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Waiting for Closing…What Can You Do During That Time?

5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

Posted: July 24, 2022 | View More »

Competing with All-Cash Offers

Here’s How a Seasoned Real Estate Investor Says You Can Compete with All-Cash Offers byBARBARA BELLESI ZITOpublished APR 17, 2022   Image: Stockvault.net   Cash is king in real estate, which is bad news for many first-time home buyers trying to break into this super-competitive market. An all-cash offer — even when it’s lower than asking price is…

Posted: June 10, 2022 | View More »

TAKE CONTROL OF HOUSEHOLD CLUTTER IN 8 FAST AND EFFECTIVE STEPS

Written by Rebec Staff/ Photo by Shutterstock You aren’t just a homeowner. You are a household manager! Running a household isn’t that different from running a business. Everything in your home is inventory. Anything that comes through the door will have to be stored, organized, and maintained. So, the less that comes in, the less…

Posted: May 15, 2022 | View More »

OPEN HOUSE APRIL, 23, 2022

This house goes with everything you own. Beautiful arched doorways, leaded glass window in living room, substantial moldings and hardwood floors on main level. Charming corner built-ins in the dining room. The freshly painted neutral color palette is waiting for your creative decorating. The kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook and access to the fenced…

Posted: April 21, 2022 | View More »

Spring Yard Clean Up

5 STEPS FOR TACKLING SPRING YARD CLEANUP AND GEARING UP FOR SUMMER By: REBAC Staff Temperatures are inching up! With winter weather in the rearview mirror, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get a head start on yard projects. Follow these five critical steps in anticipation of enjoying more time outdoors! Step 1.…

Posted: April 14, 2022 | View More »

Your Credit Score and Buying a Home

What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. Image: Cavan Images/Tanya St/StudioBarcelona/Getty CONTRIBUTED BY This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP, author, speaker, and founder of Workable Wealth. She provides financial coaching for individuals and…

Posted: March 6, 2022 | View More »

Home Inspections

5 THINGS HOMEBUYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSPECTIONs REBAC Staff 02/07/2022 A home inspection provides a valuable opportunity to learn about a property you want to buy and how to care for it. Inspections also help you identify red flags—problems that could affect your safety or require expensive repairs. If you’ve included an inspection clause…

Posted: February 8, 2022 | View More »

10 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave. Here’s how to make…

Posted: January 14, 2022 | View More »

2022 Living Room Trends

  9 of the Biggest Living Room Trends to Look Out For in 2022, According to Designers bySARAH LYON published NOV 7, 2021 Credit: Banner Day Interiors No one can predict what the future will hold, but designers do have a pretty strong sense of what to expect when it comes to trends that will be making…

Posted: December 15, 2021 | View More »

Watch Out!

5 Common Mistakes You Might Make Renovating Your House By Jennifer Nelson Oct 20, 2021 No one wants to spend time and money on a home renovation only to be disappointed with the results. So before you swing a sledgehammer (or allow anyone else to), use the planning stages to carefully ponder what you want—and what…

Posted: November 11, 2021 | View More »

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5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

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