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Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 08/13/2019
Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Time on Your Side
Posted on 08/06/2019
Time on Your Side
Time... a non-renewable resource. Spending time, wasting time, bidding your time, you can do all of these things but make more time; No! Since you can't make more time, then you have to allocate time, doing things that create the life you want for yourself. If you have a significant other or a child then you know spending...
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Going Bold With Paint Color
Posted on 07/30/2019
Going Bold With Paint Color
When it comes to painting inside your home, you might have to fight that inner voice that says "white, white, white" or just barely off-white when you visit the paint store. Or you might hear the voice of a television designer saying "go with that neutral gray, or beige, or greige, whatever that is. But if your soul...
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What to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom
Posted on 07/23/2019
What to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom
No home is complete without a bathroom. Bathrooms are in daily use and so requires renovation occasionally. Before you renovate your bathroom, there are some important things to consider. Some of what you should think about when renovating your bathroom is as follows: Select Elegant Fixtures This is very important because it affects the overall feel of your...
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4 Home Updates That Will Increase Your Purchase Value
Posted on 07/18/2019
4 Home Updates That Will Increase Your Purchase Value
Whether you plan on selling your house in the next few years, or if you just want to make some much needed updates to your home, renovations can be a great way to increase the value of your property. However, not all updates will pay for themselves. Some upgrades that we want for personal reasons, such as building...
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Three Things to Consider When Buying a Home
Posted on 07/16/2019
Three Things to Consider When Buying a Home
One of the worst mistakes you can make when looking for a new home is to allow yourself to become discouraged. Once that happens, your energy level drops, your optimism wavers, and your standards slide. Searching for just the right house for you and your family may take longer than you expect, but success is often right around the...
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Know When to Be Flexible as a House Hunter
Posted on 07/16/2019
Know When to Be Flexible as a House Hunter
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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