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Energy-Efficient Tips for Bathrooms
Posted on 02/16/2020
Energy-Efficient Tips for Bathrooms
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Posted on 02/02/2020
Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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How Much Time Do You Need to Create a Home Listing?
Posted on 01/26/2020
How Much Time Do You Need to Create a Home Listing?
There is no surefire formula to craft the perfect home listing. Instead, a seller must allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a listing hits the mark with buyers. If a seller fails to do so, this individual may struggle to stir up interest in his or her home. Perhaps worst of all, this seller's home may linger...
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Selecting the Best Property for Your Retirement Plans
Posted on 01/19/2020
Selecting the Best Property for Your Retirement Plans
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay You have looked forward to your retirement your whole working life. It is one of the primary goals you worked for all these years, and now is the time to relax and enjoy its rewards. One of the most important things you may consider after your retirement is finding that perfect home or...
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Smart Ideas for Kitchen Design
Posted on 01/12/2020
Smart Ideas for Kitchen Design
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock Designing your dream kitchen is a fun and exciting step in your home build or remodel. You’ll want to find the perfect cabinets, countertops, and sink for your new space. In addition to the aesthetic of the pieces you select, be sure to consider their functional value. Here are some smart...
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How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Why You Should Consider a Buying Agent
Posted on 12/29/2019
Why You Should Consider a Buying Agent
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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Create Outdoor Living Spaces
Posted on 12/22/2019
Create Outdoor Living Spaces
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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How To Know The Time Is Right To Sell Your Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
How To Know The Time Is Right To Sell Your Home
As the new year approaches, you may wonder what changes are ahead for you and your family. If you have been thinking about selling your home in the coming year, there are a few pretty good reasons to do so. Read on, and you may find some new real estate goals for the new year. There’s Not A Lot...
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Navigate the House Selling Journey Like a Pro
Posted on 12/08/2019
Navigate the House Selling Journey Like a Pro
No one should be forced to deal with a long, complicated home selling journey. Fortunately, there are many things a seller can do to navigate the property selling journey like a pro. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. 1. Analyze the Housing Market You may have entered...
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Four Ways to Save for Your First Down Payment
Posted on 12/01/2019
Four Ways to Save for Your First Down Payment
It’s a difficult time to be a first-time home buyer. Post-recession buyers are wary--and for good reason--of how and when to save money for a down payment on a house. One thing to remember, however, is that it’s always a good time to start saving. In this article, we’re going to cover the four most useful methods of saving...
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