When is a Good Time to Sell?

Find the best time to sell, before you plot your next move.

The best time to ask yourself this question, obviously, is before you actually need to sell. It’s always best to anticipate your future needs: is your family growing? Will you need a bigger home in the next five years? Are you in an

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4 Ways to Turn over a New Financial Leaf this Winter

Set your sights on a new financial plan next year.

Summer vacations, beach trips, weddings, concerts, bonfires and cookouts tend to leave our souls and stomachs fuller than our wallets. In fact, according to a recent Capital One survey, 87% of Americans spend more money on socializing during the summer months than any other

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Guide to Alabama Homeowners Insurance

Guide to finding the best home insurance in Alabama.

Whether you consider it a necessary protection or a lender requirement, every homeowner needs insurance. Standard policies provide coverage for dwellings, liability and personal property as well as additional living expenses if a disaster makes your home uninhabitable. Covered perils vary, but typically include incidents

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Let’s Talk Pipes

How to avoid the dreaded mid-winter pipe burst.

Burst water pipes due to freezing can leave you, your family and your home in a state of crisis. When water freezes in your pipes, it expands and that expansion can cause a rupture. Typically, the rupture doesn’t occur at the point in the pipe where it’s

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My First Rental Rehab: 5 Lessons Learned Along the Way

What you need to know before you take on your first home rehab.

A rental property can be a great way to generate income, but when a rental sits vacant, it can quickly drain your bank account. I recently lost my long-term tenants. As I walked through my empty rental, I realized it was a

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Homeowners Insurance: What Ohio Residents Need to Know

Ohio guide for home insurance.

For Americans in Ohio and beyond, a home is likely the largest single purchase we’ll make in our lifetime. That cost, coupled with a its significance in our lives, makes it all the more important to protect a home and the property within in. Homeowners insurance can provide that protection.

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A Guide to Starting Your Home-Based Business

Set-up your home office for success.

If it seems like more people are working from home, it’s because they are. Thanks to telecommuting technology and research from experts like Cornell University’s Nicholas Bloom, companies are becoming more lax about location requirements and many Americans are opting to work from home.

One of the

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Arizona Spotlight: Insurance for Mobile and Modular Homes

What Arizona residents need to know before insuring their mobile homes.

In recent years, Arizona has been one of the fastest-growing states in the country. It’s a popular place for retirees and snowbirds (people who relocate to escape harsh winters). Many Arizona residents choose to live in manufactured and modular homes.

Regardless of the kind

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Time to Clean the Fireplace… Again!

 

It’s that time of the year again when you need to start preparing for winter.  Is summer already over? Seasons shift quickly and as autumn sets in, indeed, it is time to make early preparations for the colder months ahead. Outside of cleaning your rain gutters and making sure your water pipes are insulated

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Preparing Your Home for Fall

 

How to prep your home in fall.

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to start thinking about performing seasonal maintenance on your home. Homeowners caught unaware by quickly changing weather and sudden frigid temperatures (particularly in cooler climates), might face unexpected repairs and aggravation.

Get your head in

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