Sara Robertson's Blog Posts

Buying Your First Home Know These 3 Things

I love working with first-time home buyers. Helping you find your first home, learn the home buying process, and guiding you from house-hunting to move-in day gives me the warm fuzzies. Here are

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5 Ideas For Making Memories In Your New Home

What comes to mind when you think back to your childhood home? For me, it’s when {insert memory or family tradition} at my family’s home in {insert town}. One of the best things we can do for

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Signs Of Damage In A House

It’s so easy to get distracted by the cute barn doors, the recessed lighting, and the shiplap walls – that we miss the water damage on the roof! Luckily, the inspection period is written in the

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3 Things To Do When Preparing To Buy Your First Home

Do you hope to be purchasing a home in the next year or two? It’s important to start preparing for your first home purchase as far in advance as possible. Here are 3 things to check off your to-do

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Sellers FAQs

When is a good time to sell?An easy answer is when it’s best for you! Obviously, if you are closing on a home purchase, moving for work, or want to get settled before the new school year, you have

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Fall Decorating On A Budget

Fall Decorating on a BudgetThere is something about decorating for fall that gives me the warm fuzzies! It may be the promise of cool, crisp evenings with brilliant sunsets, or the fact that fall

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Vacation Home Or Rental Property

If you are thinking about purchasing a beach house, city condo, mountain cabin, or other vacation property, let me help you do your due diligence. There is a lot to consider when owning a second

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The New Construction Process

If you are interested in buying new construction, know that the process differs somewhat from buying a pre-owned home. I can help you through the process!1. Decide on Your Builder & Homesite.If you

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Tips For Decorating A Large Wall

Have a large wall space that needs some décor but worried it will cost you hundreds of dollars in art? Not necessarily! Here are some ideas for filling a large wall without emptying your bank

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First Time Homebuyer FAQ

Mortgage-RelatedHow do I know if it’s time to buy instead of rent?If you know where you want to live, have a steady and secure income, and are ready for the responsibilities of homeownership, then

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Packing A Perfect Picnic

Summer is in full swing and with social distancing keeping us from frequenting restaurants as often as we might normally, picnicking is a great way to get your family outside for some meal-time

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Finding The Right Mattress

You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when

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WHAT TO DO WITH AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potentials. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up

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UPSIZING YOUR HOME

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too

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CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but

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TOWNHOUSE VS CONDO WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY

Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in your

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DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly

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Turning A Bedroom Into A Lux Bedroom

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.One trend

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Organic Food On A Budget

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor

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Your Guide To Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home appraisal. So,

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Give Your Deck A Facelift

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover

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How You Can Refinance Your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the

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The Difference Between Home Warranty And Home Insurance

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your

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Eye Catching Ways To Decorate With Plants

EYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTSUsing plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from and

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Getting Ready For Retirement

HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENTFor most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial

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Hidden Fees To Be Aware Of When Purchasing A Home

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then

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Prepping Pets For The Big Move

PREP YOUR PETS FOR THE BIG MOVEYour moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here

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GREAT WINESTORAGE IDEAS

TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOMEIf you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until

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How To Create The Office Of Your Dreams

CREATE THE HOME OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMSWhether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra.

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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little

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WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the

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ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should

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WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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