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Posted on 10/19/2020
Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter
Image by Tracy Adams from Unsplash Winter can be both a beautiful and dreaded season for homeowners. It often arrives with various weather challenges that may affect your home. Snow, ice, cold temperatures, and other harsh elements can cause problems in your house or impact your energy bills if you are not prepared. If you are new to...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
New Homebuyers: Quick Guide to Finding Exactly What You Want
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Planning for a Cross-Town Move
Image by skeeze from Pixabay Moving across town should be a little less stressful than moving from one state to another, but it does require some thinking ahead and careful planning. If you’re tackling a cross-town move, the better you plan, the easier the move will go. Here are some tips to make your move as easy as...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Home?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Signs You Need a New Roof
Photo by David McBee from Pexels For most homeowners, the last thing they’re worried about is the physical roof over their heads. That is until their roof starts leaking after a storm. Once the water is pouring down and you’re forced to bring out buckets, you’re likely to curse yourself for not thinking about roof maintenance sooner. So,...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Grilled Vegetable Soup
Photo by alleksana from Pexels This delious spring recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys grilling. This recipe is tasty, nutritious and if you grill a lot anyway, you'll have the perfect opportunity to prepare vegetables in advance. Charcoal grills produce the best smoke and flavor, but you can grill your vegetables over a gas grill with good...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Drawbacks of Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Home Loans: Fixed vs. Adjustable
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Once you are ready to buy a house, you need to check your finances to determine how much you can put down, and how much you can afford to pay on a monthly mortgage. Knowing this helps you determine how much house you can afford. However, your interest rate is going to play...
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Posted on 08/24/2020
Top Ideas for Kitchen Renovations
Photo by Solomon Rodgers via Pixabay When you've been in the same home for a while, it is common to get an itch to switch things up a little bit. For many homeowners, this means renovating the kitchen. Renovation is a great way to not only add a little bit of style but also increase the value of...
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Posted on 08/17/2020
Overhauling Your Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 08/10/2020
Simple Pine Nut Pasta
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Who doesn't love pasta? If you're a big fan of pasta but getting tired of the same old recipes, this unique and delicious vegetarian recipe is right for you. It's easy to make, requires few ingredients and makes little mess. It's also incredibly versatile, and can be made vegan for those who have...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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