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How to prepare for property tax changes

Learn how property taxes can impact your monthly mortgage payment and ways to manage adjustments effectively Paying property taxes is one of the many responsibilities (and expenses) of homeownership. Because they may change each year, it’s critical to understand how property taxes are determined, so you can better manage your […]

Get to know your homeowners insurance policy

Learn what types of insurance are available, what’s covered, and how to lower your premium Homeowners’ insurance is designed to protect you against financial loss. Your policy covers both the physical structure of your home and your possessions. It also provides liability coverage for property damage or personal injury caused […]

Common household hazards you might not know exist

Most people feel safe in their home. They can relax from the cares of the world and find the comfort they need. But did you know that some of the most common safety hazards aren’t outdoors? They’re actually in plain sight, right in your home. Here are eight common household hazards you might not realize are there and how to avoid them.

Low-maintenance indoor plants and easy-care tips

Plants are a great way to spruce up your living space and add more life to your home. Besides being beautiful, plants can also improve your indoor air quality. And while you may think caring for plants (and keeping them alive) is out of your reach, it might not be as challenging as you think.

Do you know the value of your home?

You likely remember what you paid for your home. But do you know what your home’s value is today? Even if you’re not planning to sell your home or buy a new one, it’s still a good idea to know what your home is worth — because it’s probably one of the biggest investments you’ve made.

Times have changed the home-buying process

These are undoubtedly extraordinary times. We’ve all felt the impact of COVID-19 in one way or another. Many businesses and industries have taken steps to respond to the pandemic, making adjustments to serve customers in unique and unprecedented ways — and the real estate industry is no different.

7 tips for hiring the right contractor

You’re ready to upgrade your kitchen. You have the funds set aside, now it’s time to find the right contractor for your project. But as you begin your search, you realize hiring a contractor is not as easy as you thought it would be.

Organize your home office for maximum productivity

Working from home may be a benefit you enjoy. You can manage your day as you wish and avoid the daily grind of getting to and from an office. But whether you work from home every day or just a few days a week, you can maximize your productivity by creating a comfortable and functional home office space.