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Posted on 07/07/2020
How to Avoid a Homebuying Dilemma
No one wants to face a homebuying dilemma. Yet problems may arise during the homebuying journey that make it tough for an individual to find and buy his or her dream residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for potential homebuying dilemmas and ensure you can quickly address these issues. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Recipe: Delectable Chocolate Cake
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay Are you looking to make an unforgettable fall-off-the-fork, moist chocolate cake? Follow the simple recipe listed below. Gather Your Ingredients The key to making baking less stressful is gathering all of your tools and ingredients before starting, so you don't find yourself interrupting the process to find something. Let's start with the ingredients...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Smart Ideas for Kitchen Design
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock Designing your dream kitchen is a fun and exciting step in your home build or remodel. You’ll want to find the perfect cabinets, countertops, and sink for your new space. In addition to the aesthetic of the pieces you select, be sure to consider their functional value. Here are some smart...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
What to Do Before Using Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How to Master the Home Selling Journey
A home seller may encounter many challenges after he or she decides to list a residence. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase the likelihood of enjoying a seamless house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the home selling journey. 1. Conduct an In-Depth Home Evaluation Your...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
How to Build a Backyard Firepit
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash Just about everyone loves cozying up to a roaring fire and kicking back to relax in the cool night’s air. Far too many, however, leave that for camping once or twice a year at most. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can build a firepit in five easy steps,...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Is a Smart Home Gadget Right for You?
A smart home device may prove to be a time (and money) saver. However, not all smart house devices are ideal for all homeowners. If you select a smart home gadget that fails to accommodate your day-to-day needs, you risk wasting time and resources on a device that delivers little to no return on investment. Ultimately, it helps to...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips for Building Resale Value
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock When you're motivated to get the most from your sale, it pays to add property value through preparation. Get started today with some of these tips: Have your local real estate agent evaluate your home. As a professional, they know what sells and what doesn't in your area. They will assist you in...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How to Qualify for a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Building a Terrarium
Image by AndyFaeth from Pixabay If you're searching for ways to introduce a little extra green into your home and at the same time learn a satisfying hobby consider building a terrarium. Putting together a terrarium is a learning experience for grown-ups and can draw in kids as well. Not only do you see your handiwork grow and...
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