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How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Decide Which Offer to Choose for Your Home
When selling your home you may receive many offers from different buyers, but the smart move isn’t always to pick the highest bidder. Selling a home goes beyond just picking the largest dollar amount; there are other factors to consider while selling your house and how they influence your decision: Contingencies Most home-sale offers come with certain contingencies...
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FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Posted on 10/13/2019
FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay When it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with...
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Hacks to Saving Energy in Your Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
Hacks to Saving Energy in Your Home
The fight to sustain planet earth has gone beyond the responsibility of just a few to the responsibility of all inhabitants. Diminishing energy sources, limited human resources, pollution, and other environmental concerns sit at the top of the to-do list of every country across the globe. Experts have awakened to the need to sustain planet earth and unearthed...
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Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Posted on 09/29/2019
Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're thinking about putting your property on...
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Advantages of Having a Kitchen Island
Posted on 09/22/2019
Advantages of Having a Kitchen Island
If you want to add create functionality in your kitchen, a kitchen island is a great way to go. Kitchen Islands have many benefits that make your kitchen easier to cook in and to entertain. No matter the type of kitchen island that you decide to have, you will see a new lease on life when it is...
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Sharing Your Home with Your Pets
Posted on 09/15/2019
Sharing Your Home with Your Pets
Fido is part of the family, but sometimes he doesn’t quite know how to obey the family rules, and sometimes just doesn’t fit in the human-sized furniture. You’ve gone to great effort to design your home just the way you want it, but that doggy-bed in the middle of the floor somehow detracts from what you had in...
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The Question of Price Versus Quality
Posted on 09/08/2019
The Question of Price Versus Quality
If you have ever thought "is it worth it to spend extra on a product or should you get something cheap?" you have probably been wondering if the additional cost worth it. Price can be a very prominent determining factor in our purchasing decisions especially if you are on a tight budget. The goal is to make sure...
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Are You in a Walkable Area?
Posted on 09/01/2019
Are You in a Walkable Area?
Trying to understand what that home description is all about? Whether you're new to the housing market or newly returned, you'll find terms used to describe homes that you might not recognize. Or, you may not understand what they truly mean in context. The word walkable, for instance, shouldn't apply to a home at all, should it? After...
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Grow These Plants Indoors for Cleaner Air
Posted on 08/25/2019
Grow These Plants Indoors for Cleaner Air
Many people spend most of their times indoors and don't pay attention to the quality of air that they breathe in. Some also do not consider the quality of the air as something important until it becomes an issue. According to the findings of NASA, indoor air pollutants form part of the top risks to public health. Indoor...
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How to Use Bar Stools to Elevate Your Kitchen Décor
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Use Bar Stools to Elevate Your Kitchen Décor
To give your kitchen an updated and decorative look, try adding a bar stool. It can help save space as well as make your kitchen look more trendy than usual. To help you choose which bar stool to pick, review the following tips. Measure the area The most fundamental step in choosing for a bar stool is measuring...
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Some Ideas for Cooking in your Microwave
Posted on 08/11/2019
Some Ideas for Cooking in your Microwave
The microwave does not get the respect it deserves in the kitchen. In reality, it is a useful appliance that is under-utilized in the kitchen. Did you know that apart from warming leftover dinner, there are many things that a microwave can do for you? A microwave is actually designed to cook some food items for you quickly...
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Reasons Why You Should Get a Home Warranty
Posted on 08/04/2019
Reasons Why You Should Get a Home Warranty
Having a home comes with many responsibilities. Sometimes, pressing needs can arise. It might be to repair some home features or to replace them altogether. These situations are bound to occur and can be parasitic on the homeowner's budget. A home warranty is a program that provides a budget to cover any unforeseen expense in the home. It...
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