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5 Reasons You’ll Love Independence

Independence is famously known as the hometown of Harry Truman. The 4th largest city in Missouri, it has a population of 116,830—and is known as the “Queen City of the Trails” because it was an important launching-off point for pioneers headed west on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails in the 1800s.

Prepare NOW to Buy a Home in One Year

If you’re thinking about buying a home in the next 12 months, there are some easy things you can start doing right now to make the process easier. Even if you’re not sure whether to buy or rent, it’s easier to lay the groundwork now, instead of waiting till the last minute.

February Home Maintenance Checklist

The last full month of winter can be harsh on your home! And, let’s face it, cabin fever can set in hard this month. Our friends at Zaarly have five easy things you can do this month to keep your home feeling loved and the experts that can help you get them done.

  • Prepare NOW to Buy a Home in One Year

    Prepare NOW to Buy a Home in One Year

    If you’re thinking about buying a home in the next 12 months, there are some easy things you can start doing right now to make the process easier. Even if you’re not sure whether to buy or rent, it’s easier to lay the groundwork now, instead of waiting till the last minute.

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  • 8 Ways to Stay Organized with a Home Search

    8 Ways to Stay Organized with a Home Search

    Shopping for a new home? Here are 8 easy tips for staying organized.

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  • Budget Checklist to Build a New Home

    Budget Checklist to Build a New Home

    If you’re considering building a new home, but don’t know where to start, here’s a quick checklist of items to consider for your budget.

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  • Why Do You Need a Home Inspection?

    Why Do You Need a Home Inspection?

    A new home may be the biggest investment of your life. Before signing the dotted line, it’s worth your time and money to get a good home inspection.

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  • 6 Reasons to Buy a “Maintenance-Free” Home

    6 Reasons to Buy a “Maintenance-Free” Home

    When people think about buying a “maintenance-free” home, they usually imagine an over-65 community. But today, these homes are becoming popular for young families, single professionals, first-time home buyers—and just about anyone who would prefer not to spend their weekends mowing the lawn.

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  • Buy a New Home—or Existing Home?

    Buy a New Home—or Existing Home?

    There are lots of advantages to buying a brand-new home. But there are also advantages to buying an older, existing home. For first-time home buyers, here are a few things to consider—before making your final decision.

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