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Posted on 10/02/2022
What are the differences between a listing agent and a selling agent?
The world of real estate can be challenging and a bit...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Average closing costs for buyer: What homebuyers should budget for
When preparing for a new home purchase, it’s crucial to plan for the average closing costs for buyer hopefuls on a budget. Closing costs are made up of various service charges associated with the entire home buying process, including appraisals and title paperwork. Because closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars, it’s helpful to prepare for...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Building codes: Best practices for home remodeling
When building a new home, architects need to follow strict building codes to make sure everything is built according to safety standards. It’s important for homeowners to know and understand major building codes before modifying the structure or layout of the home. Unfortunately, code violations are common when remodeling and can result in expensive fines or unreliable construction....
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Key items for your gaming room, regardless of space
Gaming setups range greatly depending on the type of...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Tips & tricks for better yard drainage
If your yard is full of puddles, soggy soil and waterlogged plants, it’s time to invest in better yard drainage. Depending on the cause and severity of the issue, there are plenty of DIY options you can handle without spending a fortune. Understanding common causes leading to drainage problems and how they affect your yard will go a...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
DIY: Simple Updates That Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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Posted on 08/21/2022
First-Time Homebuyer Guide for Veterans: All About VA Loans
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
3 Contingencies That Benefit Sellers
Contingency clauses in a real estate contract typically come from the buyer. However, there are some contingencies sellers can use in a sale negotiation as well. While they’re less common, knowing the basics can help in selling your home. Here are the main contingencies every seller should know: Kick-Out Clause A kick-out clause is a useful balance to...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Fire safety: Prevention and actions plans for your home
House fires can do tremendous damage to your home and also put your household's lives at risk. It's crucial to practice fire safety and prevention, so you and your house members are prepared in case a fire does happen. Taking steps to prevent fires from occurring helps reduce the risk of having to deal with these fires. The...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Backyard: Tips for Safely Building a Treehouse
Treehouses give kids a fun place to play, read books or hang out with friends. With a treehouse, kids can spend more time outside enjoying fresh air. If you’re thinking of building a treehouse in your yard, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind, such as where to put it and how big it should be....
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Small Living: How to Make Your Small Room Seem Larger
Small living spaces can present some unique challenges with furnishing and decorating. Whether you're dealing with a cramped living room or a tiny bedroom, there are some practical steps you can take to make your space feel larger and more functional. 1. Hang Window Treatments High The right window treatments can really open up even the smallest of...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Load bearing & non load bearing walls: Know the difference
If you’re remodeling your home, it’s important to know the difference between load bearing and non load bearing walls. While you can usually assume that interior walls are non load bearing, every property is built differently. Consulting a professional is always recommended and a great way to determine where your load bearing walls are; however, this basic guide...
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