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Houseplants for Low Light Conditions
Posted on 09/15/2019
Houseplants for Low Light Conditions
We've all been there. You're excited to put life into your home with houseplants. The problem is that they keep dying. Whether you have a jet black thumb or just a brown thumb, it is hard for you to find plants that will last long enough to get their benefits. There are different things to take into consideration...
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Kitchen Upgrades You Should Consider
Posted on 09/08/2019
Kitchen Upgrades You Should Consider
The kitchen is the life of almost every home in the country today. From forging relationships to creating loving memories, there’s a lot that goes on here apart from mom’s roast turkey and spaghetti meatloaf. That’s all the more reason you should invest in regular kitchen upgrades. If you are going to have conversations here, you might as...
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Is a Home Really an Investment
Posted on 09/01/2019
Is a Home Really an Investment
For years, people have believed that their new home purchase is the same kind of investment as their 401k or stock and bonds. Even with the obvious drops in prices during and since the economic crash, many buyers continue letting their home be their only retirement asset. The main property you live in should be left out of...
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The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
Posted on 08/25/2019
The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
There's a misconception many home sellers have that may be causing them to miss out on opportunities to have their house sell more quickly. Perhaps you're among them. If you believe your home does not need to be staged, neatly organized, and thoroughly cleaned well in advance of the first scheduled showing, then you're overlooking one crucial step in...
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House Hunting 101: A Few Crucial Considerations
Posted on 08/18/2019
House Hunting 101: A Few Crucial Considerations
Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to buy a house, either to decrease your rent or increase your income, the next hurdle will be choosing the right property. You will find no shortage of glossy brochures or recommendations from all sides telling you why this flat or that house is best for you. So, which...
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Planning For a Successful DIY Move
Posted on 08/11/2019
Planning For a Successful DIY Move
When you consider the cost of a long distance move with a professional moving company, you will discover that DIY movement has an advantage of saving you a substantial amount of money, especially for a long-distance move. You will spend less when moving by yourself. There are lots of options for DIY moving. The choice ranges from moving...
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Strategies to Lower Your Closing Costs
Posted on 08/04/2019
Strategies to Lower Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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Baby-Proofing Your House - An Essential Checklist
Posted on 07/28/2019
Baby-Proofing Your House - An Essential Checklist
If you are going to keep your infants safe in your home, then it is crucial that you baby proof your home. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report home accidents as the leading cause of infant deaths around the country. As soon as your baby starts crawling, then the likelihood of getting into an accident just...
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Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your House
Posted on 07/21/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your House
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Want to Have a Successful Moving Sale?
Posted on 07/14/2019
Want to Have a Successful Moving Sale?
You’re moving into a new home and have all kinds of ideas about new furniture pieces, arrangements, art, and organization. Knowing this, you also know that you’ll need to pare down the items you’re bringing from your current home. Nowadays, there are myriad ways to sell your unwanted belongings. The classic garage sale, or estate sale, is still...
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Organize Your Important Life Documents
Posted on 07/07/2019
Organize Your Important Life Documents
The last thing your family needs is to have no idea where to find your important papers and last wishes when confronted with a sudden illness or death. No one wants to talk about these things but taking the time to organize your paperwork can give your loved ones true peace of mind when dealing with your estate....
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High-End Mattress Options for Your Home
Posted on 06/30/2019
High-End Mattress Options for Your Home
Choosing a mattress is not a difficult task, but there might be few challenges when it comes to finding the best mattress for you. People opt for high-quality mattresses for several reasons. They are more comfortable than regular beds, and this makes them suitable for persons with posture issues. Higher-end mattresses are also made of high-quality materials to...
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