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Posted on 05/25/2020
How to Decide between Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels The short answer to our question of the day is... We all know what we like when we see it. New flooring can greatly increase your home's beauty in the eye of the beholder, yet it's impossible to know what kind of flooring will attract your home's next buyer. That said, here are...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Perennials: Stunning and Low-Maintenance
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
How Can You Capitalize on a Buyer's Market?
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home
Image by Lena Lindell from Pixabay Having a second home gives you an opportunity to spend part of your time living in another area or bring in another source of income if you rent it out. Purchasing another home is a major investment that requires careful consideration. Before you begin looking into properties for sale, keep the following...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
Landscaping for Your Location
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
Execute a Property Selling Plan
If you intend to sell your home, you should develop a plan. That way, you can identify any potential home selling hurdles and take steps to address such issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you execute a house selling plan to perfection. 1. Establish a Timeline You know you want to...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
Should You Get a Reverse Mortgage?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a Home?
The amount of money you will need to ensure you can purchase a house varies based on a number of factors. For example, if you want to purchase a house in a big city, you may need to save more money than you likely would require to buy a residence in a small town. Meanwhile, your decision to choose...
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Posted on 03/30/2020
Get Ready for Spring! How to Build a Raised Bed
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay Nothing says spring like fresh-turned earth, the tender green of young shoots, and a brand-new DIY project! Building a raised bed is a great idea for a number of reasons. First, your soil may be rocky or have high percentages of clay or sand, in which case it makes sense to put...
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Posted on 03/23/2020
Inspections: What it Means for New Homeowners and Maintenance
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 03/16/2020
Home Shopping With Technology
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 03/09/2020
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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