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Seasonal Home Care Guide


HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at […]

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Apr
13

Getting Mortgage Ready


The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks […]

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Mar
13

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect


  As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low […]

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Jan
11

Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas


  20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home. […]

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Dec
16

Welcome Home


10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood  Into a Hometown Haven  “Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling […]

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Nov
22

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and ) Sense


  INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for […]

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Oct
22

Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent


The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent   When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent?   There are […]

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Sep
24

How To Stage Curb Appeal


Hello, Last week in my video blog on my You Tube channel, Melissa’s Real Estate Minute, I talked about the importance of not only staging the interior of your house but also the exterior when preparing to sell.  Here is an article that also touches on this subject.  Hope you find it helpful. http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/staging-curb-appeal-web-appeal/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email ~Melissa

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Mar
8

New Things For The New Year


Hello, I am officially back from maternity leave, working full-time again to help you with everything real estate!  Along with returning to work, I am trying some new things in this new year to provide more services to help buyers and sellers. Although I have no experience behind the camera, I have started a You […]

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Feb
17

I Am Back To Work!


Hello, I have returned from maternity leave to work part-time this month and will be back full-time next month.  If you are thinking of buying or selling, please contact me and we can discuss your timeline as well as a plan of action.  Houses are still selling even though it is winter, no need to […]

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Jan
15