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Get Ready for Spring! How to Build a Raised Bed
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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Inspections: What it Means for New Homeowners and Maintenance
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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Home Shopping With Technology
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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If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
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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Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Posted on 03/02/2020
Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Home
Posted on 02/24/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Home
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Why Is It Worth Your Time to Conduct an In-Depth Home Search?
Posted on 02/17/2020
Why Is It Worth Your Time to Conduct an In-Depth Home Search?
If you plan to conduct a house search, there is no reason to settle for inferior results. Instead, you should dedicate the necessary time and resources to conduct a comprehensive search for your dream house. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it pays to perform an in-depth home search. These include: 1. You can avoid the risk of buying...
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Tips for Buying a Home Remotely
Posted on 02/10/2020
Tips for Buying a Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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Are You Ready to Hire a Moving Company?
Posted on 02/03/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Moving Company?
If you buy or sell a house, you may need to hire a moving company as well. That way, you can work with an expert moving company to ensure all of your personal belongings can safely make it to your new address. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to put yourself in the best position to...
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Tips for Homebuyers: Optimize Your Time and Resources
Posted on 01/27/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: Optimize Your Time and Resources
Let's face it – most homebuyers have limited time and resources at their disposal. As such, it is crucial for buyers to do everything possible to optimize their time and resources throughout the property buying journey. Because if a buyer maximizes his or her time and resources, this individual can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful homebuying experience....
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Indoor Herb Garden: A Quick Guide
Posted on 01/20/2020
Indoor Herb Garden: A Quick Guide
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Posted on 01/13/2020
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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