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How to Entertain Outdoors
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Entertain Outdoors
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Simple Tips for Moving Day Safety
Posted on 01/12/2020
Simple Tips for Moving Day Safety
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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Simple Tips For An Organized Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
Simple Tips For An Organized Home
There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your...
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How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
Posted on 12/22/2019
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Are You Ready to Conduct a House Appraisal?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are You Ready to Conduct a House Appraisal?
A home appraisal enables a seller to learn about the value of his or her house relative to the current housing market. As such, an appraisal represents an important opportunity, particularly for a seller who wants to maximize the profits from his or her home sale. Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead for a home appraisal. If you prepare...
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What's It Like to Sell a House?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What's It Like to Sell a House?
The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results. There are many things that an individual...
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How to Lift Your Home's Mood with Aromatherapy
Posted on 12/01/2019
How to Lift Your Home's Mood with Aromatherapy
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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How Should You Approach the Homebuying Journey?
Posted on 11/24/2019
How Should You Approach the Homebuying Journey?
The homebuying journey may seem daunting at first. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of finding and acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the homebuying journey with poise and confidence. 1. Be Diligent A diligent homebuyer may be better equipped than others to enjoy...
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Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Sell Your House?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Sell Your House?
If you intend to sell your house, you may want to let your family know about your decision. In fact, there are many reasons why you should consult with family members before you add your house to the real estate market. These reasons include: 1. You can address any concerns or questions. Family members may have concerns or questions...
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How To Keep Your Kids In The Loop When Buying A Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
How To Keep Your Kids In The Loop When Buying A Home
When your family is searching for a home, it’s an exciting time for the adults, but if there are children involved, it can be a difficult task. Children don’t have to be left in the dark during a home search. Children of all ages can be involved in the process of finding a home. Read on for tips on...
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How to Rate Your Financial Health
Posted on 11/03/2019
How to Rate Your Financial Health
No need to spend hours and endless spreadsheets to understand where you stand financially. With a few key factors and simple math, you can give yourself peace of mind. A clear picture of your finances will provide you with confidence and calculating the ratios of things like your debt & income will be a big help you plan...
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