All posts by Rachel Witt

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So much goes into buying a house, and it’s easy to put all the focus on finding the perfect home. But what about finding the right house in the right neighborhood? If you’re house-hunting, here are some family-friendly features you’ll want to look for! Crime Keeping yourself and your family safe is always going to … Continue reading 5 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood


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Whether you are an avid fan of a college or pro football team, enjoying game day couldn’t be better than from the comfort of your own home. Here are three game-winning tips that will score points with your friends and family when you host a tailgate party at home! Play It Safe Grilling is a … Continue reading 3 Smart Plays for Home Tailgating


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Moving is never an easy undertaking. So much goes into planning and packing for the big move, but what about unpacking after everything arrives at your new home? Here are some tips to keep yourself organized and efficient as you unpack! Organize While Unloading Hopefully, you clearly labeled all your boxes with colored markers or … Continue reading 6 Unpacking Tips You Need to Know


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Getting organized around the house is at the top of the to-do list for so many people. But once they get started, the disorganization and clutter can seem insurmountable. Maybe you are just going about it the wrong way! Conquer your clutter by avoiding these five common organization mistakes! Container Blunders Containers are useful tools, … Continue reading Avoid These Common Organizing Mistakes!


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Life is full of choices, and sometimes, it’s not easy to decide. Choosing between a 15-year and 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, however, doesn’t have to be. Monthly Payments When choosing between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage, the decision depends largely on how much you’re willing to put toward your monthly payment. A 15-year loan has a … Continue reading 15-year vs. 30-year Mortgage: Which Loan is Best for You?


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You’ve finally found the home you want to buy, put down an offer, and negotiated a final price with the seller. All the hard work is done, right? Not so fast! The home inspection is one of the most crucial steps when buying a home, so be sure to avoid these mistakes. Skipping It Even though a … Continue reading Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid!


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When you enter the homebuying market and make your offer on the house that fits you, crossing your fingers and wishing for a smooth mortgage process is something all buyers do. But did you know that you can control a lot of elements that ensure a smooth close on a house? Check out these 5 … Continue reading 5 Tips to Follow Before Buying a House


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Whether you’re running out of space, sick of your neighbors, or just ready to have the perfect home, here are some signs it’s time to make a move! Room to Grow Are things getting a bit tight in your household? One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to move is when you no … Continue reading 5 Signs It’s Time to Move!


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Owning a second home can boast many benefits including a sound financial strategy and a long-term plan for retirement while also offering plenty of lifestyle options. Here are the top four reasons people take a leap into buying a second home! It’s a Sound Investment The housing market will always be fluctuating with its highs … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home


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While your mind may already be in vacation mode, taking time to run through this home security checklist will ensure your home is safe and sound so you can truly relax and enjoy your time off! Invest in a Budget-Friendly Home Security System You may feel like you live in a safe neighborhood, but a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation


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