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Let Yelp Help: Finding the Most Fun in Your New City

As most military families can attest, one of the most important things to do once you land at your new duty station is to scope out all of the great places to eat and fun things to do. Not only is a great restaurant meal and an entertaining outing a much-needed reprieve from unpacking boxes […]

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7 Benefits of a Commute: Making the Most of Your Time

Perhaps you find yourself with a decent amount of time driving to and from work with a significant commute. It can be the default to allow this portion of your day to feel stressful or like a perfectly good waste of your time–stuck in your vehicle or on mass transit with little else to occupy […]

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How Google Can Help You Organize Your PCS

So, it’s almost time to PCS again? This time around you have promised yourself you are going to be more organized and efficient with your time and mental resources, but where do you begin? Whether you have an immediate PCS on the horizon or one in the (not so) distant future, these eight Google apps […]

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Why Measure Local Real Estate Markets Against National Trends

What Measuring Your Local Real Estate Market Against National Trends Can Tell You You hear or read it all the time: “The real estate market is burning hot right now,” or “It’s a seller’s (or buyer’s) market,” or “Interest rates are at an all-time low.” When these headlines come across your newsfeed maybe you think […]

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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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Inside Out: Home Updates for Spring

Whether you plan to list your home for sale this spring or you plan to stay put, there’s no doubt that every home could use some spring-time sprucing, both inside and outside. Below are tips for some no-cost and low-cost updates. With that extra hour of Daylight Saving Time “springing forward,” there’s an extra hour […]

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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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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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