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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips on Protecting Floors, Furniture, and Foundations
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Can Easements Affect Property Values?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Selling Your Vacation Home? 5 Marketing Suggestions to Help
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Selling a vacation home is a lot like selling any other property, but for a few key differences. One, most vacation homes are far from the people who want to purchase them. Two, most vacation homes are far away from their owners, as well. This distance between owners, sellers, and...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Interest Rate
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Stay Cool with Mini Split Air Conditioning
Image by Africa Studio from Shutterstock Many people look forward to the long summer months, but when it gets unbearably hot, it is time to look for a way to cool down. If your home doesn’t have a central cooling system, installing a mini-split air conditioner is your best bet for fighting the intense heat. What is a...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Should You Establish Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Home Seller Tips: How to Stage Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Best Home Practices for Controlling Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Best Home Improvement Projects for Sellers
Image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who's been through the sale process before, you know how important it is to make a good impression on buyers....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
A Well Maintained Deck is an Asset to Your Home
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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