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Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Posted on 09/22/2019
Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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Knowing What it Means When a Community is Walkable
Posted on 09/15/2019
Knowing What it Means When a Community is Walkable
Trying to understand what that home description is all about? Whether you're new to the housing market or newly returned, you'll find terms used to describe homes that you might not recognize. Or, you may not understand what they truly mean in context. The word walkable, for instance, shouldn't apply to a home at all, should it? After...
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Indoor Space for Your Dog
Posted on 09/08/2019
Indoor Space for Your Dog
What if your move to downsize doesn't include a yard? Maybe you opted for a small balcony or patio to maximize your living area or community amenities. Whether your outdoor pet is used to a larger yard or your indoor pet is accustomed to a larger house, they'll be transitioning to the new lifestyle at home just as...
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Hiring A Good Event Planner
Posted on 09/01/2019
Hiring A Good Event Planner
An event planner is someone who handles your event, without you having to run around to get things done. However, most people feel it is a daunting task when it comes to looking for a suitable event planner when it's not. If you need to hire an event planner for your party, there are a lot of things...
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What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
Posted on 08/25/2019
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Keep Your Home Cozy
Posted on 08/18/2019
Keep Your Home Cozy
No matter the season keeping your home comfortable and cozy is vital to the quality of life you have at home. Having a desire to get out into the world and explore new activities, restaurants and friends is healthy for you, but so is wanting to spend time in your own home. Whether you just moved in or...
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Should You Sell Before Your Home Loses Value?
Posted on 08/11/2019
Should You Sell Before Your Home Loses Value?
You bought your dream home, raised your family there, you thought it was a forever home. But now, you notice newer neighborhoods popping up with common areas and shared amenities, and you wonder if you should sell before your home loses its value and the neighborhood slides into obscurity. Or, you’ve inherited a home in an older neighborhood...
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Is Online Grocery Shopping the Future?
Posted on 08/04/2019
Is Online Grocery Shopping the Future?
You’ve moved most of your holiday and birthday shopping online with great results, so why are you hesitant to embrace online grocery shopping? While the "on-line" part might be new, the delivery part was a staple of family life in yesteryear. The milkman delivered bottles of liquid freshness to the doorstep daily, and the greengrocer hawked his vegetables...
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Tips for Energy Efficient Landscaping
Posted on 07/28/2019
Tips for Energy Efficient Landscaping
Everyone talks about saving the planet these days, and it's good to do your part, but it's even better when your earth-friendly landscaping can keep that other all-important green safely in the bank. Here are some useful tips that manage to be both kinds of "green living," keeping your wallet fat and your yard gorgeous. Bushes, Trees, and...
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What is the Cost of Living Index?
Posted on 07/21/2019
What is the Cost of Living Index?
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops
Posted on 07/14/2019
5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops
You should not overlook laminate when searching for a suitable material for your home’s countertop. Laminate is a well-known material that finds common usage for bathroom and kitchen countertops. There are numerous reasons why you should invest in laminate countertops for your home. The reasons range from prices to the availability of a wide range of options. Here...
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Simple Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for a Dishwasher
Posted on 07/07/2019
Simple Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for a Dishwasher
Many people hardly consider the fact that their dishwasher needs cleaning after it is done washing all the dishes. Because of that, a lot are confused about how to go about cleaning and maintaining their dishwasher. Yet, cleaning and maintaining a dishwasher doesn’t have to be tedious. With proper maintenance, you increase the lifespan, giving it all it...
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