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Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Is Home Repair Insurance Necessary?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Is Home Repair Insurance Necessary?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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How To Improve Your Home Security
Posted on 10/27/2019
How To Improve Your Home Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $199,900!
Posted on 10/24/2019
402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $199,900!
Ready to move-in. Small town living-3 bedroom, 2 baths, and partially finished lower level. Lower level features large family room, bonus room with closet, and a full bath. Main floor laundry. Nice yard with storage shed. Yard is wired for Husqvarna Automower, Close to interstate and Scott Air Force...
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Privacy and Freedom are Benefitis of Home Ownership
Posted on 10/20/2019
Privacy and Freedom are Benefitis of Home Ownership
Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities. Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space,...
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How to Develop a Family Mission Statement
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Develop a Family Mission Statement
Most often, families just happen. You wake up one day and there you are, a family with parents and children and responsibilities and daycare and school and jobs and house payments. Every day can seem the same with random bursts of activity or the occasional family road trip to grandma’s house. The idea of your family having a...
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What to Look for in Schools
Posted on 10/06/2019
What to Look for in Schools
You know your child(ren) more than anyone when it comes to how they learn and the environment that works best for them. So, when it comes to your choosing a new school in a specific district, knowing what will and will not work for your student is essential. Your student’s needs Some questions to ask are:; What kind...
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Real Estate Terminology
Posted on 09/29/2019
Real Estate Terminology
In real estate terminology, you may hear about various ratios and where you need to fall within the ratio to qualify for the home you want. A ratio simply expresses a relationship between two values: they compare two things, so a student/teacher ratio might be shown as 18:1, or one teacher for every 18 students. Different ratios apply...
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402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $215,000!
Posted on 09/24/2019
402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 now has a new price of $215,000!
Ready to move-in. Small town living-3 bedroom, 2 baths, and partially finished lower level. Lower level features large family room, bonus room with closet, and a full bath. Main floor laundry. Nice yard with storage shed. Yard is wired for Husqvarna Automower, Close to interstate and Scott Air Force...
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Best Plants for Xeriscaping
Posted on 09/22/2019
Best Plants for Xeriscaping
Xeriscaping, or dry-scaping, is a method of gardening intended to minimize the need for irrigation and ongoing watering. You can develop a xeriscape in any climate, using the right plants, but it most commonly appears in drought-prevalent areas with more mild winters and hot summers. If you live in a desert or southern climate, this might be the...
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Are you Prepared for a Bidding War?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Are you Prepared for a Bidding War?
You and your agent search for weeks to find the perfect home and suddenly, there it is on the market. It’s in the highly sought-after neighborhood of your dreams and, amazingly, the asking price is in your sweet spot. You and your agent follow tried and true negotiation tactics only to learn that the seller has multiple offers...
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What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Posted on 09/08/2019
What to Consider when Choosing Windows
Windows have both aesthetic and functional uses in the home. They help the keep the fresh air in the house and the elements out. Windows are also an essential source of security in a home, and poorly secured windows can be dangerous for you. Many people do not plan enough for windows when building or renovating a house....
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