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  • Embrace Wabi-Sabi at Home This Year

    BY Allan Kleer

    Are you exhausted from trying to live your best, most perfect life? Then maybe it’s time to embrace the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. So what exactly is wabi-sabi, and how can you apply it to your life at home? Here are some practical tips. What ...

  • Bad Cleaning Habits

    BY Allan Kleer

    The New Year is here! For many homeowners, that means cleaning and organizing to start 2019 off on a good foot. Although you may have the best of intentions, you could be making some common cleaning mistakes. By trying to take shortcuts, you may actu...

  • Throw a New Year’s Eve Party at Home

    BY Allan Kleer

    If you bought a home in 2018, it’s time to celebrate! Why not throw a New Year’s Eve party to both welcome in the New Year and show-off your house to your friends and family? You don’t need tons of money or time to prepare in order to host an...

  • Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

    BY Allan Kleer

    Is there anything cozier than a wood-burning fireplace on a cold winter’s night? Maybe it’s what sold you on our current house. Or perhaps it’s a wish list item for the house you’d like to buy in 2019. Although fireplaces can be charming an...

  • Title Vs. Deed

    BY Allan Kleer

    If you’re buying a home, then you’ve probably heard the terms “title” and “deed.” While these words are often used interchangeably, they are in fact different. And it’s important to understand the distinction when you’re getting ready...

  • Skipping a Mortgage Payment

    BY Allan Kleer

    The holiday season usually brings with it additional expenses. In fact, if you’re not careful, you may discover that you’ve overextended yourself. Perhaps you’re wondering what would happen if you skipped a mortgage payment this month. While we...

  • 2019 Resolutions for Home Sellers

    BY Allan Kleer

    Is selling your home on your to-do list for 2019? While selling a home can be a big undertaking, it’s much easier if you strategize and set goals. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months, why not use the New Year ...

  • What is a credit freeze?

    BY Allan Kleer

    Are you worried about having your sensitive financial information stolen over the holidays? Then you may be considering a credit freeze. But if you’re also preparing to buy a home, a credit freeze could become problematic. Here’s what you need ...

  • Buy a Home Perfect For Entertaining

    BY Allan Kleer

    It’s the holiday season, which means at some point you’ll probably be entertaining in your home in the next few weeks. If you’re somebody who enjoys being a host, then it’s important to think about that when you’re searching for a new hom...

  • Easy Holiday Decorating

    BY Allan Kleer

    Are you feeling a little overwhelmed this holiday season? If you’re buying or selling a home now or in the near future, then you may not have the time or energy to get into the holiday spirit. Not to worry -- you can still make your home feel fes...