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Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Buying an Old House? What to Look For
Posted on 12/29/2019
Buying an Old House? What to Look For
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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Floating Shelves Offer Your Space a Streamline Look
Posted on 12/22/2019
Floating Shelves Offer Your Space a Streamline Look
Photo by U.U. via Pixabay Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage. Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within...
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Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Posted on 12/15/2019
Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Ways to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Posted on 12/08/2019
Ways to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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Is Selling a Residence Easy?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is Selling a Residence 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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Landscaping for Your Location
Posted on 11/24/2019
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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Advice for Home Sellers: List a House for the Right Price
Posted on 11/17/2019
Advice for Home Sellers: List a House for the Right Price
Adding a quality home to the real estate market offers no guarantees. And if you fail to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence, your home may linger on the housing market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, we're here to teach you about the real estate sector and ensure you can use your home's initial asking...
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How to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly and Safely
Posted on 11/10/2019
How to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly and Safely
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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Strategies to Lower Your Closing Costs
Posted on 11/03/2019
Strategies to Lower Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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Become a Proactive Home Seller
Posted on 10/28/2019
Become a Proactive Home Seller
If you plan to sell your house, you should be proactive. Because, in most cases, a proactive home seller is a successful home seller. With a proactive approach, a home seller can find unique ways to differentiate his or her house from the competition. That way, this home seller can boost his or her chances of a quick, profitable...
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Review Your House Selling Options
Posted on 10/28/2019
Review Your House Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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