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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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When and Why You Should Overseed Your Lawn
Posted on 06/09/2019
When and Why You Should Overseed Your Lawn
Grass, just like other plants, needs adequate care to maintain its appearance and growth. Despite being resilient, grass can die due to many factors, including age. One of the DIY ways to combat this problem is overseeding. This process is useful because it slowly replaces old grass seeds with new and vibrant ones. It is essential to know...
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Hints And Tips For Selecting Curtains
Posted on 06/02/2019
Hints And Tips For Selecting Curtains
If you are considering framing your windows with long curtains and drapes, they are a great way to add unexpected glamour and personality to your home. The biggest challenge that comes with this for most people is the difficulty in selecting curtains. So, before you head out to your home goods store to buy some, check out these...
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How to Choose the Right Furnace Air Filter
Posted on 05/26/2019
How to Choose the Right Furnace Air Filter
Changing your furnace air filter at the right time is vital when it comes to the quality of your indoor air. However, choosing the right furnace filter might be confusing because there are lots of options in the market. Therefore, consider the factors below before you purchase a furnace air filter. Consider the type of HVAC unit The...
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What to Expect During the Property Selling Journey
Posted on 05/19/2019
What to Expect During the Property Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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Getting Every Meal Delivered
Posted on 05/12/2019
Getting Every Meal Delivered
Whether you don't like cooking or want to avoid the shopping and prep working, or simply don't have access to healthy groceries, there's a delivery service for you. Sometimes its just nice to take the night off and order in some takeout. Restaurant Delivery Services You can always check with your local businesses individually to see if they...
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