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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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Should You Establish House Selling Goals?
Posted on 10/21/2019
Should You Establish House Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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You Know What Home Maintenance is, Right?
Posted on 10/14/2019
You Know What Home Maintenance is, Right?
If your parents owned their home, you probably remember watching them work through weekend honey-do lists fixing things around the house. Now, you’re ready to buy your own home and take on that responsibility. You’ve read all the articles, found the best buyers agent, went through hundreds of properties until you found the perfect one, and now it's...
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How to Write A Compelling Home Offer Letter
Posted on 10/07/2019
How to Write A Compelling Home Offer Letter
When you're looking to buy a house, one of the most important steps is making an offer to the seller. Because sellers receive a lot of purchase requests for their property, it is sometimes useful to write a personal letter to accompany your official paperwork. Your message to the seller will explain why you want to buy the...
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Put a Little Rug in Your Life
Posted on 09/30/2019
Put a Little Rug in Your Life
Hardwoods, tile, and finished concrete make beautiful floor finishes, but to pull your look together, you want texture and the warmth a vintage rug brings. When buying a vintage carpet, here are a few things to which you should pay attention. Know where it goes Depending on where the placement, a rug can take a great deal of...
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How to Conserve Water at Home
Posted on 09/23/2019
How to Conserve Water at Home
Water is one of the greatest, most abundant, natural resources on earth and one of the most wasted in the home. If you use water excessively, there's a good chance your water bill will create a deep hole in your pocket. Not only will conserving water save you money, but it will also help you reduce the strain...
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What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
Posted on 09/16/2019
What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
At the beginning of every year, there are new trends, styles, and designs that make their way to the forefront of popular taste. In the real estate industry, luxury real estate is usually the first to test out new trends and designs before the traditional market. Whatever doesn't make a name in the luxury real estate will probably...
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