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Landscaping for Your New Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Make These Four Green Improvements to Boost Your Home's Resale Value
Posted on 01/12/2020
Make These Four Green Improvements to Boost Your Home's Resale Value
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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House Hunting Mistakes
Posted on 01/05/2020
House Hunting Mistakes
If you’re in the market to buy a home soon, you probably have a long list of things to look for. You also are most likely focused on savings and shopping around for the best mortgage rates. You may know everything that you should do when you’re buying a home, but has anyone told you what you shouldn’t do?...
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How to Buy a Home Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Buy a Home Without Breaking Your Budget
A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual can make in his or her lifetime. It also may prove to be expensive, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. There is no need to break your budget to acquire your dream residence. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways...
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Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
Posted on 12/22/2019
Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
A home appraisal often helps a property seller determine how to price his or her residence. As such, an appraisal is important. And with a great appraisal, a seller may boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for his or her house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to trust the final results of a house appraisal, and these reasons...
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Are You Ready to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are You Ready to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
The home selling journey may be perilous, particularly for an individual who is unprepared for potential pitfalls. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to quickly identify house selling hurdles and address such issues before they get out of hand. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you detect and resolve a wide...
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Enjoy a Positive Homebuying Experience
Posted on 12/08/2019
Enjoy a Positive Homebuying Experience
Purchasing a house should be an unforgettable journey for all the right reasons. However, problems sometimes may arise that can make it tough to enjoy a positive homebuying experience. Whether it's struggling to know where to search for your dream home or getting the financing you need to purchase a house, myriad problems may prevent you from enjoying a...
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8 Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
8 Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
In a competitive selling market, it’s vital to make sure you take advantage of any way to give your home an edge over the competition. Many sellers make expensive home improvements in the hopes of attracting buyers. But, even if you’re on a budget, there are ways to boost curb appeal and increase the value of your home to...
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What Are the Closing Costs of Buying a Home?
Posted on 11/24/2019
What Are the Closing Costs of Buying a Home?
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might be wondering what all of the expenses you can expect to have when it comes time to close on your home. Ideally, you’ll want to understand all of the closing costs months in advance so that you can plan accordingly. However, even if you’re close to purchasing your first home, it’s still...
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Vinyl Floor Cleaning Tips
Posted on 11/17/2019
Vinyl Floor Cleaning Tips
When it comes to home flooring, vinyl is a popular choice for bedrooms and kitchens because it's waterproof and easy to maintain. Apart from that, the Vinyl floor is stylish, affordable, and comfortable to walk on. With proper maintenance, your vinyl floor will continuously look tremendous and keep shinning for many years. Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vinyl Floor....
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Why Is a Home Listing Important?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Why Is a Home Listing Important?
If you intend to sell a home, it helps to allocate time and resources to produce an effective property listing. Ultimately, a house listing can help a property seller make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And if a listing is informative and engaging, it may lead a buyer to set up a house showing. Now, let's take...
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What Is Native Gardening?
Posted on 11/03/2019
What Is Native Gardening?
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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