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Work with a REALTOR® When Buying a Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Work with a REALTOR® When Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Once you decide you’re in the market for a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether you should hire a real estate agent to shop for a house or go out your own. While buying a new home without a professional representative is possible, there is no disadvantage...
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When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Posted on 02/09/2020
When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Posted on 02/02/2020
How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 01/26/2020
Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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Increase Your Home's Value with Flooring
Posted on 01/19/2020
Increase Your Home's Value with Flooring
Flooring is a significant part of your home interior decor. It bears the brunt of your daily activities and is always the first surface to reflect wear and tear. With that in mind, consider installing high-end flooring that is durable, lasts longer, and of course, makes your home more appealing. Luxurious flooring can boost your home value tremendously...
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Create a Custom Towel Rack
Posted on 01/12/2020
Create a Custom Towel Rack
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Designing a Luxurious Home Fitness Center
Posted on 01/05/2020
Designing a Luxurious Home Fitness Center
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Options for Outdoor Heating
Posted on 12/29/2019
Options for Outdoor Heating
Image by Adi Goldstein from Unsplash If you have a backyard with a terrace or balcony, consider investing in an outdoor heater to extend your living space. Add warmth to chilly fall or spring evenings while relaxing on your porch swing or enjoying a meal on your patio. With a heat source, you can enjoy your outdoor entertainment...
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Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
Posted on 12/22/2019
Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Sharing Your Vacation: How to Choose the Right App
Posted on 12/15/2019
Sharing Your Vacation: How to Choose the Right App
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Making Your New House a Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Making Your New House a Home
Whether you've recently purchased a new home or are in the process of doing so, one of the most satisfying aspects of becoming a homeowner is customizing your living space. Half the fun of moving into a new home is "making it your own," which can include everything from painting the walls to remodeling the kitchen. Although it may...
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Easy Steps Credit Steps for Preapproval
Posted on 12/01/2019
Easy Steps Credit Steps for Preapproval
Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit issues in the past, you...
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