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4 Simple Tips for Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

When it comes to maintaining a green lifestyle, it can be tough to keep up with the best practices—and even more difficult to do everything right. There are some small ways, though, that you can make your own home a little more environmentally conscious.

Here are four of those simple ways to make your household more eco-friendly.

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Topics: Homeownership

Noem, SDHDA to Extend Grant Funding to Households Impacted by Spring Storms

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Topics: SDHDA News and Events

Unique Partnership Expands Homebuyer Education in Native Communities

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Topics: SDHDA News and Events

The Pros and Cons of Rental Units on Upper vs. Ground Floors

Choosing a rental unit requires you to make several decisions, including on which floor to live. You should consider noise, cost, accessibility and more before making your selection. But how do you know which floor is the right fit for you?

Read on for the pros and cons of rental units on upper versus ground floors.

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Topics: Renting

6 Tips for Prepping Your Home for an Open House

Hosting an open house can be a big undertaking, but there’s no need to feel lost. From getting organized to getting your house picture-perfect, these tips can help you and your real estate agent get ready to find the perfect buyer.

Read on for some starter tips on how to get ready for an open house.

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Topics: Homeownership

Property Listings 101: What the Details Really Mean

When unpacking the many terms and lingo in real estate listings, it can get cumbersome deciphering what each means. This is especially true when property listings feature an array of acronyms you've never heard of before.

We've compiled a set of acronyms you may encounter and how they'll affect the homebuying process.

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Topics: Homeownership

How to Prep Your Rental Units for a Successful Open House

Avoiding vacancy is every property manager's No. 1 goal. Rental units are an investment, and leaving one vacant is a surefire way to set back the gains you earn from a unit. Fortunately, open houses are a great way to get your vacant property in front of as many people as possible in a short timeframe. By hosting a successful open house, you save yourself time and put an end to vacancy headaches.

Read on for tips on how to prepare for a stellar open house.

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Topics: Property Management

4 Tips for Navigating Real Estate App Listings When Selling

In today's increasingly connected world, Apple's famous slogan "there's an app for that" has never been more true. When homeowners first begin attempting to sell their houses, they are often caught up in a whirlwind of real estate listing app sign-ups and submissions. With so many mobile applications from which to choose, deciding your plan of attack can be a bit confusing. Fortunately, we've got a few tricks that can help save you stress throughout the process.

Read on for four tips to consider when adding your house to listing apps.

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Topics: Homeownership

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Inclement Weather

We've all been there—the weatherman says that a storm is coming and your heart sinks a bit. As a homeowner, times of bad weather can be particularly worrisome. Your house is important, and protecting it will always be in the back of your mind, but there are steps you can take to eliminate that sinking feeling you've come to associate with times of less-than-stellar weather. 

Read on for five things you can do to protect your home from the elements.

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Topics: Homeownership

The Art of Making an Offer on a House: What You Need to Know

Thinking about buying a house, but you're a bit intimidated by the process of making an offer? You're not alone. The process of buying a house has a lot of elements to consider, so it's easy for first-time homebuyers to feel overwhelmed by the process. You can dodge offer paralysis and throw your hat into the ring for your future home by following a few simple steps.

Read on for some key tips to help you navigate the offer-making process.

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Topics: Homeownership

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