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Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
Posted on 07/14/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Designing With the Color Wheel
Posted on 07/07/2019
Designing With the Color Wheel
You may have seen them, a circle with all the colors of the rainbow and then some. This is what is called a color wheel. You may think what in the world would I need one of those for? Yes, interior designers and artists use them as a tool to make design decisions. The color wheel is also...
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Tips for Managing A Rental Property
Posted on 06/30/2019
Tips for Managing A Rental Property
After a massive investment in real estate, the next step is managing your property investment effectively. As a property owner, there are some specific management requirements that you must consider. Here are some tips to follow for successful property management. Take the Maintenance Seriously Keeping up with your maintenance is one of the most important things that you...
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How to Spruce Up Your Home on a Budget
Posted on 06/23/2019
How to Spruce Up Your Home on a Budget
You’ve got your dream job, and you can finally afford to more comfortable surroundings. But as you fantasize about your next neighborhood, you need to make sure you get top dollar for your present pad. Selling for more may mean a wholesale renovation exercise or minor touch-ups depending on how good you have been to your home over...
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Adding Vintage Silver Decor to Your Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
Adding Vintage Silver Decor to Your Home
Wanting to add some vintage metal to your décor? An aged silver-framed mirror, glossy wall plate, or glowing trio of candlesticks might be just the thing to pull it all together. Silver tableware adds an elegant touch to a party and a beautiful silver tray on the entry table is perfect to collect your mail. Beautiful silver pieces...
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Choosing a Home Security System
Posted on 06/09/2019
Choosing a Home Security System
One of the critical steps towards ensuring that your home is adequately secured is choosing a home security system. A home security system is vital because it is a way of protecting the family from danger. There are various factors you need to consider before deciding on the right home security system. An excellent option is to go...
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One-Day Home Upgrade Projects for the Budget-Wise
Posted on 06/02/2019
One-Day Home Upgrade Projects for the Budget-Wise
You get it! You know your home needs some TLC and you’d love to be giving it some, but your schedule is tight. You don’t have time to tear apart the bathroom for a remodel or rip up the kitchen while your kids are in school. Here are some simple projects you can accomplish in a day, however,...
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What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 05/26/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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Deep Cleaning Your Toilet
Posted on 05/19/2019
Deep Cleaning Your Toilet
In general, most folks merely clean the toilet bowl, brush under the rim and call it a day. But hard water can clog the siphon inlets and stain the area under the edge. Cleaning this area takes a little extra effort but keeps your toilet in shape and allows it to more deeply clean the bowl with better...
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The Intangibles of Buying vs. Renting
Posted on 05/12/2019
The Intangibles of Buying vs. Renting
Dollar for dollar, you might determine that in this year, at this time, buying might be more to your advantage than renting. Alternatively, the numbers may show the opposite: that renting will save you money this year over buying. Given the conventional wisdom that buying is better on the one hand with your bottom line on the other,...
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Frugal Family Fun
Posted on 05/05/2019
Frugal Family Fun
Getting about and experiencing the sights and sounds gets you out of the house and away from screen time for a while. You can find many low-cost and no-cost family-friendly experience in your area if you know where to look. Whether it is inside or outside activities you want you can find new and different ways of spending...
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Should You Get Homeowner's Insurance?
Posted on 04/29/2019
Should You Get Homeowner's Insurance?
You may know that when you buy a home, you should purchase homeowner’s insurance. You may have never wondered if the coverage is required. Usually, insurance will be taken out of escrow and a part of our monthly mortgage payment. You may pay a yearly premium separate from your mortgage payment. Home insurance is a nuisance so if you...
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