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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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Posted on 03/28/2021
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Strategies to Minimize Storm Damage to Your Landscape
Photo by Yves via Pixabay High winds and heavy rainfall have the potential to cause serious harm to your lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to minimize the damage. If a storm has been forecast for your area, here's what you need to do before it hits. Mow Your Lawn Mow your lawn if at...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
What Does It Take to List a House?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Ranch Style Homes Aren't Just for Senior Citizens
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Perform a Successful Home Inspection
A home inspection is a key part of the property buying process. If you fail to allocate the necessary time and resources to conduct an in-depth inspection, you may struggle to identify various home problems before you finalize your property purchase. And if you cannot identify such issues, you risk buying a home that may require costly, time-intensive upgrades...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle with a Pro
Photo by Elena Rouame on Unsplash Ensuring that your home is well-maintained, is critical to protect your asset and give you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own, and for those who consider themselves handymen, there are quite a few tasks...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Homebuyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
As a homebuyer, you likely will want to do everything possible to secure your dream house at a budget-friendly price. Yet for those who are dealing with an aggressive property seller, achieving the optimal results may prove to be challenging. Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the homebuying process so you can acquire your ideal residence...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
What's It Like to Buy a Home?
There is no feeling like the one associated with buying a house. If you know how to navigate the homebuying journey, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying an unforgettable property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria For those who want to enter...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Aromatherapy: Uplifting Scents for Your Home
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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