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Home Security Tips for House Showings
Posted on 02/16/2020
Home Security Tips for House Showings
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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5 Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
5 Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, keeping up with maintenance can be a serious challenge. But by focusing on simple maintenance tasks, you can put your best foot forward as you’re trying to improve your home and keep it lasting for many years to come. Keep Up on Plumbing Your plumbing...
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3 Items to Sell Before Moving Day Arrives
Posted on 02/02/2020
3 Items to Sell Before Moving Day Arrives
If you recently sold your home and plan to relocate to a new address, you may need to pack up your personal belongings. And in some instances, there may be items that you can sell before moving day arrives. These include: 1. Furniture Although your couch, sofa, loveseat and other furniture may have served you well for many years,...
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If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
Photo by Viktor Birkus via Pixabay Everyone covets the annual HGTV Dream Home that's given away each year as part of a sweepstake. But the sad reality is that few winners are ever really able to take possession of their grand home and actually live out their happily-ever-after. There are, however, ways to pick and choose which features...
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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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