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Posted on 04/19/2021
Home Improvements to Broaden the Appeal of Your Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
3 Tips for Buying Land for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Dress Up Your Door with a Simple Wreath
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Am I Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Buyer
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Are You Prepared to Buy a Residence?
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 03/08/2021
DIY Attractive and Functional Basement Flooring Options
Picture by PIRO4D via Pixabay Flooring can add to the function of your newly finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
What Your Real Estate Agent Should Do for You
Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash Real estate agents sell homes -- but the agent you choose should offer you a comprehensive lineup of services and assistance. If your agent is just a "set it and forget it" seller, you're missing out on the level of service you deserve. Ask any prospective agent about what they have to...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Old Garden Shed? How to Refresh It for Outdoor Fun
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 02/15/2021
If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
Photo by Viktor Birkus via Pixabay Everyone covets the annual HGTV Dream Home that's given away each year as part of a sweepstake. But the sad reality is that few winners are ever really able to take possession of their grand home and actually live out their happily-ever-after. There are, however, ways to pick and choose which features...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Tent Camping on the Oregon Coast
Family vacations can be a great time to bond and create memories. One of the most economical ways to travel and enjoy the great outdoors is to tent camp. If you happen to travel the Oregon coastline, there are many State Park campsite options. Oregon boosts fifty-two tent campsites, many you will find along the picturesque coastline. Whether...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Residence?
There is no definitive timeline for finding and buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the Golden State luxury homebuying journey varies from person to person. But if you know how to prepare for a California luxury home search, you may be able to...
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