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Posted on 01/17/2021
Assess the Buyer's Perspective
As a home seller, it generally is a good idea to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine why buyers may consider your house over other available properties and map out the home selling journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you assess the buyer's perspective before you embark on the house...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Are Smart Home Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Consider All Angles When Buying Your Next Home
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
What Does It Take to Engage a Property Buyer?
How a home seller engages buyers is key. If a seller allocates the necessary time and resources to connect with buyers, he or she can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you engage buyers and speed up the house selling journey. 1. Create an Effective...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 447 Madrina Court, Ballwin, MO 63021
Beautifully updated with the latest trends. Updated kitchen with 42" Maple cabinets & crown molding, Anderson doors & windows, '19 concrete driveway (6 car) + spacious 2 car gar, huge master bedroom suite w/ updated bathroom & massive walk-in closet + 2 more main floor bedrooms (all with overhead ceiling fans/lights) and 2nd updated bathroom. '15 new Architectural Roof, '20 exterior power-washed, Full basement offers, 2 sep work/office space rooms, large rec-room + bonus room and framed/dry-walled bath (seller living sink/fixtures still in boxes) ready for your finishing touches. You'll love the gas fireplace & custom...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Pros, Cons, & Home Values of 55+ Communities
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Lighten Up a Little: Three Tips to Increase Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Should You Rent Your Next Home?
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Six Savory Herbs to Spice up Your Favorite Dishes
Image by tookapic from Pixabay Nothing brings nature into the home like utilizing fresh herbs in culinary masterpieces to make them as special as those you’ll share them with. Sensational herbs can be grown with ease, as some of the most savory and flavorful ones are disease, pest and drought resistant. Furthermore, most herbs will even grow in...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Smart Home Gadgets: Inexpensive Fixes to Lower Your Bills
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Your Home Maintenance Log: What It Is and Why You Need to Start One Today
Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels Did you just park your car on top of your septic tank? If you're not sure, it's time to pull together a home maintenance binder. Your home maintenance binder contains important information, such as where your well and septic are located and the location of your drain field. It's a running tally...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
During Your Flip: Nail these Crucial Project Management Skills
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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