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Posted on 11/28/2021
Real Estate Investment Guide: 1031 Exchanges
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange” are terms you may have encountered in the real estate world. While the name might make it sound like a tax form, it actually refers to an entire type of business transaction. If you are interested in buying or selling investment property, it’s important to understand what...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Transform Unused Space into a Custom Home Office
Image by Pexels from Pixabay With more people working from home today than ever before, many are looking to add a home office to their house. Some may think that they don't have enough space to make this happen; however, folks don't need an entire room to add a home office. There are a few great tips and...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Looking for a Home? Here's Why You Should Hire an Agent
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay If you’re looking for a home, your budget is probably one of your biggest concerns. With all the costs associated with a home purchase, spending more money to hire a real estate agent might feel like adding unnecessary expense. However, there are some serious benefits to hiring a real estate agent to...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Quick Tips for Choosing Your Home's Color Scheme
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay The colors you choose for different rooms can have a major impact on how your house looks overall. With so many color schemes to choose from, how can you decide which ones would work best for your home? Part of this comes down to your personal preferences, but there are other factors...
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Posted on 11/04/2021
36 Columbus Square Drive, St Louis, MO 2747 is now new to the market!
Want to live Downtown but not in the heart of the city? Located 5 blocks north of Washington Ave, this townhome enclave surrounding quaint Columbus Square Park may be just what you’ve been seeking. Abundant greenery and reflecting ponds provide a quiet setting, away from the hustle-bustle of downtown. Easy access to the Interstates, but you don’t need one to get to any of the sports venues. This unit has been restored and renovated throughout (see Seller’s Disclosure attachment); Furnace/AC, water heater, sewer lateral, windows/doors, both baths and wood floors are just some of the additions and upgrades. Palladian window in upstairs...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Tableware
If you’re somebody who only digs out the good tableware for large gatherings or parties, consider upgrading your everyday setup as well. While styles and price tags vary greatly from one set to the next, shopping around for the perfect tableware and flatware can be extremely rewarding. If your everyday dinnerware needs a refresh, here are some tips...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
DIY Tips for Decorating With Decoupage
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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Posted on 10/23/2021
5000 Durant Avenue, St Louis, MO 1325 now has a new price of $40,000!
Brick bungalow. Two bedroom, separate dining room with eat-in kitchen. Fully covered front porch and enclosed rear porch. Home is being sold AS-IS. Seller will not do any repairs or...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Budget-Friendly Moving Tips
Moving is expensive no matter how far you have to travel to your new home. If you’re moving across state lines or further, the expense can become overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money on your move no matter the distance. Here are some budget-friendly moving ideas: Have a Yard Sale The less you have...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 10/09/2021
5000 Durant Avenue, St Louis, MO 1325 now has a new price of $49,000!
Brick bungalow. Two bedroom, separate dining room with eat-in kitchen. Fully covered front porch and enclosed rear porch. Home is being sold AS-IS. Seller will not do any repairs or...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Smart Home: Feature to Bring More Convenience Home
Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels Thinking about automating your new home? Here are some of the most innovative new smart home features to consider incorporating in your residential design. 1. Color-Tuned Lighting Apps exist for both computers and smart phones to warm up color tones toward the evening hours, helping signal to the brain that it’s time...
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