07 Mar 2018

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready


by Dorothy Roberts


Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage...


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06 May 2018

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

by Dorothy Roberts


According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged...

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Dec 2017


20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas

by Dorothy Roberts



06 Sep 2017

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

by Dorothy Roberts

“Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.”...


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05 Apr 2017

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

by Dorothy Roberts

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

04 Jul 2018  by Dorothy Roberts

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.   


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The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create...

01 Nov 2017

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

by Dorothy Roberts

Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

05 Sep 2018  by Dorothy Roberts

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes.


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Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or...

Get ready to “Deck the Halls” with some of this year’s hottest gifts for the home! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites … and there’s something for everyone and every budget.

Message us for a free copy of our guide, “20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget,” or visit our blog for the full scoop: 


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Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home...

01 Mar 2017

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

by Dorothy Roberts

More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a...


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03 May 2017

Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

by Dorothy Roberts

07 Feb 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018
by Dorothy Roberts


We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones...

05 Jul 2017

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

by Dorothy Roberts

04 Apr 2018

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home


by Dorothy Roberts


From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one...


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07 Jun 2017

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

by Dorothy Roberts

When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure...


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02 Aug 2017

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters


by Dorothy Roberts

04 Oct 2017

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

by Dorothy Roberts

INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through...


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If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much...

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve...

Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

01 Aug 2018  by Dorothy Roberts

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand for multi-family units, including apartments and condominiums. 


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06 Jun 2018

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move


by Dorothy Roberts


Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a...


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03 Jan 2018

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect
by Dorothy Roberts


Real Estate 2018: What to Expect As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and...