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Posted on 04/19/2021
Eco Homes 101: Getting Down to Basics
Photo by Cats Coming from Pexels There is a lot of talk these days about eco homes, but it's important to remember that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to creating an eco home. An eco home does not have to have a specific design style or meet certain qualifications in order to be designated as such. Rather, an eco...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
The Closing Process - What to Expect
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Flex Space: The Most Versatile Trend in Home Design
\ Photo by Karl Solano from Pexels The open concept took over several years ago, and now, homeowners are reluctant to give up the flexibility that this optimal layout provides. Unfortunately, this versatility often only extends to meal prep, dining, and living areas. Other critical spaces tend to be far more difficult to adapt, making them problematic for long-term...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Smart Appliances: Ways These Wonders Make Your Life Easier
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels When new home builders put in appliances before selling, they only use the best of the best, which is why they go with the latest smart appliances from LG, Samsung and other popular manufacturers. These high-tech appliances go well beyond simply "getting the job done" to making it more convenient and enjoyable....
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Tips for House Sellers: Identify Your Target Buyer
For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, identifying your target buyer is key. Because if you understand why buyers may choose your residence over other available houses, you can promote your home to the right groups of buyers. And as a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline the house selling...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
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 03/08/2021
What You Should Know Before Investing in Raw Land
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Some of the best real estate investments are raw land purchases. The idea is to buy raw land in an up-and-coming neighborhood, sit on it, and then sell it to a developer who will do anything to get their hands on it. But while this sounds great, there are a few caveats that...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Finish a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may require many weeks or months to complete. As you approach the finish line of this journey, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a seamless conclusion. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly finalize a home purchase. 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A home inspection generally is...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Tips on Preparing Your Real Estate Investments During a Recession
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Reasons to Pursue a California Luxury Home
The California luxury housing market is filled with many outstanding properties. As such, there may be no time like the present to conduct a search for a Golden State luxury house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to pursue a California luxury home, and these include: 1. You can discover a great home at a price that matches your budget....
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Posted on 02/01/2021
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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