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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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Funding for Large Home Renovation Projects
Posted on 12/01/2019
Funding for Large Home Renovation Projects
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Reasons to Plan Ahead for Selling a Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
Reasons to Plan Ahead for Selling a Home
Selling a home may prove to be a long, exhausting journey, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead. In fact, there are many reasons for home sellers to map out the home selling journey, and these reasons include: 1. You can identify any potential home selling pitfalls. Although selling a home should be a quick, seamless process, problems...
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6 Low Cost Home Staging Tips
Posted on 11/17/2019
6 Low Cost Home Staging Tips
Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent. However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget. The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive...
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Another Property Sold - 671 Clinton Av, Albany, NY 12203
Posted on 11/16/2019
Another Property Sold - 671 Clinton Av, Albany, NY 12203
INVESTORS! or live in the 2 bedroom apt on the 1st floor and get rental income from the already rented second floor apt. . First floor was owner occupied .Units are up/down. Being sold as part of an estate sale and sold as is. Conveniently located about 1.6 miles to the Capital area. Showings begin on Friday Sept 27,...
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Ready to Sell? Here are Some Places to get Started
Posted on 11/10/2019
Ready to Sell? Here are Some Places to get Started
When you think of all the things that go into getting your house ready to go on the market, you may want to throw your hands up and run away. Do not despair, there is hope. You will free up a lot of your time when you ask for help from your real estate professional. The support may...
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Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 11/03/2019
Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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