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Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips on Reducing the Cost of Moving
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
4 Common Home Seller Mistakes
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Best Home Types and Options for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Best Practices for Waterproofing Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
How to Add Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
What is Owner Financing?
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash Selling a home requires a lot of decision-making. One of those decisions concerns financing, and there are numerous options available to both sellers and buyers. Real estate negotiations can be confusing, but there are some unconventional ways to finance a deal, and owner financing, for some buyers and sellers, can be the...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Tips on Re-Grouting and Polishing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tile
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Banish Clutter to Sell Your Home Faster!
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a Residence
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Top Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Image by fede13 from Pixabay Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so does your home. It may not be the highlight of your weekend, but home maintenance is crucial. Keeping your home in tip-top shape will help prevent problems down the road and give you an edge when you decide to sell. Check Your HVAC System A...
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