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Posted on 12/02/2020
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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Posted on 11/25/2020
Should You Buy or Build?
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Now that you decided to move into a luxury home, you need to determine whether you are going to build one or buy a luxury home that already exists. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Also, in most cases, building is going to be more expensive. Still,...
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Posted on 11/18/2020
Home Maintenance 101 for New Homeowners
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Important Budgeting Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Want to buy a house for the first time? Create a budget, and you can move one step closer to transforming your homebuying dream into a reality. Now, let's take a look at three budgeting tips that every first-time homebuyer needs to know. 1. Don't Wait to Start Saving for a Down Payment In most instances, a down payment...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Tax Breaks For Home Improvements
One of the biggest benefits to buying a home is that of the tax savings for you. You own a home now, so there’s no more monthly rental payments going out the window. All of your mortgage payments are going towards your financial future. There’s many different types of tax breaks that you can get from owning your home....
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Posted on 11/11/2020
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 11/04/2020
Pros and Cons of FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an extremely tempting prospect for home sellers. If you don't have to pay the real estate commission, you can put more of the money from the house sale directly into your pocket. But it takes more of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to successfully complete a home...
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Posted on 10/28/2020
Buying a Home on a Contingency
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 24 Bliss Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Updated Hi-Ranch Situated In Bayport-Blue Point Schools! Lots Of Light Throughout The Open Concept Kitchen And Living Areas. Large Deck Perfect For Entertaining Leads To Private Back Yard Space. Features Hardwood Floors, Recessed Lighting, New Siding And Stunning Brand New Kitchen. Possible Apartment With Proper Permits. So Much...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
What Is the Optimal Listing Price for Your Residence?
As a home seller, it is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Yet determining the right price for a house sometimes is difficult. If the price of your home is too high, for example, your residence may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
Enhance your Garden with a Rain Chain
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
The Most Luxurious Neighborhoods in the United States
Image by skeeze from Pixabay When looking for a luxury home, you can look for the most expensive neighborhood in the United States, or you can choose a luxury neighborhood in the part of the country you want to live in. Before you move to a different state, be sure you'll like the part of the country you...
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