Home Ownership

Feb. 15, 2022

Home Ownership Tips and Topics

Posted in Home Ownership
Nov. 10, 2021

Questions to Ask When Joining an HOA

What to Ask When Contemplating an HOA Community

An HOA or Homeowner Association is a legal entity created to manage and maintain the common community areas. Typically these "common areas" consist of pools, clubhouses, landscaping, parks, streets, and roads. The community's developer generally creates the original HOA starting with ...

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Oct. 12, 2021

5 Unexpected Costs of Home Ownership

Think forking over your life savings for a down payment was the end of the story? Unfortunately, there are additional costs that may surprise you. Don’t let them get you down! If you plan in advance, you can be prepared for the additional costs of owning a home.

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April 21, 2021

Making Room for a Home Office

Need a home office? An addition is not your only option. Rather than adding costly square footage, you may want to consider repurposing a rarely used closet or move interior walls to create more space.

ClofficeDiscover The ‘Cloffice’

Pushing Clothes and Boxes Aside to Transform a Closet into a Small ...

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March 20, 2021

What Buyers Should Ask When Considering an HOA

Joining a Home Owners Association? Know what questions to ask.

Home Owners Association rules (otherwise known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions or CC&Rs) typically include rules governing the community. Some HOA's have few restrictions, but others may have strict limitations.


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March 12, 2021

5 Steps to Clean Your Shutters

If you have plantation-style shutters in your home, then you likely know they can be a pain to clean. With so many surfaces, corners and cracks, it can be hard to really get in there and wipe away grime and dust that builds up. Whether you have shutters on your ...

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Jan. 15, 2021

Thinking About a Reverse Mortgage?

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Reverse Mortgage Basics

If you are an older homeowner it might be time to think about getting a reverse mortgage. This can be a smart financial decision if you’re looking to convert your home equity into money. Often a better decision than a home ...

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Posted in Finance, Home Ownership
Sept. 28, 2020

Decorating: Cluttered vs Cozy

Decluttering and decorating are typically the first steps taken in getting a home ready for sale. But a new home design trend called "cluttercore" offers a different take on home staging and interior design.

Home Decorating

As the name implies, "cluttercore" is characterized by filling your living area with a multitude of ...

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Aug. 12, 2018

Smart Homes: A Risk to Homeowners?

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Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners?
By Liz Dominguez

Glitches of early iterations aside, smart home technology has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and ...

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Posted in Home Ownership, News
Jan. 22, 2018

Heading out of Town? Make Sure Your Home is Protected

Heading out of Town? Make Sure Your Home is Protected

Whether you’re heading out of town for the weekend or packing up the entire family for an extended vacation, taking the time to make sure your home is protected before hitting the road is crucial. By taking the following tips ...

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