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Adding to Resale Value to Your Home
Posted on 03/29/2020
Adding to Resale Value to Your Home
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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Creating an Appealing Outdoor Living Space
Posted on 03/22/2020
Creating an Appealing Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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5 Senior Living Trends To Watch for in 2020
Posted on 03/15/2020
5 Senior Living Trends To Watch for in 2020
Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay Baby Boomers remain the single largest demographic, and their transition into retirement age continues to change the senior living landscape. At more than 74 million strong, this generation will completely cross the retirement age threshold in the next decade, and 52 million Americans are already enjoying their golden years. That...
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	Safety First: How to Create and Maintain Deck Railing
Posted on 03/08/2020
Safety First: How to Create and Maintain Deck Railing
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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How to Start Your Own Culinary Garden
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Start Your Own Culinary Garden
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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List Items Online Before You Buy a House
Posted on 02/23/2020
List Items Online Before You Buy a House
If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items. Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three...
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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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