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March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

by Melissa Stevenson

      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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February 23, 2015

8 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back

by Melissa Stevenson

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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February 17, 2015

Staging For Web Appeal

by Melissa Stevenson

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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February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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February 13, 2015

The Importance of Working with a REALTOR

by Melissa Stevenson

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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January 17, 2015

For Buyers: 6 Homebuying Tips

by Melissa Stevenson

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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January 16, 2015

For Buyers: Your Credit and Homebuying

by Melissa Stevenson

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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January 10, 2015

To-Do’s: Your January Home Checklist

by Melissa Stevenson

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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December 31, 2014

Cheers To You!

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, It is hard to believe we are already saying goodbye to 2014, time seems to go by faster each year.  I would like to take a moment to thank all of you reading my blog as well as my clients this year for helping me to have another successful year.  I love real estate…

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December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

by Melissa Stevenson

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!  

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