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Top 5 Overlooked Appliances and How to Check on Them

For most homeowners, the most attention their appliances get is taking them out of the box. Not only will this neglect cause them to get dirty and not run as efficiently, it can also be dangerous. Whether you’re buying a house or you’ve lived in it for years, cleaning your appliances will not only let them run better but will also increase their longevity. For first time home buyers, taking care of appliances may seem like a whole new ball game! In this blog we will cover some commonly overlooked appliances as well as how to clean them.

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Decor

How to Make Your Space Seem Bigger Than It Is

Square footage shouldn’t make or break your dream home. Many people want their house to look and feel more spacious, but may not be willing to make a huge project out of it. Here are some easy solutions which will help you make a small space feel more inviting and multi-functional.

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Home Building

Buying vs. Renting: Which is Right for You?

Deciding if you want to rent your next home or buy can be a daunting task. It may feel like the logical next step, or you may just be sick of dealing with rent payments and moving every year.

Either way there are some important things to consider before you make your decision. There are pros and cons to both renting and buying. The best thing is to know what’s best for you, and what fits into your future.

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Decor

How to Make Your Home Look Fresh for Summer

Summer is an exciting time. It is a great opportunity to bring people together in your new home. If you are a first time home buyer who has just moved in, redecorating your home each season could feel like a hassle. However, there are a few easy things you can do to give your home a fresh look for summertime.

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Home Buying

5 Things Buyers Often Overlook

It’s easy to overlook red flags when house hunting, especially as a first-time home buyer. We’re not just talking about the little things like chipped paint, broken doorknobs, or missing smoke detectors (although these are hassles), we’re talking about the big ticket issues that are going to cost a pretty penny after you close. Forgetting to consider the age of major appliances or the state of the roof can cause major headaches down the line. That is why it is important to go into the home buying process with a trusted and experienced realtor who will keep these things top of mind. Here are five common things buyers often overlook (but we don’t).

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Home Buying

When Is the Best Time to Buy a House?

You’ve been driving around for months, your eyes drawn to every “For Sale” sign. You obsessively check the online realty listings every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to sleep. You think you might be ready to finally take the plunge, but where to start, and when?

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Decor

How to Decorate Your New Home for the Holidays

For many people, the winter holidays can present a confusing mix of excited joy and anxiety. The joy almost goes without saying, but “the most wonderful time of the year” is often also the busiest – presents to buy, trips to take, guests to entertain, expectations to meet. It can be overwhelming.

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Home Buying

Buying a House Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Buying a home for the first time can stir up a lot of fears and anxieties, some of them rational, and some unrealistic. For instance, you probably don’t need to worry about a hurricane destroying your home if you live in Eastern Iowa, but sometimes there’s no controlling the imagination.

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