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    12 Tips for Creating a Backyard Oasis this Summer

    By Keith Degnan | June 15, 2020

    Sweet summertime is finally upon us! From barbecuing and al fresco dining to outdoor games and poolside parties, upcoming warm temps mean it’s time to get your home’s outside space in order. Want to learn how to create a backyard oasis where you’ll love spending your days (and nights)? Here’s how to set the stage... Read More

    Getting a Mortgage When You’re Self Employed

    By Keith Degnan | May 31, 2020

    Getting a mortgage can be a difficult process, and getting a mortgage when you’re self employed even more so. Lenders look at a number of different factors when determining whether to offer you a loan and what the terms of that loan should be. And one of the biggest factors is the reliability of your... Read More

    When Is the Best Time to Sell a House?

    By Keith Degnan | May 22, 2020

    When is the best time to sell a house? Believe it or not – some seasons and circumstances provide an optimal environment for selling a home. Tax incentives, mortgage interest rates, migration patterns and the economic climate, in general, can all influence a housing market’s strength. Whether you’re thinking of listing for personal or financial... Read More

    Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

    By Keith Degnan | May 18, 2020

    The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it’s well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both in terms of appearance and in terms of functionality. And when it’s not, it can make an entire home feel dated and inefficient—which can be a big problem if you’re thinking... Read More

    10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving During Coronavirus

    By Keith Degnan | May 12, 2020

    Moving during Coronavirus? We understand that not all moves can wait. Sometimes you simply have to move – regardless of what’s going on in the world. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep your family safe and healthy while moving during the Coronavirus pandemic. To prevent catching and/or spreading Covid-19 during the moving... Read More

    How To Start a Flower Garden

    By Keith Degnan | April 24, 2020

    Do you dream of having your own flower garden? Flowers add color and dimension to your landscaping, and a major boost to your curb appeal, too. They’re also easier to get going with than you might think. Gardening is a skill like any other—and you’ll definitely put your green thumb to work—but with some TLC,... Read More

    5 Tips for Sanitizing Your Things During a Move

    By Keith Degnan | April 16, 2020

    Moving during the Coronavirus pandemic? Fortunately, you don’t need to spend hours showering all of your household belongings in Purell in order to avoid catching the virus. In fact, preventing the spread of viral infections is something that can easily be done in seconds with the right sanitation methods and common-sense precautions. According to the... Read More

    Mortgage Refinance 101: What It Is and When You Should Do It

    By Keith Degnan | April 9, 2020

    Whenever I’ve complained about my mortgage interest rate my mom has reminded me that when she and my dad bought their first house their interest rate was 16%—a far cry above today’s average mortgage rates. When they eventually refinanced to 7%, she said, it was like bringing in an additional income every month. And while... Read More

    5 Ways to Refresh Your Space

    By Keith Degnan | March 31, 2020

    Throw open the curtains, let the breeze in and brighten your home decor. With springtime comes a sense of renewal, and a desire to clean, organize and refresh — especially if you’re spending a lot of time at home. Get your creative gears turning, and whip your space into shape. You’ll be surprised how a... Read More

    10 Satisfying Deep Cleans You Can Do in One Hour or Less

    By Keith Degnan | March 23, 2020

    Giving your house a deep clean can be pretty life changing. Use these tips to knock out your most thorough spring cleaning ever — one hour at a time. Freshen-Up Mattresses We spend a lot of time in our beds — 3,000 hours per year, actually. That’s the equivalent of four months! So, keeping your... Read More