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Posted on 10/10/2021
Save Energy & Stay Warm With These Simple Cold Weather Tips
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
DIY Guide: Outdoor Storage Bench
No matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, any space can benefit from more storage. Some might shy away from adding more storage to a space because they’re afraid of creating clutter. For situations like this, the best thing you can do is find storage that also serves another function. For outdoor furniture, benches are an excellent option for...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Try These Outdoor Design Trends to Refresh Your Space
As people continue to spend more of their time at home, many are looking for new ways to enhance their outdoor spaces. Just like with interior design, garden and outdoor design, trends are always changing and offering new opportunities to express yourself. If you’re looking for some inspiration for outdoor decorating, here are some popular trends to help....
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Limitless Possibilities, or Limited Returns? The Pros & Cons of Investing In Vacant Land
Photo by Jahoo Clouseau from Pexels Purchasing an existing property isn’t the only way to invest in real estate. Undeveloped or vacant land is another type of real estate you can purchase for investment. Why invest in vacant land? There are definitely some advantages to this choice with some drawbacks as well. Here are some of the main...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
The 5 Questions Every Renter Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Whether you’re renting for the first time or not, there are important questions to ask and think about during the process. Asking the right questions can make an enormous difference in how successful you are in finding the right place and being happy in it once you do. Here are some questions every renter should ask while searching...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
How to Find the Fair Market Value of Your Property
Fair market value is an important real estate metric for investors, buyers and sellers. It can help you determine the best possible asking price for a home sale or whether a home you want to buy is a good deal. However, unlike many other pieces of the real estate puzzle, fair market value can be complicated to find....
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Home Living: How to Grow Your Own Microgreens for Fresher Meals
With fresh microgreens on hand, you can add tons of nutrients to your salads, stir-fry dishes and so much more. These greens are tough to find in normal groceries stores and go for quite a premium at specialty shops. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to grow indoors and taste best when cut fresh. If you’re ready to get...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
The Most Common Types of Eco-Friendly Homes
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Any home that is designed with sustainability in mind can be considered an eco home, but there are still certain architectural styles and models that have been trending within this sector of the real estate industry. These are five of the most common types of eco-friendly homes: Prefab Homes Commonly referred to as...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Closing Costs for Home Sellers Explained
Photo by Burst from Pexels In real estate, closing cost refers to the total amount of money due at time of purchase. This cost is usually equal to a small percentage of the total purchase price but can vary based on state, county and other factors. Sellers handle a portion of the closing costs which can sometimes be...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Luxury Upgrades your Home Doesn't Have...and Why you Need Them
Photo by Chauhan Moniz on Unsplash Whether you want to sell or just want to live in a more luxurious environment, understanding some of the key details that make a luxury home what it is can help you make the most of a new purchase or even your current dwelling. High end homes are about more than just...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
4 Avoidable House Flipping Mistakes That Can Cost You Money
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The potentially high-profit world of house flipping typically gets ambitious entrepreneurs going on the offensive. House-flipping profits reportedly topped an average of $67,000 in 2020, proving that the ambitious can certainly earn a good living in the industry. But the other side of the coin doesn’t always trend in the news or social...
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