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Why Buying Beats Renting
Posted by Alysia Bauer on June 24, 2020 in  Buyers  Home Buying
Are you thinking of buying but aren’t sure if it is the right move for you? Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime and is no small expense. But, there are major benefits to owning a home that you cannot get while renting. Check out these five reasons why we think buying beats renting. Build Equity One of the most significant benefits of owning a home is building equity. Your equity is the difference between what you can sell it for and what you still owe. As yo... read more

How To Manage Your Credit Score During Hard Times

Posted by Amanda Martin on June 18, 2020 in No Category
In times of conflict and uncertainty, there are always many questions. Recently we all found ourselves in a unique situation as we reacted and coped with a pandemic.  While this is a special case, crisis can happen at any time. During hard times it is better to prepare rather than panic.  Below are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to finances during periods like these.   It’s important to remember that even in a crisis, credit scores still operate the same as usual. It’s managin... read more

Curb Appeal and its Effects on Property Value

Posted by Alec Bell on June 05, 2020 in No Category
The term curb appeal is defined as “The attractiveness of a property for sale and its surroundings when viewed from the street.”  Because of that, your home's curb appeal is an important thing to keep in mind when you are selling your home since the outside of your home is the first thing buyers will see. What would you rather your buyer's first impression be, well-designed landscaping, flower beds, and a new paint job? Or an uncut lawn, and an outdoor presence that needs overall a level of TLC. If... read more

Is Your Home a Good Candidate for Solar Panels?

4 Tips to Help Decide if Solar Energy is Right For You!
Posted by Erin Wood on May 28, 2020 in No Category
You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about solar energy. But if you’re considering making a switch, your head might be swimming in questions. Will switching to solar energy allow me to save or spend more on bills? Can solar energy generate enough power for my home? Will I need to drain my savings account to get started? Is my house even a good candidate for solar panels? Lucky for you, we’ve had these same questions and, as a result, we’ve put together a guide to deciding if solar panels are ... read more

Pet Proofing Your Yard

Keep Your Pets Happy & Safe This Summer
Posted by Alysia Bauer on May 20, 2020 in  Outdoor  Pets
Our furry friends enjoy lounging outside just as much as we do. With the weather warming up, they will be wanting to spend more time outdoors which means you have some work to do! Check out these tips to pet proof your yard to keep your four-legged friends happy and safe this summer. Fence The most important aspect of your backyard is ensuring that you have a fence around the perimeter; this keeps unwanted animals out and your pet in. Be sure there are no holes in the fence where a small dog can slip through and e... read more