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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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How to Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Posted on 01/18/2020
How to Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Ranch Style Homes Aren't Just for Senior Citizens
Posted on 01/11/2020
Ranch Style Homes Aren't Just for Senior Citizens
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
Posted on 01/04/2020
Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve...
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The Best Way to Aggressively Save for a Home Loan
Posted on 12/28/2019
The Best Way to Aggressively Save for a Home Loan
Buying a home will likely be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. While this may seem scary at first, it’s worth noting that buying a home can also be a valuable financial investment. When it comes to preparing to buy a home, many people just wait until they run out of room in...
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Decor and Taxes: Working from Home
Posted on 12/21/2019
Decor and Taxes: Working from Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay The sky's the limit for cloud-based documents and files. Remote working is on the rise. The ranks of independent entrepreneurs are growing. For many, home is a place to live and work. Here are three elements to consider for your work-from-home space. 1. Choose Your Workspace Pick a bright spot. Daylight inspires! Will...
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Who are the Best Candidates for a High-Priced Loan ?
Posted on 12/14/2019
Who are the Best Candidates for a High-Priced Loan ?
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Can You Find Your Dream House in a Single Day?
Posted on 12/07/2019
Can You Find Your Dream House in a Single Day?
The amount of time it takes to find the perfect residence varies from buyer to buyer. In some instances, a buyer may fall in love with the first home that he or she views in person. Or, in other cases, a buyer may need to attend several home showings and open house events before he or she finds the...
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