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Summer is a great time to take time off and enjoy some TLC on vacation. However, most of us are so focused on the excitement of our trips that we don’t take much time to consider the security of our homes while we’re away. Studies show that burglaries take place 10% more in the summer than in the winter. Keep your home protected while on vacation with these 4 helpful tips.#1 Lock All Windows & DoorsOver 30% of burglars enter a home through unlocked doors and/or windows. To avoid this mishap, ensurin... read more
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Home Styles & Trends for Millennials

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 10, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Homeownership  New Homeowner
By next year, 45% of homeowners will be Millennials. With that in mind, we’ve started to see a pattern of the style and trends in the homes that Millennials are purchasing. These reoccurring patterns are helpful for those considering selling their homes as well as new homebuyers to understand the direction of design for the future housing market.  That being said, if you are considering selling your home or purchasing a new one, here are some things you should keep in mind for the up-and-coming majority ... read more
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How to Buy a Home in Your Twenties

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 28, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Homeowner Tips  Homeownership
We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this group have recently decided that they want to buy their first home. There are apps for just about everything out there, but swiping right isn’t going to get you into your first home. Instead, try these five tips on how to buy a home in your twenties: 1. Decide You’re Ready to Commit It’s proba... read more
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If you feel like you’re being drenched by utility bills, you may be looking for ways to cut your monthly costs. While utilities like internet and cable TV may seem like obvious targets, your water bill can also run much higher than necessary. Missing water bill payments could also eventually hurt your credit score. While most utilities don’t report on-time payments to the credit bureaus, many will report accounts that have gone into default or collections, which will cause your scores to take a hit. The... read more
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If only selling your home was as simple as snapping your fingers. Unfortunately, reality is rarely that kind. Instead, there are a thousand little details that go into selling your home from hiring a real estate agent to home staging and curb appeal enhancements. But if you’ve focused mostly on finding the right realtor and too little on curb appeal, you could be putting yourself at a disadvantage. Never underestimate the power of a great first impression, which starts with the outside of your home. When... read more
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