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Posted on 08/02/2020
Home Selling Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
For those who plan to list a house in the foreseeable future, it often is beneficial to track the real estate market. By doing so, a home seller can identify real estate market patterns and trends and quickly address any potential property selling hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze housing market data...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
How to Entertain Outdoors
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Can You Buy a House Without Breaking Your Budget?
A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual can make in his or her lifetime. It also may prove to be expensive, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. There is no need to break your budget to acquire your dream residence. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
Should I rent or buy my next home?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Easy Ways to Update Your Backyard This Summer
Image by Gr8 from Shutterstock Summer is a great time of the year. Long sunny days, short warm nights, and clear weather that stretches across the sky. Summer is a season to savor. An excellent way to enjoy summer is by taking your living outside and relaxing in the backyard. If your backyard is cringe-worthy rather than show-stopping,...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Simplify Your Meal Prep with Kitchen Tools
Photo by Creatv Eight on Unsplash Time spent in the kitchen is almost always well worth the results at mealtime. But why spend more time in the apron than necessary when you could be spending time with the family or just relaxing. These five culinary accessories are designed to streamline the chef’s experience and help minimize food preparation...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors
Herbs make tremendous impact in the home due to their numerous functions. They can be used as spices on food or as air filters. They add fragrance and absorb odors. For best result, growing each of the herbs in their separate pots helps you customize the care they need as individual plants. Here are a few plants to...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Comparison: Investment Property and Primary Residence Purchases
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 07/22/2020
Ways to Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Keeping your home comfortable when the weather gets cooler can have a significant impact on your energy bills. In fact, your HVAC system is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. You could end up spending more than you planned to on heating, especially if the weather turns colder...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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