the right match. Not all builders have the same priorities. The first step is to identify your buying style! Which description below best describes you and your family? THE LOCATION-BASED BUYER You know the zip codes and you’re very aware of the real estate climate in your area. Whether it’s the commute you love, area amenities or the school district, location is your number one priority. You may even…

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Buying a Home

Pinterest for Real Estate

April 15, 2013

When you think of house hunting online, sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com probably spring to mind. Our new favorite resource? Pinterest! Pinterest for homebuyers: One of the most popular categories on Pinterest is Home Décor. Homeowners and aspiring homeowners love to collect decorating ideas into a Dream Home board, whether they’re in the market for a new home or not. Even if this kind of hobby isn’t for you, you may want to try it out if you’re house hunting. Why? Pinning can help…

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Building Your Dream Home: Matching Your Home Site to Your Floor Plan

October 9, 2012

As you’re making your final home site and floor plan selections, it’s important to consider how the two fit together. Ask yourself these questions as you narrow down your options:  Where’s the light?  If you’re looking forward to breakfast in a nook that’s filled with morning sunlight, you might want to choose a home site that gives that room southern or southeastern exposure. The same goes for your backyard patio; southern exposure will make it sunnier, northern exposure will keep it shadier. Live in a…

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