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10 Tools You Need to Invest in for Maintaining Your Home

As military families, it can feel counterintuitive to think about amassing a huge, heavy, and bulky collection of home maintenance tools to pack, load, store, and PCS every few years. However, the benefits of owning these tools might far outweigh any inconvenience they present.  By investing in the right tools you will effectively maintain your […]

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The True Cost of Hiring a Real Estate Professional

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” Most often this phrase is used when someone doesn’t pay much if any money for a good or service and they’re left with the realization that their outcome is subpar as well as mounds of regret.  Think of the example of cutting your partner’s […]

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Why Doing an Internal Home Audit May Save You Money

When you first read or hear the word “audit,” it may strike fear in your heart. Perhaps you have spent your adult life trying to avoid an audit from the IRS. If the word audit sounds like a bad word to you, don’t let it! An audit is simply an examination or verification of your […]

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Showcasing Your Home’s Best Indoor and Outdoor Features

Whether in-person or online via digital home tours or pictures it is vital to put your home’s best face forward. From the outdoor first impression to the less likely to be seen indoor areas below are seven tips to make sure prospective buyers see your home in its most appealing light.  Clear Clutter If you […]

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Real Estate Professionals Provide Innovative Solutions for Buying and Selling

The field of real estate is just like any other industry that continues to evolve. To maintain relevancy and utility, agents must continually assess and respond to the industry’s needs and demands. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of technology. Real estate professionals can provide innovative solutions to their clients by staying […]

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Finding the Best Doctors, Dentists, and Service Providers

Soon after the moving boxes are unpacked, the cardboard is broken down and placed at the curb for recycling pickup, and the house is mostly put together. It’s not long before it’s time to get everyone in the family established with new care providers. Whether it’s back-to-school physicals, getting prescriptions to refill at the pharmacy, […]

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Fast-Growing Local Businesses Can Predict Your Home Value

If you are looking for a data point to help you understand your current home value, look no further than the local businesses in your community to help you get a better glimpse. There are essentially four main areas to consider when measuring your home value against the local business economy.  Employment As simple as […]

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Evaluating Schools Near Your New Duty Station: Public or Private?

One of the most pressing, but often under-discussed issues when military families are making choices about purchasing a home is school choice for those with school-age children. For many, one of the surest ways to hone in on a home search is to designate a particular school zone as a central criterion. This narrows down […]

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DIY Updates for an Outdated Kitchen That Won’t Break the Bank

With the current buzz surrounding the housing market, many potential homebuyers are finding that the saying, “Beggars can’t be choosers,” is proving true. With demand outpacing supply and the cost of home materials continuing to rise, there are far fewer new construction homes available for sale. What’s left are existing homes of various ages and […]

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Why You Should Consider Adding a Swimming Pool to your Property

In most areas, it’s already hotter than blazes. How refreshing would it be to have your very own pool, steps away from your backdoor? You could get in some swimming laps for morning exercise. You could cool off in the steamy, humid afternoons. You could even LED-light your pool and soak away the day’s worries […]

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