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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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Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Designer
Posted on 06/23/2019
Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Designer
Some homeowners find it puzzling when faced with the task of choosing a kitchen designer. Whether you are doing a major kitchen renovation or updating the outdated decor, a kitchen designer can be your best friend. You can hire a kitchen designer for tips and assistance with things like paint color lighting, decor, space planning, etc. Little or...
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How to Use Bar Stools to Elevate Your Kitchen Décor
Posted on 06/16/2019
How to Use Bar Stools to Elevate Your Kitchen Décor
To give your kitchen an updated and decorative look, try adding a bar stool. It can help save space as well as make your kitchen look more trendy than usual. To help you choose which bar stool to pick, review the following tips. Measure the area The most fundamental step in choosing for a bar stool is measuring...
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Your Guide To Throwing A Great  Housewarming Party
Posted on 06/09/2019
Your Guide To Throwing A Great Housewarming Party
You’ve finalized the paperwork moved the last box and may have even kicked up your feet to relax. It’s time to celebrate owning your very own home. Homeownership is a major milestone after all and you deserve to bask in the pride of this accomplishment by throwing a housewarming party. Share your new home and kickoff memories to come...
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Controlling Contaminants in Your House
Posted on 06/02/2019
Controlling Contaminants in Your House
As seasons change, the air inside your home changes. Some seasons bring more pollen and dust, while others introduce wood smoke, and still others mold spores, mildew, and fungi. While you can’t keep them all out, here are some ideas for making your indoor as healthful as possible through every season. Sneeze defeaters Make sure your vacuum has...
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