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Secrets of Small Home Living

Maybe you have seen one of the dozens of television shows touting the benefits and blessings of tiny homes. As a military family who relocates frequently, you have either scoffed at the possibility of having too much stuff to fit into such a diminutive dwelling as you relocate every few years, or you have been […]

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Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage

One area that many homebuyers may overlook is earnestly shopping around for the best mortgage loan. Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most people will make during their lifetimes and comparing products and characteristics of a home mortgage is vital. It could end up saving you thousands of dollars over the life […]

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The Old Way is Out: New Ways a Real Estate Pro Can Help You

As time evolves and technology advances, nearly every industry feels the impact. The real estate industry is no different. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the internet and tech innovations have changed many components of buyers and sellers working with professional real estate agents.  Many processes and much of the access to information needed […]

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Pros of Using a Real Estate Pro(fessional)

“You should consider using a real estate professional,” says the real estate professional. This sounds obvious, ironic, and too on the nose, right? It is akin to a tax professional enumerating the benefits of filing your taxes with a CPA or a personal trainer telling you that it’s preferable to lose weight and get healthier […]

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What Do You Love About Your Home? Seeing Your Home Through a Buyer’s Eyes

There’s no denying that no one loves your home like you do. The way you have your furniture arranged for maximum livability, favorite photos, and sentimental items displayed, as well as the practical and functional use of all manner of appliances and gadgets is what makes your home uniquely yours.  When it comes to potential […]

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Biggest House on the Block: How Price Per Square Foot Impacts Your Home Value

There are many ways to value a home. Some argue a home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Others look to an estimated algorithm provided by services like Zillow. Knowing your price per square foot (PPSF) and how that impacts both listing price and time on the market is an […]

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Ending One Tax Year and Preparing for the Next

If you had a Permanent Change of Station in 2020, you may have sold an existing home, turned your home into a rental, bought a new home, some combination of the three! Chances are your taxes as they relate to homeownership may be more complex than the average person, especially if you owned property in […]

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The Best Time to Put Your Home on the Market

There is a widely held belief that winter and the month of December, specifically, isn’t an ideal time to list your home on the real estate market. Statistically, fewer homes sell in the winter months than in the spring and summer months. Before you write off the end of the year as a no-go for […]

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7 Ways to Give Back This Year

‘Tis the season for giving back! It has been said before that people give with their treasure (money), their talents, and their time. Below are seven ways to give back as a family this year. Give Your Treasures Looking to do something meaningful with that stimulus check you stuffed away back in  March? Have a […]

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10 Military-Focused Nonprofits Making a Difference

The month of November is typically thought of as a month of gratitude and giving back. Maybe you’ve already maxed out your 2020 charitable giving, but if you happen to be looking for a place to give, consider one of these top ten military-focused nonprofit organizations making a difference.  According to Charity Navigator, annually, over […]

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