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Posted on 07/25/2021
3 Ways to Slash your Water Bill
Are You Overpaying for Water? You could be, if your home is not running as efficiently as it could, or if you have undiagnosed leaks or damage. Cutting your water consumption can help you save money every month, and most times, you won’t have to change your habits at all. Try one or more of the following ideas...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
3 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Before House Hunting
Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you avoid less favorable loan structures, higher down payments...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Maximize Efficiency With a Galley Kitchen
Image by Rebecca Matthews from Pixabay Homeowners may have mixed emotions about galley kitchens until they fully grasp their potential. People who have galley kitchen designs see the value in space efficiency. These intimate designs position many utensils, spices, and appliances within arm's length. Rarely do galley kitchen owners have to take more than a few steps while...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Z-Wave Automation and Security: Is It Safe?
Image by Kiều Trường from Pixabay Z-wave automation is a new method you can use to connect multiple devices. The next logical question might be whether this is a safe thing to do. After all, hacking into one device could potentially be enough to hack into every device, since they're all on the same network. The good news...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Navigating the Mortgage Pre-Approval Process
Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. That’s why it’s such a good idea to know the requirements before you narrow down your home search. Here are the top items your mortgage broker or lender will need in order to pre-approve you for a...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
New Construction: Tips for Aging-in-Place Design
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction is typically a long-term investment, so it’s important to think ahead. You’ll want to make sure your new home will still offer a suitable place to live as you get older. Aging-in-place features can help ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable environment well into the future. You...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Features That Increase Your Home’s Insurance Cost
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
The True Value of an Inground Pool: What Homeowners Should Consider
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels When homeowners invest in renovations or luxury items, many prefer to get a significant return on investment. That frugal mindset makes a great deal of sense considering a house generally stands as the single largest purchase in a person's life. New bathrooms and expansive kitchens may reliably improve property values. But what...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
How to Turn a High Profit when Selling Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay You’ve finally decided to sell your home and now you want the REALTOR® to show you the money! While that sounds like it can happen at the snap of a finger, there are a few things to consider. Are you selling for a profit or is your goal to make the biggest profit...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent for New Construction
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Purchasing new construction might seem easier than buying an existing home, since you’re not working with a seller. However, a new construction purchase can come with its own complications that make the process challenging. Having a real estate agent at your side with buying new construction can ensure that this process goes...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Your Quick Guide to New Construction Homes
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels As you're shopping for a home, you may be drawn to new construction homes. The idea of moving into a completely new place ready for you to make your own definitely has its appeal. But you may have some questions about going this route since it can be different from buying an...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Home Maintenance for New Homeowners
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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