3 Smart Home Additions That Will Increase the Resale Value of Your House

You may decide to install smart home technology (such as Alexa, Google Home, or the Nest Learning Thermostat) in your house simply because it makes life more convenient. But did you know that smart home technology can actually increase the resale value of your house? As smart home products flood the market, more and more

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Smart Home: Sci-Fi Fantasy or Your New Reality?

You have your smartphone, your smartwatch, even your smart thermostat. But what’s a smart home? Less than twenty years ago, a smart house was a sci-fi fantasy depicted in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Smart House. Nowadays, a smart home is no longer a fantasy, but a realistic possibility for many homeowners. In Smart House,

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HVAC Tips for Buying an Older House

There are a lot of beautiful older homes available in the Minneapolis area, and these older homes come with many benefits—more character and charm, quaint neighborhoods, and a proven sturdy foundation. Unfortunately, an older home typically means that the HVAC system and appliances are also on the older side. There are a few aspects of

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Home Updates to Increase Your Sale Price

It’s a seller’s market right now, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider making a few updates before putting your home on the market. While your home may sell either way, performing a few strategic updates could earn you a higher sale price. The key is to know which updates are worth the investment. Some

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Should You Install an Automatic Sprinkler System?

Each summer, as the grass steadily turns from freshly-grown green to patchy brown, homeowners are faced with a decision: Should we install a sprinkler system? There are several arguments against installing an automatic sprinkler system in your lawn, among them the significant upfront cost of installation, operational costs associated with increased water and energy use,

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5 Ways Sellers Can Prepare for Home Inspection

So you’ve helped your seller find a buyer for their house and you’re getting ready to close the deal, but you have one final hoop to jump through: the home inspection. Some sellers get panicky about the home inspection, worrying that things will fall through at the last minute. If you walk your client through

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Meet Vanessa Pearson, Bonfe’s New Home Warranty Administrator

Vanessa has been with Bonfe’s for about 4 and a half years. She started as a Dispatcher in 2011. In 2012, she became a Customer Service Representative and in 2016 she became a Team Lead/Trainer in the Customer Service Department. In February 2016, Vanessa started her new position as a Home Warranty Administrator. She loves working

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5 Ways Home Staging Will Help Sell Your House

A potential home buyer must be able to see themselves in your home. Effectively staging your home is key to selling it quickly and for the best price. In this competitive real estate market, hiring a home stager is no longer a luxury—it’s a requirement. However, the cost of hiring a home stager can easily pay for

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