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The “20% down payment” myth

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

Money management guru Dave Ramsey advises that “The ideal way to buy a house is the 100 percent down plan—...

Summer home maintenance projects you can knock out in 10 minutes or less

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

Summertime isn’t exactly when we feel most compelled to perform home maintenance tasks. Getting the easier o...

Summertime and the outdoor living is easy

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

If you’ve ever watched home and garden TV shows you may be dreaming of your own backyard makeover. With a...

7 tips when selling your parents’ home

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

One of the hardest things in life for us to come to grips with is that our parents have advanced...

Hey Boomer: Can you retire here (and not starve)?

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

An estimated 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turn 65 every day. While many are choosing to continue to work, others r...

What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

After all the back-and-forth on price and haggling over concessions and repairs, it’s finally over and your ...

5 Tips for keeping your pool sparkling throughout summer

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

Summer is a busy time, what with trying to keep the kids entertained, work, and often, out-of-town visitors dr...

Shopping for a home? 10 tips to help you avoid impulse buying

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

When we think about the impulse purchase, most of us picture a grocery store. After all, retailers purposefull...

7 Plants That Provide Summer Color in Shady Gardens

Nicki Colontonio & Maria Lazzaro Team

Shade gardens can be such a pleasant surprise. In that spot where you think nothing will grow, there are plant...

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