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How to Make Your Entrance Hall More Inviting
Posted on 02/17/2020
How to Make Your Entrance Hall More Inviting
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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How to Build a Hose Container
Posted on 02/10/2020
How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Multigenerational Properties Are Seeing an Increased Demand
Posted on 02/03/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are Seeing an Increased Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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3 Essential Elements of a Memorable Offer Letter
Posted on 01/27/2020
3 Essential Elements of a Memorable Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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Florida: Best Energy-Conscious Cities
Posted on 01/20/2020
Florida: Best Energy-Conscious Cities
Photo by Michael Schwarzenberger via Pixabay Living in Florida has its perks, but if you’re into green spaces and green energy, there are specific places that will cater to your tastes. There are a few cities that make green initiatives a priority, lessening the carbon footprint while developing sustainable communities. Here are some of the most “green” cities...
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Reasons to Negotiate with a House Seller
Posted on 01/13/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a House Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Conduct a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Posted on 01/06/2020
Conduct a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Finding the right vacation house is rarely simple. Dozens of quality vacation residences are available in cities and towns nationwide. Yet if you make even a single mistake during your search for the ideal vacation residence, you risk making a poor property buying decision. As you get set to begin a search for a vacation home, there are many...
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Make Your Florida Luxury Residence an Appealing Option to Buyers
Posted on 12/30/2019
Make Your Florida Luxury Residence an Appealing Option to Buyers
If you intend to sell a Florida luxury home, you likely want to do whatever you can to achieve the best-possible results. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make your luxury residence in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town an appealing option to buyers. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Posted on 12/23/2019
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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What to Do First: Buying or Selling?
Posted on 12/16/2019
What to Do First: Buying or Selling?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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The Pros And Cons Of New Construction Homes
Posted on 12/09/2019
The Pros And Cons Of New Construction Homes
Once you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want. Should you buy a new construction home, or look for an existing one? Builders may refer to existing homes as “used.” This term makes them sound much less appealing. Truthfully, there are many advantages to both new and existing houses. Benefits...
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Master the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/02/2019
Master the Home Selling Journey
A home seller may encounter many challenges after he or she decides to list a residence. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase the likelihood of enjoying a seamless house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the home selling journey. 1. Conduct an In-Depth Home Evaluation Your...
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