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Types of Windbreaks for Your Terrace
Posted on 02/23/2020
Types of Windbreaks for 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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What to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
What to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Posted on 02/09/2020
Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Selecting a Motion Detector Spotlight
Posted on 02/02/2020
Selecting a Motion Detector Spotlight
Photo by John Paulsen on Unsplash Adding a motion detector light outside your house contributes greatly to your home’s security. Besides being able to clearly see any people or wildlife approaching your home, the sudden flash of a powerful spotlight turning on discourages intruders as they cannot be sure whether the light has a motion detector or was...
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Top Five Tips for Room Layout in your Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
Top Five Tips for Room Layout in your Home
Photo by Daniel Mielcarski via Pixabay So you just bought that beautiful space, the one with the soaring ceilings and tall windows -- or is it the one with a lot of clever nooks and crannies? Decorating smaller and larger spaces hold unique challenges, and facing the decoration of an entire house -- either from scratch, or by...
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Another Property Sold - 402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215
Posted on 01/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215
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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Another Property Sold - 402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215
Posted on 01/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 402 Debra Drive, Albers, IL 62215
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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What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Posted on 01/19/2020
What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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What Defines a Successful Property Search?
Posted on 01/12/2020
What Defines a Successful Property Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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House Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 01/05/2020
House Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale. For property...
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What to Do When the Previous Owner Comes Back
Posted on 12/29/2019
What to Do When the Previous Owner Comes Back
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 12/22/2019
Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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