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Posted on 11/22/2020
Grow Beautiful Roses in Southern Gardens
Photo by Silvia via Pixabay Most people associate roses with English cottage gardens and northern cities such as Portland, Oregon, which has proudly carried the nickname "The City of Roses" for over a century. It's common garden lore that roses can't successfully be grown in areas that don't receive a few months of cold temperatures, but some varieties...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Simple Ways Add Plants to Your Space
Photo by Chantal DeGaust on Unsplash You can never have too many plants inside your home. Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several different ways...
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Posted on 11/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 1649 Orlando Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Adorable one level home with hardwood floors and sunroom great for additional room. The backyard is big with lots of possibilities. Great in city home convenient to...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Top Holiday Favorites
Photo by silviarita via Pixabay With the changing of the seasons comes the knowledge that the holidays are right around the corner. This means warm get-togethers with loved ones and holiday foods that will need to be prepared. Let’s take a look at 5 delicious dishes that you will want to make sure are a part of one...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a House?
Let's face it – the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include: 1. You can identify...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Remote Home Buying Tips
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
What Do You Do with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by annca from Pixabay You’ve finally found the perfect home. It’s got the number of bedrooms you wanted, a spacious kitchen, updated bathrooms, and even a beautiful vegetable garden out back. Now comes the tricky part—how to pay for it. Numerous home buyers find financing their mortgages through a credit union to be a good option. According...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
The Closing Process: What to Expect
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Aromatherapy: Uplifting Scents for Your Home
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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