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How to Choose the Best Garden Structure for Your Home
Posted on 02/18/2020
How to Choose the Best Garden Structure for Your Home
Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels Outdoor garden structures can provide you with seating, shade and even a bit of shelter from the rain, depending on which type you choose. Although these structures serve a practical purpose, they’re available in a wide range of decorative styles and designs that can enhance your garden’s appearance. How do you know which...
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Does Your Old Garden Shed Need a Face-lift ?
Posted on 02/11/2020
Does Your Old Garden Shed Need a Face-lift ?
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Are There House Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
Posted on 02/04/2020
Are There House Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Posted on 01/28/2020
Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Home Financing - PMI and Down Payments
Posted on 01/21/2020
Home Financing - PMI and Down Payments
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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Boost You Curb Appeal on A Budget When Selling Your Home
Posted on 01/14/2020
Boost You Curb Appeal on A Budget When Selling Your Home
Curb appeal, the illusive secret weapon that enamors potential buyers from afar and draws them into your home. There have been several attempts to nail down the “secret formula” for curb appeal. In reality, the best approach to improving your home’s presentation from outside is to take the time to consider what fits. In this post, we’ll give you...
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What to Look for in a New Home
Posted on 01/07/2020
What to Look for in a New Home
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
Posted on 12/31/2019
Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection
Posted on 12/24/2019
Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Posted on 12/17/2019
Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Tips for Completing a Mortgage Application
Posted on 12/10/2019
Tips for Completing a Mortgage Application
Filling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, exhausting process. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the mortgage application process so you can move one step closer to acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the mortgage application process with confidence. 1. Be Thorough A mortgage...
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What to Do When a Buyer Makes a Low Offer On Your Home
Posted on 12/03/2019
What to Do When a Buyer Makes a Low Offer On Your Home
Receiving a low offer on a home can be frustrating for a seller. But, you’re likely to see at least one or two offers on your property that are lower than you would like. Right now, the housing market is filled with young professionals burdened with student loans, rising costs of living, and stagnating wages. So, it’s no wonder...
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