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Storage Ideas for Cozy Floorplans
Posted on 04/05/2020
Storage Ideas for Cozy Floorplans
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay To keep clutter at bay, it is important to make sure everything has its own place and returns there after every use. In small homes, this could prove quite challenging, however, as there are only so many places to put things. Unless, that is, you alter your house to include additional storage...
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Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Home?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Home?
Let's face it – the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include: 1. You can identify...
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How to Waterproof Your Home
Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Are You Ready to Hire a House Inspector?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a House Inspector?
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate...
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Updating your Porch Lighting
Posted on 03/08/2020
Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Posted on 03/01/2020
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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What are the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Posted on 02/23/2020
What are the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Posted on 02/16/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Posted on 02/09/2020
Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Increase the Probability of Selling Your Home Fast
Posted on 02/02/2020
Increase the Probability of Selling Your Home Fast
Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings. Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers,...
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The Benefits of Open Concept Layout
Posted on 01/26/2020
The Benefits of Open Concept Layout
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay The real estate industry is ever-changing and with it, many trends come and go. One popular trend is the open concept layout, a style that was very popular in homes during the 19th century. The idea of open concept living fell out of favor during the early 20th century when homeowners were...
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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Paying off a mortgage early is a dream of many homeowners. By making larger payments on your home loan, you can cut years off of your loan term and save thousands of dollars in interest payments that you can use toward savings or investments. But in an economy that has seen decades of wage stagnation and increasing costs of...
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