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Posted on 07/12/2020
What Is Remote Home Buying?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Purchasing a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Posted on 07/05/2020
150 Old Mill Road #134, Cartersville, GA 30120 is now new to the market!
Hillendale 55+ Active Adult Community. BEST value in Cartersville. 2 Bedroom; 1 & 1/2 baths with grab bars in shower and around toilets. Plantation Shutters and Blinds throughout. Walk-in closet in master bedroom. Freshly painted interior; carpet professionally cleaned, move in ready. Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator (Refrigerator less than 1 year old) to remain. No maintenance lifestyle living! HOA covers exterior of unit, grounds, water & sewer. Close to clubhouse and entrance with...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home
Image by Lena Lindell from Pixabay Having a second home gives you an opportunity to spend part of your time living in another area or bring in another source of income if you rent it out. Purchasing another home is a major investment that requires careful consideration. Before you begin looking into properties for sale, keep the following...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
What Does It Take to List a Residence?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Where Should You Buy a Second House?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Ways to Protect Your Home From Hurricane Damage
Photo by WikiImages via Pixabay Hurricanes can cause damage that ranges from minor to catastrophic, but there are ways to protect your home. If you have a hurricane headed to your area, start preparing your house for it ahead of time. Use the following hurricane preparation tips to make sure your home is well-protected from these storms. Clean...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Putting Your Home on the Market Soon? Here's How to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you've recently made the decision to put your home on the market in the near future, you're probably already aware that the Millennial generation has a reputation for being a bit different from their counterparts of the past. For instance, you may have heard that this generation is putting off home ownership...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Heater
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Options for Investing in Real Estate
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When thinking about investments, the first rule is to diversify. This allows you to invest in a few different things that may vary in risk or pay off. One option for diversifying investments comes in the form of real estate. For many people, purchasing a home is one of the most expensive...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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