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How to Improve Your Resting Space
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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What Is A Home Warranty?
Posted on 02/23/2020
What Is A Home Warranty?
You may have heard about home warranties, but are unsure of what they are. A home warranty is an excellent addition to your home insurance and has a particular function. When you buy a home, the last thing you want to worry about is things breaking or malfunctioning in the house after you buy it. Buyers fear the expenses...
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Joint Homeownership Tips
Posted on 02/16/2020
Joint Homeownership Tips
Image by Iakov Filimonov from Shutterstock You may be looking for ways to make the transition into homeownership a little more affordable or perhaps you dream of owning a vacation home. In these cases, combining resources with a close friend or relative may be a good option. Working together can provide you with more buying power and lower...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 02/16/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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DIY Home Cleaning Solutions
Posted on 02/09/2020
DIY Home Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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How to Maintain Your Focus During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Maintain Your Focus During the Homebuying Journey
A homebuyer must stay focused throughout the property buying journey. Otherwise, a buyer risks missing out on an opportunity to acquire the right house at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay on course during the homebuying journey. 1. Craft a Homebuying Strategy Creating a homebuying strategy enables you to outline...
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Is Selling a Home Easy?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Is Selling a Home Easy?
Selling your house should be a quick, seamless task. Yet the home selling journey varies based on a number of factors, including the condition of a seller's residence and the current state of the housing market. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, you may struggle to achieve your desired results. There are several...
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How Many House Showings Should You Host?
Posted on 02/02/2020
How Many House Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Should You Establish Property Buying Goals?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Should You Establish Property Buying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Posted on 01/26/2020
How is a Land Contract Different than an 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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3 Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 01/19/2020
3 Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Selling a house should be quick and easy. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Common problems that come up during the home selling journey include: 1. Lack of Curb Appeal Dedicate time and resources to bolster your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. Remember, your residence...
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Selling: How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Posted on 01/19/2020
Selling: How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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