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Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Posted on 02/09/2020
Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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 Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Posted on 02/02/2020
Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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How Luxury Home Sales and Conventional Transactions Differ
Posted on 01/26/2020
How Luxury Home Sales and Conventional Transactions Differ
Photo by AVANTECTURE on Unsplash Buying a luxury home is about more than just finding the right mortgage. Whether you are buying or selling, you should know that there are some key differences in the way that high end luxury homes are sold. Discovering the differences in the way that the luxury home market operates can ensure that...
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Should You Buy an Old House?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Buy an Old House?
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
Posted on 01/05/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Things to Consider When House Hunting in Florida
Posted on 12/22/2019
Things to Consider When House Hunting in Florida
Buying a house in Florida can be an exciting journey, especially if you take the time to find a choice location and a price that suits your budget. Whether your main objective is to live close to the ocean or simply adopt a laid-back lifestyle, the options are as varied as the people who live here. For those who...
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1214 Cypress Avenue SW, Venice, FL 34285 now has a new price of $200,000!
Posted on 12/18/2019
1214 Cypress Avenue SW, Venice, FL 34285 now has a new price of $200,000!
Here is a great investment opportunity with tenant in place.2Bed ,2Bath,Florida Room/Bed Room W/Carport. Tile flooring through out, most of the home has new windows. At this price, with your own personal touch you can either make this a great place to retire, a winter home or a rental property/vacation rental. This home is in good shape, just needs a little cosmetic work. A great home for the money in the City of VENICE.CLOSE TO shopping, beaches, schools, doctors, hospitals, golfing, boating, restaurants, airports, RT 75 and more....
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Overhauling Your Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Posted on 12/15/2019
Overhauling Your Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Using Coupons Wisely Helps Boost Your Savings
Posted on 12/08/2019
Using Coupons Wisely Helps Boost Your Savings
Whether you're trying to balance your household budget or save money to buy your first house, discount coupons can help. Coupons alone are not a panacea that will cure budgetary woes or enable you to quickly save up for a real estate down payment, but they can play a role in achieving your financial goals. Building up your financial...
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