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Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
After you decide to sell your home, it may be only a few weeks before you need to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. Thus, it may be beneficial to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can sell any items you have no plans to bring to your new address before...
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Determine If a Home Is Right for You
Posted on 01/12/2020
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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How to Make a Home Improvement Budget and Timeline
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Make a Home Improvement Budget and Timeline
Home improvements are a vital part to keeping your home up-to-date with the times and also to ensure that it doesn’t lose value when it comes time to sell. To save money, many homeowners take the do-it-yourself route and use the tools at their disposal to upgrade their homes. Sites like YouTube have made it easier than ever to...
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Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Floating Shelves - How to Optimize Floor Space while Saving Money
Posted on 12/15/2019
Floating Shelves - How to Optimize Floor Space while Saving Money
Photo by U.U. via Pixabay Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage. Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within...
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How Much Should I Spend on a Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
How Much Should I Spend on a Home?
Home prices may vary greatly throughout the country. But, buying a home is most likely the largest purchase you will make in your life. Deciding just how much to spend on your home isn’t just a matter of numbers--it also depends on your lifestyle and long-term goals. In today’s post, I’m going to give you a few ways you...
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Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
Posted on 11/24/2019
Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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A Cheerful, Clean Kitchen Will Help Sell Your Home
Posted on 11/17/2019
A Cheerful, Clean Kitchen Will Help Sell Your Home
Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process! Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it...
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Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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Renting vs Buying a Home: How to Know When To Buy
Posted on 11/03/2019
Renting vs Buying a Home: How to Know When To Buy
The rent vs buy dilemma is something that Americans have been facing for decades. Both options have their benefits, and it’s really a matter of timing and preferences when it comes to choosing which is best for you. However, there are a lot of things to consider before making this decision. So, in today’s post we’re going to break...
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