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About Trinity Real Estate Services

Michelle Kightly has been in the real estate industry for over 29 years and a broker for more than 25 years. The previous company that she was a founder of and broker for was rated one of the top leading mortgage brokerages at that time. Michelle Kightly started Trinity Real Estate Services and Trinity Mortgage with the vision of having a professional team of real estate agents and loan officers that truly had a heart for the homeowner! With a foundation built on integrity, honesty, and customer service, her hopes and continual goal is that Trinity will always be a name that homeowners can Trust!

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The Home Improvement Projects DIYers Regret the Most—You’ll Never Guess No. 1 By Clare Trapasso | Jan 8, 2019

Binge-watching HGTV home improvement shows can make it look so easy—even enjoyable—to do anything from retiling a bathroom to repainting the living room. Heck, it even seems like it might make financial sense to forgo the pricy professionals altogether. What could … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Over Budget on a Remodel — 5 Tips to Protect Your Bottom Line

When Kelly Whalen demolished her built-in bookshelves as part of a living room DIY, she found it gave the room some much-needed space. Unfortunately, she also found a hidden subfloor made from asbestos(!) tiles. She hadn’t budgeted for a new … Continue reading

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How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to offer, and whether a fixer-upper house is right for you. 1.  Decide what you can do … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Save for a Down Payment

Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook … Continue reading

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Tips to Clear Clutter and Create a Happier Home

That jumble of clothes in your closet or stack of mail in your mudroom isn’t just an eyesore. According to organization expert Melissa Michaels, all of that clutter could also be draining happiness from your home. “Clutter is a stealer of joy and … Continue reading

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6 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck

Pop quiz: Would you rather buy a home with 1990s laminate countertops or pristine marble? It seems like an easy “A,” yet many home sellers are so immune to pre-existing (read: old) features in their homes that they can’t understand … Continue reading

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