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3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Can Avoid
Posted on 10/13/2019
3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Can Avoid
With so much to think about these days, it is not surprising that some first-time home buyers make mistakes they later regret as they shop for a home for sale. Presented here are some of the most popular mistakes, along with tips to help you avoid a similar fate. Looking for a home before getting a mortgage Many...
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Are You Ready to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Posted on 10/06/2019
Are You Ready to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Keeping a Personal Mortgage Calculator
Posted on 09/29/2019
Keeping a Personal Mortgage Calculator
If the nerd in you comes out as soon as someone starts talking numbers, you might find yourself wondering how hard it is to create a mortgage calculator. Technically called an amortization calculator, the numbers you put into the calculation tell you what your payment each month breaks down to in terms of what goes to the principal...
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How to Have Fun on Your Family Road Trip
Posted on 09/22/2019
How to Have Fun on Your Family Road Trip
So, the family trip this year requires a road trip. The thought of everyone packed in the car or van for hours may cause some anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. These hours on the road can be an opportunity to build family bonds and create one-of-a-kind memories that you all will be talking about years from now....
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Tips for Cleaning your Kitchen
Posted on 09/15/2019
Tips for Cleaning your Kitchen
It’s the heart of every home; the kitchen is the place that you want to be one hundred percent free of bacteria and smelling fresh and clean. With these kitchen cleaning tips, you can make sure that your kitchen is safe for cooking family meals. Sure, most cleaning routines do not need to be difficult; if you use...
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How To Clean The Kitchen Before You Move
Posted on 09/08/2019
How To Clean The Kitchen Before You Move
Moving into a new house will require a little bit of cleaning and the kitchen is probably the first place to start. You will want to get rid of the former resident's cooking smells as well as make it reflect your personal taste because you and your family will spend a lot of time. Here are a few...
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Interesting Life Lessons for Kids
Posted on 09/01/2019
Interesting Life Lessons for Kids
These days it seems sitting in front of a screen playing video games or watching movies is how many kids are spending their time. But it's important to know that encouraging them to keep in touch with nature is a good idea. When they get their hands dirty there are valuable life skills that can be taught, like...
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Creating an Outdoor Entertainment Space
Posted on 08/25/2019
Creating an Outdoor Entertainment Space
Did you recently move into a home that has this wonderfully big backyard, but all the contractor installed was a little three-foot by two-foot slab of concrete just outside the back door. What use is that? Where do you put the chairs or a barbecue? There are several approaches you can take to creating a usable space. First,...
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5 Common Contract Contingencies
Posted on 08/18/2019
5 Common Contract Contingencies
Contingency in real estate means an agreement of sale that must take place to continue the transaction. There are numbers of options that buyers can include in their contracts. Below are five common home offer contingencies to consider: Inspection contingencies Inspections are of great benefit in the process of buying a home. They enable the buyer to know...
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Sell Without Disrupting Your Life
Posted on 08/11/2019
Sell Without Disrupting Your Life
The market’s hot in your area and you want to sell your home, but your everyday life is busy. How do you find the time to prepare your home while still living there or plan a move and keep all the other plates spinning and balls juggling? Prioritize, Plan, Put it in placeIf you’ve lived in your current...
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Loving Your Laundry Room
Posted on 08/04/2019
Loving Your Laundry Room
If you’ve lived in an apartment for any time at all, one of the biggest wishes in your new home is for in-home laundry facilities. However, when you have a large family, a busy lifestyle, and lots of clothes to care for, that wish gets bigger - you want the perfect laundry room. You dream of front-loading side-by-side...
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Use A Stain Kit to Freshen Up Your Sidewalks
Posted on 07/28/2019
Use A Stain Kit to Freshen Up Your Sidewalks
Many people have sidewalks or some form of concrete walkway in their yards. While this is a great way to create a path to and from the street or garden, it can be a bit of an eyesore, especially if it has been worn down from the weather. It can be very costly to have the sidewalk redone...
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