We’re coming up on the holiday shopping season, and if you want to make your home smarter with the latest tech OR want the perfect gift for that special homeowner in your life, here’s the rundown of the latest and greatest in smart technology for your home. Now, if you haven’t looked into ways to…

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grey house with wrap around porch

You’ve likely heard the buzz about refinancing in the news—rates are low, and everyone seems to be doing it. But if you’re not exactly sure when refinancing is a good idea and when it’s not, you may feel a little bit confused about whether or not you should get in touch with your lender. So,…

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gloved hand cleaning out gutter

If you’re selling your home, you know that dreaded day is coming—inspection day! That’s the day when you find out just what kind of shape your home is in, and most inspectors will find at least a few things that need some repair or work. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do…

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three 2-storey houses with fences and grass field

One of the questions I get asked most often by sellers is why they shouldn’t list their homes at a higher price than the one I’ve suggested. The truth is that there are some real consequences to listing your home too high; it isn’t as harmless as it seems. The most important factor in pricing…

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The whole world seems to be going crazy right now, but one thing is for sure— people are still moving. Whether it’s for a job, to be closer to family, or just because their housing needs have recently changed, people are still moving. Because of Covid-19, some sellers seem reluctant to list their houses and…

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nicely staged bedroom

We are beginning a busy Spring Market here in the Lafayette Area.  Homes sell quickly if they are priced right and show nicely. If you live in a show home and your house is always perfectly tidy, bless you and I hate you a little bit. For those of us with kids, pets, and spouses,…

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Kim House

On this day in which we celebrate love and romance, I can’t help but think how much I love matchmaking. In my younger years, I loved to fix up my friends romantically. It was a rush for me—putting good people in the same room, talk them up to each other, and watch the sparks fly.…

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2 story house

Last month I discussed the enormous population growth in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Doubling our population in 15 years means that we are booming metropolis! For residential real estate investors, this is good news! It means that more people are moving to the area, and these people will need somewhere to live. In the United States…

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In 2006 I was freshly engaged to a West Lafayette native and teaching high school in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.  My fiancé was sick of the heat and wanted to move back to Indiana.  I would have followed him to the moon, so as soon as the school year ended, we moved to Indiana…

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