Easy Ways to Prepare for a New Home Purchase in 2018

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Are you convinced that 2018 will be the year that you purchase your first home or move into a new property? Are you just now beginning to prepare for this major life change? Are you ready for anything and everything that will come your way? While there is no way of knowing exactly what you’ll face when buying a home, there are a few things you can do today to prepare for your purchase. Here...
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Winter Home Improvement Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

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When the winter months roll around, you may be tempted to hibernate indoors until the spring weather arrives. This is particularly true if you live in a state where the winter months mean cold temperatures and snow. While there’s nothing wrong with staying indoors, it doesn’t mean you should spend every day lounging on the couch. When you get the urge to tackle a home improvement project, these three are perfect for the winter months:...
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I would add: (1) replacing windows (2) making sure your doors are sealed shut around the edges (3) fixing / updating the fire pla... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:01
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What are the Top Benefits of Planning an Estate Sale?

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There may come a point when you realize that having an estate sale is one of the best things you can do from both a financial and personal perspective. While there are many benefits of planning an estate sale, three stand out from the crowd: •    Opportunity to make money. Just because you want to get rid of an item doesn’t mean that the next person will feel the same way. Here’s something to keep...
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I have done an "estate" sale once. I would really just call it a garage sale. While I did not make a lot of money, it really helpe... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:00
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Should You Buy Your First Home?

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As you begin to ponder the idea of buying your first home, there will be many feelings running through your mind. You may be scared at the prospect of spending so much money at one time. You may also be excited about the positive impact this could have on your life. While it’s up to you to make the final decision, there are many questions you can answer to help you along the way. Here...
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The Advantages of Owning a Home vs. Renting

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While there are many people out there who enjoy renting a home, there are just as many (if not more) who dream of the day when they’ll be able to purchase real estate. There are a variety of pros and cons associated with both owning and renting. Here are some of the many advantages of owning a home: •    Ability to make it your own. When you own a home, you have the right to...
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I purchased my first home this year, and even though it was very expensive, it was 100% worth it. The benefits you describe are th... Read More
Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:24
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Why You Should Never Use In-Store Financing for Furniture

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Ever noticed how your local furniture store always seems to have some kind of zero down, zero percent interest financing deal going on? When you're on the market for a new set of furniture, you might recall the most recent deal as you consider how you're going to pay for the furniture. Here's why you should always skip in-store financing, no matter how great the promotional offer seems. They're only deferring interest. The zero interest...
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Base Your Home Search on These 3 Factors

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Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. For this reason, you need to be 100 percent confident in the choice that you make. While there are many factors to consider during a home search, the following three should always hover around the top of your list: 1. Location, Location, Location It’s no surprise that location remains a top factor when searching for a home. If you choose the right home...
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I recently purchased a home, and the #1 most important thing for my family was location and what school district we were in. I bel... Read More
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:25
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Ways to Improve Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

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Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Regardless of your reason for doing so, you have one goal in mind: to get the highest selling price possible. While there is nothing wrong with preparing the inside of your home – such as by painting the walls and removing any clutter – the exterior requires just as much attention. Here are several ways to improve the curb appeal of your...
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I would say it is worth it to hire a landscape consultant to do this work. The improvement pays for itself and can definitely add ... Read More
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:20
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Is a Home Security System Worth the Cost?

Is a Home Security System Worth the Cost?
There is nothing more important than your safety and security, so it only makes sense to learn more about the benefits of a home security system. Although you may be interested in everything a home security system has to offer, you can’t overlook the cost associated with installation and monthly monitoring. Is this something you can comfortably add to your budget? Here are three of the biggest benefits of a home security system: •    Peace...
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An additional benefit is potentially a lower property insurance rate. Often times, insurance companies will give you a credit on y... Read More
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I have one, and would never go back. I feel safer, and its nice when I get home late from work if my wife is home alone. I highly ... Read More
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3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider

3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider
As a homeowner, summer is often the season when you tackle renovation projects. This is particularly true when it comes to projects dealing with the exterior of your property. With the summer months on the way, it’s time to consider a variety of projects that can improve your home’s appearance while also boosting its value. Here are three renovation projects that many homeowners will be taking on this summer: •    Roof. When was your roof...
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i am reseeding my lawn. This is a much bigger project than I originally thought. All-in it has cost me over $2500 and many hours ... Read More
Friday, 30 June 2017 15:06
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