Helpful Hints, Ideas, and Information

16 Things to Do Immediately After Buying a Home and You Receive Your Keys

By Laura Monley | Jan 24, 2024

Redfin article December 18, 2023 by Julia Weaver Updated on January 9th, 2024 Congratulations on your new home! Successfully closing on a house in today’s market is an achievement worth celebrating. After navigating through the phases of house hunting, making the offer, securing a mortgage, finally closing the deal, you might be wondering what happens […]

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13 Winter Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off

By Laura Monley | Jan 24, 2024

From Redfin January 18, 2024 by Jenna Hall   Winter is a season that often brings the desire to hunker down, stay warm, and make the most of our indoor spaces. Whether you’re aiming to fortify your home against the elements, modernize key areas, or simply elevate its overall ambiance, these projects are sure to […]

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Guide to first-time homebuyer loans and programs

By Laura Monley | Jan 24, 2024

If you’ve never owned a home before — or it’s been a while since you have — you might qualify for a first-time homebuyer loan or assistance. First-time buyer loans typically have more flexible requirements, such as a lower down payment and credit score. Many help buyers with closing costs and the down payment through […]

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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

By Laura Monley | Dec 29, 2023

In today’s competitive real estate market, you may wonder if it’s better to rent a place or buy a home. Purchasing a residence can provide more privacy and future investment potential, while renting allows for more flexibility and less maintenance. Both options have a myriad of pros and cons, but it ultimately will depend on […]

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7 Tips for Creating a Healthier Home in the New Year

By Laura Monley | Dec 4, 2023

When it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, the little things can add up and make a considerable impact! It’s not just about hitting the gym or eating right – it’s also about creating a healthier home environment and adopting habits that promote overall well-being. To help you on your journey, here are some tips.. […]

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10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend

By Laura Monley | Dec 4, 2023

Story by Amelia Ritter Happy holidays from Detroit! Whether you’re looking to deck the halls, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or just make the most of the winter wonderland, check out these 10 can’t-miss events and things to do happening in the city and the metro area this weekend, December 8-10! […]

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Tips For Selling An Older Home

By Laura Monley | Nov 30, 2023

Consider Opening up the Interior Older homes tend to have less open interiors, especially those that were built before the age of central heating and cooling. Taking steps to open up the floor plan will help the interior of the home feel more modern and may even make the home’s heating and cooling system more […]

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Buying & Selling At The Same Time

By Laura Monley | Nov 27, 2023

Do you need to buy and sell at the same time and you’re feeling confused by the juggling act that comes with it? You definitely aren’t alone! I find that my clients have to do some mental gymnastics to figure out what their best plan of attack is when they have a home to sell […]

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3 Reasons Not to Buy the Best House in the Neighborhood

By Laura Monley | Nov 27, 2023

KEY POINTS There are many things to think about when you’re looking for a house to buy. It may sound counterintuitive, but you generally don’t want to buy the best house in the neighborhood. There are considerable downsides to buying the best house in the area, including the effect on your home’s value When you […]

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