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What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Posted on 12/08/2019
What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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What Determines Homeowners’ Insurance Costs?
Posted on 12/01/2019
What Determines Homeowners’ Insurance Costs?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock If you’re new to homeownership, one of your first expenses is homeowner’s insurance. Not to be confused with mortgage insurance, your homeowner policy protects you in the event of a catastrophe. Factors that Impact the Cost of Home Insurance The cost of your home is only one factor in an extensive list of...
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How to Customizae a Galley Kitchen
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Customizae a Galley Kitchen
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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What You Need to Know to Apply for a Bank Mortgage
Posted on 11/17/2019
What You Need to Know to Apply for a Bank Mortgage
Few people can save up the cash required to buy a house. If you're contemplating buying your first house, your first stop will probably be your local bank to inquire about a mortgage. When you talk to the mortgage officer, they will ask you to provide several documents. Various documents will be required at different stages of the...
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Your Dream Kitchen Wish List
Posted on 11/10/2019
Your Dream Kitchen Wish List
If your dream kitchen space is one that is used to for both large gatherings and small intimate dinners, then think about what you would want to include. The layout has everything to do with how you use the space. An entertaining kitchen may not be a chef's kitchen, or it may fit both the social butterfly and...
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Easy Ways To Give Your Home A New Look
Posted on 11/03/2019
Easy Ways To Give Your Home A New Look
Many times the house that people initially buy isn’t the property that will be their forever home. The house could be too big, too small, or not in an ideal location. When you sell your first home, you want to get the most out of your investment. There are so many easy ways that you can upgrade your home...
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Saving for a Down Payment as a Renter
Posted on 10/27/2019
Saving for a Down Payment as a Renter
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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6 Home Improvements you may Want to Avoid
Posted on 10/20/2019
6 Home Improvements you may Want to Avoid
Homeowners make changes and improvements to their property for several reasons including to increase aesthetic appeal, provide mechanical upgrades, and boost the house's value. Regardless of your intentions, it is vital to know what your home needs so that you don't end up undertaking a project that is a waste of money and adds little utility or value....
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Downsizing With Your Pets - Indoor Space
Posted on 10/13/2019
Downsizing With Your Pets - Indoor Space
What if your move to downsize doesn't include a yard? Maybe you opted for a small balcony or patio to maximize your living area or community amenities. Whether your outdoor pet is used to a larger yard or your indoor pet is accustomed to a larger house, they'll be transitioning to the new lifestyle at home just as...
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5 Important Things to Consider for A Home Inspection
Posted on 10/06/2019
5 Important Things to Consider for A Home Inspection
Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the most important things you can for yourself is to ask for a home inspection with a good home inspector. You probably don’t know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a...
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Keep Your House In Great Shape
Posted on 09/29/2019
Keep Your House In Great Shape
When homes go ignored, issues start to develop and once easy to solve problems will become huge, expensive hassles. Every house will develop some item that you'll need to attend to, and there are steps you can take today to minimize or even avoid these problems. Heed the following do-it-yourself tips, and you will keep your house looking...
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Who Remembers the Laundry Room?
Posted on 09/22/2019
Who Remembers the Laundry Room?
Face it; you probably don't think about your laundry room until you're in there doing ten loads of clothes after vacation. Even then, it might seem like a minor inconvenience to have to step over piles of sorted clothes to get to the washer and dryer. Then, with the load done, you carry the basket of clean laundry...
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