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Researching Your New Town Before Moving
Posted on 11/17/2019
Researching Your New Town Before Moving
It must have been frightening, in the days before the internet, to move to a new place that you knew little about. The culture, the people, the things to do--all of these things are now at our fingertips thanks to Google and others. However, it can still be difficult to get used to a new town, especially if you’re...
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Determining Fair Market Value
Posted on 11/17/2019
Determining Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Homebuying Tips: Track the Housing Market
Posted on 11/10/2019
Homebuying Tips: Track the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Posted on 11/03/2019
Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Many people shy away from this topic; they think it’s something way out of their league. Deciding to buy a home requires a lot of planning and saving, it’s not a decision made over the night. Remaining a tenant is not bad especially if you can’t afford to buy a house just yet. However, deciding to stay a...
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Unique Flooring Options From Around the World
Posted on 11/03/2019
Unique Flooring Options From Around the World
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home
During the winter season, many people are forced to stay indoors, exposing them to different kinds of allergens like pet dander, dust, and mold. These indoors allergens have a lot of adverse health effect like stuffy nose, sneezing, teary, itchy or red eyes, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, wheezing, coughing, and Itching. One of the ways...
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Key Components of a Real Estate Contract
Posted on 10/27/2019
Key Components of a Real Estate Contract
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Would you Take the Pare Down Challenge?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Would you Take the Pare Down Challenge?
Minimalism has taken hold of a generation of new homeowners. Many young families may move multiple times before finding a forever home. Throughout the sorting, packing, loading, moving, and unloading they realize that much of what they carry with them is not necessary for comfortable living. Many folks have accepted the challenge to pare unused and cluttering items...
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Replace Odors with Fresh and Fruity Scents
Posted on 10/20/2019
Replace Odors with Fresh and Fruity Scents
Nothing beats a fresh and scent-filled ambiance. A fresh breeze is ever soothing and relaxing.Follow these scentful tips to get rid of difficult odors and keep your home smelling fresh and inviting throughout the year. Make a bespoke Gel Freshener. Making a gel freshener is quite easy. You need some essential oils like citrus and grapeseed, depending on...
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Strategies for Lowering Your Closing Costs
Posted on 10/13/2019
Strategies for Lowering Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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5 Tips for Fiding a New Family Doctor
Posted on 10/13/2019
5 Tips for Fiding a New Family Doctor
You don’t have to wait until you become ill before you think of getting a family doctor. You always tend to spend more than necessary when you don’t have a family doctor that will attend to your medical needs or if you select a practice that rejects your insurance. If you don't know how to go about choosing...
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