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Posted on 05/16/2021
How to Harvest & Use Rain Water
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Harvesting rain water has become a common practice among environmentally-conscious homeowners. While it might sound like a lot of work, it's actually very easy to get started. Not only will harvesting rain water help you conserve water, but it also can help you transform your home into a healthy place to live....
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
The tips listed below will ensure you get the best from your galley kitchen design. Storage There are several storage options that can be incorporated into a galley kitchen. Because the footprint is narrow, you’ll want to make use of vertical spaces. If you prefer to have more counter space, create symmetry with a design that utilizes counters...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Differences in Credit Scores & How to Check Them
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
What to Expect when Purchasing a Foreclosure
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Should You Hold an Open House in Bad Weather?
Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers venture...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
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 03/28/2021
Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
What Property Type Suits Your Retirement Dreams?
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay You have looked forward to your retirement your whole working life. It is one of the primary goals you worked for all these years, and now is the time to relax and enjoy its rewards. One of the most important things you may consider after your retirement is finding that perfect home or...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Should You Add Solar Panels to Your Home?
Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay When it comes to renewable resources, there is nothing quite as powerful as the sun. Solar energy is the one resource that we have on our planet that will never run out, and people are discovering that there are many innovative ways to harness the sun's energy in order to power our...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What Is a Home-Buying Wish List ?
Photo by evondue via Pixabay A home-buying wish list may sound like a cathartic way to imagine a dream home that's dripping with luxury everywhere you turn, but it's really a practical way to help homeowners narrow down their options. When buyers look at too many homes, they may find that each property starts to run together. Use...
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