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Posted on 07/25/2021
House Flipping: 4 Costly Mistakes That Are Completely Avoidable
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The potentially high-profit world of house flipping typically gets ambitious entrepreneurs going on the offensive. House-flipping profits reportedly topped an average of $67,000 in 2020, proving that the ambitious can certainly earn a good living in the industry. But the other side of the coin doesn’t always trend in the news or social...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Bedroom: How to Use Feng Shui for a More Harmonic Slumber
Feng Shui holds the concept of moving and arranging stationary pieces of furniture, art or other home elements to achieve a more peaceful and harmonic living space. Unfortunately, a vast population of folks find it difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few easy tips to get you started on your perfect Feng Shui bedroom...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Keep Your Sanity with Home Video Technology
Photo by George Becker from Pexels Modern homes are built with your comfort, convenience and safety in mind. And that’s exactly why so many come with video doorbells and camera systems installed. With this equipment at your fingertips, you can monitor the security of your home right from your phone, tablet or computer. It’s really as easy as...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
How to Identify a Good Commercial Property Investment
Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay Investing in commercial real estate can be an excellent source of passive income. It can also be one of the easier ways to get started in real estate investment because there are so many options. However, with the many types of commercial real estate investments, it's hard to determine what will be...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How to Prepare for Renting Your Multi Family Home
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Before renting out a multi-family property, you should take steps to protect yourself from personal liability if anything were to happen. Without the right protections in place, you could end up on the hook for damages caused by fires, crimes and more ­– even if you did not cause the situation yourself. Thankfully,...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
3 Rental-Friendly Decorating Ideas
Many renters feel stifled by their inability to make interior design decisions about the property. Painting the walls, installing shelves or changing out light fixtures are all things most property managers don’t allow. However, there are still lots of things you can do to decorate your walls when renting without risking noticeable damage. Here are three DIY decoration...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Want Flowers? These 3 Easy Indoor Plants Will Add Color to Your Home
Image by bernswaelz from Pixabay When you hear “easy house plants” you might not immediately think to include flowers. You might have even heard tragic and frustrating tales about orchids or other extremely particular flowering plants that require meticulous maintenance and a green thumb. However, there are a wide variety of flowering plants you can successfully grow indoors...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Upcycling: Unique, DIY Containers for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Why You May Want to Hire a Professional Over DIY
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 05/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 253 Delmar Way, San Mateo, CA 94403
This 1936 charmer is located on one of the most desirable, tree-shaded streets in Beresford Manor. The timeless two-story layout features generous formal living space on the first floor, with a wood-burning fireplace in the expansive living room and a formal dining room with French doors that open to a beautiful private deck. The eat-in kitchen, updated with clean, modern lines, also opens to the large wrap-around deck overlooking a shaded lawn. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the living and dining areas. Three generous bedrooms and one bathroom are upstairs, and a half-bath is located downstairs in the laundry room. This classic home...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Decisions: Should You Build or Buy?
When buying a home, you can either build a new residence from scratch or buy an existing home already built. This can be a tough decision to make. Here are a few pros and cons of each to help you move forward with your decision. Buying an Existing Home There are several advantages to buying a home that’s...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Am I Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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