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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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Home Inspection Tips

Buying a house is one of the biggest investment that a person can make. Although it is rewarding despite the stressful process of contract negotiations and lots of paperwork for the mortgage application, owning that new home doesn’t stop there. Part of the process is the home inspection. The following are home inspection tips that every home buyer or seller should know.  Why Is Home Inspection important?  By purpose, a home inspection is…

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What is HO-3 Insurance?

If you buy a house, then you need to buy homeowner’s insurance. There are several kinds of homeowner’s insurance policies with different coverages and limits. HO-3 insurance is probably the most commonly bought kind of homeowner’s policy. HO-3 policies are sometimes called ‘standard homeowner’s policies’ and give your home and belongings a good mix of protections. HO-3 policies will protect your dwelling from all damages that are not explicitly excluded from the…

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Energy Efficiency Tips

There are countless benefits to creating an energy efficient home from the environmental stipulations to the overall financial benefits. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions for making sure your home is getting the best of both worlds. 1. Replace your old(er) appliances 2. Switching your refrigerator, washer/dryers, or dishwasher to a more energy efficient model, such as EnergyStar, can help the efficiency of your home overall. 3. Install a programmable thermostat 4.…

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