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September 5, 2022

Home Fall Maintenance Tips

by Melissa Stevenson

Homeownership is a big responsibility. There’s the financial commitment of a mortgage, taxes and insurance, but there’s also the responsibility of maintaining your home. Tasks like HVAC tuneup, landscaping upkeep and gutter cleaning help you avoid the cost and stress of unexpected repairs. It can be hard to keep up with maintenance when you own a home, but we…

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August 18, 2022

Door Appeal

by Melissa Stevenson

HOW CAN I MAKE MY FRONT DOOR MORE ATTRACTIVE?  Written By: Jennifer Ebert The term ‘curb appeal’ refers to the attractiveness of a home’s external appearance, particularly the way it looks when viewed from the street – that all-important first impression that molds the opinion of every visitor. Designing a home with universally aesthetic appeal…

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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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June 10, 2022

Competing with All-Cash Offers

by Melissa Stevenson

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…

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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…

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April 14, 2022

Spring Yard Clean Up

by Melissa Stevenson

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.…

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March 6, 2022

Your Credit Score and Buying a Home

by Melissa Stevenson

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…

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February 8, 2022

Home Inspections

by Melissa Stevenson

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…

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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…

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December 15, 2021

2022 Living Room Trends

by Melissa Stevenson

  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…

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Homeownership is a big responsibility. There’s the financial commitment of a mortgage, taxes and insurance, but there’s also the responsibility of maintaining your home. Tasks like HVAC tuneup, landscaping upkeep and gutter cleaning help you avoid the cost and stress of unexpected repairs. It can be hard to keep up with maintenance when you own a home, but we…

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