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How to Ship Boxes for the Lowest Cost

Many homebuyers and sellers wonder how to ship their boxes for the least amount of money. If you’re moving from one home to another and you have a lot of possessions, hiring movers to do the job is the obvious choice. But what if you only have a few boxes to move? Even if you’re moving across the country, hiring movers isn’t one of the cheapest ways to ship boxes. You could use the post…

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Tenant Rights and the Pandemic

COVID-19 has altered the rule book for property managers and investment property owners for the foreseeable future. Balancing the pressures faced by tenants struggling to pay rent due to job loss with your need to keep up with expenses and safety measures presents distinct challenges. Two of the biggest concerns affecting rental properties are the patchwork of eviction moratoriums and the unique fair housing issues and disability protections related to COVID-19. Here’s…

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Becoming Camera Ready

A winning on-camera presentation is no longer just a noteworthy career goal; it’s become a professional imperative. That’s because doing business in the coronavirus age likely means meeting after meeting with prospects, clients, and other agents over Zoom, Skype, and other video platforms. But this shift in priorities may bring discomfort. You’re not alone if you’re camera shy. Fifty-nine percent of consumers say they’re more self-conscious on a video call than meeting…

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Paint Color Can Get You a Higher Sales Price

It can be difficult to decide what to update and remodel if you’re thinking of selling. While kitchens and bathrooms have typically been prioritized for their return on investment, the style in which you revamp your home can have a huge effect on its salability. One factor you may not have considered can have more of an impact than you think, and that’s paint color. Which paint colors will get you the…

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Quick Exterior Fixes

It can be easy for the exterior of your home to look a bit worn after just a few years. Maintenance tasks that need to be taken care of get put off due to time constraints, and the fact that you don’t necessarily see them every day. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these five outdoor fixes that’ll have your home in tip-top shape in no time:Clean Your GuttersDepending on…

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Home Design Trends That Will Take Over in 2020

A new decade calls for big, bold changes in interior design. Here’s what to expect. Built-Ins Are BackAccording to interior designers space-saving innovations will be the big thing in 2020.“Working to create homes that are smart on space and have unique pieces that no one else has, we see a rise in built-in furniture (or pieces built to look like built-ins). Pantone’s color of the year is a classic blue, and it only makes…

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Outside-the-Box Solutions for Common Household Problems

The problems popping up in your home don’t always require one specific fix. Sometimes all you need is a little creativity. Quick Fix for Sagging ShelvesHere’s a clever way to stop shelves from sagging in the middle. Cut plywood panels sized to fit inside some unwanted books. The panels need to be the height of the space between your shelves. Cut out enough pages to fit the panels’ thickness. Then build up the…

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Reasons to Work With a REALTOR

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional…

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Summer Energy Tips

Great ideas on how to avoid those hot home temperatures. Keeping things cool and avoiding outrageous utility bills. Close shades, drapes and blinds during the day (all directions).Wear light weight clothing (short sleeves, shorts, cotton).Set the air conditioning thermostat at 78 degrees or higher. Raise it a few degrees higher when away in the day. A lower air conditioning temperature makes your costs much higher. Setting your air conditioner at 70 degrees instead of 78…

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Home Seller Mistakes to Keep Away From

There are several reasons why you would want to sell your house; it could be a new job assignment or a transfer of residence or many other reasons.  It is normal that every home seller wants to sell their house for the best price in the least amount of time. As a seller you have to understand that in order for you to achieve your desired outcome you have to understand how…

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