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Selling Your House with Unpermitted Additions
Posted on 01/19/2020
Selling Your House with Unpermitted Additions
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Choosing Rentals that Make Sense: 3 No-Nonsense Tips
Posted on 01/12/2020
Choosing Rentals that Make Sense: 3 No-Nonsense Tips
Photo by Photo Mix via Pixabay For many investors, purchasing a property to rent out just makes sense. But finding properties that'll help you meet your long-term goals can be tricky. Whether you're considering a turnkey property or a property to rehab and rent yourself, keeping these tips in mind will help you weed out low-performers while you're...
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Kick Back in Style: Creating an Umbrella Table for Your Deck
Posted on 01/05/2020
Kick Back in Style: Creating an Umbrella Table for Your Deck
Photo by Jazella via Pixabay An umbrella table provides you with more than just a comfortable place to sit; it adds color and texture to your space, too. You'll need to have an idea of where the table will go, what size umbrella it needs to support and how many people it will need to seat comfortably. You...
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Wrap Up a House Sale
Posted on 12/29/2019
Wrap Up a House Sale
After you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your house, it may be only a few weeks until you finalize your home sale. However, problems may arise that slow down the home selling process. And if these problems linger, they may stop your home sale altogether. As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure...
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How to Make a Strong Impression on House Buyers
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Make a Strong Impression on House Buyers
"Motivation" could be defined as a positive energy that is applied to the achievement of a desired goal. You may be wondering whether you, as a home seller, need to be motivated. The short answer is: "Yes! Your attitude and energy level can potentially make a huge difference in the sale of your home!" In rare instances, the right...
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Florida Life: Nature's Perfect Getaway
Posted on 12/15/2019
Florida Life: Nature's Perfect Getaway
Photo by skeeze via Pixabay When you think of Florida, you may think of theme parks and plenty of shopping, but Florida has more connections to nature than you may realize. One of the greatest benefits of living in Florida is the incredible connections you can make to nature, whether it is by the beach, along one of...
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Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Buying your dream home may prove to be a long, arduous process. Thankfully, those who prepare for the homebuying journey can limit the risk of encountering hurdles along the way. And as a result, these homebuyers may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, seamless property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three things you...
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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Second Home?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Second Home?
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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Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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How Should You Promote Your Home to Buyers?
Posted on 11/17/2019
How Should You Promote Your Home to Buyers?
Promoting a house to potential buyers sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to stir up interest in your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you promote your residence to buyers. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal Amazing curb appeal is essential, particularly for a seller who...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Posted on 11/10/2019
Key Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Smart home devices enable property owners to automate a wide range of everyday tasks – everything from cleaning each bedroom in a residence to securing a house against burglaries and other threats. Yet not all smart house gadgets are identical. And if a homeowner fails to plan ahead for smart home technology investments, they risk spending money on smart...
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