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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Gardening Tips for the Lazy Landscaper

By The Bassford Team on March 4, 2019

By Kath Johnson

4 Gardening Tips for the Lazy Landscaper

Keeping up with landscaping can take a lot of time and energy. Between weekly mowing, picking weeds, and tending to all of the plants it can be a lot of work for those who are busy. Check out these easy gardening tips for those who simply don’t have a lot of extra time for a jungle inspired garden.

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