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How to buy your first home

Sunday, 15 October 2017 by

The real estate market is soaring. But Millennials shouldn’t feel pressure to get in on the action, according to financial experts. They’re the largest group of homebuyers in the market today. Buying a home is one of the most — if not the most — significant purchases of your adult life. So, you’ll want to

Simplify a major exterior paint project without taking any shortcuts that could affect the quality of the finished job. All it takes is a smarter set of tools. Simplify a major exterior paint project without taking any shortcuts that could affect the quality of the finished job. All it takes is a smarter set of

A Broken Clock Beware of that antique clock that doesn’t work—if it suddenly chimes, it’s said that death is near! Keeping broken things around is also considered bad feng shui, a sign that your home (and soul) has clutter that should be cleared. Click Here for the rest of the story… Story Via Bob Villa

Autumn Maintenance Tips

Saturday, 07 October 2017 by

Use these must-do fall maintenance tips to keep your house in shape and help keep you warm this winter. Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around

Home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. You can freshen up the spaces in your home or investment property with a number of small projects that cost less than $500, and make you feel like you spent a lot more! Here are some basic ideas. Click Here for the rest of the story… Full

As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself. Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in

Haggling over prices is a time-honored tradition in many countries, but American consumers aren’t particularly keen on negotiating. According to a 2013 survey by Consumer Reports, only 48 percent of buyers bargained on goods and services over the previous three years—although the same report found that 89 percent of the hagglers had at least one

The real estate sales process can be stressful and seemingly complicated. Even a relatively smooth process can take ample negotiations and may require weeks to pass before you can close on the transaction. Some deals are increasingly complicated, and major roadblocks may develop that threaten the entire project. These are a few of the more

Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your new house feel like home.   <A HREF=”http://rismedia.com/2017/09/04/best-upgrades-personalize-your-new-home/”

More and more millennials are buying homes, representing around 45 percent of all purchase loans, and most first-time millennial homebuyers are on a limited budget. While you may not be able to find the perfect home that checks every box on your dream home list, you can find a home you can improve on or

While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor before undergoing a remodel. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask for money upfront. Click Here for the rest of the story…

Moving With Kids

Saturday, 02 September 2017 by

The information in this report comes from NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and is about the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home. Forty-nine percent of buyers that have children consider a neighborhood based on the quality of the school districts and 43 percent choose a neighborhood by

The entryway is a significant space within a home — it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the whole vibe of the home. Buyers can form opinions on a home within seconds of opening that front door. Your clients can make a few simple changes to their entryways

Achieving the ideal indoor environment involves managing quite a few elements within the home. In addition to keeping you and your family comfortable, the right indoor air system regulates circulation and can keep allergens, various pests and irritants away from you, your family and your guests. Though many homeowners want to achieve the perfect home

Everyone loves seeing a vintage home. Their ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and sentiment is a kind of charm that modern place can’t reproduce. Of course, there’s a difference between an attractive vintage home and one that’s run-down and ugly. Whether you’re planning to purchase a historical home that has seen better days

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