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Using Natural Light in Your House
Posted on 07/14/2019
Using Natural Light in Your House
Most buyers consider things like size and appearance when looking for a befitting home to buy. Apart from the size of the home, the school district and the neighborhood are other relevant factors to consider when looking for the right house to buy. Are you aware of the fact that natural light has a fantastic role to play...
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What is Common Interest Housing?
Posted on 07/07/2019
What is Common Interest Housing?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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How to Simplify and De-Clutter the Minimalist Way
Posted on 06/30/2019
How to Simplify and De-Clutter the Minimalist Way
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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Planning a Successful Garage Sale
Posted on 06/23/2019
Planning a Successful Garage Sale
A successful garage sale is not as straightforward and simple as it seems and requires adequate planning. If you are planning on selling your garage, go through the following tips carefully: Plan your garage sales at the right time Knowing the right day and time is the first step towards a profitable garage sale. However, you must be...
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7 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements Ideas
Posted on 06/16/2019
7 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements Ideas
Upgrading the look and feel of your home doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You can actually carry out a lot of home improvement plans on your home even when you are on a budget. Check this list below for the top 7 home improvement ideas you can execute. As an added benefit, they may come...
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Remove Odors From Your Home
Posted on 06/09/2019
Remove Odors From Your Home
One of the quickest ways to lose a sale is to ignore odors in your home. Of course, you don't always smell them, so it's best if you have someone else come in with, ahem, a fresh nose, to point out issues. But, what if you’re the one that bought the house … you assumed the odors would...
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Exercising with Items Found at Home
Posted on 06/02/2019
Exercising with Items Found at Home
You want to work out, but gym memberships and at home exercise equipment can weigh down on your bank account. Home gyms are costly and take up a lot of space so if you live in a smaller home or in an apartment you might simply not be able to find room. It takes time to travel to...
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Types of Mortgages Buyers Can Choose From
Posted on 05/26/2019
Types of Mortgages Buyers Can Choose From
There are different kinds of mortgages available to prospective homeowners today. The right mortgage for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of income and credit rating. While there are numerous mortgage products available to buyers today, they will mostly fall under the categories below: FHA-Backed loans Most folks getting a home for the...
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How to Speed up Your House Sale
Posted on 05/19/2019
How to Speed up Your House Sale
Selling a house requires special tactics, it can be stressful for first timers, and the pressure even becomes greater when there is a need to close the sale before moving into a new home. You will find the following simple suggestions highly effective in getting your house sold. Enhance the curb appeal. Curb appeal means how attractive your...
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Indoor Space for Your Dog
Posted on 05/12/2019
Indoor Space for Your Dog
What if your move to downsize doesn't include a yard? Maybe you opted for a small balcony or patio to maximize your living area or community amenities. Whether your outdoor pet is used to a larger yard or your indoor pet is accustomed to a larger house, they'll be transitioning to the new lifestyle at home just as...
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