11 Key Factors That Make a Neighborhood Great

If you decided that it’s time to start searching for your dream home, always remember that you aren’t just buying into the house...but the whole community. This is why agents stress the importance of doing some research on an area before you move to it. While there isn’t one perfect neighborhood for everyone, each fills…
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6 Relationship Statuses that Can Impact Your Mortgage Application

When you are applying for a mortgage, your relationship status can have a direct impact (negatively or positively) on your mortgage-worthiness. Whether you’re committing to a long-term relationship with a person or a house, the decision is huge and all aspects of your life can factor into the final outcome. Here are 6 different relationship…
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7 Summer Items You Need To Deep Clean

It’s finally time to say goodbye to lazy summer days and hello to cool fall evenings. With the start of football and the changing colors on the trees, we know it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin spice lattes and bonfires become a weekend must have. Before you start celebrating the new season, there…
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6 Tips on How To Make Your Home a Forever Home

While everyone views retirement differently, one common theme we’ve seen in the housing market is that people want to stay in their current home for the rest of their lives. Of course you still have the active community wannabes and retirees working toward downsizing, but imagine what it would be like to not have to…
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7 Great Eateries to Find the Best Kentucky Fried Chicken

Ah, Kentucky...home of the best horse races in the world, awesome college basketball, and exceptional fried chicken. There’s not doubt that Kentucky is home to some of the best homemade fried chicken in the country; it’s where Colonel Sanders got his start selling fried chicken during the great depression after all! Over the years, many…
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Get Your Retirement Back on Track with These 10 Steps

When the recession hit, it hit hard. Hundreds of people had to dip into their retirement just to make ends meet. If you are one of the many people that stopped contributions to your retirement fund, you’re not alone. However, now that the economy is improving, hopefully your finances are as well. If you are…
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7 Useful Home Security Tips to do Before a Vacation

The clock is ticking down quickly to the next holiday and for some, it’s a vacation time! Labor Day is only a week and a half away; so if you’re planning on taking a vacation, make sure your home security is prepped and ready to protect your home while you’re away. We don’t necessarily want…
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The Practical History of Red Barns & How Red Hues Tie into 2017

Picture driving through the rolling hills of Kentucky and glancing over to your right and there you see it; a beautiful barn. Not because it’s fancy, large, or even brand new, but beautiful because it screams Americana. The history of the barn is vast. In early American history, there were typically three barn styles built:…
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Why It’s Important to Get a Disclosure from the Seller

If you’re a buyer in the real estate market, there are plenty of options within a contract that serve as protection. Last month, we discussed common contingencies that a buyer’s agent will suggest get placed into the offer. Another form of protection for both the buyer and seller is known as a disclosure form. In…
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10 Common Home Inspection Issues & How to Fix Them

When it comes to buying and selling a home, there’s nothing more important than the results of the home inspection. This portion of the process lets a buyer (and seller) get a better idea of the true condition of a home. Getting a home inspection completed should be a priority for sellers in order to…
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