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Reduce Water Consumption in Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Reduce Water Consumption in Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Are you overpaying for water? You could be, if your home is not running as efficiently as it could, or if you have undiagnosed leaks or damage. Cutting your water consumption can help you save money every month, and in many cases, you won't have to change your habits at all. Try one...
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Another Property Sold - 582 Lake Av, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Posted on 02/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 582 Lake Av, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
GREAT TRACK RENTAL OPPORTUNITY OR STARTER HOME!! It is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to the Track, Broadway, cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers, yet in a country setting. This 2 bedroom cottage sits on a large lot with mature trees. Don’t miss your chance to be close to the Saratoga...
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Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
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Buying a Home on a Contingency
Posted on 02/02/2020
Buying a Home on a Contingency
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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3 Things You Should Know Before Buying an Older Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
3 Things You Should Know Before Buying an Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Enhance Your Entry with DIY Storage
Posted on 01/19/2020
Enhance Your Entry with DIY Storage
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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Tips for Painting, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Painting, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Home
There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price. When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance,...
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Tips for Home Painting
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for Home Painting
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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How To Save for a Down Payment on a Home While Renting
Posted on 12/29/2019
How To Save for a Down Payment on a Home While Renting
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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Boost Your Credit Score Quickly Before Applying for a Home Loan
Posted on 12/22/2019
Boost Your Credit Score Quickly Before Applying for a Home Loan
It’s hard to overstate the importance of credit scores when it comes to buying a home. Along with your down payment, your credit score is a deciding factor of getting approved and securing a low interest rate. Credit can be complicated. And, if you want to buy a home in the near future, it can seem daunting to try...
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Are You Prepared to Hire a Moving Company?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are You Prepared to Hire a Moving Company?
If you buy or sell a house, you may need to hire a moving company as well. That way, you can work with an expert moving company to ensure all of your personal belongings can safely make it to your new address. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to put yourself in the best position to...
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Why You Should Consider Bench Footing
Posted on 12/08/2019
Why You Should Consider Bench Footing
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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