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Should You Forgo a Property Inspection?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Should You Forgo a Property Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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Tips for Higher-end Home Renovation
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Higher-end Home Renovation
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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What You Need To Know About Your First Week In Your New Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
What You Need To Know About Your First Week In Your New Home
Your first week in your new home is an exciting time. It’s also a very busy one. There is just so much to do to get everything in order and settled in! Some things are more important to get done this first week than others. On the other hand, there are tasks you’ll be glad you completed your first...
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What Mortgage Lenders Will Ask About Your Income
Posted on 10/20/2019
What Mortgage Lenders Will Ask About Your Income
The process of applying for a mortgage is tedious and time-consuming; it requires you to answer personal questions about your finances. To ascertain your credibility for a mortgage, lenders structured the application process in such a way that allows them to get as much information about borrowers either directly or indirectly. Before you decide to apply for a...
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Green Living - Save Life, Save Earth!
Posted on 10/13/2019
Green Living - Save Life, Save Earth!
Living green is sustainable living. It’s a lifestyle in which individuals endeavor to reduce the number of natural resources used and the amount of waste created to benefit the earth. It aims to promote a lifestyle that is eco-friendly through various means such as energy consumption, transportation alternatives, and waste management. To go-green, individuals usually must change their...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 10/06/2019
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale
Posted on 09/29/2019
Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale
Are you considering starting or finishing some home improvement projects at the moment? That is wonderful; it is always a good idea to make some upgrades to increase your home's value. However, be sure you are on the right track in regards to your improvements so you can get the most out of your investment. It is not...
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To Buy a Home or to Build a Home? That is the Question
Posted on 09/22/2019
To Buy a Home or to Build a Home? That is the Question
Build or buy is the age-old question humanity has asked ourselves since the dawn of time, or since real estate became a thing. So which should you choose, and why? Ask yourself the following questions to help simplify the decision for you and your family. How long do you want to wait? Buying a finished house has the...
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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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