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    • 8 Tips for Building Your First Home

      If you’ve never gone through the process of building a home before, then you’re about to experience a whirlwind of emotions. From excitement and anticipation to stress and anxiety, you’re going to feel pushed and pulled in a variety of directions at some point. Don’t let this scare you away, though. When the process comes... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Make a Temporary House Feel Like Home

      Do you wonder what it would be like to live in a house for more than a few months at a time? Or do you wish you could settle in for more than a couple of years before having to move to another city or state? While it can often feel like you’re the only... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 5 Warning Signs to Watch for When Buying a Home

      Whether you’re buying a home for an investment or to live in for the rest of your life, it’s crucial to buy something that will last. As you walk through open houses and home showings it can be too easy to let your emotions rule: You might love the grand staircase in the entryway or... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • The Top 8 Trends for the 2018 Real Estate Market

      Buyers, sellers, investors, and landlords should be well versed in the top real-estate trends if they want to stay competitive. Every year, we see new trends that shape this market. Although these shifts rarely happen immediately on New Years Day, if you’re aware of them at the changing of the calendar, you can develop goals... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • What Happens When a Home Inspection Fails?

      You’ve made an offer on your home. The sellers have tentatively accepted. At that moment, everything seems like it’s pretty much set and your path to becoming a homeowner has effectively been cleared. Hopefully, you know there are a few steps left in the process, including an important one: you need to run a home... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Appeal to All Five Senses When Selling a Home

      No matter what your goals are in selling a home—whether you’re trying to fetch the best possible price, or are merely trying to unload the house as fast as possible—you need to make your home appealing to prospective buyers. There are many ways to do this, from making renovations and additions to your home (in... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Should You Refinance Your Home Mortgage?

      You’ve probably heard the “R” word – “refinancing” – a lot over the last year. With the market turning and interest rates inching up, a lot of people are considering taking a look at their existing mortgage and locking in different terms. But in your situation, is refinancing your home loan a smart choice?  What... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Want to Scare Off a Buyer? Here Are 7 Things That Do the Trick

      Home buying is a very intense process that involves way more than finances. Not only are you investing in what is more than likely your most valuable asset, but you’re also choosing the place you’ll call home. It’s the place where you’ll raise your family, host friends, and make memories. In other words, it’s a... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Tips for Negotiating Home Repairs Following the Home Inspection

      When you buy a house, a home inspection is highly recommended. “You’re not just buying that beautiful master suite or stone-lined fireplace, “you’re also buying any problems lurking in the walls or the crawl space or the attic,” says home inspector and president of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Bill Loden. The inspector... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 10 Secrets of Home Staging to Sell Your House Faster

      If you want to sell your home as quickly as possible, you need it to look attractive to potential buyers. Obviously, the most important features of your house are hard or impossible to change (such as its location, its overall structure, and so on), but how you arrange and present the remaining features can make... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • The 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Selling a Home

      Selling a home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Whether you’ve been living in the home for many years, or you’re attempting to flip the house for a profit, there’s a lot on the line. Obviously, you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible, but you also want to maximize your profitability;... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 11 Things You Should Do Right Before Showing Your House

      These days, most people view listings online and gather some recommendations from their agent. But when it comes to actually giving serious consideration to a property, buyers are going to request a showing. As a homeowner, how you prepare your home for these showings will – to a large degree – determine how people feel... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Tips for Selling a Small Studio Apartment

      The real estate market is hot right now, which means it’s a good time to be a seller. Regardless of what type of property you have, you shouldn’t have any issue selling if you’re in a decent location. But if there’s one type of property seller’s find unique, it’s studio apartments. There’s certainly a market... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

      A new year brings new hope – it doesn’t matter what happened last year. You have a chance to start fresh and do something new this year. This rings true in every area of your life, including your title as homeowner.  9 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home  January is the perfect month for sitting... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green