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Posted on 11/29/2020
How Climate Change May Threaten Real Estate Values
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Homebuying Pitfalls To Avoid
Image by Chanh Nguyen from Pixabay Buying a home ranks among the largest purchases everyday people make in their entire lifetimes. If you have gone through the process at least once, you probably gained some valuable life lessons. Whether it’s time to purchase a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a more manageable living space,...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How to Beautify Your Garden with These Favorites
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Seller-Financed Mortgage: What Is It?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Why Should You Set Up a Property Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Hanging Flower Baskets that Last
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Should You Request a Property Showing?
Requesting a home showing usually is a great idea if you find a residence you may want to buy. In addition, there are many things you can do to get the most out of any house showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you attend a home showing and determine if a...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Photo by Chen Liang-Dao via Shutterstock As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new....
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Low on Yard Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Will Your Counter-Offer Meet a Buyer's Expectations?
If you receive an offer to purchase from a property buyer and decide to submit a counter-offer, it is important to err on the side of caution. Because if your counter-proposal fails to meet a buyer's expectations, you risk missing out on the opportunity to sell your house and maximize your home sale earnings. When it comes to reviewing...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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