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Homeowners' Insurance: What Leads to Your Cost
Posted on 12/18/2019
Homeowners' Insurance: What Leads to Your Cost
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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How To Use Baking Soda To Clean Your Entire Home
Posted on 12/16/2019
How To Use Baking Soda To Clean Your Entire Home
Baking soda is something that most of us have in our homes. We use it for cooking, but have you ever thought that you can use it for cleaning as well? Baking soda is actually a fantastic thing to clean with. It deodorizes and is non-toxic, so it’s safe for kids, pregnant women, and pets. Below, you’ll find some...
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Hire a Roofing Contractor Before You List Your Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Hire a Roofing Contractor Before You List Your Home
If you intend to list your house, it may be beneficial to perform home upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence and increase the likelihood of generating plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available. Oftentimes, a home's roof will deteriorate over time. And if a home seller is not careful, he or she...
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5 Interesting Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/13/2019
5 Interesting Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Image by Pexels from Pixabay You’re getting ready to put your house on the market and scurrying to make everything look perfect for potential buyers. While it’s important to focus on readying your home’s interior for viewing, remember not to neglect your exterior. According to some estimates, 81% of real estate agents believe curb appeal is one of...
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Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Posted on 12/11/2019
Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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Pros and cons of HOAs
Posted on 12/09/2019
Pros and cons of HOAs
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Banquet Style Outdoors: How to Show Off Your Entertainment Spread
Posted on 12/08/2019
Banquet Style Outdoors: How to Show Off Your Entertainment Spread
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Contingency Clauses 101
Posted on 12/06/2019
Contingency Clauses 101
If this is your first time buying a home, you might feel a bit intimidated by the purchase contract. Contracts are often filled with industry and legal jargon, making them difficult to understand for the average buyer and seller. Contingencies in particular give some buyers cause for concern because their contract depends on the contingencies being fulfilled. However, in...
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Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Posted on 12/04/2019
Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval: Two Different Steps
Posted on 12/02/2019
Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval: Two Different Steps
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Limit Stress As You Prepare to List Your Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Limit Stress As You Prepare to List Your Home
Preparing to list a house can be a stressful time for any home seller. Fortunately, we're here to help you alleviate stress as you get ready to add your home to the real estate market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you minimize stress as you prepare to list your residence. 1. Reach Out to...
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Selecting a Fireplace
Posted on 11/27/2019
Selecting a Fireplace
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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