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Monthly Archives: December 2019

    Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While on the Market

    By Sue Carter | December 23, 2019

    Grout can be a real problem because it soaks up pet odors. Image: Meredith Novario/Offset Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell. Here’s how to de-dog your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell.... Read More

    Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

    By Sue Carter | December 13, 2019

    One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking to... Read More

    Seniors Real Estate Specialist

    By Sue Carter | December 12, 2019

    Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent with the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation? With over 2 million active real estate agents in the U.S., picking one that’s right for you is no easy task. Most importantly, you want to find someone who has a proven track record of success in selling homes like yours and... Read More

    Reverse Mortgages

    By Sue Carter | December 12, 2019

    What Can a Reverse Mortgage Accomplish? A reverse mortgage converts home equity into cash. Like a forward mortgage, the borrower’s home secures the loan. It is called a reverse mortgage because money paid in by the homeowners over the years plus value appreciation is paid back to the homeowners, who retain the title and continue... Read More

    What makes the best monitored home security systems?

    By Ali Dunlap | December 12, 2019

    Today, there are numerous security options you can take advantage of to protect your home. From video doorbells and security cameras to elaborate smart systems, you have more home security choices than ever before. For many people, professional security monitoring is a key feature. Whether you’re sleeping or jet setting, with a monitored home security... The post What makes the best monitored home security systems? appeared first on Read More

    Best Replacement Windows

    By Ali Dunlap | December 12, 2019

      Best Replacement Windows: Reviews and Comparison Finding the perfect replacement window for your home can be tough, especially when you have so many options to choose from. To choose the best option for your needs, you should consider factors like material type, window style, frame type, energy efficiency, and cost. This handy guide covers... The post Best Replacement Windows appeared first on Read More