Author: Kevin Oakley

August 17, 2017

Are you ready to go from renter to homeowner?

For the past few years, you might have been watching the real estate market with interest, but didn’t feel ready to make the leap from renter to homeowner. You can still take advantage of low interest rates. Why are you hesitating? Here are some telltale …

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July 27, 2017

5 Outdoor kitchen trends for 2017

Outdoor living spaces have evolved dramatically in the past decade. The backyard grill has transformed to an outdoor kitchen, complete with everything you need to prepare, serve, and clean up after full-course meals. Thinking of updating your al fresco culinary space? Here are the latest …

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July 13, 2017

Most commonly overlooked home maintenance chores

Owning a home comes with lots of responsibilities. In addition to paying the bills, you also need to keep up with the upkeep. There are some basic, routine maintenance chores that will increase your peace of mind while also decreasing the repair bills that come …

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June 15, 2017

10 ideas for a pet-friendly home

Your pet is part of your family, so make sure your furry friends feel like they’re also part of your home. Here are 10 ideas for pet-friendly home. Remove temptation. Dogs and cats have a powerful sense of smell, so they’re drawn to fragrant items …

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June 1, 2017

Tips for choosing a mover

Moving to a new home is exciting. However, packing up your home and making the move can be stressful. You can make your life much easier by knowing how to choose a moving company that is reliable and affordable. Here are some useful tips for …

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May 18, 2017

Selling Your Home to the Millennial Homebuyer

There’s a new generation of homebuyers out there, and they are distinctly different than those who came before them. Millennials—a total of about 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000—constitute about 35 percent of today’s homebuyers, according to a 2016 National Association of Realtors …

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May 4, 2017

Take your spring cleaning outside: Exterior maintenance checklist

Spring cleaning is not just an indoor sport. The outside of your home needs some sprucing up this time of year, too. Follow this exterior maintenance checklist and take your spring cleaning outside. Wash the walls. You might be surprised at how much dirt has …

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April 20, 2017

2017 design trends for outdoor living spaces

For months, you’ve been looking outside, yearning for the days when you could relax, play, and entertain out there. With all this time to think about it, have you considered ways to improve or upgrade your outdoor living spaces? New products have been introduced and …

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April 6, 2017

What’s in your dream kitchen?

Kitchens have evolved from the functional space of earlier generations to more creative and aesthetic areas. Thanks to today’s technology, storage options, and design details, the kitchen is grown exponentially in its functionality. With so many choices for flooring, countertops, cabinetry styles and materials, sinks, …

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March 23, 2017

Mortgages 101: It’s not as scary as you think

Financing a home can seem intimidating to the first-time homebuyer. If you’ve never applied for a mortgage before, don’t be afraid of the process. When you break it down and understand what is involved, you will be prepared to sail through the process! Check your …

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