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Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Posted on 11/17/2019
Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Enjoying a seamless home buying journey may seem virtually impossible, particularly for a first-time property buyer. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to boost the likelihood of quickly and easily finding your dream house, such as: 1. Hone Your Home Search Consider where you want to reside and the features you want to find in your...
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Timing Your Sale with Your Purchase
Posted on 11/10/2019
Timing Your Sale with Your Purchase
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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Tips for Saving on Electricity Costs While you Travel
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Saving on Electricity Costs While you Travel
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Posted on 10/27/2019
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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4 Reasons to Consider Vinyl Flooring
Posted on 10/20/2019
4 Reasons to Consider Vinyl Flooring
If you're getting ready to rip out the outdated carpet in your home and are looking for a sleek, cost-friendly alternative to great looking floors, look no further. Vinyl flooring is a great option for you to consider for your home. Here are four reasons why you should consider it. 1. Low Cost - Buying and installing vinyl...
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Relaxing Ways to Clean Your House
Posted on 10/13/2019
Relaxing Ways to Clean Your House
You may be the rare type of person that looks forward to cleaning your home, but most people do not relate. Cleaning your house is a pretty easy task to procrastinate because it usually takes so much time and energy from your already busy lifestyle. Of course, everyone within your household enjoys a tidy living space, but no...
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Have You Tried Online Grocery Shopping?
Posted on 10/06/2019
Have You Tried Online Grocery Shopping?
You’ve moved most of your holiday and birthday shopping online with great results, so why are you hesitant to embrace online grocery shopping? While the "on-line" part might be new, the delivery part was a staple of family life in yesteryear. The milkman delivered bottles of liquid freshness to the doorstep daily, and the greengrocer hawked his vegetables...
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5 Common Mistakes Couples Make When Hiring a DJ for Their Wedding
Posted on 09/29/2019
5 Common Mistakes Couples Make When Hiring a DJ for Their Wedding
The quest for the perfect DJ for your wedding ceremony can be a daunting process. Many brides and grooms have not hired a DJ before. This lack of experience makes them guilty of mistakes when it comes to hiring a DJ. If you want to have a successful event without any problems with your DJ, here are some...
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Controlling Contaminants in Your House
Posted on 09/22/2019
Controlling Contaminants in Your House
As seasons change, the air inside your home changes. Some seasons bring more pollen and dust, while others introduce wood smoke, and still others mold spores, mildew, and fungi. While you can’t keep them all out, here are some ideas for making your indoor as healthful as possible through every season. Sneeze defeaters Make sure your vacuum has...
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Is Fall The Best Time To Buy A Home?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Is Fall The Best Time To Buy A Home?
A home is one of the most important things for a lot of us, and everyone loves the fresh smell of a new home. People often wonder what the best season to buy a new home is. And even though a lot of people like to think of spring or summer as favorable seasons to purchase new property,...
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Make Your Move Easier With These Apps
Posted on 09/08/2019
Make Your Move Easier With These Apps
Everyone dreads moving day (if you don't, you are a rare breed). Remember how tired you got just thinking about it - The hassles of house hunting, the sorting, the packing, the heavy lifting, the question of which is worse, the "moving out" or the "moving in"? Thankfully, there are now numerous apps that help when it comes...
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Painting with Classy Grays
Posted on 09/01/2019
Painting with Classy Grays
The commonly chic neutrals of the last couple of decades - namely mocha, bone, beige and café au lait - have given way to a more modern and sophisticated gray palette. While gray seems like a simple color, just a mix of black and white, in reality, there is a huge variety of gray tones, and you can...
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