Homes With Porches Are Making a Comeback

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Porches Are Making A Comeback! More new homes are coming equipped with front porches. Sixty-five percent of new single-family homes started in 2016 included a porch. It’s only the second time since tracking began that new single-family houses with porches have moved back above 65 percent. For comparison, in 2005, 54 percent of new homes had porches. This article was …


Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

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INTRODUCTION Scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk …


9 Tips for a Spring-Clean Home All Winter Long

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You know, when you think about it, we should be obsessing over fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning. After all, you’re about to shut yourself inside for months with all the dust and dirt your home has collected during the hot, dusty, open-window days of summer. And who wants to inhale that?! Winter is coming! The EPA even estimates that indoor air quality can …


6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

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The leaves are beginning to change their color and the temperature is dropping. Chances are if you’re outside for a little while you’ll soon catch the smell of smoke from burning leaves. And let’s not forget: Pumpkin Spice….EVERYTHING! It’s time for October! With autumn upon us there are some things you should be doing if you own a home. Lucky …


The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

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When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America.1,2 With so many options to choose …