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  • Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

    BY Allan Kleer

    You found a home you love. You made an offer that you thought couldn’t be beat. But it was – by an all-cash offer from another buyer. Although buyers who pay for homes with cash are attractive in many markets, it doesn’t mean you will always lo...

  • Tidy Your Home With KonMari

    BY Allan Kleer

    If you have Netflix, then you may have tuned in to the new show Tidying Up. It’s based on the best-selling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, written by Marie Kondo. In the show, Marie Kondo demonstrates her simple yet thorough way to de...

  • Is Winter a Good Time to Buy?

    BY Allan Kleer

    You’ve probably heard that the real estate market hits it peak in spring and summer, when kids are out of school and families have time to make the transition. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be in the market and score a great deal durin...

  • 2019 Home Design Trends

    BY Allan Kleer

    Happy New Year! It’s 2019 – are you ready for a home décor re-boot? It’s that time of year when many homeowners want to declutter, get organized, and try out new looks in their living spaces. Are you one of them? Then read on to find out what ...

  • 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...