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August
8

Moving into a new home is exciting, but it's also easy to make some rookie mistakes. Here's how you can ensure a smooth transition with your new house.

Moving into a new home is exciting, but it's easy to get carried away and make mistakes you'll regret later. Here are a few tips from our real estate agents on the top mistakes new homeowners make when they first move in.

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July
7

Summer is all about spending time outdoors. Here's how you can give your outdoor spaces an upgrade.

Beautiful summer weather is a perfect time to start working on your outdoor living spaces. If you headed outside as soon as the weather warmed up, only to discover your outdoor living spaces aren't as ready for relaxing and entertaining as you thought they were, you're not alone. Here are a few upgrades our real estate agents recommend, ranging from easy and inexpensive, to a little more involved.

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April
18

Gardening season is approaching fast, and we have the tips to ensure a bright and lush garden all summer long.

Spring is in the air, and it's almost time to start gardening... almost! However, if you're impatient to get started, there are plenty of things you can do now. Here is a quick checklist of things our real estate agents recommend for getting a jump start on your garden and on your home's curb appeal.

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February
9

Improving your cooking can be as simple as buying the right ingredients. Here's how you can create great dishes with in-season produce.

If you like to cook and occasionally garden, you probably already know that there's nothing better than cooking with super fresh, seasonal produce. But the benefits don't stop there! Our real estate agents recommend buying and cooking with local, seasonal produce for the good of our South Bend community, just as much as for our physical health and our culinary enjoyment. Here is everything you need to know to make the most of seasonal produce this winter.

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January
10

A new color in your home can make all the difference. In 2022, consider some of the top paint manufacturers' colors of the year.

Every year, the big paint companies and interior design experts choose their colors of the year. This is about more than just decor and what you'll see in the trendiest South Bend homes for sale. The colors of the year also tend to reflect societal forces and changes. Here are the top colors for 2022, and everything they are intended to represent.

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December
13

Fireplaces can be challenging to decorate since they're all different and it's easy to decorate too much. Here's how you can decorate your's like a pro.

The fireplace is a focal point of many homes. We like to imagine a fire crackling in the fireplace, even when it's not. We arrange our furniture around the fireplace and hang our flat-screen TVs over it, so it's only natural that it should be well-decorated. Here are a few tips from our real estate agents for how to decorate your fireplace like a pro.

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November
22

It's maybe been a while since you've hosted friends and family. Brush up on your hosting skills by avoiding these mistakes.

With the holiday season just around the corner, you can expect the number of holiday parties and get-togethers to increase. Thinking of hosting your own party? Having people over can be a lot of fun, but it also requires some thought and planning to pull it off well. Here are a few mistakes our real estate agents say to avoid making.

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October
27

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you can't enjoy backyard birds. Here's how you can feed year-round birds this fall and winter.

Whether you're an experienced birder or just want to provide a source of sustenance for birds over the winter, backyard feeders can be a source of enjoyment for you and an important part of a well-landscaped garden. Are you planning on selling your home soon? Bird feeders are also a great way to add curb appeal and interest to your backyard. The birds will love these recommendations from our real estate agents!

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October
18

Pumpkins are one of the most fun parts of fall, but you may not know all the uses for them. Here are some new ways to utilize them.

With Halloween upon us and Thanksgiving soon to follow, pumpkins are the vegetable of the hour. We all know how short a time they last once carved for Halloween, but fortunately, there are many other options for what you can do with your pumpkins this fall. Think outside the jack-o-lantern with these clever tips from our real estate agents.

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May
24

Want to take your cooking to the next level? An indoor herb garden can be easy and rewarding.

They say the heart of the home is in its kitchen, and judging by the beautiful, modern kitchens featured in many South Bend homes for sale, that's still as true now as it was generations ago. Do you love to cook? If you enjoy trying out new recipes and cooking with fresh herbs, you'll appreciate having your own indoor herb garden! Here are a few tips to help your herb garden grow.

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