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Posted on 08/01/2021
Building a Home? Here's How Much to Put Down
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Most people who decide to build a new house plan on financing the construction via one of the multiple financing options available. However, the size of the down payment depends on what type of loan is taken out for the project. The following is a breakdown of what different loan programs commonly...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Should I Invest in the Market?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Why You Should Use a Property Manager
There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments and labor involved with being a landlord. Hiring a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you provides you with more freedom and time. Plus, this shows an attentiveness to your tenants, which can appeal to prospective renters. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a property...
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Posted on 07/09/2021
212 Meyers Road, Salina, NY 13088 is now new to the market!
STOP and READ! This might say 2 bedrooms but this house has 3rd room can very easily converted to a 3rd large bedroom with big Closets. This home has 2 large living areas and newer kitchen and 1st floor Laundry, Hardwood floors, beautiful Fireplace, bright and open floor plan. Lot is a gardeners dream, 100's of flowers and monthly different flowers bloom. This home is in much desired location just outside of the village of Liverpool, so no Village Taxes. Owner, she loves her flowers and has her unique Artist Flare. Came take a look and fall in love with this wonderful...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
DIY Ideas for Organizing Your Craft Room
Having a room dedicated to crafting projects is many homeowners’ dream. Keeping everything together in a dedicated space can boost creativity, productivity and peace of mind. Unfortunately, in craft rooms, the materials and supplies can quickly get out of hand. Having everything in one spot is only helpful if you can find what you need when you need...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Know Your Zone
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
The Best Houseplants for Every Zodiac Sign
If you’re choosing a houseplant for yourself or as a gift, it’s hard to know where to begin. With so many options and different care needs, the world of indoor plants can be intimidating. However, one fun way to choose is by zodiac sign. This is an excellent birthday gift idea and a way to get your own...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How to Decorate With Neutrals: The Basics
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
5 Steps for Effective Meal Planning
Photo by Vegan Liftz from Pexels Some people seem like born organizers, especially when it comes to meal planning. In reality, it's a skill you can cultivate. Let us show you how to do just that, in five doable steps. 1. Commit to the Effort Any goal — exercising more, learning a new language or planning meals —...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
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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Posted on 05/23/2021
Long Distance Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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