Tessie & Scott Poussard's Blog Posts

Budget-Friendly Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal This Spring!

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Top 10 Must-Visit Destinations in Maine : A Guide to The Pine Tree State's Wonders

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Navigating the 2024 Maine Real Estate Market: Insights and Predictions

Navigating The 2024 Maine Real Estate Market: Insights and Predictions2024 | You and Me Real Estate, Brokered by eXp RealtyAs we move deeper into 2024, the Maine real estate market continues to

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Decoding Mortgage Rates: With Leading Lender Expert Tori Doucette

Decoding Mortgage Rates: With Leading Lender Expert Tori Doucette2024 | You and Me Real Estate, Brokered by eXp RealtyYour Key to Smart Home Buying Mortgage rates are a pivotal factor

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Revitalize Your Space: Budget-Friendly Home Makeover Tips for 2024

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Choosing the Perfect Paint Colors for Every Room

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Mobile Homes: Why They May End Up Costing You MORE

Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Mobile Homes: Why They May End Up Costing You MORE2023 | You and Me Real Estate, Brokered by eXp RealtyDive into the financial implications of mobile home

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Unlocking the Secrets of Refinancing: More Than Just Interest Rates

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Is Your Home a Hidden Goldmine? Why Foreclosure Should Be Your Last Resort

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Is Radon, the Silent Killer, Lurking in Your Home?

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Who Pays for a Home Inspection? A Complete Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Stop Paying Rent and Build Ownership Equity at eXp Realty

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Common Real Estate Misunderstandings: A Real Estate Professionals Perspective

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Summer Home Selling Tips

Getting ready to sell your house? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work because there are tons of things to do before listing your home!Real estate agents must know how to

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Unwanted Guests: How to Handle Bats in Your Home

Unwanted Guests: How to Handle Bats in Your Home  | You and Me Real Estate |Prevention, Evidence, Intervention When you hear fluttering in your attic at night, your first thought might be

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What Buyers Want from Agents

As a real estate professional, you know that buying a house is a serious business for most people. In addition to making a significant financial investment, buyers often make an emotional investment

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Ways on Improving your Credit Score

Your credit score is a critical piece of your financial life. If you want a good rewards credit card, you’ll need a good credit score. If you want to get a low mortgage interest rate, you;

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Beyond The Surface: 10 Common Discoveries in Inspection Reports

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Top Hidden Cost of Owning a Home

Been saving for too long to buy a new home? You might need to save a little more to make up for the so-called hidden costs of buying a house so you won’t be surprised in the future. The

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Down Payment Saving Tips

Saving for a down payment to buy a house can feel like an insurmountable task. Between recurring monthly expenses, the costs of daily life, and paying down debt (which, statistically, most people in

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Home Improvement DIY Projects and Inspiration

Like many homeowners, you may have eyed a home improvement project in the past only to come up short on time or inspiration.Don’t feel bad. Nearly half (43%) of all homeowners say their

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Discover Litchfield Maine

Discover Litchfield Maine: Where Community Thrives and Adventure Awaits Welcome to Litchfield, Maine, a highly desirable community surrounded by picturesque lakes, rivers, ponds, and

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Unlocking Mortgage Approval

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Great Reasons to Upgrade Your House

When it comes to making long-term investments, the pandemic has made many of us aware of how much we should focus on refurbishing and upgrading our homes. For the past two years, quick decisions

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Unlock Your Future in Real Estate

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Unlocking Affordable Home Ownership

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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Thinking About Moving to Maine?

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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What Is More Important: The House or The Money?

Are You Ready to Buy a House?You'll need to consider more than just finances. If you feel like you're ready to buy a house, the first question you're likely to ask yourself is, "How much can I?

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The Importance of Earnest Money Deposit in Real Estate Transactions

Explore the world of real estate with us - from buying and selling to investing and home improvement, our expert team offers practical advice, valuable insights, and up-to-date information to make

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4 Reasons Why Home Inspections Matter!

Let's keep this short and sweet- because saving you time is my priority!Having a home inspection is a crucial step when buying or selling a property. A home inspection can help you identify any

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What Homebuyer Wants for their New Home

It’s a great time to sell your home. Demand is strong and sales are running above the pre-pandemic pace. Inventory is still historically low, but in June it began to rise as more owners listed

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Top Tips to Reduce Home-Buying Stress

If you’re in the throes of house hunting, chances are you’re excited—whether it’s your first home or your fifth. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride! Whether you;

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Ways to beat rising Mortgage Rates

If you're planning to buy a home and take out a mortgage to finance it, what can you do to boost your odds of qualifying for the lowest interest rate possible? When buying a home, you must know how

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Home Renovations That's Still on Trend this 2023

The new year brings with it hope for peace, joy, and happiness. For homeowners, it also marks a brand-new year of renovations for your home. Whether it’s finally transforming your bathroom

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Impressing First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home can be challenging for a first timer. After all, there are so many steps, tasks, and requirements, and you may be anxious about making an expensive mistake. But first-time homebuyers

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Living Room Renovations on a Budget

The living room is an important place in every home. Many activities can be done in this room. Starting from welcoming your guest, gathering with family, watching tv, reading, or just sitting and

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2 easy ways to invest explained in a 60 second video!

2 Easy Ways to Invest to start building your wealth! <CLICK TO WATCH! Let’s talk about Wealth & 2 easy ways to start your Investment Journey 💰 1. House Hacking is an incredible way

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Airbnb Advantages Over Hotels

Airbnb has been going strong for some time now and offers an opportunity for homeowners and investors to make a decent income from renting to guests. As more and more people have begun using the

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Things You May Consider for A Bedroom Upgrade

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It's the room where you retreat and recharge, gets dressed each morning, and unwind every night. Redesign a home for everything—from an extra blanket to the

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How Paint Color Affects Your Home

Paint is powerful. When used strategically, interior painting can change the size and shape of a room. Arrangements of colors and texture change a person’s perspective of the room without

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Is Magenta the Color of the Year for your Home

Home decor enthusiasts and those who enjoy color eagerly await the reveal of Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year. The 2023 color was unveiled on December 1, and Pantone chose an electric, bold

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Things to Remember Before Choosing White Paint for Walls

Have you ever thought about painting the walls in your home white? We love white walls! For me, they are the perfect background for furnishings and white paint makes a room look bright, airy, and

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Interior Trends for 2023

Interior design trends come and go, but if you’re currently in the process of designing your home, buying a new one, or just doing a quick space refresh, you’re probably doing a deep

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Surprise your 2023 with these kitchen Ideas!

Kitchens truly are the heart of your home – the place where creativity comes to head in the form of beautiful meals. Lucky for us, we no longer have to worry about making the tough choice

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Upgrading Your Kitchen Sink

When it comes to house cleaning, kitchens often require the most attention. While each area should be cleaned thoroughly, the sink definitely shouldn't be overlooked. The sink is the most important

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Poor Ventilation Is Reducing Your Homes Comfort

Is anything more important than the air that you breathe? Now more than ever, having a fully functioning ventilation system is key to good health. But how do you know if yours needs a good cleaning?

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Ways To Protect Your Home During Winter

Your home is your biggest investment. You decorate your home, take care of it, and protect it from all kinds of tough conditions. It’s important to secure and protect your home since it&rsquo

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Best Ways To Decorate Home For Christmas

Christmas is a time of togetherness, rejoicing, and relaxing, after all. It’s a time to down tools, switch off the screens, and tune into our intrinsic senses… Sounds appealing, doesn

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TYPES OF LIVING ROOM STYLES

A living is a place where friends and family gather most weekends and where we spend our evenings. It is where games night and horror stories take place and that is why it’s super important to

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Bedroom Furniture Arrangement and Layout Ideas

Your bedroom is called, and it's looking for some love. While we tend to obsessively arrange (and re-arrange, and re-re-arrange) the rest of our house, bedrooms often get left out, maybe because'

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Tips to Have an Eco-Friendly Home

Have you been asking yourself why your kitchen is so important?Well, from the food we eat to the metal and materials that make our utensils, there is not one thing in our kitchen equipment that has

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Backyard Updates on A Budget

If all that time at home during the pandemic had you looking out at your lawn daydreaming about your perfect backyard design, you’re not alone! We’ve seen a huge spike in people wanting

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Upgrades to Attract Potential Homebuyers

The key is knowing what upgrades increase home value when the time to sell inevitably comes, as your ROI depends on the type of house you’re selling and whom you’re selling to.As you

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Practical Kitchen Design Ideas For 2023

The kitchen is important because it's the heart of the home. It's where family and friends come together to cook and eat, share stories, and build relationships. A kitchen is also a place where we

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Essential Christmas Decorations You Must Have

On a budget? Don’t have a lot of time? Left decorating to the very last minute? Or maybe you just want some creative decorating ideas to add some Christmas spirit to your home?Decorating for

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Can Staircase Add Value to Your Home?

Many of us use stairways every day without putting much thought into their functionality or construction. However, stairs are an integral part of many homes and businesses, and at the very least,

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The Right Way to Arrange Your Kitchen Appliances

Kitchens have always been considered an integral part of many properties in California. Kitchens serve a variety of purposes for homeowners, especially when preparing meals. But apart from that,

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Have you chosen a Cabinet Color?

Adding color to your kitchen cabinets can inject personality into your kitchen which historically can be a boring and cold room. The kitchen is often the life and the heart of the home. And one

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Home Trends That Never Go Out of Style

What do you usually look for in buying a home? Do you look for ease of access or do you look for one that could give you a better quality of living?If you’ve been paying attention to trends in

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How To Know If Your Home Is Priced Right

Have you ever wondered if your home is priced accurately?Not every seller realizes how to price a home correctly. Picking the right sales price requires expertise, and it's also an art in many ways.

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Signs That You’re Ready to Sell Your Home

There are a lot of universal best practices when it comes to selling homes and it’s good to have a solid understanding of these. However, selling your home is a unique and deeply personal

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Essential Things to Pack for Your Move

Packing for a move? Don’t forget your first-day necessities. Whether you’re superstitious or not, a little extra luck is always welcome – especially regarding stressful, difficult,

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Bathroom Trends and Ideal Designs

It’s no surprise that, next to the kitchen, the bathroom is the most-used room in the house. It’s also the place where functionality is priority number one. How you and your family

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Homebuying The Right Location

Finding the right location is perhaps the most crucial aspect of buying a home aside from having the funds that you would need to buy it in the first place. One of the major concerns while

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House Plants and Why Are They Worth It

There are a few things that can take your home to the next decor level, whether you're an interior design master or still use the same furniture you shared with your college roomies. Certain

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Every Homeowner

There’s nothing quite like relaxing at home on those perfect summer days and nights. Yet as great as summertime can be, it can also shed light on all of those projects around the house you

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What makes a good Patio Design?

A good patio design can transform your outdoor living space – not just in terms of making it more visually appealing but also by adding practical touches that ensure it works for your.

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SAVE ON PROPERTY TAX- It's free and super easy to do!

HOW YOU CAN SAVE ON PROPERTY TAXES   HOW MUCH WILL YOU SAVE?  The amount you save depends upon the tax rate or mill rate for your town. Property taxes are based on the assessed value

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Why Staging is Important

Why Staging is Important Staging a house is the process of strategically arranging furnishings and decor to make a house look its best while selling. This may involve paring down and refreshing

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Which Heating System will Save you money?

  HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT   Compare Home Heating Costs -        EFFICIENCY OF MAINE Efficiency of Maine helps homeowners, renters, landlords and

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It's National Homeownership Month!

Did you know June is National Homeownership month?June is National Homeownership Month, a time to share our stories and create opportunities for future homeowners. Every year we like to

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Are you ready for Summer?

There is something about summer that just brings the life out of us, isn’t there? Well, those sun-filled, warm-breeze days are here with us yet again (thank goodness) and of course, you will

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Why Ventilation Is Important?

You may think that the air quality where you live isn't great, but it is often the case that the air inside is more polluted than the air outside. A good ventilation system will help expel a build

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Ways To Protect Your Home

Many certain factors affect your daily living and home. As you continue to spruce up the inside of your home during the COVID-19 pandemic (whether it be for a work-from-home space, virtual get

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Cool Ideas for Kids Bedroom

Decorating your son or daughter’s room can be an intimidating process. You want the space to look great, function well, and capture your little one’s imagination, but that’s a tall

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Top Trending Bedroom Paints

Looking for bedroom paint inspiration? Whether you prefer barely-there hues or are ready to hype up the drama in your bedroom, we have shade suggestions for all the colors of the rainbow —

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Does Window Placement Matter?

If you’re in the process of building a new home or renovating your current living space, you know that there are seemingly endless decisions to be made. For example, when it comes to windows

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Right Time in Replacing your Household Items

We mostly focused on home upgrades and outdoor changes but have you thought about how often should you replace these common home furnishings?It's pretty obvious when it's time to replace your milk

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7 Practical Ideas to Save Bathroom Space

Bathrooms Play An Important Role In Establish Your Home Value. When people are looking to purchase a home, the number of bathrooms and overall bathroom design is a top consideration. Because of,

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Lighting a Modern Bedroom

Beyond making a statement in a bedroom, the right type of lighting can make a room suitable for reading, relaxing, and, of course, sleeping. Whether you choose to go bold or outfit your interior

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Landscaping Ideas for an Enchanting Outdoor

The time to refresh our gardens around the house has come and you will be well prepared with these fantastic landscaping ideas to get the most out of it!Aside from location, curb appeal is one of

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Things to Consider Before Starting a Renovation

You know you want to renovate your house, but you don’t know where to start, right? Well, you’re not alone. Many homeowners dive into the renovation process with no clue of what to.

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Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

The kitchen has become the hub of the modern home, not just a cook space but a gathering place for family and friends and a focal point for activity. With all that goes on in today’s kitchen,

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Best Cabinets for a Well-Organized Kitchen

For many, the kitchen is the repository of so many good feelings and memories – and the way it is organized is only the first taste of satisfaction. The secret to a cataloged kitchen can be

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The Essential Bedroom Makeover Guide

Look around your bedroom as if seeing it for the first time. Is it a comfortable and attractive space, or is it a mess?Too often, bedrooms become the storage units of our homes, where we hide

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11 Best Home Indoor Decors for Inspiration

If your home is due for a design update but you have a limited budget and even less time, you're in the right place. We thought of 11 home indoor décor ideas to help you start. With something

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What to Expect on Closing Day (Seller and Homebuyers Journey)

Closing day. While you’re anxiously awaiting the moment when you’ll finally become a homeowner. Up to this point, you’ve scrimped and saved for a down payment, spent weeks

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House Hunting Tips You Should Know

How long it takes you to find a new property depends on many things, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. This process is complicated, and it can easily take over three months. For this

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Words to Know When Buying a House (A New Home for Valentine's Day!)

Are you thinking of a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Why not take and treat your valentine to a HOUSE SHOPPING this Valentine's?Oh no. That's not a crazy idea! Everyone would dream of

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Creative Tips for Designing and Decorating an Open Concept Home

Open-concept homes feel more spacious because of their airy, open design. The fact that they don't waste space on hallways and unnecessary walls also help. This allows you to get the absolute

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Achieving the Modern Living Room Styles

When was the last time you thought about upgrading your living room? Pastel colors make the room brighter and fresh. Most people have been to a house where the living room felt off-limits.A

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Tricks that make a Small Living Room Look Bigger!

The living room is arguably the most important in the house when it comes to decorating. It is the room where you entertain guests and loved ones, and it is where families tend to spend the bulk of

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Give Your Fireplace an Upgrade!

Looking for fireplace remodel ideas to make yours a more interesting focal point? A homeowner can often recover over 100 percent of the expenses associated with adding a fireplace upon selling their

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Entryway

For most of us looking to elevate and improve our homes, entryways are an afterthought: The entryway is your chance to make a great first impression on your visitors. Whether you have a large area

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First-time Homebuyer Common Mistakes

Looking for a home before applying for a mortgageMany first-time buyers make the mistake of viewing homes before ever getting in front of a mortgage lender. In some markets, housing inventory is

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Modernize and Update the Lighting in Your Home

While it may not be immediately apparent, one of the most cost-effective strategies to increase your home’s value is through simple and efficient lighting upgrades. Whether you decide to

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How Important Is a Garage at Home?

For many homebuyers, a garage is a necessity. If you own a vehicle, a garage offers safety and convenience, as well as extra storage space. Even if you don't need a garage, you could decide to sell

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Qualities A Front Door Should Have

Do you know that a good quality front door instantly increases your curb appeal?Curb AppealIf you ask any home improvement specialist or us about the importance of curb appeal, we will always state

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Kitchen Layouts

Getting your kitchen layout right is the most important factor in ensuring a functional and practical kitchen area. Whether your kitchen is small and cramped or large and expansive, a clever layout

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Christmas Home Decorations For A More Creative Look

Out of all the holidays, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity and design aesthetic shine. Do you know what makes the best time of year even better? Deck out your house with

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Housing Market Near Me

The housing market in 2021 is continuing to explode like fireworks. Experts are still seeing a post-pandemic rebound—we’re talking steady mortgage rates, job recoveries, and the law of

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Interior trends in 2022 you should give a Try

It’s already October, and in a few months, the New Year will start. I know this year has flown fast! It’s been a tough couple of years. There have been highs and lows, and there are

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TIPS FOR HOME UPGRADES

When refreshing your home decor, you don’t want to turn to an interior designer for every little change.  You’d drive them crazy if you did that! It is important to live in a home

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Unfinished Basement Ideas

Have you ever thought of what to do with an unfinished basement?Most design inspirations that present unfinished basement ideas are seldom hard to follow through because of the external conditions

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Home Trends For 2021

Interior designers are experts in creating more spaces, improving space efficiency, improving the functional usage of space, improving the lighting effect, improving the color effects, improving the

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7 FEATURES SENIOR BUYERS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A HOUSE

As any homeowner will tell you, there’s more to a home than meets the eye. Before 1960, when urban development began, senior homebuyers had a difficult time locating builders that could meet

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Home Pantry Makeover

Having spaces that function well is a must. One of the most exciting thing for your space is to give it a makeover, no matter how huge or small the area may be. Good pantry organization helps

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Bedroom Stylish Ideas

Your bedroom is where you rest and recharge after a long, hectic day, so there's no reason why you wouldn't want it to feel like a retreat. With a few simple decor upgrades and affordable decors,

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Ideas for a Backyard Makeover

Have you been thinking about how to make your backyard look great and relaxing? Been wanting to give your green space an upgrade and be trendier? Try this list of backyard design ideas that

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Things You'll Need For Your First Home

Congratulations! Maybe it’s your first time out on your own and you need some new home essentials. Now that you’ve found your dream home, it’s time to get ready for the big

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Dream Home Makeover

Been wondering about some wow-worthy before-and-after makeover ideas?You can easily transform your space in a flash, with clever budget-friendly ideas and an eye for reinvention. Don't forget to

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The Best New Home Features for Pets

Best New Home Features for PetsLots of people love their pets so much! They've been a part of life and have witnessed what's around. So much that a new trend in the home-building process is to

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Stylish Kitchen On A Small Budget

Have you read about the latest kitchen trends and updates? Have you ever wondered what the most common measurements for kitchen designs are? When it comes to the custom kitchen design process, there

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Tips for a Living Room Layout

The living room is arguably the most important room in the house when it comes to decorating.  The living room is where the family gathers. They spend most of the time bonding with each

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Technology Efficient Home

Technology Efficient Home A new home has never looked better! What is a smart home? How can this benefit you? Your home is your castle, so it’s only natural that you’ll

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Top 10 home trends for 2021 (Source: Maine Realtor ® Magazine)

                                    (Source: Maine Realtor ® Magazine)Zoom Room - A Zillow survey found

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Is Buying A Home in 2021 Even Possible?

Is Buying A Home in 2021 Even Possible?Is buying a home in 2021 even possible? Let’s face it with low inventory, bidding wars, and a race to see the house as soon as it’s listed is what

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Top Reasons Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent

With millions of active real estate agents over the country, you have your pick at attaining the right agent to complement your personality and one who will help you get accurately what you need

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4 Perks of Owning Your Home

Owning a house makes an immense variation when we talk about privacy and personal freedom. If you look at the long-term view, it's stated that you will always get your money back even if you live in

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