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What Do You Want (Need) In Your First Home?

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 28, 2017 in  First Time Homebuyer  Moving  Tips
During the home buying process, once you have all your financial papers in order, you've been pre-approved for a mortgage and know how much you want to spend, then the fun can really begin!  Searching for your new home! Maybe you already know exactly what your dream home will look like...or perhaps you are open to anything.  This is the time to start thinking about what is important to you in a home.  Knowing what you want and the things you need in a home will make the search easier for you and for ... read more
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Do Open Houses Work?

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 22, 2017 in  buyer  First Time Homebuyer  Real Estate
The world of real estate is constantly changing and ever evolving.  This means certain practices must adapt.  For example in many offices there used to be a book kept at a desk for agents that the office manager would print out and put every new listing in as it came on the market.  Agents could flip through it with clients to show them what was available.  Obviously this was not the most efficient way to know a markets inventory (not to mention a giant waste of paper!)  Now thanks to a lit... read more
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Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 18, 2017 in  Decor  Holiday  Tips
When you are busy decking the halls and trimming the tree it's important to remember some tips to stay safe! There are 12,500 ER visits each year due to holiday accidents and 300 fires from Christmas trees!  Keep in mind the following suggestions to keep your family safe and your holidays merry. TREES: ~If you are buying an artificial tree make sure it has a label stating that it is "Fire Resistant". ~If you will be getting a live tree check for freshness!  If the needles break off easily and snap i... read more
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20 Home Hacks To Make Life A Little Easier

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 14, 2017 in  Decor  DIY  Inspired by Pinterest  Storage  Tips
Ever have one of those "why didn't I think of that?!" moments? This list of simple but genius tricks & tips for the home will have you saying "why didn't I think of that?!" about 20 times over.   #1 - HIDE-A-KEY Glue a rock or pinecone to the top of an empty pill bottle, place your spare key inside the bottle and bury it so that only the top shows.   Photo Credit: www.thriftyfun.com   #2 - PAINT STATION Use an old water container as a DIY paint station   Photo Credit: http://www.... read more
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7 Kitchen Remodel Trends

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 12, 2017 in  DIY  Inspired by Pinterest  Storage  Trends
The kitchen continues to be one of the most important rooms in any home. It is where the delicious smells of dinner cooking come from, where family and friends gather, where the cookies are baked and where homework is done at the counter. As a home buyer it can make or break the deal. It is a popular place for homeowners to begin a remodel project because a freshened up kitchen can change the whole feel of the house. It can also help with selling your home.Here are some big trends in kitchen remodeling:1.  Qua... read more
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