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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Improve the ROI of Each Home Upgrade
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay If you're getting ready to sell your home, you're likely looking for relatively affordable upgrades that will give your home the most pizzazz. Taking the time to spruce up your property is a smart idea, but it really pays to be strategic. Because while buyers should be able to recognize a home...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Selling Your Home with Previous Flood Damage
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Each year, flooding causes more than eight billion dollars in damages to homes in the United States. Despite that, many affected homeowners go on to sell their houses so that they can relocate. When your home has damage from a tropical storm, heavy rains, or rising water from a hurricane, here are...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
3815 14TH Street NW #5, Washington, DC 20011 now has a new price of $724,999!
Only Three Years Young! This Stunning Boutique Condo is Incredible, Ultra-Spacious and Magnificent in so many ways. Offering Open Floor Plan, High Ceilings, Designer Finishes, Full-Size Washer & Dryer in Unit, Solid Oak Wood Floors, Private Balcony/Roof Deck, Off Street Parking and Floor to Ceiling Windows That Pour in an Abundance of Natural Sunlight from Three Angles. Gourmet Kitchen Complimented w/ Carrara Marble Island, SS Appliances, Gas Range and Plenty of Cabinetry. Low $249/mo Condo Fee includes Water, Sewer & Trash. Two Extremely Spacious Bedrooms with Master Ensuite that Leads to the Amazing Roof Deck. Who needs a Car...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Listing Your High-Performance Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
3815 14TH Street NW #5, Washington, DC 20011 now has a new price of $734,999!
Only Three Years Young! This Stunning Boutique Condo is Incredible, Ultra-Spacious and Magnificent in so many ways. Offering Open Floor Plan, High Ceilings, Designer Finishes, Full-Size Washer & Dryer in Unit, Solid Oak Wood Floors, Private Balcony/Roof Deck, Off Street Parking and Floor to Ceiling Windows That Pour in an Abundance of Natural Sunlight from Three Angles. Gourmet Kitchen Complimented w/ Carrara Marble Island, SS Appliances, Gas Range and Plenty of Cabinetry. Low $249/mo Condo Fee includes Water, Sewer & Trash. Two Extremely Spacious Bedrooms with Master Ensuite that Leads to the Amazing Roof Deck. Who needs a Car...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
What is a Zombie Property?
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Old-School Culinary Gardening - How to Start
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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Posted on 06/14/2020
Should You Craft a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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