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Security Tips for Unoccupied Property
Posted on 11/17/2019
Security Tips for Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Is Your House Buyer-Ready?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Is Your House Buyer-Ready?
As a home seller, it is crucial to do everything possible to get your residence "buyer-ready." In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer, you may be better equipped than ever before to optimize your home sale earnings. Ultimately, it can be quick and easy to get a house buyer-ready – here are three tips to help you prepare...
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Common Water Heater Myths Answered
Posted on 11/03/2019
Common Water Heater Myths Answered
There is much misinformation in the world of plumbing. For instance, people believe that when you flush the toilet, the water moves clockwise in the southern hemisphere due to the rotation of the earth. The truth is that such a movement does not occur at all. The rotation of the planet cannot have an effect of that magnitude...
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6 Tips for First Time Buyers
Posted on 10/27/2019
6 Tips for First Time Buyers
Buying your first home is a big endeavor, both financially and personally. Homeownership means taking on new responsibilities and bills, but it also means true financial independence. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future, you might be wondering what you should be doing now to put yourself in the best position when it comes time...
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How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
When selling your home you may receive many offers from different buyers, but the smart move isn’t always to pick the highest bidder. Selling a home goes beyond just picking the largest dollar amount; there are other factors to consider while selling your house and how they influence your decision: Contingencies Most home-sale offers come with certain contingencies...
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FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Posted on 10/13/2019
FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay When it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with...
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Hacks to Saving Energy in Your Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
Hacks to Saving Energy in Your Home
The fight to sustain planet earth has gone beyond the responsibility of just a few to the responsibility of all inhabitants. Diminishing energy sources, limited human resources, pollution, and other environmental concerns sit at the top of the to-do list of every country across the globe. Experts have awakened to the need to sustain planet earth and unearthed...
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Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Posted on 09/29/2019
Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're thinking about putting your property on...
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Advantages of Having a Kitchen Island
Posted on 09/22/2019
Advantages of Having a Kitchen Island
If you want to add create functionality in your kitchen, a kitchen island is a great way to go. Kitchen Islands have many benefits that make your kitchen easier to cook in and to entertain. No matter the type of kitchen island that you decide to have, you will see a new lease on life when it is...
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Sharing Your Home with Your Pets
Posted on 09/15/2019
Sharing Your Home with Your Pets
Fido is part of the family, but sometimes he doesn’t quite know how to obey the family rules, and sometimes just doesn’t fit in the human-sized furniture. You’ve gone to great effort to design your home just the way you want it, but that doggy-bed in the middle of the floor somehow detracts from what you had in...
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The Question of Price Versus Quality
Posted on 09/08/2019
The Question of Price Versus Quality
If you have ever thought "is it worth it to spend extra on a product or should you get something cheap?" you have probably been wondering if the additional cost worth it. Price can be a very prominent determining factor in our purchasing decisions especially if you are on a tight budget. The goal is to make sure...
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Are You in a Walkable Area?
Posted on 09/01/2019
Are You in a Walkable Area?
Trying to understand what that home description is all about? Whether you're new to the housing market or newly returned, you'll find terms used to describe homes that you might not recognize. Or, you may not understand what they truly mean in context. The word walkable, for instance, shouldn't apply to a home at all, should it? After...
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