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What’s the Difference between a Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, and a Realtor®?

You’ve likely heard all of these terms before and have wondered if they can be used interchangeably. Realtor.com breaks it down this way: Real estate agent- “someone who has a professional real estate license to help people buy, sell, or rent all sorts of housing and real estate.”  “To get

Hidden Kitchen Storage Ideas

Take some pressure off yourself- hidden kitchen storage is coming back! You can hide that mismatched dishware behind closed cabinet doors, rather than displaying it on open shelving. According to fixr.com, 53% of designers say that hidden storage in the kitchen will be a 2023 trend. Make the most of

A Tidy Home In No Time

We all want a tidy home with no clutter, but most of us don’t have the hours to dedicate to deep clean-outs. The solution: finding moments in your daily life for a few minutes of organization.  Waiting for water to boil- go through your kitchen utensils and decide what to keep, donate, or throw a

2023 Home Trend Predictions

Is it time to say goodbye to all-white bathrooms and chevron tile? NAR released their home design trend predictions for 2023 and what trends are fading out. Dark Purple Brittany Farinas, creative designer with House of One in Miami has been seeing dark purple in draperies and accent walls. Stone Fur

Winter Home Maintenance

No heat, pipe bursts, or falling gutters- the joys of owning a home in the winter! Let’s go over how to prevent the above and more so you can hopefully have a hassle-free winter at home.   Furnace- Sears Home Service suggests the following: Change the air filters behind vent grills or the single

Choosing A Lender Goes Beyond The Rate

We all want the lowest possible mortgage rate, but choosing a lender goes beyond that. The rate is a key factor for sure, and in this environment, they change daily. When selecting a lender, you should also look for a lender who: – you can actually get ahold of, locally, with an office you can

Popcorn Is Better In A Bowl Than On A Ceiling

Do you know what a popcorn ceiling is?  Love it?  Hate it?  Most people hate it.  After all, ceiling popcorn is about the most useless (not to mention ugliest) decoration ever.   Want to get rid of it?  Well.  Normally that involves scraping it off, or demolit

Buying Vs Renting – The Same Old Debate

Why would someone write another article on buying versus renting a home? What’s in it for the author of the article? Why would you read one? What is it you want to hear? Do you just want confirmation and justification for what you already believe and want to do? Or, are you looking to be

1 in 4 Homes In America Are “Equity Rich”

When the housing bubble burst in 2007/2008, many Americans found themselves underwater or, in other words, with a home worth significantly less than what they owed on their mortgages. But that’s all changed now.  According to recent studies, more and more Americans are finding themselves in t

The One Thing that Always Helps Sell a Home

True or false… When you’re selling a house, you should bake cookies before a showing or an open house. I guess you could say the answer is a hard and fast “true” because, after all, it can’t hurt. Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies? But it’s also kind of false…