3 Things To Think About Before Going “For Sale By Owner”

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By Guest Blogger:  Hilarie Durrett

Quick: Off the top of your head, what can a real estate agent do to sell a house that you can’t do?

“Frankly, I don’t think a Realtor® does much that I can’t do myself,” a New Jersey homeowner told CBS News. After all, real estate agents just stick a sign in the yard, hold an open house or two, and fill out a couple of papers, right? Since you, too, can perform these duties, why not sell the house yourself and keep the commission money? read more

Your First Apartment

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Moving out on your own for the first time is a rite of passage for most young adults.  You are either headed off to college to experience your first taste of freedom and independence or you’ve just graduated and accepted a full-time position in a new city. The excitement of new beginnings also comes with some serious responsibilities. Signing a lease for an apartment is a contractual obligation and there penalties if you do not fulfill the agreement. Even beyond that there are other considerations such as Renters Insurance. read more

Thoughtful Ways to Bring the Outdoors In

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Increased Longevity When Exposed to the Outdoors  By Guest Blogger Karen Kaplan of New Leaf Interiors

Now that our weather has turned to spring and things are in bloom, our views are focused on the outdoors. It’s important to make the most of this and to bring the outdoors into our homes. Research has shown the healing powers and increased longevity of exposure to the outdoors. read more