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Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Side Hustle Chores
Posted on 09/08/2019
Side Hustle Chores
The side hustle chores, you know the ones that you do while you are doing something else. For example, you are vacuuming and picking the kids room at the same time. While the gas pump is filling your tank, you are cleaning out the car. Multi-tasking is a necessity with the way our lives run these days. You...
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Types of Mortgages Available to Buyers
Posted on 09/01/2019
Types of Mortgages Available to Buyers
There are different kinds of mortgages available to prospective homeowners today. The right mortgage for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of income and credit rating. While there are numerous mortgage products available to buyers today, they will mostly fall under the categories below: FHA-Backed loans Most folks getting a home for the...
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Easy DIY Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom
Posted on 08/25/2019
Easy DIY Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom
There's nothing more soothing than going back to relax in a beautiful space at the end of the day. Bedrooms have been known to look neutral. If you're willing to step out of that thinking and give your room a new look, here are some DIY bedroom makeover ideas you should try. Use complimentary patterns From your bedspreads...
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4 Tips For Successful Mortgage Closing
Posted on 08/18/2019
4 Tips For Successful Mortgage Closing
Pick a date The best time to set a closing date is at the end of the month as interest at the table is at its lowest then, and you'll want to pick a closing date around the same time your current lease is set to lapse. Take your time The conclusion of the closing means you have...
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Enjoy a Seamless Home Selling Journey
Posted on 08/11/2019
Enjoy a Seamless Home Selling Journey
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complex and stressful process. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase your chances of enjoying a seamless house selling experience, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing allows you to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. Thus, you should spend...
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Awesome Upgrades to Invest in When Building a Home
Posted on 08/04/2019
Awesome Upgrades to Invest in When Building a Home
When building a new house, you will face a lot of decisions to make. The initial price of your home entails the cost of all the standard finishes and the cost of construction. If you are planning to customize your home, you should always consider the cost of an upgrade. Otherwise, it's challenging to manage your budget when...
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How Worth it is a Skylight?
Posted on 07/28/2019
How Worth it is a Skylight?
In the gray days of winter, everyone can benefit from some additional sunlight. Take advantage of the well-documented medical and psychological benefits of sunshine and the vitamin D it generates. Sure, you can open your windows, but then you lose that privacy. You can split the difference with a skylight or a light tube that allows light to...
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Woodworking Safety Rules to Observe
Posted on 07/21/2019
Woodworking Safety Rules to Observe
Home woodwork is not for everyone as it requires a minimum amount of safety. Furthermore, you could get really hurt when working with wood because of the power tools involved. It is for this reason that not everyone should work with wood at home. Here are some specific safety measures that are advisable for home woodwork: Protect your...
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Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
Posted on 07/14/2019
Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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Add Some Splash to Your Home Decor
Posted on 07/07/2019
Add Some Splash to Your Home Decor
Painting your entire home can be an appealing idea if you've grown tired of its current color scheme. Paint colors can do much to change the look and feel of a room, but if you aren't ready for the long term process and commitment, there's a much easier alternative. Adding new pops of color can transform your space...
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Scaling for the Space
Posted on 06/30/2019
Scaling for the Space
Whether your room is larger or smaller, the wrong size furniture, décor, and accessories cause it to be a distraction to your peace rather than an enhancement. Rattling around in an oversized room with an undersized sofa and a chair or two makes one simple feel out of place. But cramming a small room with that oversized recliner...
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