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Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

Dec 10, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

Several behavioral studies have demonstrated that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories and are better at inducing that feeling of “being brought back in time” than images. Never is that more apparent than during the holiday season.   Winter holidays would not be the same without the warm, cozy scents of the season.  How can you…

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Taking the Fear Out of Home Buying

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Taking the Fear Out of Home Buying

The present state of the real estate market is classified as a “Seller’s Market”.  That alone is enough to frighten any potential home buyer. Add to that a first-time buyer’s anxiety and you have every reason for “buyer’s paralysis”.  It doesn’t need to be that way, though. With a well thought out plan, a trusted…

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Furniture Arrangement Matters

Nov 25, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Furniture Arrangement Matters

It is important to consider the use of the space when designing furniture placement in a home. Be it staging a house to sell quicker or catch a higher purchase price; How about setting up one’s home for better comfort and entertainment.  Furniture makes the room, but the placement of the furniture matters just as…

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Smart Home Gadgets to Increase Your Rental’s Appeal

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Smart Home Gadgets to Increase Your Rental’s Appeal

If you are looking to upgrade your rental property without spending a fortune, here are some high-to-moderate tech improvements you can implement that can appeal to potential renters:  Smart Door Locks-$200:  These allow the renter to remotely lock and unlock the doors with a mobile app allowing contractors to access the property without a key. …

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Landscaping 101: Blunders and Remedies

Oct 15, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Landscaping 101 Blunders and Remedies

Landscaping can be an expensive item on one’s household budget.  Making mistakes can be costly and disappointing. Here is a list of some factors to consider that can assist getting a greater yield on your investment: Improper Plant Placement:  Sunlight and exposure are extremely important to the health of any plant.  You need to be…

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Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Sep 17, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Keeping costs down while improving your property is a definite “must”, especially for a rental.  Some of the more cost-effective ways to achieve the best return on your investment may be the following: Paint:  You can change the entire perception of a property with the right paint color choice.  For example, paint can make a…

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No Surprise! Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Aug 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

No Surprise Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

In a recent study, it was reported that $72 billion (with a “b”) was spent on pets in the U.S. in 2018.  This statistic makes it easier to understand that when someone buys a home, they are considering the needs of their whole family, and that includes the family pet(s).  89% of pet owners say…

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the Drama du Jour – Real Estate Stability

Jun 26, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Real Estate Stability

Lately, we have seen the financial media spouting fear, uncertainty, drama, and doubt.  Wall Street sends us on a roller coaster ride every day, while the Everyman continues to go to work, get the same paycheck, pay the bills and largely tries to ignore all the drama.  This explains why investing in Main Street has…

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Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Jun 04, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Parents shopping for a home have different considerations than other demographics.  As parents, their primary concern is the safety and well-being of their children, at the same time, they are also concerned with the happiness of the entire family.   Most buyers start their home search with a list of “must-haves”.  When children are a…

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Why Do Most People Invest in Rental Real Estate?

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Why Do Most People Invest in Rental Real Estate

With Spring comes an uptick in serious buyers looking to invest in property, each with their own agenda.  Among the most common reasons buyers will tell you that they have chosen this type of investment, five stand out as most common: Cash Flow: Buyers are looking for a monthly cash flow. Equity:  Buyers are counting…

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