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Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Posted on 12/01/2019
Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Posted on 11/24/2019
Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers...
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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Posted on 11/17/2019
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Selling your home may seem like a relatively simple process. You hire an agent, let them take pictures and show the house to prospective buyers, accept an offer, and then close… right? In reality, there’s a lot that goes into the selling process; especially if you want to have a smooth home sale. Matters are further complicated by hr...
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39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 now has a new price of $79,900!
Posted on 11/16/2019
39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 now has a new price of $79,900!
Lots of room for a growing family in this 4 bedroom-2 bath home. Appliances in kitchen are included except for freezer. (tenant) washer dryer hookups are in main floor bath. Floor covering is newer. Kitchen has been freshened up. Most windows are thermal. Home backs up to woods. I car garage. Off street...
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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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