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  • 9 Common Title Problems

    BY Allan Kleer

    Every home sale will include a title search. This is a process that helps to discover who legally owns the house, and thus, who has the right to sell it. While it may seem pretty straightforward, a title search can turn up hidden claims or liens that...

  • How to Make an Offer on a House

    BY Allan Kleer

    Making an offer on a house can be a very exciting – and very nerve-wracking – experience. Finding a home you love can be a challenging process. Waiting to hear back about your offer can have you on pins and needles. This is the point in the home-...

  • Heating a Basement

    BY Allan Kleer

    Finished basements can add a significant amount of living space to a home. But most basements can be more than 10 degrees colder than the other floors of your home. If you’re planning to use your basement as functional space, then you need to con...

  • Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

    BY Allan Kleer

    When you’re buying or selling a home, getting an appraisal will be part of the closing process. A professional appraiser will inspect the home to determine its fair market value. This will establish how much money a lender is willing to loan for th...

  • Selling a Haunted House

    BY Allan Kleer

    Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween. And while it’s fun to visit a haunted house in October, most people don’t want to live in one all year. If you think your house is haunted, or it has some other stigma attached to it, you will want to t...

  • Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

    BY Allan Kleer

    Are home renovations in your future? Whether you’ve just bought a house or are considering putting yours on the market, chances are you’ll need to make some repairs or updates soon. Without proper planning, your project could quickly derail and...

  • Halloween & Home Insurance

    BY Allan Kleer

    Although it’s fun to be scared on Halloween, it’s not so fun if something legitimately scary happens at your home. Halloween is the number one day for property crime in the United States. Is your homeowners insurance ready? Here’s a look at s...

  • Make a Great First Impression When Selling

    BY Allan Kleer

    First impressions really do matter. Most potential buyers will know within a few moments whether or not they are interested in your house. So what should you do when you have only seconds to impress? Here are some of the best tips we’ve discovere...

  • Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

    BY Allan Kleer

    Are you considering putting your house hunting on hold until after the New Year? While it may seem like the end of the year is not a great time to buy a home, it can have many benefits. In fact, now can be an excellent time to get a great deal on a h...

  • Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

    BY Allan Kleer

    Fall is here, and there’s no better time to make your home’s exterior look amazing! Boosting your curb appeal is an easy way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. By sprucing up your home’s exterior, it makes a great first im...