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Posted on 11/29/2020
Evaluating Different Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Smart Home Innovations
Image by REDPIXEL.PL from Shutterstock With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Solar Energy: Spend Big, Save Bigger
Photo by Photo Mix Company via Pixabay Are you familiar with the ITC? That's the Investment Tax Credit that went into effect in 2005. Since then, it's been extended several times, and now covers homeowners, in some portion, through the year 2021. The ITC is also often referred to as the Federal Solar Tax Credit, and it's been...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
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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Posted on 11/01/2020
Try this Simple No-Knead Bread
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Bread can be fun to make, but kneading is hard work. If you're in a hurry or just don't feel up to the task of kneading your bread, this no-knead recipe is perfect for you. This is also an excellent bread to make if you've never made bread before, because it's simple and...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Recipes: Healthy & Simple Chicken Dishes
Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash Chicken is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and you can make it even healthier with the right recipes. Instead of having fried chicken, for example, make grilled or baked chicken with some healthy ingredients added to it. If you’re looking for simple ways to prepare a chicken dinner, keep...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Tips for Buying a Penthouse
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Why It's Worth Your Time to Conduct an In-Depth Home Search
If you plan to conduct a house search, there is no reason to settle for inferior results. Instead, you should dedicate the necessary time and resources to conduct a comprehensive search for your dream house. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it pays to perform an in-depth home search. These include: 1. You can avoid the risk of buying...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Why Is a House Inspection Important?
A home inspection may make or break the property buying journey. If you attend a home inspection and find no major issues with a residence, you may choose to move forward with your house purchase. However, if a home inspection reveals significant problems, you may decide to rework a home purchase agreement or walk away from this agreement altogether....
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Should You Buy or Rent Your Next Home?
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a House
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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