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Thinking of Turning Your Home Into an Income Generating Property?

These days, homeowners are considering all kinds of options when it comes to making their home investment work harder for them. Whether it is the ever-changing real estate market demands or simply looking for creative ways to put your dollars to work, turning your home into an income-generating property may just be easier than you […]

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After the Leaves Have Fallen: Neighborhood Values and Their Impact on Your Home

As summer transitions to fall, perhaps you are really, finally seeing your neighborhood in a new light for the first time in a long while. During summer, perhaps you have been traveling for vacations, staying indoors more to avoid the heat, or maybe you’ve just not truly seen your home or your neighbors’ homes because […]

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10 Tools You Need to Invest in for Maintaining Your Home

As military families, it can feel counterintuitive to think about amassing a huge, heavy, and bulky collection of home maintenance tools to pack, load, store, and PCS every few years. However, the benefits of owning these tools might far outweigh any inconvenience they present.  By investing in the right tools you will effectively maintain your […]

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Why Doing an Internal Home Audit May Save You Money

When you first read or hear the word “audit,” it may strike fear in your heart. Perhaps you have spent your adult life trying to avoid an audit from the IRS. If the word audit sounds like a bad word to you, don’t let it! An audit is simply an examination or verification of your […]

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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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Front Yard Appeal

Fall is definitely in the air! Cooler temperatures, shorter days, and beautiful foliage are tell-tale signs that the seasons are changing. For many, the changing of the seasons is also a signal that it’s time to spruce up your outdoor spaces as you settle into the autumn months. Make sure your house is ready for […]

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Financial Considerations Before Starting an Outdoor Remodel

Outdoor spaces are often a key motivator for buying a home. Is the back yard expansive? Is the view incredible? Maybe the area that highlights a pool, creek, or water feature is a selling point for your family. As summer sets in, perhaps you are thinking about buying a home for the potential you see […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

Military families move every two to three years and with every relocation, a major decision revolves around whether to live in base housing, to rent, or to buy out in the community. For those who purchase their own homes, there’s always the end product of knowing that within a few years, you will either attempt […]

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Room Remodels That Are Worth the Investment

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies 2019 report, Americans spent almost $314 million dollars on home renovations and repairs in 2018. That’s a lot of money to make a house a home. As military homeowners, chances are we’re not in a particular house for very long. That doesn’t mean we don’t have laundry […]

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Things to Consider When Insuring Your Home

Congratulations on taking the plunge into homeownership! This new level of adulting can bring about many other new purchases and decisions. And we’re not talking about curtains and flooring here: We mean homeowners insurance. You’ve probably had to secure insurance for your car, and we hope you’ve had renters insurance in the past, but homeowners […]

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