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What Is an Emergency Fund and Why Do You Need One?

The importance of an emergency fund cannot be overstated, especially for homeowners. Financial emergencies typically arise with little to...

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Prioritizing Outdoor Spaces In Your New Home

Moving into a new home is life-changing — particularly if you’ve just moved into a new home with an outdoor area.

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Beautifying Your Front Yard for an Open House

The importance of a first impression can’t be overstated. That very first glance at a house can bring about a strong emotional response in...

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Creating Outdoor Storage

From bicycles to lawn supplies to seasonal décor, finding a permanent place for all of the items in your home can be a tricky task. Not...

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How to Update an Older Home

Investing in an older property can be a smart choice as a homeowner. Older homes can have a great deal of character reflective of the...

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How to Fix a Fixer-Upper On a Budget

In today’s real estate market, buyers may have a tough time finding the perfect home. Smart buyers know how to be flexible!

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8 Outdoor Activities for a Snow Day

The temperatures are dropping and snow has begun to fall, urging many of us indoors to brave the long winter months from the comfort of our...

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5 Tips for Cohesive Home Design

People are often complex, with endless layers of likes, dislikes, and opinions. When it comes to designing your home, how do you combine...

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What Homeowners Need to Know About Smart Technology

Smart technology is becoming more popular all the time. It was estimated that 37% of U.S. households had at least one smart device in 2020....

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Tricks for Bedtime Routines

Bedtime with children is not for the faint of heart. Even the most experienced parents grow tired of the never-ending barrage of stall...

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