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How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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How to Successfully Pull Off Rustic Chic
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Successfully Pull Off Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Initiate a Successful California Luxury House Search
Posted on 01/05/2020
Initiate a Successful California Luxury House Search
For those who want to acquire a luxury home in Los Angeles, Sacramento or elsewhere in California, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to put yourself in position to succeed as you search for your ideal luxury house in the Golden State. Now, let's take a look at...
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How Many Open House Events Should You Attend?
Posted on 12/29/2019
How Many Open House Events Should You Attend?
Attending open houses is common for property buyers in cities and towns nationwide. However, there is no set number of open houses that a homebuyer will need to attend to discover his or her dream residence. In some instances, a buyer may find the ideal home after attending his or her first open house. Or, a buyer may attend...
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What Does It Take to Purchase a House?
Posted on 12/22/2019
What Does It Take to Purchase a House?
The process of finding and purchasing your dream house may prove to be difficult, regardless of whether you are an experienced or first-time homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid hurdles as you navigate the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly discover a quality home at an...
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Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
Posted on 12/15/2019
Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
The process of selling your house may seem endless at times. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to speed up your home selling timeline, and these are: 1. Conduct a House Inspection Although a home inspection usually is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts an offer to purchase a house, you may want to...
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Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
Posted on 12/08/2019
Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Posted on 12/01/2019
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Eco-friendly Upgrades for Large Homes
Posted on 11/24/2019
Eco-friendly Upgrades for Large Homes
Photo by Layton Diament on Unsplash Large homes use a considerable amount of energy throughout the year, especially from heating and cooling. Making some upgrades to your home can significantly reduce your energy usage while also boosting the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, consider one or more of the...
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Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Reasons Your Mortgage Application Can Get Rejected
Posted on 11/10/2019
Reasons Your Mortgage Application Can Get Rejected
A wise man once said to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. When you’re contemplating buying a house, even before beginning the actual application itself, it’s helpful to consider what could possibly lead to its rejection. This is especially important if you’ll be applying for your home loan at a traditional bank. These are particularly...
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Reasons Why This is An Important Year For Housing
Posted on 11/03/2019
Reasons Why This is An Important Year For Housing
Winter season is gone; homebuyers are warming up to get the best house available. It is not out of place for several questions or thought to run through their mind. Questions like - is 2019 a good year to buy a home? The good news is that 2019 is a critical year for housing. Below are some reasons...
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