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Posted on 01/18/2021
Buying a Working Luxury Ranch: What to Look For
Image by Steppinstars from Pixabay Before you plunk your hard-earned money down on a working luxury ranch, look at several factors, including location, features, your experience and business opportunities. The success of the ranch hinges on your experience or the people you hire to run the ranch. Even if it’s a private ranch where you might sell horses...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
5 Ways to Incorporate Your Precious Collectibles into Your Decor
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Traditional Camping: Oregon's Coast
Family vacations can be a great time to bond and create memories. One of the most economical ways to travel and enjoy the great outdoors is to tent camp. If you happen to travel the Oregon coastline, there are many State Park campsite options. Oregon boosts fifty-two tent campsites, many you will find along the picturesque coastline. Whether...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Avoid a Complicated Home Selling Experience
Selling a house sometimes can be complicated. But if you understand the home selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to avoid potential pitfalls. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you simplify the home selling journey. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market The age and condition of your home may have far-flung...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Moving Your Pet Cross Country? Read This
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Buying Investment Property Versus a Primary Residence
Photo by Alexander Zvir from Pexels Those who currently own a home may consider investing in a second home for income purposes. However, it is important to understand you may have hurdles to overcome when searching for a mortgage or obtaining homeowners insurance. Here are some of the most significant differences between buying an investment property and a...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Real Estate Values and Climate Change
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Why Choose a Dry-Stacked Stone Wall?
Photo by Jeon Sang-O from Pixabay Did you know that the terraced retaining walls that were built by the Incas at Machu Picchu date all the way back to the 15th century? There’s a reason that classic landscape design elements like the dry-stacked wall have endured for centuries. Not only do they look great, but they are designed...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Costs of Home Selling
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Creating That Awesome Reading Corner in Your Home
For those who love reading, the right nook with the perfect amount of light is a dream come true. Often times, these areas are found in a quaint coffee house or an old library. But what about in your home? Here are a few things to think about when creating your dream, reading corner. • Space: You may...
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Posted on 11/09/2020
8 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property
Photo by Tumisu via PixabayMaybe you’ve thought about buying rental property. Wouldn’t it be great, you think, to own something that someone else pays for? It can work out that way, with your property increasing in value while you pocket money every month. But with the wrong home, the wrong tenants or the wrong management, it can go...
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Posted on 11/02/2020
Unique Recipes for a Holiday Celebration
Photo by Element5 Digital via Pixabay While it might seem like summer just ended, the holidays are right around the corner. Fall and winter gatherings are some of the most exciting times of year. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate with family members, friends, and other loved ones. Those who are entertaining are likely thinking about what...
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