One of the first questions that a real estate agent will ask new buyers is, “What do you want in your new home”? It might seem like an easy question to answer but identifying your “wants’ from your “needs” is an important aspect of your home search. Needs – A need is something that is […]

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Surprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home. There are still homes on the market which did not sell during the summer months, some at deep discounts. There are also homes newly listed by sellers trying to beat the slower winter months. At the same time, there are fewer buyers out searching, which […]

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1. Refinance Your Mortgage Sure, it sounds simple enough…mortgage rates have dropped, therefore refinancing is a no-brainer. However, it’s important to remember that refinancing your home actually involves paying off your existing loan and replacing it with a new one. And like that original mortgage, it may require an appraisal, title search, and/or application fees. […]

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Moving can be a stressful time for families. While adults and young children can find it difficult to alter their routines, it can be especially difficult for teenaged children. The teen years are a confusing time anyway and when you add moving into the mix it can be even more difficult; changing schools, missing friends, […]

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Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work? A short term rental is a great investment for a number […]

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If you’ve been looking for a new home, finding the right one is exciting. Now that it’s time to write the offer, however, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure the seller is impressed with your offer. Of course the easiest way is to offer cash significantly over asking price, but […]

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Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for floors. Modern homes feature hardwoods for counters, back splashes and even entire walls. Traditionally an expensive material to work with, there are inexpensive hardwoods […]

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Homeownership has plenty of perks. You can make changes whenever you want, but that also means you are responsible for making any fixes that you want (or need)! Instead of calling the local handyman every time something small goes awry, you can try out these quick fixes for common bathroom issues that arise while saving […]

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New school year…get a fresh start! Here are great tips to get the clutter out of your home and keep it that way! We are all familiar with the three piles – keep, donate and toss. This method works! Use it. Address one room at a time and finish completely before moving on to the […]

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Can you believe the new school year is only one week away?! Teachers are working so hard to make the most comfortable and inviting space for our kids so it only seems fair to show them some appreciation during this chaotic and usually stressful time of year. At Wade Works Creative, we are all about […]

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