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Think Outside the Box When Building a Potting Bench
Posted on 02/16/2020
Think Outside the Box When Building a Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Hidden water leaks could be costing you -- how to track them down
Posted on 02/09/2020
Hidden water leaks could be costing you -- how to track them down
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Some leaks are obvious -- coming home to a soggy rug or soaked floor is a pretty good indicator that you have some plumbing trouble -- but others are more discreet and can lead to a costly water bill and home damage if you don't catch them. Mold and mildew can develop...
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Will Your California Luxury Residence Impress Buyers?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Will Your California Luxury Residence Impress Buyers?
Merely listing a luxury home in Beverly Hills, Malibu or any other California city or town offers no guarantees. In fact, if you fail to showcase your Golden State luxury residence effectively, you may struggle to stir up interest in your house. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to ensure your California luxury home impresses buyers,...
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Owning a Timeshare Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
Owning a Timeshare Home
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Home Inspections are Important for Buyers and Sellers
Posted on 01/19/2020
Home Inspections are Important for Buyers and Sellers
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Property Buyer's Perspective
Posted on 01/12/2020
Everything You Need to Know About the Property Buyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
Posted on 01/05/2020
Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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What You Need To Know Before Getting A Mortgage
Posted on 12/29/2019
What You Need To Know Before Getting A Mortgage
If you are thinking of buying a home, you probably have been getting your finances for some time. First-time homebuyers need the right information to avoid making big mistakes when they purchase their homes. The leap into home ownership is a big one, and you’ll want as much information with you along for the ride. Below, you’ll find a...
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Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House
Posted on 12/22/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House
An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open...
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Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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Funding Your Home Improvement Projects
Posted on 12/08/2019
Funding Your Home Improvement Projects
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Is It Worthwhile to Attend an Open House?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is It Worthwhile to Attend an Open House?
If you're on the fence about whether to attend an open house, there is no need to worry. Ultimately, it is always better to err on the side of caution, especially if you're on the hunt for your dream home. And if you attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a...
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