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Is Your Large Landing Wasted Space?
Posted on 07/21/2019
Is Your Large Landing Wasted Space?
Home architects like to do lots of creative things with stairs and landings—and for good reason. They create lots of “oohs” and “aahs” when a prospective buyer walks into a home. Many times, it is that spectacular view that sells the home. Buyers may even overlook other missing items in the house because of the initial entryway's striking...
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How to Avoid Risks During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 07/17/2019
How to Avoid Risks During the Homebuying Journey
Let's face it – there are many risks that you may face during the homebuying journey. From submitting an offer on a house that ultimately proves to be a poor investment to failing to obtain a mortgage due to a bad credit score, there are various issues that may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Lucky for you,...
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Planning for Emergencies and Recovery
Posted on 07/14/2019
Planning for Emergencies and Recovery
Hopefully, you've made plans in case of emergency and prepared your family by discussing your arrangements and creating an emergency kit. However, surviving the crisis is only part of the battle. The recovery takes a lot longer and requires even more early planning. You can prevent a lot of damage to your home by designing it or updating...
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Bite a Big Chunk Out of Your Energy Bill
Posted on 07/07/2019
Bite a Big Chunk Out of Your Energy Bill
During warmer weather, you probably don’t think much about your heating bill. But when you don’t need it is the best time to make changes and upgrades to your home so that throughout winter, you can live in blissful warmth. Some changes, such as exchanging your old single-pane windows for those double or triple panes with low U-factors,...
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Is Your Residence Worth Less Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 06/30/2019
Is Your Residence Worth Less Than You Originally Paid for It?
Let's face it – determining how to price a home is rarely simple for a seller. In some instances, your home may be worth less than you originally paid for it. Ultimately, if you failed to maintain your house over the years, various home problems may crop up when you decide to list your residence. If these issues go...
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Choosing a Cat Breed for Your Family
Posted on 06/23/2019
Choosing a Cat Breed for Your Family
Selecting a cat to become the newest member of your family can be very exciting. Sometimes, the decision can be easy as falling in love with the cute little sight. However, if you are in search of a specific breed, it may be pretty complicated as you will need to put a lot of time and research into...
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How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
When selling your home you may receive many offers from different buyers, but the smart move isn’t always to pick the highest bidder. Selling a home goes beyond just picking the largest dollar amount; there are other factors to consider while selling your house and how they influence your decision: Contingencies Most home-sale offers come with certain contingencies...
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Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Posted on 06/09/2019
Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Buying a home is a huge deal. First-time buyers transform from renters to owners in a single transaction, a change that has far-reaching implications about how you see yourself. Being an owner grounds you in your community.When you buy a home, you create deep community connections in a way renting never can. After all, when you’re a renter,...
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Give Your House a New Look on a Budget
Posted on 06/02/2019
Give Your House a New Look on a Budget
Everybody loves the feel of a new home, or in the absence of that, an old home with a new look. If you truly want to give your home a new look, you could try out some of these ideas. They are well within budget range and are sure to give your home that wow factor for at...
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The Intangibles of Buying vs. Renting
Posted on 05/26/2019
The Intangibles of Buying vs. Renting
Dollar for dollar, you might determine that in this year, at this time, buying might be more to your advantage than renting. Alternatively, the numbers may show the opposite: that renting will save you money this year over buying. Given the conventional wisdom that buying is better on the one hand with your bottom line on the other,...
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