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Posted on 04/11/2021
How Should I Start Investing
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Get a Leg Up on the House Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Additions for Your New Construction
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Refresh or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Tips on Title Insurance
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
First-Time Home Seller Guide
Photo by Pexels via Pixabay If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Home Staging: How to Breathe Life Back into Your Home
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Short on Outdoor Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Home Upgrades Baby Boomers Seek
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash Downsizing appears to be a common theme among Baby Boomers as they transition from family life and professional pursuits to retirement. Not all members of this generation are willing to give up the spacious and beautiful homes to which they've grown accustomed, however. As some downsize, others are on the hunt for...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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