November 2022

Data Collection and Privacy Protection

Data Collection & Privacy Protection

Warnings about online security breaches leading to identity theft are often based on worst-case scenarios of scams or viruses, but it’s important to be aware that normal online activity can also contribute to a decrease in privacy. Most people’s social media conversations, browser histories and search-engine activities are constantly contributing to virtual profiles that identify them as prime...

should you buy a fixer upper

Should You Buy a Home that Needs Work?

Imagine you find a home on the market that checks all the boxes. There’s only one issue. It needs work. Perhaps the paint has faded, or the kitchen is old, or there are repairs needed. Should you make an offer or buy a home that needs work? That depends on many factors, of course. The first thing you should consider is whether or not the home is otherwise ideal. If it has everything you want —...

Plans to make before closing day

Plans to Make before Closing Day

When you sell your property and buy your next dream home, closing day can come faster than you might imagine. Before you know it, it’s just weeks away! So it’s important to make the proper plans to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are the most common plans to make before closing day: Contact the post office to get your mail forwarded. No matter how thorough you are in updating your address...

Kitchen Improvements for under $100

Is it really possible to improve your kitchen’s look for about the cost of a takeout gourmet dinner with the family? Obviously you’re not going to be able to do anything major, such as replace the cabinets within that budget. But, there are many surprisingly low-budget ways to spruce up the kitchen. Here are a few ideas for kitchen improvements for under $100: Do you have old cabinets? You’d...

5 Easy-to-Forget Things to Do when selling your home

5 Easy-to-Forget Things to Do when selling your home

When you have a buyer coming to view your property, you want to make the best impression possible. So, you do the usual things. You clean, tidy and declutter. However, some details are easy to forget. 5 Easy-to-Forget Things to Do when selling your home: For example: Is there a mat by the front door for shoes, umbrellas, etc.?Did you air out the home as much as possible to get rid of any lingering...

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