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Is your once-perfect home suddenly feeling a little less than ideal? Are you longing for another bedroom, a dedicated home office or space for the kids to hang out with their friends? Maybe your family has grown since you bought your current home, or perhaps you’ve adopted a dog and would love a large, fenced yard...

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Since our nation’s beginning 241 years ago, more than 1.1 million sons and daughters have died in wars. Those deaths have touched generations and are why we commemorate a special day for the fallen on Memorial Day. One way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day is to fly the flag at half-staff until noon, and then raise...

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About 3.5 million students are expected to graduate from high school during the next few weeks, says the National Center for Education Statistics.  After leaving the nest, it’s normal for a bout of homesickness in the first few months at college. Dormitory life doesn’t have to cause angst for those students who...

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Simple steps can avoid complicated and costly headaches when you’re not home. Vacation is a time to leave your worries behind, but a nagging thought that you forgot something at home can ruin the best of vacations. Take these simple steps to prevent things from going awry while you’re away from home. Two weeks...

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Your house hunt has begun. You’ve saved some money, met with a mortgage lender to get preapproved and are ready to start looking. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. Location, location, location. There’s a reason this saying is so...

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Looking for ways to show the moms in your life how much they are truly appreciated and loved this Mother’s Day?  Whether it’s your mom, stepmom, grandma or like-a-mom, here are five easy tips to make this a memorable holiday for the ladies in your life. Above all else, remember this day is dedicated to mothers,...

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4 Tips for Homebuyers

Posted in Buying a Home, Dream Blue by  •  05/05/2017

Buying a house can be a long process. Approaching it correctly from the start can save a lot of time and effort, and improve your chances of securing your dream home. When you’re ready to start looking at properties here are some tips to keep in mind: First, before you set out on your search, take the time to obtain...

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Naturally, new homeowners want to maintain and improve their new residence. Here are a few upgrades to help ensure your biggest investment stays in top shape for a long time. Make sustainable updates to the home. The cost of improving energy efficiency varies significantly depending on the type of upgrade. Installing...

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Moving into a small home can be a challenge, especially if you’re downsizing from a larger place or have accumulated a lot of furniture and possessions over the years. Fortunately, by following just a few simple tips, you can make the most of whatever space you have. First and foremost, you should go through all of...

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You’ve been thinking about buying a home – maybe it’s your first, or maybe you’re ready to trade up from your current space. You’ve saved a down payment, browsed online listings and are ready to contact a real estate agent so you can start looking at houses. Wait! There’s one more thing you need to do...

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