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Selling Your Home: Let Your Neighbors Know
Posted on 01/19/2020
Selling Your Home: Let Your Neighbors Know
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Selling a Water Damaged Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Is Your House Underpriced?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Is Your House Underpriced?
As a home seller, you likely want to set a "fair" initial asking price for your residence. Because if you fail to do so, you risk pricing your home outside of your target buyer's price range. Perhaps even worse, you risk pricing your house too low – something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to...
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Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Posted on 12/29/2019
Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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4 New Smart Gadgets to Improve Your Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
4 New Smart Gadgets to Improve Your Home
Photo by Sabine K via Pixabay The available smart home technology has blossomed over the past few years, but many homeowners are still skeptical of whether the gadgets are actually worth the price tag. If you're still on the fence, remember that not all products were built merely to show off to the neighbors. Learn more about four...
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Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Posted on 12/15/2019
Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Home?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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Review Your Homebuying Options
Posted on 12/01/2019
Review Your Homebuying Options
For those who want to buy a house, it helps to consider your options closely. That way, you can make an informed home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you prepare to conduct a home search: 1. The Local Housing Market Assess the local housing market before you dive headfirst into a home...
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Tips for Saving Energy in Your Kitchen
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips for Saving Energy in Your Kitchen
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Streamline Your House Search
Posted on 11/17/2019
Streamline Your House Search
If you want to streamline your home search, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are several things you can do to quickly and effortlessly discover a great house at a budget-friendly price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline your search for your ideal house. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria Homebuying criteria...
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Landscaping for Your New Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Apps To Sell Your Home Faster
Posted on 11/03/2019
Apps To Sell Your Home Faster
In the world today, technology is everything. From mobile phones to laptops, electric cars, Wi-Fi controlled gadgets, and a home filled with techy stuff. Selling a house might become a frustrating ordeal sometimes for various reasons listed below Having a beautiful home in a bad neighborhood. Buyers might not even want to come to have a look at...
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