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Posted on 05/31/2020
How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Use YouTube to Learn a New Language
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels When you're stuck at home, life doesn’t come to a stop. That’s why it makes sense to spend at least some of your at-home downtime on personal growth and enrichment. One of the best ways you can do this is by studying a new language. There are many benefits to learning...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Create a Home Selling Blueprint
Selling a home can be quick and seamless, particularly for an individual who crafts a property selling blueprint. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you create a successful plan to sell your house. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market A seller who understands the housing market in his or her city or town may be...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
What are Build-to-Rent Properties?
Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay Build-to-rent is a major term right now for investors. The industry has seen a serious leap in interest in just the past year, making nearly everyone in the real estate space sit up and take notice. We'll look at the special nature of these properties and which attributes make a property more...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Dealing with Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips for Buyers: Learn About the Local Real Estate Market
An informed homebuyer may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property buying experience. In fact, an informed homebuyer likely will understand the ins and outs of the local housing market – something that could make it simple for this individual to discover a great residence at a budget-friendly price. Ultimately, it helps to review the local...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Selling Your High-Performance Home
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Ready to sell that home you've sunk your heart, soul and savings account into? Hoping to get a great return on all those green upgrades you had professionally performed? Don't rely on chance to get the ROI you deserve. Take charge of the sale of your high-performance home, and make sure everyone from...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Choosing the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Creative Storage Ideas for Homes with Cozy Floorplans
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay To keep clutter at bay, it is important to make sure everything has its own place and returns there after every use. In small homes, this could prove quite challenging, however, as there are only so many places to put things. Unless, that is, you alter your house to include additional storage...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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