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    Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | April 6, 2023

    Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks. The effort is worthwhile, however. A sanitary environment can keep you and... Read More

    My Home didn’t sell! NOW WHAT?

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | April 6, 2023

    When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can... Read More

    Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | February 25, 2023

    Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023 Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home... Read More

    2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | February 20, 2023

    2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You) Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have... Read More

    How to stretch your budget in a season of inflation

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | December 7, 2022

    Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budgetin a Season of Inflation You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings.... Read More

    7 Tips to Maximize your home’s sale price

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | December 7, 2022

    7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations. The reality is, it’s no... Read More

    Buy Now or Rent Longer?

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | December 7, 2022

    Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to AnswerBefore Purchasing Your First Home Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring... Read More

    8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | September 2, 2022

    8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However,... Read More

    10 Pro Tips for Smooth Home Move

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | September 2, 2022

    10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move 10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin... Read More

    7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

    By JEANNE GIANGACOMO | July 6, 2022

    7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them) No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into... Read More