Getting Your Plumbing Ready for Winter

    Winter months can be hard on your home’s plumbing, so here are some preventative steps you can take to avoid problems. Fix any leaks. A leaky pipe might start as a minor problem but a winter freeze can turn it into a major problem quickly. Flush your water heater. Water heaters tend to build up sediment and should be drained periodically to prevent a failure. Shut off your outdoor faucets. Also remove all hoses from your faucets and store them indoors. Check your…

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    Buyers Local Update

    Save Now! Build Later.

    Many people assume that spring and summer are the best (or only) months to build a new home in our area. However, fall is actually a wonderful time to get started!…

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    Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

    Autumn is the ideal time to get your lawn ready for winter and to prepare your lawn for next spring. Here are some fall lawn care tips to keep your lawn looking…

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    Five Key Areas of Your Credit Report

    Ever wonder how your credit score is determined? Credit reports take five aspects into consideration… but not all aspects are treated equally. Your payment history is the most important aspect – and…

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    Buyers Local Update

    Best Ways to Build a Down Payment

    When it’s time to buy a house, how much should you have for a down payment? 20%, 15%… nothing? #GoodToKnow REALTOR® Kay Sway, Buyer’s Agent for the Krabbenhoft Team of Berkshire…

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    Dealing With Lowball Offers

    The process of selling a home can include a certain amount of frustration, especially when a “lowball” offer is presented to the seller. A “lowball” offer is an offer significantly lower than…

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    What is A Quitclaim Deed?

    A “deed” transfers ownership of a property from one party to another. Warranty deeds and quitclaim deeds are the two most common kinds. Both types of deeds contain the legal description of…