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Home Showings: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 03/23/2020
Home Showings: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
Home showings are valuable parts of the property buying cycle. If a homebuyer knows what to expect during a showing, this individual can get the information that he or she needs to determine whether a particular house is the right option. Now, let's take a look at three things that buyers need to know about home showings. 1. A...
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Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Posted on 03/16/2020
Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Posted on 03/09/2020
When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Do You Need Insurance On Your Property?
Posted on 03/02/2020
Do You Need Insurance On Your Property?
You may know that when you buy a home, you should purchase homeowner’s insurance. You may have never wondered if the coverage is required. Usually, insurance will be taken out of escrow and a part of our monthly mortgage payment. You may pay a yearly premium separate from your mortgage payment. Home insurance is a nuisance so if you...
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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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