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Monthly Archives: October 2015

    Buying Your First Home

    By The Riffle Group | October 16, 2015

    Now that you’ve made the decision to purchase your first home, a hearty congratulations is in order! Becoming a homeowner, especially for the first time, can stir up some feelings of anxiety and excitement. With the knowledge that you gain through individual research and the help of your REALTOR®, you will soon begin to feel... Read More

    Celebrating New Year’s With Young Children

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    Partying until midnight may not be in the cards for you come New Year’s Eve if you have small children. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time ringing in the New Year! Kids can get in on the fun, too, you will just have to make your plans for earlier in the... Read More

    Homeowner’s Associations – What You Need To Know

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    As you begin looking for a home to purchase, you will start to come across houses that have a homeowner’s association. This is an association made up of the people who own homes in the area, created to help maintain certain standards in the community. They set rules and regulations for all kinds of things,... Read More

    Selling Your Home During The Holidays

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    The process of selling your home at any time of the year can be a stressful experience, but if you are trying to sell your home during the busy holiday season it may seem to be almost impossible. The battle to keep your home in model condition and host open houses while at the same... Read More

    Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their property. Home Is Priced Too High  This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more... Read More

    Ten Most Forgotten Items During A Move

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    When moving day arrives, there’s nothing quite like the nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something. But, don’t let the moving blues get you down because there are a few tricks that you can use to make sure that you don’t leave anything behind. A good rule of thumb is that the last things that you... Read More

    Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    Paying off your mortgage is one of the biggest financial goals of most homeowners, and retiring debt-free can certainly give your golden years a greater sense of financial freedom and stability. Whether you’re nearing retirement age or are just looking to reduce your largest debt load more quickly, here are some great tips for paying... Read More

    Decorating For Thanksgiving Using The Bounty Of The Season

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time spent with family and friends. It is also the time of year when we can spend a lot of money, and in these tough times finding ways to save during the holidays is always welcome. Using the natural bounty available at this time of year... Read More

    A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood – Which Matters More?

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    When you start shopping for a home, you probably have a very specific image of what you would like that home to look like. You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home. Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality compromises are often... Read More

    Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter

    By The Riffle Group | October 15, 2015

    The beauty and relaxation that your garden can provide you and your family is certainly worth all the work you put in each year. Putting in a little extra work at the end of the season, however, can make getting your garden ready next spring easier and can help keep your plants healthy through the... Read More