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How a Home Appraisal Determines Residential Property Value

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Appraising a property plays a significant role in the real estate industry. While appraisals are used for a wide variety of reasons, one thing is certain—you always want yours to go smoothly. So, if you don’t know what a home appraisal is, or you’re just looking to get some pointers on your property value, here’s everything that you need to know.

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Topics: residential real estate, Buying, Selling, Refinancing, property value

How to Paint your Home or Apartment: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether it’s the wall, trim or ceilings, painting the interior of your home or apartment isn’t such an easy project. From preparation to execution and clean up, there are a lot of small details that can get lost along the way if you aren’t experienced. However, we’ve compiled some techniques to help teach you how to paint in no time.

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Topics: residential real estate, home improvement, interior design, property value

Expert Moving Tips to Efficiently Get You from Point A to B

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Moving into a new home or apartment is hardly ever a smooth process. From packing to unpacking, and everything else in between, there are certain tips and tricks that will make your move as quick and easy as possible. Just remember, the big day will be here before you know it, so get a jump start with moving tips from someone who’s been there before.

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Topics: residential real estate, moving, moving checklist

Why Residential Property Management is Absolutely Essential

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Owning an investment property has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it’s an incredible opportunity to create an additional income source. On the other hand, upkeep and management can become a full-time job in and of itself. To help find the perfect balance between the two, consider hiring a residential property management company to take over your landlord duties!

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Topics: residential real estate, Property Management, landlord

What is a Home Equity Loan, and How does it Actually Work?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner looking to finance a large purchase or pay off preexisting debt, consider a home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage. Read along to learn more about these kinds of loans, as well as if they’re right for you and your situation.

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Topics: residential real estate, Mortgage, Loans

Babyproofing 101: How to Protect your Child in the Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Once babies begin crawling and moving around after a few months, there’s no telling what kind of trouble they can get into. That’s why so many parents have turned to babyproofing as a way to protect their child against household dangers. Once your home is babyproofed, you can rest easy knowing that whatever your child opens, pulls, finds or tries won’t hurt them.

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Topics: home improvement, residential real estate

How to Choose a Contractor for your Home Construction

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner, you know how hard it can be to find a dependable contractor to oversee your renovation. Everyone has heard a construction horror story where a part of their home was gutted only for the crew to take the money and run. Renovations are difficult enough—make your life easier by following these proven tips on how to choose a contractor.

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Topics: residential real estate, property value

Why Home Staging is the Key to Selling your House

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

No matter what, selling your home is always a tricky endeavor, especially when it comes to preparing for an open house. The goal of an open house is to showcase the unique strengths of your property while downplaying its flaws and appealing to the largest pool of prospective buyers. However, the only way that it’s going to attract anyone is through proper home staging.

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Topics: Selling, residential real estate, open house

What does a VA Home Loan Cover, and How do you Use it?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Here at S&D Realty, we offer veteran and military housing, which is usually financed through Veterans Affairs mortgages, otherwise known as VA loans. If you are a United States veteran or an active military member and are looking to purchase a new home, here is everything that you need to know about securing a VA home loan.

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Topics: Veterans & Military Housing, residential real estate, Mortgage

How to Add Curb Appeal to Boost your Home’s Property Value

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market to sell a residential space, the goal is always to increase the property value of your home as much as possible. Luckily, there are a few quick fixes to improve your home’s curb appeal, which can boost property value significantly.

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Topics: property value, Selling, residential real estate

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