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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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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Laminate Countertops
Posted on 09/01/2019
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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39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/29/2019
39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 is now new to the market!
Lots of room for a growing family in this 4 bedroom-2 bath home. Appliances in kitchen are included except for freezer. washer dryer hookups are in main floor bath. Most windows are...
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How To Choose the Right Swimming Pool Liner
Posted on 08/25/2019
How To Choose the Right Swimming Pool Liner
You need a brand-new pool liner. Perhaps you're bored with the one you have already. Or maybe you're purchasing a new swimming pool and seeking to find out everything you can about how to pick the ideal pool liner. It is sometimes a tricky choice, and it is among the main decisions you will make for your pool....
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402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/24/2019
402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215 is now new to the market!
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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Do a Cleanse
Posted on 08/18/2019
Do a Cleanse
You've thought that now might be one of those times to try a cleanse. Then you think a little bit longer and go, "Nah, maybe next time." But there is a cleanse that doesn't require juicing, drinking exotic drinks, or gut-wrenching reactions: a closet cleanse. No, that doesn't mean you hide in your closet while you avoid drinking...
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9 Tricks that Will Brighten a Dark Room
Posted on 08/11/2019
9 Tricks that Will Brighten a Dark Room
Do you want to brighten your room? Whether it's as dark as a dungeon, or maybe a little too dim, don't despair. These nine simple tricks will help you instantly brighten your room without spending much on renovating, new windows, or going all white with the paint. Go for a light color scheme. Most times, a dark room...
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How to Survive With a New Puppy
Posted on 08/04/2019
How to Survive With a New Puppy
Adding a new furry friend into your life can be fun and exciting until you notice that your favorite shoes have bite marks in them. If you've recently added a new puppy into your life or getting ready to, it's essential to protect your belongings to enjoy this excellent adventure fully. Puppy-proof your home. Objects such as shoes,...
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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
Posted on 07/28/2019
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Things to Look for When Buying A House
Posted on 07/21/2019
Things to Look for When Buying A House
Homeowners can sometimes overlook things in the excitement to buy a property. When purchasing a property, there are a few red flags that you should be aware of: 1. Fresh paint on some walls Some homeowners sometimes use a fresh paint job to hide problems with the house. If you find out some walls are freshly painted while...
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Signs You May Be Working With the Wrong Agent
Posted on 07/14/2019
Signs You May Be Working With the Wrong Agent
Having to buy or sell a house is a tiring and stressful process that takes weeks, months and sometimes years to finalize. If you have been in the position of buying or selling a property before, you might have had an experience with terrible real estate agents. Sometimes, your instincts pick up these signs, but because you are...
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