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5 Home Inspection Preparation Tips for Eager Sellers

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A home inspection is a buyer’s last line of defense against purchasing a subpar property. To facilitate a sale, a home’s condition is examined to ensure the buyer isn’t being swindled. Inspectors indicate areas of concern, which the buyer can use to negotiate a better deal. If you’re looking to pass and receive the highest possible sales price for your home, here are some key areas to look at beforehand.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling

Popular and Iconic Home Styles throughout American History

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of buying a house, it can be tricky to determine exactly which kind of property you’re looking for. After all, there are plenty of unique home styles that are particular to certain regions and neighborhoods—but how can you choose one if you aren’t aware of the differences? That’s why we’ve compiled a quick crash course in some of the basic residential property designs that you may come across during your search.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

What are the Most Common Tax Benefits Available to Homeowners?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Buying a residential property will likely take a considerable hit on your wallet—but luckily, there are a few financial advantages available to homeowners. Depending on certain factors like your finances, mortgage and property, you may be entitled to receive certain tax deductions that could save you significant funds. Here are a few common tax benefits that you can take advantage of.

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Topics: residential real estate, Mortgage, interest rate, buying a house

Kitchen Remodeling Tips that can Help Achieve your Vision

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Homeowners are always on the lookout for affordable ways to potentially increase their property value. Since home additions can be too pricey for most homeowners’, the simple remodeling of an essential room, like the kitchen, can go a long way towards improving the value of your home. Just make sure to follow these helpful kitchen remodeling tips.

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Topics: residential real estate, property value, home maintenance, home additions, house design, interior design

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in America

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With every New Year, there comes innovative real estate trends and patterns that define the nation’s housing market. As a consumer, you must always have your ear to the ground and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in real estate. If you’re considering buying, selling, renting or leasing a property this year, here’s what to look out for and expect from the 2018 housing market in America.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, millennial home buyers, buying a house

How to Get Started with Residential Real Estate Investing

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the long term, investing in residential real estate is one of the most productive and effective ways to grow your wealth. However, to actually find success in this field, there’s a whole lot that you need to learn first. Make sure you check out these savvy ways that you can get started with residential real estate investing.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Finance, investment property

How to Refinance your Property’s Mortgage Loan

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether you are looking to reduce payments, lower your interest rate, change mortgage companies or take out cash for a large purchase, a mortgage loan is a productive way to save money—but only if you take the right steps. Start by consulting this guide to figure out exactly how to refinance your mortgage.

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Topics: residential real estate, Finance, Mortgage, Refinancing

Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Tips to Save you Money

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s right around this time of year when festive homeowners across America will begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. However, these displays, due to their high energy consumption, can take a hit on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important that all homeowners are aware of the many useful environmentally-friendly holiday decorating tips that will help save them funds!

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Winterizing your Home for the Season ahead

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The full force of winter is almost upon us. Luckily, you still have a few weeks to start winterizing your home. This process involves making sure that your property is suited to withstand the low temperatures, gusting winds and extreme precipitation that comes along with winter weather. Here are a few essential tips to ensure your home stays warm and safe throughout the entire season.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Efficient Downsizing Tips to Maximize the Space Available

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re moving to a smaller property, clearing out all of the clutter can make a world of difference. Downsizing a home isn’t exactly a simple, carefree endeavor, especially when you have to determine which items are worth keeping or getting rid of. So, if you’re looking for a little insight on getting the job done, put these helpful downsizing tips into practice.

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Topics: residential real estate, moving, house design

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