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"Deciding on a Townhouse

Deciding on a Townhouse

If you don’t like the idea of having people living above and below you in an apartment or condo but you don’t want to take on the expense and responsibility of a single-family home, then a townhouse may be the … Read More
"What to Do When Moving from Your Apartment

What to Do When Moving from Your Apartment

The time has finally arrived – you are ready to move from your current apartment. Remember that security deposit you handed over oh-so-long ago, when you moved in? Here are some steps you can take to make sure you get … Read More

What to Know About Your First Apartment

August is a month of big changes – especially for college students on their own for the first time and recent graduates renting their first apartment. As you get ready for this major step, keep the following things in mind: … Read More
"Simple Steps to Create Curb Appeal

Simple Steps to Create Curb Appeal

Curb appeal – how your house looks from the street – is more important than you may think when selling your home. It is the potential buyer’s first impression, and that feeling will stay with them no matter how beautiful … Read More
"Is Apartment Living Right for You?

Is Apartment Living Right for You?

After the economic slump and the hit to the housing market, many people have reevaluated the American Dream – sure, owning a home is still a great goal, but it doesn’t have to be at any cost. Apartment living is … Read More
"What to Expect at Closing

What to Expect at Closing

Should you schedule the closing the same day you plan to move? If you are selling a home and purchasing a new one, should the closings be on the same day? What should you bring to the closing? Are all … Read More
"Converting the Attic to Living Space

Converting the Attic to Living Space

Before putting your house on the market, are you considering an attic conversion? It’s a great way to increase your home’s living space without spending a lot of money or worrying about easement and zoning issues. Converting the attic will … Read More
"How to Stage Your Home

How to Stage Your Home

Maybe you’ve heard the term, but you aren’t sure exactly what it means – or how to do it. Home staging is putting the best possible “face” on your home in order to sell it for the best price — … Read More
"Renovations Worth the Money — and Those That Aren’t

Renovations Worth the Money — and Those That Aren’t

If you are preparing to sell your house and want to add value to your home without spending a lot of money, there are a few small projects that will provide plenty of bang for your buck – and some … Read More
"Getting to Know Your New Neighborhood

Getting to Know Your New Neighborhood

Shortly after moving from Florida to Georgia, I was baking cookies and ran out of vanilla. With a batch of cookies in the oven, I told my husband that I was going to run to the corner market and would … Read More
"Moving Company vs. DIY

Moving Company vs. DIY

One of the major decisions you’ll face when moving is whether to hire movers or do it yourself. There are pros and cons to both – here’s what you need to consider before deciding which will work best for you: … Read More
"A House-Hunting How-To

A House-Hunting How-To

Looking for the right house can be an overwhelming process. Driving through unfamiliar neighborhoods, walking through house after house, trying to determine if it is the right space/fit/community for you – after a while, you’re lucky if you remember one … Read More
"Considering a Condo

Considering a Condo

The idea of an apartment is appealing – no lawn maintenance, great amenities, and lower utility bills – but then, buying a house is an investment – it is yours to paint, remodel, redecorate, and renovate. So what do you … Read More
"How to Get Your Home Move-In Ready

How to Get Your Home Move-In Ready

Fleas in the basement … dirty marks on the carpet left behind by heavy furniture … fingerprints on the walls … grimy light switches … an oven caked in muck. You never know what you will face when you move … Read More
"It Always Rains on Moving Day

It Always Rains on Moving Day

Because my father was in the Navy, my family was used to moving – a lot. And it never failed – the day we were moving from one location to another, it would rain. During one particularly rainy move to … Read More
"What to Expect at the Home Inspection

What to Expect at the Home Inspection

After you’ve finally chosen a house, made an offer, and set up a closing date, the next big step is the home inspection. Don’t let this final hurdle intimidate you – and don’t go into an inspection without having some … Read More
"Space Transition: House to Apartment

Space Transition: House to Apartment

The big yard that constantly needs mowing, weeding, and sprucing up; spending valuable time cleaning a big house; the costs of replacing air conditioner units, having the roof redone, getting the house repainted; the long commute to work – you’re … Read More
"The Get-Moving Checklist

The Get-Moving Checklist

There’s no way around it: moving is hectic. Here’s a simple, print-and-go checklist of what you need to do and when: Before Moving Day: ____Properly pack and label boxes with the room and the contents. ____Begin a log of what … Read More
"Taking the Stress Out of a Long-Distance Move

Taking the Stress Out of a Long-Distance Move

Moving can be a stressful experience, even if you are only moving across town. When you are making a long-distance move, however, that stress is seemingly multiplied by the number of miles you’ll travel. Leaving friends, family, and the familiarity … Read More
"Space Transition: Apartment to House

Space Transition: Apartment to House

Life in an apartment is fairly easy: When something breaks, you call the apartment manager and it is taken care of. The grounds are tended for you. The pool (if your community has one) is cleaned regularly. Need exercise? Your … Read More