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Cleaning for an Open House

In order to drive buyer interest and offers, you'll need to put in the effort to ensure your home makes a lasting impression. Our real estate agents always say cleaning is the single most important thing you can do in the days and weeks leading to an open house. And we don't mean tidying up. You'll likely need to clean like you've never cleaned before. If you're preparing for an open house, we prepared a quick list of areas many homeowners miss during the cleaning process:

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homeownership goal

As 2023 approaches, it's time to consider your New Year's resolution. If you want to become a homeowner, now is the perfect time to prepare for your resolution. Our real estate agents suggest following this guide to help you prepare. 

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Litter Box Tips

September is officially Happy Cat Month, so take some extra time to appreciate your feline friend. Cats make wonderful pets, but there's one part of cat ownership that everyone dislikes - the litter box. Its appearance isn't attractive, and no one wants to have its odor or the sounds of a cat scratching away in the box invading your home's common areas.
With a few tools, some time, and a little bit of effort, you can hide your cat's litter box while still leaving it easily accessible for them. Check out these tips to help make your cat's litter box out of sight and out of mind.

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If there's one thing we could all take from the lovely people of Denmark, it's the concept of hygge. Pronounced hyoo-ga, hygge encapsulates all that is cozy and comfortable. But beyond the material aspects of hygge, there exists a desire to enjoy life's simple pleasures, to pause and find contentment amidst the chaos of living. What better place to introduce hygge into your life than your house? Here's how to incorporate hygge into your home and create a personal sanctuary.

Stay Simple

Bright color schemes might be bold, but they don't exactly align with the goals of hygge. After all, hygge emphasizes the simple pleasures. Keep your space uncluttered and clean and your color scheme neutral. Browns, creams, and similar colors encourage peaceful, relaxing feelings.

Cozy & Comfortable

Life is hard, so we should prioritize coziness at all possible opportunities. In your home, that means lots of cozy blankets, fluffy pillows, and feathery comforters. Another great way to incorporate hygge into your home is by creating a cozy nook or corner to which you can retreat when things get a little hectic.


Further increase the coziness of your space by lighting a few candles. Pick scents that calm you and your candles will serve as a great self-care tool. But it's not just the scent you're after; the soft, radiant light provide the perfect comforting glow.

Casual Dress Code

What you wear at home contributes just as much to hygge as the décor. So leave the jeans and dresses in the closet and opt for your coziest pair of sweatpants and fuzzy socks. If you really want to commit, grab yourself a pair of hyggebuksers.

Let There Be Light

The gentle glow of candlelight sometimes isn't enough. Open up those curtains, lift the blinds, and let as much natural light in as possible. Those soothing pillars of sunlight become invaluable for comfort in the chilly winter.

Bring the Outside Inside

Greenery in the form of plants are a great way to liven up the atmosphere in any room of your home, especially in your cozy nooks. Even if you don't have a great track record of keeping plants alive, you can still capture the ambience of the elements with wood accents in floors, furniture, and other décor pieces.

Light a Fire

If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, set a fire to create warmth – an essential piece of the hygge mindset. Few things can improve a relaxing night cuddle up on the couch under layers of blankets like a roaring fire.     


Tis the season for taking advantage of insane markdowns and price cuts on all your favorite items! Black Friday might as well be a national holiday, and like the rest of the big holidays, it takes planning to get it just right. After all, just about every store has its own set of deals and you can't be in two places at once. So check out this guide to 2019's Black Friday home goods deals and start plotting your marathon day of shopping. Click the links below to view each store's full Black Friday ad.


Head to the big red bullseye for great Black Friday prices on bedding: $30 weighted blankets, $10 Sherpa throw blankets, and $18 temperature-regulating sheet sets are just a few of the great deals you'll find. Make your backyard cozier with $40 off a wood-burning firepit. Outfit your kitchen with all the goodies you've had your eyes on, from $60-off pressure cookers to $40-off Keurig coffee makers.

Bed Bath and Beyond

Still in search of fall décor? Bed Bath and Beyond will be offering tremendous deals on a huge selection of autumnal décor, though that's merely the tip of the iceberg that is their Black Friday offerings. Find deals on items for every room of your house, from the latest high-tech hair-dryers and stretchy towels to air-frying toaster ovens and reusable silicone snack bags. No matter what you're after, you'll get 20% off your entire purchase with a Black Friday-exclusive coupon.

Best Buy

Sure, you can completely overhaul your home theater at Best Buy this Black Friday, but there's more to the store than that. Save up to 40% on major appliances like Samsung refrigerators and KitchenAid dishwashers. Best Buy is also offering gift cards up to $600 for purchases of two or more appliances totaling $999 or more.


Walmart has your kitchen covered on Black Friday with multiple deals on excellent items. For just $49, you can snag an air fryer, Instant Pot pressure cooker, or 20-piece cookware set. And at only $9.96, you can grab an extensive, 23-piece prep set, Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffee maker, and assorted bakeware. Beyond the kitchen, Walmart's offering great prices on vacuum cleaners, with several models available for less than $100.


Costco has one of the most diverse catalogs of Black Friday deals this year. Show your garage some love with $400 off a 12-piece cabinet and storage set or $300 off a handsome 72" stainless steel workbench. Start building the home gym you've always wanted with $300 off a ProForm treadmill. Or make your home feel like a resort with $1,000 off an Aquaterra Spas Brighton 25-jet hot tub.

JC Penney

Take your baking to the next level with the highly coveted KitchenAid artisan mixer, available from JC Penney for only $279 (normally $499). Planning lots of traveling in 2020? Upgrade your family's luggage for less than $100. And if you still need some last-second Christmas décor, you'll love Penney's 60% off sale for holiday décor and ornaments.


Whether you want to transform your bathroom into your own personal spa or you're trying to create a kitchen that would draw the envy of gourmet chefs, you'll want to check out Lowe's on Black Friday. Save up to 50% on a variety of vanities, toilets, fancy faucets, and more to outfit your bathroom with all the luxurious touches you've dreamed of. For your kitchen, choose from dozens of deeply discounted cabinets, large appliances, and more.


If your current couch or recliner merely offers the suggestion of comfort, it's time to replace it this Black Friday at BJ's. Save $200 on a cozy three-seat reclining sofa and $150 on a massive recliner. Or you can go all-out and save $1,000 on the eSmart Ultimate Massage Chair, complete with 30 air bags, eight back rollers, and speakers.

Home Depot

From all the supplies necessary for your next project around the house to new appliances and furniture, Home Depot offers an impressive catalog of Black Friday deals. Specials like up to free power tools or batteries with select tool kit purchases only further sweeten the pot.

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