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Posted on 05/31/2020
3 Tips for Choosing Sensical Rentals
Photo by Photo Mix via Pixabay For many investors, purchasing a property to rent out just makes sense. But finding properties that'll help you meet your long-term goals can be tricky. Whether you're considering a turnkey property or a property to rehab and rent yourself, keeping these tips in mind will help you weed out low-performers while you're...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Analyze Your Homebuying Options
For those who want to buy a house, it helps to consider your options closely. That way, you can make an informed home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you prepare to conduct a home search: 1. The Local Housing Market Assess the local housing market before you dive headfirst into a home...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How to Ready Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Is a Natural Ventilation System Right for You?
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Deck Rails Need to be Structurally Sound for Safety Purposes
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Outdoor Entertaining: Unique Lighting for Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Selling your home may seem like a relatively simple process. You hire an agent, let them take pictures and show the house to prospective buyers, accept an offer, and then close… right? In reality, there’s a lot that goes into the selling process; especially if you want to have a smooth home sale. Matters are further complicated by hr...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Is Home Repair Insurance Necessary?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Choosing the Right Realtor to Buy or Sell a Million Dollar Home
Photo by Snapwire Photography via Pexels When you have a million-dollar home to sell, don’t just get any real estate agent. The same goes if you are buying a million-dollar home. It would be best if you had a real estate agent that does more than think like a millionaire. When you choose a real estate agent who...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Why You Should Consider Smart Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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