Real Estate Tips Wednesday

June 26, 2019

How to Retire Well

Conventional wisdom suggests we should save about 10 to 12 times our current income; however, many people approach retirement having saved much less.

So, how much is enough? The amount of money you should have saved before you retire depends on many personal factors and considerations, including:


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June 19, 2019

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom

If you want to make over your bathroom, but don't want to undertake a full renovation, here are five things to do to make it look almost like new.


Go classic with white, create a spa retreat with soothing blues, or energize your space with orange or yellow ...

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June 12, 2019

How to Clean Your Home This Summer -- Naturally!

Consider swapping out harsh chemical cleaners for these natural alternatives as your summer cleaning gets into full swing. 


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops of tea tree, lavender
  • or lemon essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Water

Instructions: Combine vinegar, essential oils and a small amount ...

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June 5, 2019

Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Spring into action and complete maintenance work now so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a hot dog on the grill at your perfect barbecue. Use this check list to give your home a smooth transition with the change in seasons.

1. Wash Your Home's Exterior

Depending on ...

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May 22, 2019

Saving More for a Down Payment

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is a critical step on the road to becoming homeowners.

While people who have previously owned a home often use the proceeds from the sale of their homes to finance the purchase of a new one, they also change the way ...

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May 15, 2019

3 Tips to Renovate on a Budget

A renovation budget helps you prioritize your project and prepare for any surprise expenses that arise. Whether you're planning a minor update or a major overhaul, keep these tips in mind along the way.


Substitutions will increase the style and function of your space for a fraction of ...

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May 8, 2019

How to Prepare for an Emergency

As of July 2017, there have been nine weather and climate disaster events with losses totaling more than $1 billion in the U.S. alone.

More than 80% of Americans live in counties that have experienced a weather-related disaster. However, only 39% of Americans have created an emergency plan for ...

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May 1, 2019

5 Tips for Navigating the Real Estate Transaction

Thinking of buying or selling a home this year? Here are a few tips to help you get through the real estate process.


Many buyers and sellers attempt to anticipate the movement of the market so they can time their purchase or listing right. In ...

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April 24, 2019

Landscape Your Property to Sell

Many potential buyers drive by a property they're interested in before they arrange to view it with their real estate agent. If the outside of your home is unkempt or neglected, your potential buyers may overlook it, even if it's updated and clean on the inside. Make sure ...

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April 17, 2019

Do You Have Different Home Buying Habits than Your Parents or Children?

Buyers purchase homes for many reasons. However, studies show that each generation has their own buying tendencies that may differ from those generations older or younger than them. Find out what the differences are, and if you agree with your generational peers. Feel free to forward this information on to ...

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