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6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Posted on 12/08/2019
6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent. However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget. The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive...
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Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Posted on 12/01/2019
Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Posted on 11/24/2019
It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Quick Pad Thai for the Holidays
Posted on 11/17/2019
Quick Pad Thai for the Holidays
Photo by Sharon Ang via PixabayOne of the best parts of the holidays is the wonderful food we get to overindulge on. It's always fun to have a big, multi-course feast, with the delicious tradition of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, and some kind of pie -- especially pumpkin or chocolate cream pie -- or...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Right Price
Posted on 11/10/2019
Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Right Price
If you want to buy your dream house in the near future, you likely will need to put together a competitive offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a property seller after you submit your homebuying proposal. Ultimately, it helps to know what differentiates a competitive homebuying proposal from a...
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Try out a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Posted on 11/03/2019
Try out a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuum cleaners have been considered an excellent means for most people to clean up their house swiftly. With the increasing need for vacuum cleaners, designers have made incredible changes in the plans of the vacuum’s built-in technology. Till now, there are primarily two kinds, corded and cordless designs. More people tend to substitute the cordless type in the...
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Important Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 10/27/2019
Important Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
A home showing represents a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. However, there may be instances in which a buyer is unsure about whether to attend a house showing. Lucky for you, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of scheduling a home showing. Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider before you...
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Why You Need To Sell Through A Listing Agent
Posted on 10/20/2019
Why You Need To Sell Through A Listing Agent
While it’s legal to sell your house without enlisting the services of a real estate agent, you will end up saving a lot of time and money if you get a seasoned listing agent in your corner. Here's how: Prepping for sale Your agent will work to ensure you get the best value for your house. In light...
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Things You Need to Know About Poinsettias
Posted on 10/13/2019
Things You Need to Know About Poinsettias
Poinsettias are plants most often associated with Christmas, but you can display them indoors during any season. They are beautiful and can add color to your home. Poinsettia flowers come in pink, white, cream and red (which is the most popular). These flowers grow up to 18 inches tall, but to keep them looking stunning requires a substantial...
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Using Your House to Fund Your Retirement
Posted on 10/06/2019
Using Your House to Fund Your Retirement
For many homeowners, your most significant financial asset is the home in which you live. Most assume, like previous generations, that their home will play a large part in their retirement plan. What part? That depends. You could sell your home, move into something smaller and use the excess to fund your retirement plans. If your home is...
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Barbecue Summer and Winter?
Posted on 09/29/2019
Barbecue Summer and Winter?
Everyone loves barbecue, whether you are from the South (famous for barbecue) or New York City. There is nothing like a grilled steak. As city and state laws have changed, though, how you can barbecue has changed too. Years ago, an everyday barbecue cooked on charcoal briquettes was the norm. Today, although you can still buy charcoal and...
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Good and Bad Plants for Homes with Pets
Posted on 09/22/2019
Good and Bad Plants for Homes with Pets
Plants can enhance the look and feel of your home, and some can even improve your indoor air quality. But if you have pets, you need to be selective about the plants you bring into your home. Choosing the right plants allows you to enjoy a lush indoor herb garden or a striking bowl of succulents without worrying...
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