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5 Skills Every Homeowner Should Have
Posted on 09/17/2019
5 Skills Every Homeowner Should Have
Picking up a few DIY skills is vital to both new and old homeowners. It is hard enough that you have to spend money taking care of the family and a few other things that you can't possibly fix. Why waste some more on problems you can resolve in a few hours. True, some home projects are better...
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Staging Uh-Oh’s to Avoid
Posted on 09/10/2019
Staging Uh-Oh’s to Avoid
Preparing your house to sell can mean different things in different markets. You want your home to be competitively priced and attractive to the buyer, so you put some extra effort into staging and end up with no takers. What happened? Despite what you see in decorator magazines and on television, sometimes less is more, way more when...
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Simple Methods to Make a Small Room Look Bigger
Posted on 09/03/2019
Simple Methods to Make a Small Room Look Bigger
People find themselves in small rooms for various reasons. Many people can only afford a small apartment, and they are happy about it. People in small apartments, however, do need to be creative to get the best of their spaces. Creativity is necessary when it comes to decoration and arranging your area to make it organized. With this,...
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4 Awesome Benefits of Taking on Home Improvement Projects
Posted on 08/27/2019
4 Awesome Benefits of Taking on Home Improvement Projects
Home improvements are often considered arduous tasks. Of course, the thought of improving certain aspects of the home crosses the mind at some point in time. But, you may discard such ideas when considering the technicality associated with home improvements.The issue of time, funds, energy, workforce and a host of others crop up as soon as a home...
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6 Home Improvements you may Want to Avoid
Posted on 08/20/2019
6 Home Improvements you may Want to Avoid
Homeowners make changes and improvements to their property for several reasons including to increase aesthetic appeal, provide mechanical upgrades, and boost the house's value. Regardless of your intentions, it is vital to know what your home needs so that you don't end up undertaking a project that is a waste of money and adds little utility or value....
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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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