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Make a Sparkling Bathroom
Posted on 02/13/2020
Make a Sparkling Bathroom
Photo by La Belle Galerie via Pixabay When your home is on the market, you can’t always anticipate when you’ll get a call from your real estate agent that a buyer wants to see it. Trying to keep your home in perfect condition can add stress to an already complex time, but if you practice these tips, your...
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Which Has the Top Selling Points: Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Posted on 02/06/2020
Which Has the Top Selling Points: Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels The short answer to our question of the day is... We all know what we like when we see it. New flooring can greatly increase your home's beauty in the eye of the beholder, yet it's impossible to know what kind of flooring will attract your home's next buyer. That said, here are...
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Is Buying a House a Good Idea?
Posted on 01/30/2020
Is Buying a House a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 01/23/2020
Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Buying your dream home may prove to be a long, arduous process. Thankfully, those who prepare for the homebuying journey can limit the risk of encountering hurdles along the way. And as a result, these homebuyers may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, seamless property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three things you...
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Add Function and Style To Your Kitchen by Removing Cabinet Doors
Posted on 01/16/2020
Add Function and Style To Your Kitchen by Removing Cabinet Doors
Photo by ginsburgconstruction via Pixabay Nothing completes an open floor plan better than open shelving. Open shelves present everything for the world to see. They transform what may be a cluttered, dark, hidden space into one that becomes a place of not only function but of style. Open shelving complements the Minimalist, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern styles. But...
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Why You Should Proceed With Caution In A Short Sale
Posted on 01/09/2020
Why You Should Proceed With Caution In A Short Sale
Short sale properties can be desirable to first-time buyers. The name alone sounds great. Who doesn’t want a “short” sale period to buy a home? The term is deceiving from the start. Short sales are anything but short. If you decide to make an offer on a short sale property, and it’s accepted, you may ask your real estate...
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Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Posted on 01/02/2020
Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/26/2019
Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make...
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Tips for First Time Home Buyers in South Florida
Posted on 12/19/2019
Tips for First Time Home Buyers in South Florida
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay For first time home buyers, it can seem that buying a home is just something that only the rich people get to enjoy. But the truth of the situation is that owning a home has never been easier if you know what is available for you. For first time home buyers in the...
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Enjoy a Quick, Seamless Florida Luxury Property Selling Experience
Posted on 12/12/2019
Enjoy a Quick, Seamless Florida Luxury Property Selling Experience
Selling a luxury home in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town sometimes can be tricky. Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the Sunshine State luxury housing market and ensure you can enjoy a successful property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reap the benefits of...
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Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
Posted on 12/05/2019
Tips for Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve...
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Considerations for Moving to an HOA Community
Posted on 11/28/2019
Considerations for Moving to an HOA Community
Image by rawmn from Shutterstock People have different notions about living in an HOA community. As much as there is a bright side to living in such an environment, you also need to consider the potential disadvantages. Some HOAs have an organized and well-maintained neighborhood, while others may have lackluster management and community issues. Before you make your...
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