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3 Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home
Posted on 10/13/2019
3 Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home
Are you considering adding some new life to your home? Then you may want to introduce some elements to your home using the current design trends. Even though some of the trendiest contemporary space feel out of reach, there are several easy techniques that you might take advantage of to renovate a home that won't necessarily require you...
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How To Lower Your Closing Costs
Posted on 10/06/2019
How To Lower Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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How To Demystify Your Credit Score Calculation
Posted on 09/29/2019
How To Demystify Your Credit Score Calculation
Understanding how your credit score goes together and how to improve it is a bit of a murky subject. The advice out there is not always consistent and depends on the financial viewpoint of the source. However, there are concrete factors that do go into the calculation of a credit score and when you understand what ingredients go...
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Organize Your Important Documents
Posted on 09/22/2019
Organize Your Important Documents
The last thing your family needs is to have no idea where to find your important papers and last wishes when confronted with a sudden illness or death. No one wants to talk about these things but taking the time to organize your paperwork can give your loved ones true peace of mind when dealing with your estate....
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Tips for Choosing the Best Home Water Filtration System
Posted on 09/15/2019
Tips for Choosing the Best Home Water Filtration System
The purity of the water in your house depends mostly on your home water purification system. Therefore, it is essential you know how to choose the best water filter for your household. Water filtration is a purifying process that ensures that the water in your home has an excellent taste and is purified. The kind of filter that...
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5 Common Home Offer Contingencies
Posted on 09/08/2019
5 Common Home Offer Contingencies
Contingency in real estate means an agreement of sale that must take place to continue the transaction. There are numbers of options that buyers can include in their contracts. Below are five common home offer contingencies to consider: Inspection contingencies Inspections are of great benefit in the process of buying a home. They enable the buyer to know...
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Avoid A Bad First Move
Posted on 09/01/2019
Avoid A Bad First Move
The long-expected day is finally here; it’s time for you to put into action all your weeks and months of planning. As a first-time mover, you might be worried, excited or stressed. Or maybe you are overwhelmed with all three emotions. It’s normal to feel this way, but you would get through this stage in one piece. There...
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Choosing the Right Swimming Pool Liner Material
Posted on 08/25/2019
Choosing the Right Swimming Pool Liner Material
You need a brand-new pool liner. Perhaps you're bored with the one you have already. Or maybe you're purchasing a new swimming pool and seeking to find out everything you can about how to pick the ideal pool liner. It is sometimes a tricky choice, and it is among the main decisions you will make for your pool....
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Climate Change And The Real Estate Market
Posted on 08/18/2019
Climate Change And The Real Estate Market
Making market projections is hard to do. In real estate, it is an exact science that requires a lot of thinking and a lot of due diligence. With a lot of economic and market factors, who would have thought they must also consider climate factors when investing in the real estate market. It is incredible how far the...
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Looking for a Self Storage Facility?
Posted on 08/11/2019
Looking for a Self Storage Facility?
You need a self-storage facility if you want to be more organized or you are moving to your new apartment. Now, how can you choose the right self-storage facility considering the numerous options available? These are the tips that will help you decide on the storage facility that is perfect for you: Decide what you want to store...
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Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, Townhome… so Many, Which is Which?
Posted on 08/04/2019
Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, Townhome… so Many, Which is Which?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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Why You Should Overseed Your Lawn
Posted on 07/28/2019
Why You Should Overseed Your Lawn
Grass, just like other plants, needs adequate care to maintain its appearance and growth. Despite being resilient, grass can die due to many factors, including age. One of the DIY ways to combat this problem is overseeding. This process is useful because it slowly replaces old grass seeds with new and vibrant ones. It is essential to know...
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