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Selling? Reason to Get a Pre-Inspection
Posted on 02/16/2020
Selling? Reason to Get a Pre-Inspection
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're...
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Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Posted on 02/09/2020
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Home Staging: Basic Tips That Work
Posted on 02/02/2020
Home Staging: Basic Tips That Work
Photo by Milly Eaton via Pexels If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging...
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Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
Posted on 01/26/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Determine If a Home Is Right for You
Posted on 01/19/2020
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Buying a Home?
Posted on 01/12/2020
How Much Do I Need to Save Before Buying a Home?
Buying a home is a big financial endeavor that takes planning and saving. Aside from a down payment, hopeful homeowners will also need to save for closing costs and moving expenses. When it comes to the down payment amount you’ll need to save, many of us have often heard 20%, the magic number. However, there are a number of...
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How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Easy Fireplace Care
Posted on 12/29/2019
Easy Fireplace Care
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay Before you start your first fire of the season, take a few moments to put your fireplace in order. You can do this in less than a half-hour if you gather everything you need. Here's the list: Metal bucket with a lid for removing ash A garden kneeling pad Heavy rubber work gloves...
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Have You Set a Competitive Price for Your Residence?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Have You Set a Competitive Price for Your Residence?
If you want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, it generally is helpful to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. With an aggressive price, you can stir up lots of interest in your home. As a result, you can increase the likelihood of a fast home sale. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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When Should a Seller Get Their Home Inspected?
Posted on 12/15/2019
When Should a Seller Get Their Home Inspected?
If this is your first home sale, you might be wondering about what your requirements are in terms of home inspections. A vital step in the closing process, professional home inspections are typically included in real estate contracts as a contingency (the sale is dependent upon their completion). But, are there any situations in which a seller would get...
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Is a Beach House Right For You?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Is a Beach House Right For You?
Image by Alex G from Pixabay Having a home on or near Miami Beach can be a dream come true. It can be a peaceful place to live, with breathtaking views, the smell of the ocean and cool breeze flowing through your home. While you fall asleep listening to the waves, the cost may outweigh the benefit. Here...
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Manage Your Time, Schedule, and Family Priorities
Posted on 12/01/2019
Manage Your Time, Schedule, and Family Priorities
When you stop and think about all the details you have to take care of as a homeowner, it sometimes feels like you're running a business! That's especially true if have to coordinate everything from family doctor appointments to home remodeling projects. Many people get so caught up in their daily routines and responsibilities that they lose sight of...
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