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Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Posted on 01/13/2020
Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Although most people think of real estate investments in terms of real property that they can see and touch, buy and sell, or rent and manage on their own, there is a popular form of real estate investment that is not as personal and interactive. In many ways, it is easier, featuring the...
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What Does It Take to List a Residence?
Posted on 01/06/2020
What Does It Take to List a Residence?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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4 Low-Cost Curb Appeal Boosters for Your Home
Posted on 12/30/2019
4 Low-Cost Curb Appeal Boosters for Your Home
Curb appeal, the illusive secret weapon that enamors potential buyers from afar and draws them into your home. There have been several attempts to nail down the “secret formula” for curb appeal. In reality, the best approach to improving your home’s presentation from outside is to take the time to consider what fits. In this post, we’ll give you...
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Understanding Closing Costs
Posted on 12/23/2019
Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
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The Most Energy Efficient Home Style
Posted on 12/16/2019
The Most Energy Efficient Home Style
Most of the time, we build homes to our taste rather than to their environment. And while it’s important to have a home that you love to look at, it’s also necessary to take your local climate and surroundings into account. One of the best up-and-coming home architecture styles features something called “passive solar” design. In today’s post, I’m...
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Home Improvement Tasks to Tackle Before Selling (And Tasks to Ignore)
Posted on 12/09/2019
Home Improvement Tasks to Tackle Before Selling (And Tasks to Ignore)
Photo by Christian Heitz via PexelsWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you the lowdown...
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Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/02/2019
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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How to Keep Clutter at Bay when Selling
Posted on 11/25/2019
How to Keep Clutter at Bay when Selling
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
Posted on 11/18/2019
Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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Get Rid of Closet Clutter: Ways to Keep Your Closet Tidy
Posted on 11/11/2019
Get Rid of Closet Clutter: Ways to Keep Your Closet Tidy
Generally, a closet ought to bring simplicity to your life. Whether it's a large walk-in or an itty-bitty space, a neat closet should be where you can get the things you need any time of the day. However, keeping a closet neat and organized can be more complicated than it seems. One day you have a clean closet...
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Open Houses: What Sellers Need to Know
Posted on 11/04/2019
Open Houses: What Sellers Need to Know
An open house can have a significant impact on the property selling journey. As such, it is important for a property seller to allocate time and resources to prepare for an open house. If a seller plans for an open house, he or she may be able to boost the likelihood of a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now,...
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Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Posted on 10/28/2019
Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Many people shy away from this topic; they think it’s something way out of their league. Deciding to buy a home requires a lot of planning and saving, it’s not a decision made over the night. Remaining a tenant is not bad especially if you can’t afford to buy a house just yet. However, deciding to stay a...
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