Social benefits of homeownership

How being a home owner benefits your life Owning a home is more than just making a financial investment — it’s also about investing in your family’s social benefits. The infographic below from CAR.org sums it up well; being a homeowner provides: Educational success — statistically children of homeowners have higher achievement in reading and …

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The Road to Homeownership

Thinking of buying a home but hesitant to start the process? While it’s an unknown road to begin for every first-time homeowner, it doesn’t have to be treacherous. Here’s a helpful guide to the home buying process, taking you on the journey in a short and simplified manner: Do pre-home search prep: figure out if …

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Keep home maintenance costs under $300 a year

A little TLC maintenance goes a long way toward staving off expensive repairs. 1. Get up close and personal with your house. 2. Make caulk your BFF. 3. Give your house a facial. 4. Coddle your HVAC. 5. Show your water heater a little TLC. 6. Clean your gutters. Read House Logic’s article here: How …

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Creating a Kid-Friendly Yard

A kid-friendly yard doesn’t need to mean a lawn littered with weathered neon plastic toys. In fact, creating a great kid-friendly yard is less about buying equipment and more about creating an exciting outdoor space that offers plenty of opportunities to explore, experiment, have adventures, play, and imagine. And, fortunately, a lot of the things …

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