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3 Great Markets for First-time Buyers

July 18, 2017

Ready to buy your first home? Congratulations on this exciting milestone! When choosing a new home, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including the floor plan, features, amenities, price point and—you guessed it—location. If you need a little help with the latter, consider these three great markets for first-time buyers.   Jacksonville, Florida Mild temperatures, sandy white beaches, a thriving economy and entry-level home prices make Jacksonville a great choice for brand-new homeowners. This hot housing market beckons first-time buyers who are looking…

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Packing & Moving

Get Moving With Our Packing Playlist!

July 11, 2017

Packing up and moving all your belongings is an exciting process—so exciting, in fact, that we thought it worthy of a playlist! After all, when you’re on your fifth roll of packing tape or playing three-dimensional Tetris® with furniture in the back of the moving truck, you might enjoy some uplifting tunes to remind you why your new house is worth every ounce of effort. The Spotify® playlist is intended for entertainment purposes only. Neither Spotify® nor any of the artists featured on this playlist…

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Happy Homeowner Proposes in Las Vegas

July 5, 2017
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When John and Kaitlyn embarked on their new home journey, Kaitlyn didn’t know that John was planning more than just their future home. At the closing, just as the couple was about to pose for a photo in front of their new home, John kneeled down to propose. After keeping the proposal a secret from everyone for three months, he was thrilled to finally pop the question. (Spoiler alert: She said yes!) John was kind enough to share his story with us. He and Kaitlyn…

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Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017
Couple packing in the living room

It pays to know the difference between your treasure and your trash, particularly when it comes to moving. No sense in hauling what’s effectively dead weight, right? But the process of determining—and purging—what doesn’t hold personal worth can carry a fair degree of murk and uncertainty. Does this have lasting sentimental value? How much of something is too much? Won’t I need this someday? After all, you’re not just organizing random objects; you’re organizing your life. But rest easy. Many have emerged from the decluttering…

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Discover Hampden: Baltimore’s Hidden Gem

March 6, 2017

What was once a working-class mill town in north Baltimore has evolved into a lively, eclectic neighborhood that radiates city pride. Hampden, which gained its fame from John Waters’ movies, such as Hairspray, was named one of “The 12 Coolest Neighborhoods in America” by thrillist.com.   What makes this Charm City neighborhood so incredibly, well… charming? For starters, its main thoroughfare, 36th Street (known to locals as simply “The Avenue”), is home to myriad art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.   The neighborhood…

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