The Holden Team Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Are You Prepared to Buy a House?
Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, and as such, should not be taken lightly. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the homebuying journey, such as: 1. Determine Where You Want to Live There is no shortage of high-quality houses available across the United States. Now, you just need to determine where you...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Do You Know the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Prepare for an Open Houses in Bad Weather
Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers venture...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
How to Invest in Your Home
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
DIY: How to Create a Cubby Bookshelf
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Should You Negotiate with a House Seller?
For those who want to buy a home, it generally is a good idea to remain open to negotiating with a seller. That way, you can acquire your dream residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline a negotiation with a home seller. 1. Be Flexible There is no telling how a...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Tips for Adding Hardscaping to Your Outdoor Spaces
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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Posted on 11/15/2020
What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Using Smart Home Technology to Save Energy
Image by Dan LeFebvre from Unsplash Smart home tech makes it easy to find information in an instant, turn on or off the television without getting up and even see who just rang your doorbell, but it can also help you be more energy efficient. Saving energy does more than just cut your electric bills, it allows you...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Unexpected Cost Home Buyers Should be Aware
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There’s no denying that purchasing a home requires a huge investment from buyers. Not only will you need to have a down payment in place, but you’ll need to consider closing costs, home maintenance, property taxes and more over the years. While these are all expenses that most buyers are aware of,...
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