Why you need an agent to assist you with new construction

You’ve been checking out new construction homes—and are thinking about stopping in to see a model home. But did you know that once you talk with the representatives working in the model home—agents who are working for the builder—that you will be required to work with that agent?

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Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Like it or not, colder weather is coming. And with snow and ice looming, it might feel like Mother Nature is going to have the upper hand for the next few months. Taking the time to properly prepare your home for winter can take the sting out of those bitterly cold mornings—and it’s easy to do, according to our friends at HGTV. First, prepare in advance for things you know are going to happen—the heating bill will increase, you’ll need rock salt, and it’s a good idea to get the furnace tuned up and change the furnace filter. So set aside some money now to account for those expenses. You’ll also want to check your windows—are they drafty and letting cold air in? A quick fix is to stop at a home improvement store for clear plastic covering that seals the window area without obscuring the view. You can also caulk around the window frame to reduce air movement into and out of the house. Switch your ceiling fans to a clockwise rotation to push air downward and help you to feel warmer. This also saves you money on heating bills! If you’re a fan of warm fires in the fireplace, get your fireplace inspected to be sure that it’s safe for burning. A chimney sweep will clean the inside of the fireplace to reduce or eliminate the chances...

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