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Posted on 06/20/2021
Signs You Need a New Roof & How to Take Care of It
Photo by David McBee from Pexels For most homeowners, the last thing they’re worried about is the physical roof over their heads. That is until their roof starts leaking after a storm. Once the water is pouring down and you’re forced to bring out buckets, you’re likely to curse yourself for not thinking about roof maintenance sooner. So,...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What Is Modern Desert Design?
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Your Guide to Common Types of Eco-Friendly Homes
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Any home that is designed with sustainability in mind can be considered an eco home, but there are still certain architectural styles and models that have been trending within this sector of the real estate industry. These are five of the most common types of eco-friendly homes: Prefab Homes Commonly referred to as...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Looking to Sell Your Home? Finish These Home Improvement Projects First
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How Credit Scores Affect Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
What's Really in a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Selling Your Home? Here Are 3 Reasons to Hire an Agent
Photo by energepic.com from Pexels With the widespread popularity and accessibility of real estate portal sites, it’s easier than ever before to sell your own home without a real estate professional. Selling “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, can save you money. However, there are some serious advantages to working with a seller's agent when selling your home....
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Incorporate a Garden Arbor or Trellis
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Prefab Homes: Efficient & Eco-Friendly
"vipp's prefab shelter" by Nicolás Boullosa licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prefabricated homes come with many advantages. They require less time and less labor than traditional building process and still allow you to own your own home with a much smaller budget. Sustainability is another key factor discussed among builders and buyers alike. Builders promote prefabricated homes as...
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