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Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket
Posted on 03/29/2020
Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Posted on 03/22/2020
The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 03/15/2020
How Many Property 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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Is a Smart Home Gadget Right for You?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Is a Smart Home Gadget Right for You?
A smart home device may prove to be a time (and money) saver. However, not all smart house devices are ideal for all homeowners. If you select a smart home gadget that fails to accommodate your day-to-day needs, you risk wasting time and resources on a device that delivers little to no return on investment. Ultimately, it helps to...
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How to Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Enjoying a seamless home buying journey may seem virtually impossible, particularly for a first-time property buyer. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to boost the likelihood of quickly and easily finding your dream house, such as: 1. Hone Your Home Search Consider where you want to reside and the features you want to find in your...
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How and Where to Install Insulation in an Existing Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
How and Where to Install Insulation in an Existing Home
Image by mnplatypus from Pixabay Proper insulation not only helps you save on your energy bills. It reduces your energy impact on the environment and may create a great selling point for your home when the time comes. But knowing were to insulate an existing home can be a project. Here's what you need to know. How to...
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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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