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First-Time Homebuyers: Best Way to Budget for Your New Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Best Way to Budget for Your New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Posted on 01/05/2020
Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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Deck Rails Need to be Structurally Sound for Safety Purposes
Posted on 12/29/2019
Deck Rails Need to be Structurally Sound for Safety Purposes
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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Landscaping for Your Location
Posted on 12/22/2019
Landscaping for Your Location
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/15/2019
Key Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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Create a Homebuying Blueprint
Posted on 12/08/2019
Create a Homebuying Blueprint
Buying a house can be simple, particularly for those who craft a blueprint before they embark on the property buying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying blueprint. 1. Analyze the Housing Market The housing market varies in cities and towns across the United States. However, if you analyze the...
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Hiring a Green Home Contractor
Posted on 12/01/2019
Hiring a Green Home Contractor
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Tips for Moving Economically and Efficiently
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips for Moving Economically and Efficiently
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Can You Afford a Second House?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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What Is the Cost of Purchasing a Home?
Posted on 11/10/2019
What Is the Cost of Purchasing a Home?
Before you embark on a search for your dream house, it helps to know what to expect during the homebuying journey. If you understand the true cost of purchasing a home, you can map out your property buying strategy accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three factors that may impact how much you spend to acquire your ideal...
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The Rhythm of Eating
Posted on 11/03/2019
The Rhythm of Eating
The modern human doesn’t always follow the natural order of things. For example, we often eat by the clock. We eat in the morning before work or school whether we are hungry or not. We snack at our morning coffee break. Then our lunchtime schedule again must coincide with our workplace or school day schedule. In the evenings,...
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4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Posted on 10/27/2019
4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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