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Posted on 09/20/2020
Creating Your Perfect Luxury Home
Photo by Connoman via Pixabay Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing...
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Posted on 09/18/2020
Try These Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash Potatoes go well with almost any main course you serve for dinner, which makes them one of the most common side dish ingredients. If you’re looking for something different to make instead of the usual mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, consider these easy side dish recipes. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic The garlic...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
The Documents You'll Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan
Many first-time home buyers are worried about all of the documents and information they’ll have to gather when applying for a mortgage. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably dreading having to dig through the five places that these documents might be. Fortunately, the process is now somewhat streamlined thanks to lenders being able to collect most of your...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Easy-to-Grow Herbs You Can Plant Indoors
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels If having freshly grown herbs at the tip of your fingertips appeals to you, growing an indoor herb garden is right up your alley. There are many flavorful herbs that you can easily grow indoors. The following are a few of the herbs that are most conducive to an indoor growth environment:...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a House
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: A Quick Guide
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
6 Advantages of Condo Living
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Why There's No Need to Wait to List Your Home
Selling a home is a big decision with far-flung ramifications. If you're on the fence about selling your house, there is no need to wait. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be the right time to list your residence, and these include: 1. You can upgrade or downgrade. Although your current home has served you well...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
Tips on Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Basement
Picture by PIRO4D via Pixabay Flooring can add to the function of your newly finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Caring for Wooden Decks and Porches
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay If you plan to add a deck to your home, begin by selecting quality pressure-treated or composite building material. If you build with pressure-treated wood, let the porch or deck set raw — without paint or stain — for at least six months to a year. The longer you let it set, the...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
4 Fun Ways to Start Saving for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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