Spring Garden Tips

Spring fever got you dreaming of lush gardens and sunshine? Take a look at these four steps to planting a perfect spring garden.   Invest in your soil   To get the dirt on your dirt, perform a soil test with your local agricultural extension office. This will tell you everything you need to know

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The Housing Market is Ready to Spring Ahead

Housing Market Looks Ready to Spring Forward!   Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.   Many potential

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How Long are Homeowners Staying in Their Homes?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost

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Family Health & Home Ownership

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:   “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is

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Making an Offer? 4 Tips for Success!

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! 1. Understand How

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Food & the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is almost here! If you haven’t started making plans for what you’ll make for your game-day party, or if you’re someone who doesn’t like to cook, you may be thinking of popping into your neighborhood grocery store and picking up potato or tortilla chips along with a jar of bean dip or

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Home Life & Healthy Living on the Go!

With the pressures of a high demanding career or the hectic schedule of a busy family life, often times healthy eating can take a back seat. Poor nutrition can leave us overwhelmed, fatigued and over extended. With the high demands of life, all too many of us are rushing through meals, consuming junk food and

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Go Green!

Home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals are experiencing a growing understanding of the importance and value of energy efficient homes. As a result, real estate professionals are finding more and more ways to incorporate the ever present green issues into their market. Go “green” with your coffee. Brew a cup of certified organic coffee

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Why Selling your Home in the Winter Makes Sense

Believe it or not, selling your home in the winter may just be a very wise financial decision. Listing your home in the winter has shown to be a very smart money move. According to Redfin- they found that average sellers net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March

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