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Are Small Homes Still Trending?

Are Small Homes Still Trending?

Even before Covid, and the resulting economic crisis, micro homes were everywhere. Whether that’s attributable to growing economic concerns like inflation and the cost of housing, a greater awareness of humanity’s carbon footprint, or the wholesale embrace of architectural minimalism, miniscule homes have received a lot of coverage in recent years.   According to this statis

Investment Homes: Should I Buy One?

Investment Homes: Should I Buy One?

By Chris Petry Let’s get the big question out of the way first: just what is an investment property? Simply put, investment properties are properties purchased or otherwise acquired with the sole intention of generating income. That could mean they intend to flip it, rent it out, or repurpose it for business purposes. Despite the fact that, here we go again, interest rates are a little hi

Should I Buy a New Home or Renovate My Current Home?

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Should I Buy a New Home or Renovate My Current Home?

It seems we’re always discussing the benefits of buying versus renting and vice versa. Yet, we rarely discuss the conundrum that faces millions of homeowners every day: should you renovate your existing home to suit your needs or find a new one where the needs will already be met? There’s certainly a lot to consider.   Are market conditions optimal for a move? The answer to

Sell Your Home This July 4th

Sell Your Home This July 4th

Every July 4th, you’ll see sign after sign, ad after ad, promoting some of the year’s biggest sales. It might even be the biggest consumer spending window of the year, after Black Friday. Mattresses, automobiles, grills, furniture… it’s all on sale. Act Now! If you think about it, is there any better day to capitalize on the culture of American consumerism than the day we

Making Your Home Heat Proof

Making Your Home Heat Proof

By Chris Petry Well, despite heavy rain providing a temporary respite, it looks like we’re in for another scorcher of a summer. According to predictions from AccuWeather, average daytime temperatures are tracking at 2-4 degrees higher than average. Which doesn’t seem like a lot except the average has been creeping upward for the last several years. So, what can you do to beat the im

The Value of Artwork When Selling a Home

The Value of Artwork When Selling a Home

By Chris Petry When we think of the things that tend to add value to homes, it’s rare that we consider personal effects. It makes sense. Possessions go into boxes and those boxes are transported to the owner’s new home where they’ll be filed, stored, or displayed once more. What if I told you, however, that the mere presence of certain possessions on a home tour or in a listin

Woodland Safety Summer 2024

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Woodland Safety Summer 2024

By Chris Petry Summertime is outdoor time. While most of us will probably spend that time lying on a beach with a never-ending stream of cocktails, some of us will prefer to journey into the wild untamed wilderness to reclaim our place in nature. Okay, let’s be honest, most of us will never step off the gravel of a half-mile loop at the local park but that doesn’t mean there’s

What Kind of Deck or Patio Should My Home Have?

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What Kind of Deck or Patio Should My Home Have?

By Chris Petry Okay people, we made it. It’s officially the first week of June, which means summer (regardless of the actual calendar date) is in full swing. If you’re one of those “ordinary” folks, you’re probably looking forward to spending a large portion of your off time outside, soaking up generous doses of ultraviolet radiation. If you’re like me, you&r

Your Dream Home on the Water

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Your Dream Home on the Water

By Chris Petry Despite a lack of fins, gils, or webbed appendages, humans sure do love spending time on the water. In fact, we built the whole of civilization around it. Of course, in those days, water was the most efficient method of travel and transport so it makes perfect sense that New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Austin… you name it, were erected on the banks o

Must Be the Season of the Tick

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Must Be the Season of the Tick

By Chris Petry Recently, after a bout of achy throbbing muscles and joint pain, I was tested for Lyme Disease. The good news? No Lyme Disease. The bad news? Methinks, I had an allergic reaction to a common medication. Ah, well. Today, we’re not going to speculate about the state of my health. Today, we’ll talk about a little preventative work you, and I for that matter, can do to en