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Posted on 07/01/2020
3 Simple Ways to Reduce Clutter before a Showing
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Recipe: Zucchini Potato Soup
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash Looking for a soup for all seasons? Let Zucchini Potato Soup fill the bill. It's low-fat and light yet filling. It's power-packed with nutritious goodness, and enhanced with the perfect blend of spices and herbs. This recipe serves a party of 6 or more. If you have a food processor or...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
Should You Establish House Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Preapproval vs Prequalified Letter: Which Is Better?
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
How to Make your Home Attractive to Multiple Generations
Photo by Luis Quintero from Pexels While the millennial generation (people born between 1980 and 1989) accounts for the majority of homebuyers today, the other generations--both older and younger--cannot be discounted. Aging Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) and up-and-coming Gen Yers (those born between 1990 and 1998) are still forces to be considered when marketing...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Photo by ElasticComputeFarm via Pixabay Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
Fix Cracked Grout to Breathe New Life Into Your Bathroom or Kitchen
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
Details to Consider when Planning an Indoor Pool
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you have an indoor pool, you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate in order to go swimming. Indoor pools offer a convenient way to swim for exercise or relaxation whenever you want. These pools can also add even more luxury to your home with the right features and design....
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Posted on 04/29/2020
Do You Need a House Selling Plan?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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Posted on 04/22/2020
Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 04/15/2020
Is Your Residence's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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