How to Winterize Your Pool in 4 Steps

While a few lucky homeowners may enjoy swimming, splashing and wading in their back yards during the summer months, all good things must eventually come to an end — pool season included. Even before you can feel the autumn crispness in the air, it's important that you...

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5 DIY Halloween Decorations

It’s time for the goblins, witches and ghosts to come out and play again. So you know what that means… Halloween’s here! This year, give trick-or-treaters a run for their candy with these five amazingly, spooky DIY decorations. DIY Headless Horseman Decoration Via...

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Fall Home Maintenance Guide

Take Care of Your Home Before Winter When the weather starts to get crisp and cool, a different set of home maintenance tasks comes into play. HWA has compiled a handy Fall Home Maintenance Guide to help you protect your home systems, control your energy bills and...

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How to Breathe New Life into Older Listings

Don't dwell, AHS has the tips to help you refresh your listing! When a real estate listing stays on the market for an extended period, it can be frustrating and disappointing for the agent and for the sellers. If other homes in the area are selling well, it can also...

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Summer Pest Control Guide

Keep your home free of bugs and rodents all summer When it comes to controlling pests, many homeowners opt to use pesticides. But the chemicals found in many pesticides can be health hazards, especially when they're sprayed in and around living spaces. Inhaling these...

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Residential Mortgages 101

A residential mortgage is one option to owning a home. Where many Americans would otherwise be out of luck when it comes to homeownership, a residential mortgage ensures that is possible. Buying a home can be a daunting process, but when taken in stride in can be one...

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7 FAQs About Mortgages

1. What does the loan process entail? Qualifying for and using a home loan to purchase real estate involves a relatively simple process. An interested homebuyer first becomes pre-qualified for a specific loan amount. He or she can embark on a home search based on the...

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Get Yourself Mortgage Ready

Academy Mortgage offers these tips to help ensure you are ready to make what will probably be the biggest purchase of your life—your home. Your Academy Loan Officer and a reputable real estate agent can provide you with additional information and address your...

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12 Home Furnishings for a First Time Home Buyer

Before you get your first home mortgage, make sure you have at least some of the furnishings. Apartment living so often means having borrowed furniture or garage sale specials. Your first house may have the same feel, but at least it will be yours! Bed. You probably...

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Five Reasons You Should Stop Renting and Buy Your Own Home

Is it time for you to get out of the rent race and buy a home of your own? There are plenty of advantages to homeownership. And while buying isn’t right for every person or for every life stage or circumstance, there are several perks of homeownership that tend to...

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Quick Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal!

You know curb appeal when you see it. A house with curb appeal looks loved and nurtured, designed with integrity and accented with creative details. It has healthy, beautiful landscaping, attention to color and a welcoming approach. When people see a house with curb...

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How to Maintain Your Garage Door

Your garage door may be one of the easiest pieces of home equipment to take for granted. But when it won't open – or worse yet, comes crashing down unexpectedly – you're sure to take notice. Keep in mind these garage door maintenance tips and make it part of your...

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Refinancing Your Mortgage with Academy Mortgage

What does it mean to refinance your mortgage? When you refinance your mortgage, you pay off your existing mortgage and replace it with a new mortgage that typically has a lower interest rate, term period, or monthly payment. If you have both a primary mortgage and a...

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20 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring has arrived – which means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape. A good, deep spring clean-up is a tradition that not only promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized; it also helps carry the fresh-start feeling brought on by a new...

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Yearly Homeowner’s Checklist: Spotlight APRIL

We love everything about the home owning experience. From carpet cleaning tips to this yearly checklist, talking about the home is our passion. Find April's checklist below- INDOORS -Wash and/or vacuum curtains and blinds. -Wipe down baseboards and moldings. Touch up...

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Why The Century 21® System?

JOIN THE RELENTLESS Did you know 51% of people have regrets about the real estate process and 68% don’t trust real estate agents?*  We were stunned by those statistics too and believe it’s time to change the game. With more brand awareness** than any other real estate...

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Tool Series: Licensing Process

What are the education requirements for licensure? Apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card Complete a 90 hour pre-license class and pass school test Pass the National and State Real Estate Exam with a 75% or higher Take a 6 hour Contract Writing Class Hire on with a...

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