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Things to Consider in the Immediate Aftermath of Your Home Flooding
Posted on 02/23/2020
Things to Consider in the Immediate Aftermath of Your Home Flooding
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Floods can be devastating. Not only do they damage many of your personal belongings, but they can also lead to devastating problems with your home. The good news is, you can make the process easier by following a few steps in the immediate aftermath of a home flood. Contact Your Insurance Company...
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Enjoying Florida's Wildlife
Posted on 02/16/2020
Enjoying Florida's Wildlife
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay To live in Florida is to live closer to nature than you ever may have imagined. For life-long Florida residents, this is something that you grow accustomed to rather young, but for those who move into the state later in adulthood, learning to expect the sight of a lizard in the bathroom...
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How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste
Posted on 02/09/2020
How To Begin A Lifestyle With Less Waste
When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on...
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Top Green Features Buyers Seek in a Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
Top Green Features Buyers Seek in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Posted on 01/26/2020
Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Adding a quality home to the real estate market offers no guarantees. And if you fail to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence, your home may linger on the housing market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, we're here to teach you about the real estate sector and ensure you can use your home's initial asking...
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Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Posted on 01/19/2020
Add a Windbreak to Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Posted on 01/12/2020
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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Home Selling Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Selling Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
You might want to believe that the home selling journey will be fast and simple, but high-pressure situations may arise that cause you to panic. However, there is no need to let high-pressure home selling situations get the best of you. Because if you know how to handle these situations, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick,...
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