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Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Posted on 04/04/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Posted on 03/28/2020
Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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Home Buying 101
Posted on 03/21/2020
Home Buying 101
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Preparing your Home to Sell
Posted on 03/14/2020
Preparing your Home to Sell
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Tips for Designing an Outdoor Living Room
Posted on 03/07/2020
Tips for Designing an Outdoor Living Room
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Tips for Homebuyers: Maximize Your Time and Resources
Posted on 02/29/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: Maximize 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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Another Property Sold - 3848 Golfside Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Posted on 02/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 3848 Golfside Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
A well maintained and move-in ready home is located in Pittsfield Township, Ann Arbor Schools. This home features 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with some updates: fresh paint, hardwood floor throughout family room and bedrooms. Ceramic tile in kitchen. Partial finished basement with an added full bath and two additional rooms used as game room or office. A patio with roof cover overlooks spacious backyard. New roof (2018), water heater (2019), siding (2011). Close to school, golf club, freeway I-94 and US-23, and...
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Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Posted on 02/22/2020
Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Should You Accept an Offer to Purchase?
Posted on 02/15/2020
Should You Accept an Offer to Purchase?
If you receive an offer to purchase your house, should you accept it? Home sellers across the United States face this question regularly. To determine the right answer, a home seller needs to weigh the pros and cons of an offer. Deciding how to proceed with an offer to purchase is no easy task. Lucky for you, we're here...
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Is It a Good Time to Invest in Amelia Island?
Posted on 02/08/2020
Is It a Good Time to Invest in Amelia Island?
Image by pwemedia from Pixabay Summer is the in-season on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. But this popular vacation spot is enjoyable year-round, thanks to weather that ranges from mild to spectacular. A close-knit coastal community that's as charming as it is scenic holds the key to Amelia Island's reputation as a top-notch vacation spot. If you're thinking...
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Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Posted on 02/01/2020
Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Take Advantage of Opportunities to Save Money
Posted on 01/25/2020
Take Advantage of Opportunities to Save Money
Whether you're trying to balance your household budget or save money to buy your first house, discount coupons can help. Coupons alone are not a panacea that will cure budgetary woes or enable you to quickly save up for a real estate down payment, but they can play a role in achieving your financial goals. Building up your financial...
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