Brian Ripp's Blog Posts

Three Common Mistakes of New Homeowners

If you are a new homeowner, make the most of your ‘do it yourself’ attitude by avoiding these common mistakes; 1.     Relying on chemical drain cleaners. 

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Five Ways to Improve Your Credit

1.       Pay your bills on time.  Payment history accounts for roughly 35% of your score.  So paying bills on time is the most important thing you can do.;

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Transform the area under the stairs

Extra Storage:Add a freestanding cabinet to use as a linen closet or install built-in shelves for extra pantry items.  Play Area:Consider transforming the empty space into a fun place for the

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Get Your Finances in Shape for 2022

Key points·         The new year is a great time to reevaluate where you stand financially. ·        

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Real Estate Investment Buying Tips

Foreclosures and bank REOs are pulling a new wave of novice investors into the market, some of whom are just a little clueless.They see the price and they say, wow! I can buy that house and turn it

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Keeping Your Home "Hot" Year-Round

Buyers look for homes year-round.  But since you may not be able to depend on spectacular landscaping to attract byers to your home, marketing your home during the winter months may

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Finding the Right Neighborhood Fit

The place you decide to call home can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life.  Neighborhoods, like their inhabitants, have unique personalities and charm.  With a little

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Eco Friendly Fireplace Options

There's nothing better than the comforting warmth of a fireplace on a fall or winter evening. However, wood burning fires can be messy and release pollutants. Fortunately, there are several

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Choosing the right Window Coverings:

Both beautiful and functional, blinds and shades can be integral to a home's interior lighting & ambience. Keep these in mind when searching for the perfect window coverings.- Cellular or

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