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September 1, 2020

Home Buying Blunders

by Melissa Stevenson

10 First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid By Lighter Side Staff  | Homeownership is one of the central tenets of contemporary life. Most of us dream of a familiar, comfortable place to call our own, and buying a home is a rite of passage into adulthood, and into our own piece of the American Dream. But…

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August 2, 2020

Planning Outdoor Space

by Melissa Stevenson

Baby Got Back(yard)! Maximize Your Outdoor Space Here are some important considerations to make when planning your outdoor design. June 22, 2020 Working With Sellers, Design Trends By: Julea Joseph Now that stay-at-home orders have been relaxed, the backyard—which may have been used infrequently recently—has regained primacy as a home feature. So, baby, if you got back(yard),…

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July 8, 2020

by Melissa Stevenson

Homebuyer Tips: Moving During Uncertain Times Posted on Jun 18 2020 – 4:21pm by Housecall By Brentnie Daggett Our country faces challenges all the time. Whether it’s a recession, natural disaster or, yes, even a global pandemic—no matter what’s happening in the world, life still happens. Today, many families find themselves needing to move at a less than…

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6 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wants You To Know About Getting a Home Loan During COVID-19 By Lauren Sieben | May 28, 2020 Getting a mortgage, paying your mortgage, refinancing your mortgage: These are all major undertakings, but during a pandemic, all of it becomes more complicated. Sometimes a lot more complicated. But make no mistake, home buyers are still…

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These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are…

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April 18, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Altered the Home Buying Process

by Melissa Stevenson

By: REBAC Staff Posted: 04/13/2020 Less than a month ago, real estate showings, purchases, and closings in the U.S. were mostly unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, homebuyers and sellers face a completely different landscape. In most markets, real estate is considered an essential service. Homes are still being listed for sale, and buyers are…

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home…

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March 14, 2020

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

by Melissa Stevenson

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in…

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Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of the…

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January 16, 2020

Declutter, Organize and Downsize Are you on board?

by Melissa Stevenson

Closets and home storage industry trends, opportunities Posted by Karen M. Koenig December 05, 2019 | 2:35 pm EST Photo by Closet America With remodeling still a big business, sales of home organization products are expected to continue to flourish, with projections showing a 3.8% rise annually through 2023 to $12.7 billion, according to research by The…

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10 First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid By Lighter Side Staff  | Homeownership is one of the central tenets of contemporary life. Most of us dream of a familiar, comfortable place to call our own, and buying a home is a rite of passage into adulthood, and into our own piece of the American Dream. But…

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