Tag Archives: Real Estate

8 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you plan to stay in your home for years or put it on the market soon, there are dozens of ways to increase your home’s value. Upgrading the kitchen, adding decks, and making the living area more spacious add … Continue reading

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5 Overlooked Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Insurance Rates

Insurance rates—how are they even calculated? It can be complicated, but it all comes down to an algorithm that takes many variables into account. If keeping your rates as low possible is your number one concern, you need to know … Continue reading

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Turn Your Ugly Urban Backyard into Something Beautiful

You’ve found the home of your dreams. The backyard, not so much. But take heart. There are creative ways to turn that ugly duckling into a beautiful swan by taking the cons and turning them into pros. If your yard … Continue reading

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Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

Perhaps you have heard the expression: “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” This statement was never truer than for estate planning. By some accounts, 70% of adult Americans have no will or trust in place for … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Home

Your home is your haven. Or, at least, it should be. But is it really making you happy or are there aspects of your place that are bringing you down? Little fixes can turn it all around. (Click here to read.)

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Should You Finance Your Renovation?

You can finance your house, your car, your new teeth, and your college degree. We just got a quote from a company that offers financing on new board-on-board fences (But no thanks on the interest rate that is triple what … Continue reading

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Are You Torturing Your Trees?

Trees are stuck with you. They can’t run away when you make life tough for them. Trees have no voice and must suffer in silence. The worst thing is that many well-meaning, even tree-loving, property owners unwittingly torture their trees. … Continue reading

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Is School Improvement Part of Your Ownership Strategy?

Neighborhoods with good schools often carry higher valuefor home buyers with children, so if you want to raise values in your neighborhood, supporting school improvement may be a valuable undertaking. Improving the ranking or reputation of local schools involves community investments … Continue reading

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7 Rules for Choosing The Right Area Rug

You just moved into your new home. You’ve purchased the perfect furniture and accessories. You even found the perfect area rug to add to your hardwood floors, but you’re totally stumped on which size to buy. There are so many … Continue reading

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4 “Big Regrets” to Avoid When Buying a Home

Fear of making The Wrong Decision can be the great immobilizer when it comes to buying real estate. • Fear that this is “the wrong time” to buy has kept many would-be homeowners on the sidelines and unnecessarily out of equity-building … Continue reading

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