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4 Investments Worth Making in Your First Home

Posted by Teri Krueger on January 09, 2020 in  Helpful Info
You’ve just bought your first home – congratulations! Now it’s time to make your home feel like, well, home by undertaking some long-term investments that will not only look beautiful, but will also last you for years to come. The following is a guest post by Suhayl Laher In today’s post, we’re offering some advice for first-time homeowners on areas where spending a little bit more is likely to pay off in the long-run. From valuable aesthetic updates in key areas such as the kitchen, b... read more
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USDA Loans:

They're Not Just for Homes in the Boonies
Posted by Teri Krueger on November 25, 2019 in  Helpful Info
Have you heard of USDA loans? If you're a low-to-moderate-income homebuyer who doesn't have a lot of money for a down payment and who needs lenient credit requirements, you (or your lender) are probably focused on FHA loans. But if you haven't taken a look at USDA loans, you may be missing out on an incredible opportunity.  If you're saying to yourself, "But USDA loans are only for homes out in the sticks," that's understandable. It's true that the loans were designed to help buyers in rural areas. Bu... read more
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25 Good, Gross, and Ghoulish Halloween Party Food Ideas

Horrifying Finger Food…literally.
Posted by Teri Krueger on September 24, 2019 in  Helpful Info
There are just a few days of the year when you can serve brains, bats and bones without everyone at the table being completely repulsed. Now that October is officially here, the window of opportunity for serving frighteningly delicious cuisine has arrived. Here are 25 Halloween party food ideas that will leave your party-goers screaming for more. Bat Bites These bite-sized bats have an adult-friendly flavor from the goat cheese, cream cheese, and pesto mixture. Recipe Here Mummy Dogs A spooky twist on a party... read more
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How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps

Here are some tips on how to tackle the job.
Posted by Teri Krueger on September 24, 2019 in  Helpful Info
Packing up a garage when moving can feel like a chore. With a little planning, packing up your garage will ease your mind and possibly fill your wallet! Here are some tips on how to tackle the job. Guest post by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want ... read more
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5 Renovation Lies Perpetuated by DIY Television

Revealing the truths of home renovation and house flipping
Posted by Teri Krueger on July 23, 2019 in  Helpful Info
Revealing the truths of home renovation and house flipping We hate to burst your bubble, but it’s time the truth came out. Not all of home renovation is as it seems on reality television. Shocking, right?   You can’t blame us for believing. After all, reality television makes it all look so easy to find and flip a fixer upper. Renovations go off without a hitch. It nearly always comes in under budget. And in the end, everything looks amazing, like a picture in a magazine. But the truth of ... read more
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