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Tips for Inheriting Property
Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Inheriting Property
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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How to Clear Clogged Pipes
Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Clear Clogged Pipes
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels When the toilet's stopped up, you grab the plunger. If it's the sink, you might run some unclogging solution down with hot water. But some clogged piped won't clear. They get stopped up with gunk and debris that, over time, may work its way deep in the pipes. How do you power...
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DIY: Replace Old Caulking
Posted on 03/15/2020
DIY: Replace Old Caulking
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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Amazing Indoor Water Feature Ideas
Posted on 03/08/2020
Amazing Indoor Water Feature Ideas
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Three Techniques to Give Your Bid An Edge Over The Competition
Posted on 03/01/2020
Three Techniques to Give Your Bid An Edge Over The Competition
In a competitive housing market--like the one we have today--sellers are fielding numerous offers, especially in desirable urban and suburban hubs. If you’re hoping to buy your first or second home, it can be tough to make offer after offer with no success. However, there are some things you can do to help ensure your time house hunting is...
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How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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What is Common-Interest Housing?
Posted on 02/16/2020
What is Common-Interest Housing?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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How to Stage Your Home for You
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Stage Your Home for You
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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3 Home Interior DIY Projects to Maximize Space
Posted on 02/02/2020
3 Home Interior DIY Projects to Maximize Space
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Most everyone would love to gain some extra room, especially those in small homes with limited space options. Here are three home interior DIY projects to help you maximize your space. 1. Transform a Closet into Workspace If you’re lacking the room for a home office, transform one of your closets into a...
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Influencers in Millennial Homebuying
Posted on 01/26/2020
Influencers in Millennial Homebuying
Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova via Shutterstock As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends. Where is Preferred? Unlike past generations...
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Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 01/19/2020
Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
After you receive an offer to purchase your residence, determining the best course of action often can be difficult. Because if you make the wrong decision, you risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your house and maximize its value. Ultimately, it may prove to be beneficial for a home seller to submit a counter-offer. There are many...
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Another Property Sold - 3764 Courtside Terrace, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Posted on 01/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 3764 Courtside Terrace, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Wonderful open family room with dramatic vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and hardwood floors. Chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large island, travertine floors, and custom cabinets. The large screened porch overlooks the great fenced backyard with slate patio and garden spaces. Large master suite on main with walk-in closet, his/hers sinks, and large shower. Bonus playroom/office on main. Spacious secondary bedrooms. Great location - seconds to The Forum, restaurants, highways, and...
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