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Prioritizing Home Updates: What to Do Immediately vs. What Can Wait

Prioritizing Home Updates: What to Do Immediately vs. What Can Wait

The biggest temptation you face after buying a new home is to fix, update, and otherwise “prettify” every aspect of your new abode. The most immediate-seeming updates are generally those that appear most obvious: adding some fresh paint, updating fixtures, installing new countertops. These updates seem especially important in older homes, which may not have…

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By Nicole Reese, 10/18/2017 Nicole is a recent homebuyer and a DIYer who is sharing her experience with us, offering useful tips along the way! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!

Lewith & Freeman Featured Listing: Custom Log Homes

    Log style homes provide unique aesthetic and character. The quality craftsmanship also shows gorgeous designs in inviting spaces. If you’re in the market for a custom log home, you’re in the right place. Explore our featured log-fashioned listings in Luzerne County! 513 Wapwallopen Road Nescopeck, PA 18635 Located near the Susquehanna River in…

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By Kendra, 10/11/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
How to Buy Local When Local is New to You

How to Buy Local When Local is New to You

If you’re new to your area, buying local is a great way to get out and learn more about the area you moved to! But, if you’re totally new to the area, you might not be sure where to start. Moving can be overwhelming, but learning about town events is easier than you think! Here…

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By Kayleigh, 07/10/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
5 Most Important Qualities to Look for in a Realtor

5 Most Important Qualities to Look for in a Realtor

When it comes to choosing a realtor, the options sometimes seem endless. Your best friend knows someone who is married to a realtor. You neighbor is a realtor. You’re looking at three local real estate websites and they all seem to have many great agents available. So, where and how do you make a good…

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By Kayleigh, 06/19/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
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Home Inspections for Potential Buyers

Home Inspections for Potential Buyers

If you’re in the market for a new home you might not be thinking all that much about inspections. Sure, you know about them and you know you should do them, but do you know how many there are? If you are at the stage of the buying process you might be thinking “Where do…

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By Kayleigh, 04/28/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
“Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary” Review

“Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary” Review

Upon recently perusing Netflix for something to watch, I came across a documentary about small houses. Thanks to television shows such as Tiny House Hunters, I’m a little bit in love with the idea of living small. They’re always painted as these picture-perfect, tiny homes where living is easy and buying is straight-forward. So much…

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By Kayleigh, 04/24/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Not all home-buying experiences are cut-and-dry. You have options, and if one of these is to invest in a foreclosure, there are some things you need to know before you buy. Most professionals will tell you this might not be a good idea.  Why would you want to invest in a property where there could…

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By Kayleigh, 02/13/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

We’re going to talk about something that might be a little scary for some: money and your mortgage down payment. When you’re buying a new house, you need to think about money quite a bit. How much should you have saved up to make that down payment on the home? Typically, we hear 20% as…

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By Kayleigh, 01/30/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

Maybe this year you’re looking to change up your location and find some new opportunities for this new year. Maybe you’re looking to retire somewhere outside your hometown. Maybe your child is looking to move away for college and you’re looking to move somewhere close–but not too close–just in case. Or maybe you’re looking for…

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By Sarah, 01/20/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

With the start of a new year finally here, you may be getting ready to make a big commitment. The ultimate fresh start at the top of your list this year: buying a new home. The thought of that might be a little… intimidating. Not sure where to start? Here are 8 tips to help…

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By Kayleigh, 01/16/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.