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Top 10 Value-Boosting Home Improvements Under $100
Posted on 12/15/2019
Top 10 Value-Boosting Home Improvements Under $100
Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to require huge renovation projects, thousands of dollars, and months of planning. Making small, tactful home improvements can do the trick just as well. The key to making desirable home improvements is to follow well-established building and design principles. Don’t worry about the latest trends or trying to reinvent the wheel....
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Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Home?
If you find your dream house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But if you submit a "lowball" homebuying proposal, you risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Putting together a competitive offer to purchase can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an aggressive...
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Easy Ways To Give Your Home A New Look
Posted on 12/01/2019
Easy Ways To Give Your Home A New Look
Many times the house that people initially buy isn’t the property that will be their forever home. The house could be too big, too small, or not in an ideal location. When you sell your first home, you want to get the most out of your investment. There are so many easy ways that you can upgrade your home...
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Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Posted on 11/24/2019
Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Tips to Avoid a Complicated Homebuying Experience
Posted on 11/17/2019
Tips to Avoid a Complicated Homebuying Experience
As a homebuyer, you likely want to do everything you can to ensure you can seamlessly navigate the property buying journey. Yet problems may arise that hamper your homebuying aspirations. Lucky for you, we're here to help you analyze the property buying journey and ensure you can avoid complications along the way. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Buying a vacation home may prove to be a great investment. It enables you to spend time at a terrific location at your convenience – all without having to worry about hotel or motel costs. Plus, a vacation home can be tailored to your individual needs. You can decorate your vacation house however you would like, and ultimately, find...
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Factors That Influence a Home's Value
Posted on 10/27/2019
Factors That Influence a Home's Value
When you want to sell or buy a property, knowing its value is essential. For sellers, especially, there are higher chances that your home won't outperform other listings if they are of low value. The listing price of a home can even change after an appraisal of its value. Here are some crucial factors that can affect the...
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Tips for Family-Friendly Kitchen
Posted on 10/20/2019
Tips for Family-Friendly Kitchen
One of the most essential places in the home is the kitchen. It must be hygienic as much as possible. Apart from being neat, it should also be family friendly. All the members of the family should find the kitchen attractive. A kitchen can be a lonely place regarded as the woman's office. However, it can be made...
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Is Fall Maybe The Best Time To Buy A Home?
Posted on 10/13/2019
Is Fall Maybe The Best Time To Buy A Home?
A home is one of the most important things for a lot of us, and everyone loves the fresh smell of a new home. People often wonder what the best season to buy a new home is. And even though a lot of people like to think of spring or summer as favorable seasons to purchase new property,...
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Small Investments Can Still Be Profitable
Posted on 10/06/2019
Small Investments Can Still Be Profitable
So, you want to buy a property and offset it with rental income, but a multi-family or apartment complex is a bit too rich for your bank account? No problem! Most of the steady increase in new renters comes from young millennials, and you can cash in on this increase as well by buying just a slightly larger...
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Minimizing Your Waste to Nothing
Posted on 09/29/2019
Minimizing Your Waste to Nothing
Post If living green is a new endeavor for you, reducing your waste output down to zero is an ambitious goal. However, it is a noble one. With some re-thinking and effort, you can make great strides in the quantity of trash you and your household produces. Put in some of these practices and what you add to landfills...
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