May 2020

Found 4 blog entries for May 2020.

If you’re looking to buy a home this season — or thinking about refinancing — you may be wondering how things have changed in recent months. Many routine activities, including parts of the home financing process, look a little different now due to social distancing and other safety guidelines. Getting an appraisal is one such step that you may be curious about. Whether you’re moving up, downsizing or refinancing, we have answers to your home appraisal questions and more:

Q: What is an appraisal?

A: Typically, it’s a process in which a licensed professional comes to the home to look at it and learn as much as they can. Then, they compare it to nearby homes that have recently sold. The appraiser’s job is to gauge the home’s value based on the property

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Are you running out of productive things to do at home? These five spring cleaning projects go beyond cleaning out the junk drawer! Change up your living space. Tired of the same wall color? Paint it! Want to look at something new? Try switching your wall decorations from a different room and use them in your main living space. Got a lot of unused wall space? Create a gallery of photos, drawings, images, and things that make you happy. Rearranging the furniture in your living space will also create a new atmosphere you can enjoy. Deep clean the kitchen. If you haven’t had the chance to deep clean the kitchen, now’s a good time to start. Take everything out of the cabinets so you can wipe them down inside and out. While everything is out, give your

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3 Tips for Selling a Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Selling a home is always stressful, even more so with everything else going on in the world today. Many are choosing to wait until things return to normal to sell their homes, but other people don’t have a choice. If you need to access your home’s equity to get you through these times, if you recently inherited a home you don’t plan to keep, or if you need to downsize or upsize, you may find these tips for selling during the coronavirus crisis helpful. Price to sell.

The coronavirus crisis is impacting home values across the country, but the effect is temporary. List your home to sell, but don’t set the asking price too far below what you would have listed it for before the crisis began. Add a

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With schools, offices, and other businesses closed, most of us are spending more time at home with our families. If you’ve been looking for ways to keep busy, look no further. These boredom busters are a great way to bring the family together while keeping the mind and body busy:)

For Kids

  • Have a costume party.
  • Put on a fashion show.
  • Learn a TikTok dance.
  • Learn calligraphy or cursive writing. T
  • each your pet a new trick (with adult supervision).
  • Customize your toys with model paint.
  • Call or video chat friends and family.
  • Cover the fridge with art.
  • Make your own ice cream.
  • Learn how to do a cartwheel or handstand.
  • Build a blanket fort.

For Adults

  • Learn a new craft: macramé, knitting, drawing
  • Find a new
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