Homeowner Tips

June 11, 2018

9 Tips for Backyard Fire Pit Safety

Fire pits are one of the "hottest" requested design features according to a recent Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Whatever your pit design or size, follow these tips to stay safe while enjoying the heat.

1. Never build a fire pit with ...

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May 3, 2018

Pros and Cons of Having a Garden Bed

Spring means getting your hands dirty for planting season. Whether it’s plants or vegetables, you might be thinking about creating a garden bed this year. Now, when it comes to gardening, I realize everyone has their own school of thought and specific way to address the year’s crop. However, if ...

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April 16, 2018

It’s Tax Time! 4 Great Apps for Tracking Expenses

Eliminate the stress and mess of organizing your receipts. It's easy to snap a quick photo of your receipts with your mobile device. Combine that with a snazzy app for managing expenses, and you just made your life a lot easier.

Whether you want something that scans and sorts ...

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March 12, 2018

A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024!

A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2008.

Recently, several housing ...

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Jan. 8, 2018

3 Top Housing Trends for 2018

When buying or selling a home, an understanding of current market trends could help optimize your time and money. Here are a four real estate trends that defined 2017 and are expected carry on into the new year.

1. Competing Generations

The recent shift in home buying preferences is a ...

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Dec. 20, 2017

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed recent home buyers and sellers about their experiences. An entire section of the profile is dedicated to buyers’ experiences with their real estate agents.

If you are looking to buy ...

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Nov. 3, 2017

Now’s the Time for Melbourne Landscaping Tweaks

Autumn is Melbourne’s Landscaping Window of Opportunity

Melbourne gardening enthusiasts already know this—but for those whose thumbs are anything but green, right now is a special time of year where landscaping is concerned. It’s Melbourne’s high season for planting and transplanting!
You don’t have to intend on listing your Melbourne ...

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Oct. 20, 2017

Home Hacks: Nine Tips for Melbourne Homeowners

You don’t have to be holding a showing or Melbourne open house to appreciate time-saving maintenance and organizational tips. Nowadays, many of these are being called “home hacks”—but no matter what you call them, when you find yourself repeatedly dealing with recurring cleaning and household organizational problems, simple shortcuts are ...

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Oct. 10, 2017

Broker Buzz: What is (BEC)?

Broker Buzz: What is (BEC)?

Business Email Compromise (BEC)

This may be a new phrase and acronym to some and many of you may have already heard it. Business Email Compromise goes hand in hand with the Buzz Topic we have been hearing a lot about Cyber Fraud, Wire Fraud ...

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Oct. 8, 2017

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price ...

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