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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
While it's not always possible for conditions to be "perfect" when a real estate agent is showing a home for sale, things usually go more smoothly when homeowners are not present. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that the family's presence at a real estate showing may make the prospect feel self conscious and uncomfortable. Among...
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Home Selling Tips: Review the Buyer's Perspective
Posted on 11/03/2019
Home Selling Tips: Review the Buyer's Perspective
If you plan to list your home, you may want to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine what differentiates your residence from others and promote your house to potential buyers accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate the buyer's perspective. 1. Assess Your House's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home may...
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Cleaning Tips for your Kitchen
Posted on 10/27/2019
Cleaning Tips for your Kitchen
It’s the heart of every home; the kitchen is the place that you want to be one hundred percent free of bacteria and smelling fresh and clean. With these kitchen cleaning tips, you can make sure that your kitchen is safe for cooking family meals. Sure, most cleaning routines do not need to be difficult; if you use...
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5 Green Home Renovation Ideas
Posted on 10/20/2019
5 Green Home Renovation Ideas
Green homes are becoming popular, and more home builders are now including eco-friendly homes in nearly all their projects. Apart from the growth in the number of new eco-friendly homes springing up, there is also an increase in the number of green renovation projects. If you are planning to renovate your home, here are some eco-friendly ideas to...
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Essential Real Estate Terms Everybody Should Know
Posted on 10/13/2019
Essential Real Estate Terms Everybody Should Know
Real estate is not only about buying and selling a property. It means many things and people ought to study it before getting involved with the market as an investor. If you are looking at real estate investing as a new career path, or perhaps you want to learn one or two things about the real estate market,...
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5 Cleaning Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted on 10/06/2019
5 Cleaning Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here...
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What Would you do With a Finished Basement
Posted on 09/29/2019
What Would you do With a Finished Basement
A basement comes with many benefits, ranging from being a relaxation area to a quiet space where children can play, or other noisier activities like drum practice. A basement serves many purposes. To many, the additional living space is more than enough reason to finish it. To others, it can serve as an extra bedroom or living space...
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Bargain Shopping Tips
Posted on 09/22/2019
Bargain Shopping Tips
Part of you can't stay away from flea markets, garage sales, and antique malls. But another part of you knows that there is not enough room in your home for the random pieces that you find. The living room corner is not the perfect place for a rusted pitchfork, and your bedroom shouldn't house that old hand plow....
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Selling Your Home to Gen Y Buyers
Posted on 09/15/2019
Selling Your Home to Gen Y Buyers
You may have noticed significant changes in your neighborhood. Younger couples and young professionals have been moving in around you. Along with them, you see a few new restaurants, coffee shops, or co-work spaces have popped up in the area. As you become aware of the increased attraction of your community to younger buyers, you might consider selling...
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Those Forgotten Maintenance Projects - Water Heater Sediment
Posted on 09/08/2019
Those Forgotten Maintenance Projects - Water Heater Sediment
If you use a teapot, you know that over time, as the water heats and cools, calcium and other deposits from the water build up on the bottom of the kettle and need cleaning out periodically. The same is true of your water heater. Both city water and well water can contain suspended minerals and chemicals like calcium...
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Home Staging Tips
Posted on 09/01/2019
Home Staging Tips
If you've spent much time online seeking ways to sell your home, you've probably run across "professional home staging" options. While many of these are a great choice, they can be cost-prohibitive if your agent doesn't include those services with your sale. You aren't left in the lurch though, you can do a variety of things with your...
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Are Skylights Worth it?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Are Skylights Worth it?
In the gray days of winter, everyone can benefit from some additional sunlight. Take advantage of the well-documented medical and psychological benefits of sunshine and the vitamin D it generates. Sure, you can open your windows, but then you lose that privacy. You can split the difference with a skylight or a light tube that allows light to...
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