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A Bassford Holiday Message

By rbadmin on December 20, 2019

The holidays are a tricky time to try and sell a home. We say this not only in mind of those who are looking to buy (it is a fact that there are more prospective buyers in the warmer, lighter months), but also for those who are attempting to sell. Here we are, in the heart of a season when people are encouraged to gather together in warm homes, surround themselves with people they love, decorate trees with bright colors and quirky ornaments and yet you are also attempting to move somewhere else. Especially for those with children (but also for those who simply love the season), how can you ensure that your holidays are merry and bright while also trying to keep your home ready for showings?

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How to Build the Perfect Home Gym

By The Bassford Team on March 7, 2019

Working out doesn’t have to be so much work. Ditching the gym membership for a home gym pays off in privacy, freedom, convenience, time efficiency, and cost! Here are 5 simple steps for building the perfect home gym.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

Tiny Home Plans? 5 Tips for Downsizing

By The Bassford Team on March 6, 2019

Whether you wish to reduce your impact on the environment or just want to live a simpler life, downsizing may be the next big step to reaching your tiny home plans. If you’re ready to take the leap to downsize and declutter, here are a few tips to help get you started.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

5 Reasons School Ratings Matter (Whether You Have Kids or Not)

By The Bassford Team on March 6, 2019

Schools can have a big impact on property value and quality of life. If you’re buying a home, here are a few reasons local school ratings matter, even if you don’t have kids.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

Four Benefits of a Tiny Home Lifestyle

By The Bassford Team on March 6, 2019

At RE/MAX, our global network of real estate agents work tirelessly to find homes that match your life with your style. From Tudor estates to mid-century modern ranches, home styles can be as unique as the families who reside in them.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move

By The Bassford Team on March 6, 2019

Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

First-time Homebuyers: You’re Closer to a Down Payment Than You Think

By The Bassford Team on March 4, 2019

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home.

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5 Budgeting Tips For Homebuying

By The Bassford Team on March 4, 2019

Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest financial transactions you make, and preparing your budget beforehand makes the home buying process much less stressful. The following tips and expert insight can help you get your budget in order before you make the big transaction.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

3 Tips for the Ultimate Staycation

By The Bassford Team on March 4, 2019

The temperature is warming up, the kids are finishing school and plans for what’s next this summer are being made. Are you dreaming of unplugging from work and other responsibilities and, at the same time, looking to save up to make your next home purchase? You can do it all with a well-planned staycation that allows you to relax, recharge and enjoy some down time in the comfort of your own home. Here are three tips to get you started.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

Tiny Home, Tiny Wedding: 4 Tips for Budget-Conscious Couples

By The Bassford Team on March 4, 2019

Wedding season is in full swing this time of the year and if you’re one of thousands of couples stressing out about the expense of a large wedding – you’re not alone. Similar to the trend of tiny home living, microweddings are for couples who want to save money while making the wedding experience more meaningful. Here are four ways you can incorporate tiny home living into your big day while staying on budget.

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Posted in: Moving and Selling

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