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Tips for Updating Your Kitchen
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for Updating Your Kitchen
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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5 Common Home Offer Contingencies
Posted on 11/03/2019
5 Common Home Offer Contingencies
Contingency in real estate means an agreement of sale that must take place to continue the transaction. There are numbers of options that buyers can include in their contracts. Below are five common home offer contingencies to consider: Inspection contingencies Inspections are of great benefit in the process of buying a home. They enable the buyer to know...
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Prepping Your Credit To Gain a Preapproval
Posted on 10/27/2019
Prepping Your Credit To Gain a Preapproval
Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit issues in the past, you...
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How to Pack Fragile Items For a Move
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Pack Fragile Items For a Move
Moving from one home to another home is a task that is draining, time-consuming and hectic. When deciding to relocate, there are a lot of factors to consider before the actual move. Having to pack up your things in preparation for the move can take weeks and sometimes months. After going through the pain of packing and then...
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What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
Posted on 10/13/2019
What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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Ways to Avoid Home Improvement Fraud
Posted on 10/06/2019
Ways to Avoid Home Improvement Fraud
Do the echoing thumps of a hammer, or the high pitched-squeals of a table saw trigger any Deja-vu? That is right, the season of home improvement is officially here. Whether you are adding a deck, installing a new window or perhaps replacing a roof, the fact is you're most likely going to hire a contractor to make this...
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Should You Change to a Tankless Water Heater?
Posted on 09/29/2019
Should You Change to a Tankless Water Heater?
There are quite a lot of reasons why you should consider a tankless heater today. Apart from the fact that it is easy to maintain, it looks attractive, and it does not run out of hot water. Below are a variety of the reasons why you should upgrade to a tankless heater. It saves space The traditional heaters...
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Top Apps That Make Your Moving Easier
Posted on 09/22/2019
Top Apps That Make Your Moving Easier
Everyone dreads moving day (if you don't, you are a rare breed). Remember how tired you got just thinking about it - The hassles of house hunting, the sorting, the packing, the heavy lifting, the question of which is worse, the "moving out" or the "moving in"? Thankfully, there are now numerous apps that help when it comes...
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How to Get the Best Use Out of Your Oven
Posted on 09/15/2019
How to Get the Best Use Out of Your Oven
A lot of people no longer cook with open fires in the world of today with natural gas, electricity, temperature controls, and other kitchen appliances. When you get a new oven for your kitchen with all the latest features and upgrades, there's not a lot you can't use it to do. Are you getting the best out of...
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Reducing Your Waste to Nothing
Posted on 09/08/2019
Reducing Your Waste to Nothing
Post If living green is a new endeavor for you, reducing your waste output down to zero is an ambitious goal. However, it is a noble one. With some re-thinking and effort, you can make great strides in the quantity of trash you and your household produces. Put in some of these practices and what you add to landfills...
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Water, Water Everywhere
Posted on 09/01/2019
Water, Water Everywhere
For years, city planners worked to improve green spaces because of the known health benefits. That means more parks, trails, trees, and gardens grace municipalities across the country than before. But what about blue spaces? According to marine biologist, Wallace J. Nichols, blue space may have more profound implications than green space for emotional and physical wellness. What...
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Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip A Home Inspection
Posted on 08/25/2019
Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip A Home Inspection
It is always a beautiful and joyous feeling when you make an offer for a home, and the seller accepts it. However, you shouldn’t be in haste to pay the seller yet. Don’t be tempted to cut corners either by neglecting professional home inspection services all in a bid to reduce cost. Skipping home inspection should never be...
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