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Living In Your Home While It’s Staged


Selling your home and living in your home are two different things although many people do both at the same time.  This is typically a tricky task.  I tell my seller clients this all the time and also let them know that it is difficult and honestly, not fun.  But, it can be done!  I […]

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Sep
18

Pre-Storage Checklist


Hello, I’m sure we are all guilty of storing things we don’t really need, just to get it out of our sight.  I am for sure.  Here is a handy checklist I found that may help. ~Melissa Pre-Storage Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Store

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Apr
15

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


      Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For anyone who knows me, you know how much I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m not sure where this stems from although I do have some Irish blood in me (my mom’s maiden name was Murphy); I think a lot of it is just that I […]

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Mar
17

8 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back


This time of year many people think about making improvements to their home, possibly because they have tax return money they want to spend, the winter weather has them spending more time indoors or maybe they’re thinking of selling their house in the spring or summer.  Whatever the reason, if you are considering any renovations […]

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Feb
23

Staging For Web Appeal


You’ve heard it before, staging DOES make a difference when selling your home. In today’s world, it’s not just about staging your house to make it look better when prospective buyers come through for a showing. The first place buyers look for a house is online so you must make sure your house is staged […]

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Feb
17

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Happy Valentine’s Day! Why not buy your sweetheart something other than flowers, chocolates or jewelry this year?  How about a house instead?!  Here are some tips to avoid homebuying heartbreak today or any day. ~Melissa http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/homebuying-heartbreak-valentines-day/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Feb
14

The Importance of Working with a REALTOR


Not everyone realizes there is a difference between a licensed real estate agent and a REALTOR.  The latter is a member of the National Association of Realtors and is held accountable to a strict Code of Ethics.  It is important to work with a REALTOR when buying or selling your home.  Here is a short […]

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Feb
13

For Buyers: 6 Homebuying Tips


There is a lot of information out there to help first time homebuyers. While all of it may not apply to you, as a homebuyer, it’s important to know what is expected of you and what tools are out there to help you find and buy the exact home you are looking for. As an […]

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Jan
17

For Buyers: Your Credit and Homebuying


For anyone thinking of buying a house, take a look at this article to learn more about how your credit score will affect your ability to get a mortgage and how you can improve your chances of getting the best deal. Your credit score will dictate many things for your upcoming home purchase, so I […]

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Jan
16

To-Do’s: Your January Home Checklist


Hello, If your live in an area experiencing frigid temperatures, I hope you are finding a way to stay warm! I came across this checklist I thought might be helpful so wanted to share.  Click on the link below for ideas of things you can do this month at home. ~Melissa [houzz=http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/34504062/list/to-dos-your-january-home-checklist w=300]

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Jan
10