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Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a House
Posted on 08/18/2019
Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a House
Selling a home should be a fast, easy process. However, challenges may arise that prevent you from quickly selling your house and maximizing your property sale earnings. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, these challenges may get the best of you. Ultimately, there are several things you need to know before you list...
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Adding Up the Benefits of Home Ownership
Posted on 08/11/2019
Adding Up the Benefits of Home Ownership
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Freshen up Your Place on a Budget
Posted on 08/04/2019
Freshen up Your Place on a Budget
Has your house become someplace that doesn't quite feel like the home you want? Maybe it’s dull or dreary or just not your style anymore? Perhaps you’re on a tight budget, or don’t feel that you have the time to go out and redo your entire space — no worries you don't have to re-design the whole room...
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4 Home Improvement ideas You Can Take on To Increase The Value Of Your Home
Posted on 07/28/2019
4 Home Improvement ideas You Can Take on To Increase The Value Of Your Home
When it comes to real estate, then the value of your house is everything. While some things that affect its value that you can't influence, such as the location or even the spending power of that market, there are a couple of things that you can take on to significantly raise the value of your home. If you...
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7 Fun Recipes to Try This Summer
Posted on 07/21/2019
7 Fun Recipes to Try This Summer
Without a doubt, beef is one of the best meats to cook in recipes. It is tasty and filled with protein. There is something in beef that takes dishes from good to wow. If appropriately cooked the ground beef can be very juicy and satisfying. You can cook it as you would a steak, just add some spices....
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What Can a Seller Learn After a House Showing?
Posted on 07/14/2019
What Can a Seller Learn After a House Showing?
Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, each...
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The New Purchasing Power House
Posted on 07/07/2019
The New Purchasing Power House
The Internet has changed the way you shop, but it has also changed the way retailers market their goods. No longer do families travel downtown on a Saturday afternoon to do their summer or back-to-school shopping. Nor is the mall the ultimate location to find all the current fashion and hang out at the food court. What was...
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Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Project
Posted on 06/30/2019
Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Project
You have heard it said that the eyes are the window to the soul, for your home, the front door is the entrance to its heart. A quick and easy way to up your curb appeal without much expense is to highlight your front door. Here are some simple projects you can do even if you are not...
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How to Create an Outdoor Entertainment Space
Posted on 06/23/2019
How to Create an Outdoor Entertainment Space
Did you recently move into a home that has this wonderfully big backyard, but all the contractor installed was a little three-foot by two-foot slab of concrete just outside the back door. What use is that? Where do you put the chairs or a barbecue? There are several approaches you can take to creating a usable space. First,...
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Do You Need a Slipper Chair?
Posted on 06/16/2019
Do You Need a Slipper Chair?
Once meant only for elegant Victorian boudoirs, the slipper chair has come to its own as a design element for side chairs, cozy reading areas, even as a more stylish desk chair. So just what is a slipper chair? Historic versus modern In 18th-century European homes, the wide, low, armless chairs graced the rooms of ladies wearing heavy...
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