All posts by Rachel Witt

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Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, and it’s no surprise for buyers to feel stressed about the process. Most of this stress, however, comes from feeling uninformed about how it all works. Feel more empowered and in-the-know before your next home buying journey by walking through each phase … Continue reading Understanding the Mortgage Process


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There’s nothing like being home for the holidays! Filled with traditions, family and friends, and lots of yummy food, the holiday season can give so much joy yet require a lot of prep work along the way. Get ready for the all the holiday merriment with these home holiday prep tips! Coat & Shoe Storage … Continue reading Prepping Your Home for the Holidays


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Whether you love or dread the frosty winter temperatures, we all like to save money while staying comfortable in our home when the temperatures drop. By taking a few simple steps towards winterizing your home, you can achieve both goals! Caulk (or Re-Caulk) Your Windows If you are noticing cold drafts of air coming from … Continue reading Winter Weatherproofing Ideas


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Halloween is upon us! Whether you’re hosting a party, preparing for ghosts and goblins to knock on your door, or going trick-or-treating with your kids, here are some tips to have a safe and Spooktacular Halloween. Beware of What You Share Not all candy is appropriate for every child. Avoid candy that poses a choking … Continue reading 4 Spooktacular Halloween Ideas


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Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, so it makes sense that it might bring along some extra stress with it. However, there are ways you can cut the anxiety and get through the process with fewer bumps in the road. Here are four tips to help keep the … Continue reading 4 Stress-Reducing Mortgage Tips


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One of the biggest hurdles aspiring home buyers face is saving enough for a down payment, but you may be closer than you think. In a study conducted by NerdWallet, 44% of respondents said a lack of a down payment was the roadblock keeping them from buying a home. Let’s set the record straight and … Continue reading 3 Down Payments Myths Debunked!


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Did you know that U.S. Fire Departments respond to calls on home fires every 86 seconds according to the National Fire Protection Association? National Fire Prevention Week (October 7 – 13, 2018) serves as a good reminder that there’s never a bad time to review fire safety tips with your family and make sure that … Continue reading 4 Tips to Prevent House Fires


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Owning a home requires regular and seasonal maintenance that you must stay on top off. Whether it’s changing your air filters, cleaning gutters, or testing your smoke detectors, there is always plenty to do around the house. But did you know that there are major updates that may be needed about every ten years? Hot … Continue reading Plan on Doing These 5 Long-Term Home Updates


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Shorter days, cooler nights, and warm colors all signal the arrival of fall! Now’s the perfect time to finish up any last-minute maintenance projects and get your home and yard ready for the autumn season. Furnace As warm summer weather starts to give way to fall temperatures, your HVAC system will require a checkup. Experts … Continue reading 5 Tasks to Prepare Your Home for Fall


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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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