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Posted on 12/19/2021
Smart Entertainment: Tips for a Successful Home Gathering
No matter the size of your get-together, you may want to incorporate some sort of atmosphere. An impeccable way to do this is to use music, ambient noises and mood lighting. Some may even take it a step further and incorporate patterned screen displays or put up slideshows of their new vacations or outings. Here are a few...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Home Security: 3 Pillars of Automation for Every Homeowner
The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
5 Things You Need To Know Before Flipping Houses for Profit
Photo by Stux via Pixabay Although popular reality television shows make house flipping seem like a relatively low-risk endeavor, nothing could be further from the truth. It would be more accurate to call the business of house flipping “high risk, high reward.” The risk factors involve losing substantial sums of money when a fix-and-flip runs over budget or...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Living at Home During Construction Projects
When it's time to begin a major home improvement project — such as a complete kitchen renovation or an upstairs addition — you may end up living in a construction zone for the next several weeks or months. Fortunately, there are solutions out there that can help. These tips will help you live in your space even if...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Best Ways to Invest in Your Own Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Investing in real estate doesn’t require buying new property. If you already own a home, improving it is one of the best long-term investments you can make. You can increase your home’s value and make life more comfortable for yourself at the same time. Here are some of the best ways to invest...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The 4 Key Rules Every Contingency Contract Must Follow
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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Posted on 11/07/2021
How to Identify a Good Real Estate Investment
Post Image by Jens Neumann from Pixabay If you’re considering making an investment in real estate, you already know some risks you may encounter. While most people talk about how to invest and where you may want to invest, have you thought about what makes a good investment? Here are a few suggestions: Cash-on-Cash Returns Investing in real estate...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Build a Fountain Out of Flower Pots
You can create your own simple and welcoming water fountain for your yard or porch using materials you might already have. If you have one or more ceramic flower pots gathering dust, you can turn them into a water feature in only a few simple steps. Here we’ll go over all the materials you need and the process...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
From Commute Time to Neighborhood Crime: How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Tips for Building a Home in High Humidity
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Smart Home: Feature to Bring More Convenience Home
Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels Thinking about automating your new home? Here are some of the most innovative new smart home features to consider incorporating in your residential design. 1. Color-Tuned Lighting Apps exist for both computers and smart phones to warm up color tones toward the evening hours, helping signal to the brain that it’s time...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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