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What to Look for When Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Following the foundation, your roof is the most important part of your home. It''s the part of your home that provides shelter, and it's not easy to repair or replace. You might feel tempted to learn how to replace a roof on YouTube, but it's not worth the risk of getting hurt or doing the project incorrectly and causing further damage. You need to hire a dependable roofer to do the job

How Much Should You Spend on Pest Control Services for Your New Home?

Your new home is an investment for the future. Keeping your home in top shape by maintaining its curbside appeal and staying on top of seasonal repairs will boost its resale value should you choose to sell in the future. If you don't do these things, your home's value may depreciate over time. Neglecting pest control treatments can have negative effects on your resale value as well.

Our Fall 2020 Webinar Schedule is Here!

What is the Nationwide MLS? October 8th | 2 PM ESTWith My State MLS, one account has nationwide impact. Join once to list anywhere you're licensed with the same brokerage, send your listings to our full complement of syndication partners, and have your listings seen by our nationwide network. Join us live to learn everything you need to know to hit the ground running with our

What Should Go in Your 'Open First Box' When Moving?

Moving is exciting and stressful. Once you've closed on your new home, you have to plan your move, including renting a truck, hiring movers, and planning how to tackle unpacking. After a long day of moving everything you own from one place to another, you're not going to have the energy to unpack every single box immediately. The beauty of packing an 'open first box' is that you'll

3 Steps to Reduce Your Debt and Get That Mortgage!

Owning a home doesn't have to be more expensive than renting! In some areas, mortgage payments can be cheaper than rent. Even if you have a great rental, the idea of owning something of your own is tempting. Having close neighbors, the inability to make changes, and other inconveniences of rental life can make it hard for rentals to truly feel like home.If you are thinking of buying a

The 7 New Ideas to Freshen Up Your Bedroom

Are you looking to switch up your bedroom d├ęcor but don't know where to start? You want a new look for your space, but don't want a cookie-cutter design. You need inspiration beyond your Instagram feed that will freshen up your space!If you are looking for some new ideas that will transform your bedroom, here are seven designs to get you started!1. Eco-Friendly MattressesSometimes it's

In the News: August

SWC Realty Joins My State MLS Agents in the Parkersburg, West Virginia and Marietta, Ohio areas have been flocking to My State MLS lately. SWC Realty, seeing a new opportunity for their agents, brought their whole brokerage on board with My State MLS. Learn more about why in this article from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Read

5 Things Dog Owners Consider When Buying A Condo

Your dogs are your family, and you want them to be happy and comfortable in your new home! If you're buying a condo, there are some things to consider where your pet is concerned. 1. Know what your dog needs. Dogs have different needs based on their size, breed, activity level, age, and more!

How To Turn Your Basement Into a Living Space

In a previous blog, we discussed key reasons why you should invest in finishing a basement. But it's one thing to decide to finish a basement and entirely another thing to attempt the project. After all, creating a new living space is a lot more difficult than remodeling a living space that has already been established. It isn't easy to learn how to turn your basement into a living space,