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DIY Home Improvement Projects
Posted on 02/24/2020
DIY Home Improvement Projects
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools and products designed just...
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Lighting Up Your Outdoor Living Space
Posted on 02/17/2020
Lighting Up Your Outdoor Living Space
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Upcycle your Filing Cabinets with Paint
Posted on 02/10/2020
Upcycle your Filing Cabinets with Paint
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Posted on 02/03/2020
Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
Posted on 01/27/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
It generally is a good idea to bring your A-game to the home selling journey. Because if you fail to put your best foot forward, it may take many weeks or months to stir up interest in your residence. Ultimately, there are lots of things that you can do to generate interest in your home, such as: 1. Bolster...
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Investments: Where to Start?
Posted on 01/20/2020
Investments: Where to Start?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Selling Tips for Luxury Homes
Posted on 01/13/2020
Selling Tips for Luxury Homes
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Should You Try Selling As A For Sale By Owner?
Posted on 01/06/2020
Should You Try Selling As A For Sale By Owner?
Many sellers rely on agents to help them to deal with the task of selling their home. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, a real estate agent isn’t required. There are many advantages and disadvantages to selling your home as a “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO). Read on to discover the good and bad of selling...
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When It's Time To Make A Move In California
Posted on 12/30/2019
When It's Time To Make A Move In California
Everyday life can become quite a dull routine. You wake up in the same house head to the same job in the same city. You eat at the same restaurants and shop at the same stores. While you might feel that a vacation is one of the best things you can have, you may need to dig a little...
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Key Reasons to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/23/2019
Key Reasons to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is paramount for a home seller. Because if you allocate time and resources to enhance your house's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful home selling experience. There are many reasons for a home seller to improve his or her house's curb appeal, and these are: 1. You can differentiate...
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Find a House You'll Be Satisfied With For Years
Posted on 12/16/2019
Find a House You'll Be Satisfied With For Years
Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider. The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting...
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Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Sell a California Luxury Home
Posted on 12/09/2019
Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Sell a California Luxury Home
If you own a luxury home in Beverly Hills, Malibu or elsewhere in California, now may prove to be the perfect time to list your residence. In fact, there are many signs that now may be the right time to add your Golden State luxury house to the real estate market. These include: 1. You want to move into...
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