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Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream House
Posted on 04/02/2020
Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream House
For those who want to conduct a successful home search, it is important to plan ahead as much as you can. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to get ready to pursue your dream home and speed up your house search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reduce the time it...
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Requesting a Zoning Variance
Posted on 03/26/2020
Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Posted on 03/19/2020
How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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The Closing Process - What to Expect
Posted on 03/12/2020
The Closing Process - What to Expect
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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How to Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint
Posted on 03/05/2020
How to Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage. Here's the simplest way to get that drawer...
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Tips for Simplifying Your Move to a New Home
Posted on 02/27/2020
Tips for Simplifying Your Move to a New Home
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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The Fast Move!
Posted on 02/20/2020
The Fast Move!
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Build an Umbrella Table That Fits Your Style
Posted on 02/13/2020
Build an Umbrella Table That Fits Your Style
Photo by Jazella via Pixabay An umbrella table provides you with more than just a comfortable place to sit; it adds color and texture to your space, too. You'll need to have an idea of where the table will go, what size umbrella it needs to support and how many people it will need to seat comfortably. You...
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Tips on Being Prepared for the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Posted on 02/06/2020
Tips on Being Prepared for the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There’s no denying that purchasing a home requires a huge investment from buyers. Not only will you need to have a down payment in place, but you’ll need to consider closing costs, home maintenance, property taxes and more over the years. While these are all expenses that most buyers are aware of,...
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Tips for Updating your Porch Lighting
Posted on 01/30/2020
Tips for Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Homebuying Pitfalls To Avoid
Posted on 01/23/2020
Homebuying Pitfalls To Avoid
Image by Chanh Nguyen from Pixabay Buying a home ranks among the largest purchases everyday people make in their entire lifetimes. If you have gone through the process at least once, you probably gained some valuable life lessons. Whether it’s time to purchase a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a more manageable living space,...
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Homebuying Tips: Purchase a House at a Low Price
Posted on 01/16/2020
Homebuying Tips: Purchase a House at a Low Price
You know you want to make your homeownership dream come true sooner rather than later. At the same time, you still have no idea about how you'll acquire a great house at a budget-friendly price. Navigating the housing market can be tricky, especially for those who are operating with limited finances at their disposal. Lucky for you, we're here...
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