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Homeowner Tips

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Fall 2018 Real Estate Market Update

10.29.18 | Posted in: Homeowner TipsTalk with JudyVideo

  This last Quarter, I had the opportunity to attend a national real estate conference where I was able to pick up many great facts on market trends and how to better market my client’s listings. Here is your fall 2018 market update: 95th Month of Job Growth When we think about job growth, this […]

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Using Neutral Color Decor With Accents

5.17.18 | Posted in: Home DesignHomeowner Tips

The power of neutral color can play to your advantage on the market because buyers have different tastes in color. This is why using neutral color within your home is something that we recommend to sellers. Neutralizing can help a potential buyer better visualize their family living in your home. And if a buyer can […]

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Peg Melanaphy and Judy Craig

Utilizing Wall Stencils Instead of Wallpaper | Peg of Interiors of Stillwater

3.22.18 | Posted in: Home DesignHomeowner TipsTalk with JudyVideo

  Peg Melanaphy is a great friend of mine who owns Interiors of Stillwater and her video on oak woodwork was a big hit a few years back, so I brought her back to talk about her new endeavor with wall stencils. Peg recently started Gypsy Mint Stencil Co. and has helped families beautify their […]

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Is Now The Right Time To Downsize?

11.16.17 | Posted in: Homeowner TipsTalk with JudyVideo

One of the big challenges that we find is downsizing from the big house that we’ve raised our kids in to looking for that less-is-more high-quality property. It’s a big challenge to have that conversation, so follow the link below to download our free Downsize with Distinction guide. This guide will help you think about […]

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common homeowner missteps

Common Homeowner Missteps

6.16.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Congratulations! You closed on your home, keys in hand, you are ready to conquer home ownership! Here are some common homeowner missteps to watch out for! #1: Going with the cheapest contractor or lowest bid, although it seems tempting to save money … It may cost you in the long run. A simple way to check […]

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getting your home ready for summer

Getting Your Home Ready for Summer

6.9.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

As we are transitioning out of cold weather and spring, the elements can do a number on your home! here are a few tips for home maintenance for an easy transition into summer: It’s time to say goodbye to winter, bringing the outdoors into your home is the perfect way to spruce your home up and give it […]

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It’s Almost Patio Season

5.2.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

The weather is getting warmer, the nights are getting longer, and if you’re like most midwesterners you’re probably getting excited about patio season! After being cooped up all winter there’s nothing better than sitting back and relaxing outdoors with a grill, next to a fire, or just under the stars. Whether cozy and casual or shrouded […]

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How to Navigate the Emotional Aspects of Downsizing Your Home

4.18.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Key insights Downsizing your family home can be an emotionally complex process; be sure not to rush it Whether you’re overly sentimental or tend to throw away everything in sight, it’s important to pair up with your opposite to keep yourself in check Part of downsizing is letting go. Even if your loved ones can’t […]

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How First-Time Homebuyers can Build Better Credit and Become Mortgage-Eligible

4.11.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Key insights Many millennials are nixing credit cards, but finding that a weak credit history can hurt their chances of homeownership Building credit can take a while, but there are ways to boost your score in the short-term It’s important to have a history of loan repayment, as well as responsible credit card usage, to […]

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Tips for Opening Your Cabin or Lake Home After a Long Winter

3.24.17 | Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Key insights Check your insurance, registration and utilities before heading up for the first cabin weekend of the year Know what to look for before you turn on systems, appliances and electricity after a long winter away Spend a few hours taking inventory of all the basics you’ll need to enjoy the perfect season on […]

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