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March Honey-Do List

Today is Leap Day! This special day occurs once every four years, and it’s a great day for freebies and deals (especially if your birthday is today).  It also gives us an extra day to put off our March honey-do list! 🙂 As spring gets closer (finally!), there are several things that you need to do for… Continue reading March Honey-Do List

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December Honey-Do List for Your Home

I can’t believe that it’s already December! As 2016 rapidly approaches, there are a few things you can do around your home to prepare for the holidays and the new year. Coldwell Banker Blue Matter recently published a great December Honey-Do List. A few of my favorites are: “Clean out your fridge – While you may… Continue reading December Honey-Do List for Your Home

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What Not to Overlook When Buying a Home

It’s important to be thorough in your hunt for potential or existing problems before purchasing a home. I always advise my clients to have a home inspection to check for anything that could develop into a huge issue later on, but even with an extensive home inspection, there are things that go unchecked and unnoticed. Coldwell Banker… Continue reading What Not to Overlook When Buying a Home

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Things You Can Do Now to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market next spring, there are several things that you can start doing now to ensure that it’s in the best possible condition when you decide to list. Invest in a healthy lawn. Fall is the time to start working on your lawn if you want a… Continue reading Things You Can Do Now to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

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3 Cleverly Disguised Hide-a-Keys That Will Keep Your Keys Safe

Under a mat or above the door frame are popular spots to hide a spare key, but they’re also the first places that thieves check. Make it harder for them to gain access by making your spare key harder to find. The inside of a thermometer is probably the last place anyone would look for a key,… Continue reading 3 Cleverly Disguised Hide-a-Keys That Will Keep Your Keys Safe

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5 Must-Haves for New Homeowners

Being a new homeowner can seem a little daunting, especially if you were previously a renter. With a new home comes a lot of new responsibilities, and it can be difficult to know what to expect. While you might not be able to anticipate everything you’ll ever need for your home, there are a handful… Continue reading 5 Must-Haves for New Homeowners

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Are You Stuck in the Renter’s Trap?

Are you a renter with plans to eventually own a home? You might want to reevaluate your timeline. As a renter, you probably know all too well that your rent might (and probably will) increase every year while you might not see the same increase in your income. According to the National Association of REALTORS,… Continue reading Are You Stuck in the Renter’s Trap?

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Buyer and Seller Open House Tips

An Open House is a great opportunity to see a home without having to make an appointment. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s important to do everything you can to make the most of it. Here are a few things that both sides can do to get the most value out of an… Continue reading Buyer and Seller Open House Tips

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Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

I’ve written several posts about how good the housing market is for sellers right now (especially in Central Ohio), but there are still things sellers need to remember if they want their home to be one that gets an offer on the first day. Pricing your home correctly will help bring in fast and serious… Continue reading Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

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How to Be the Best Buyer in Central Ohio

It’s no secret that the housing market in Central Ohio is booming. The Columbus Dispatch recently published an article that said that it’s a record breaking year with sellers seeing higher list prices and faster sales. It’s a competitive market and a good one to be in if you’re a seller, but if you’re a… Continue reading How to Be the Best Buyer in Central Ohio