Moni Shah's Blog

Posted on 01/18/2021
Best Practices for Waterproofing Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
How to Take an Old Painting and Make it Yours
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
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 12/28/2020
Fire Pits, Fountains, Festivities: How to Jazz Up Your Backyard
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Holidays and Mistletoe
Which winter-holiday celebration would be complete without a kiss under the mistletoe? This mysterious plant that appears above doorways and arches to catch unsuspecting lovers in a clinch adds fun and even drama to festive occasions. Ho-ho the mistletoe indeed! Tradition … tradition! The tradition of kissing under mistletoe began in ancient Rome during the festival of Saturnalia....
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Posted on 12/14/2020
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayWhen it comes to selling a home, there's usually at least a little temptation for people to bypass the commission and do the work themselves. But the truth is that an agent does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that few people have the time or patience to do. Plus, they take responsibility...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Carrot & Black Bean Soup
Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Should You Negotiate with a Home 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 11/16/2020
Create Relaxing Spaces in Your Home or Office
Image by Kari Shea from Pixabay Have you ever walked into someone's home or office space and instantly felt that it was positive, welcoming and peaceful? It means more harmonious work with customers and clients and a more peaceful attitude at home. Imagine walking through your front door and the stresses of the day melting away. A good...
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Posted on 11/09/2020
What is a Tax Lien ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Posted on 11/02/2020
A Pre-Approval Checklist for First-Time Homeowners
Image by Precondo CA from Unsplash Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether or not your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. You may not be prepared for the mountains of paperwork that you'll need to submit before a lender gives you the thumbs' up. That's why it's such a good...
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