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Buying Distressed Properties: Perils and Possible Rewards

A distressed property is one that is being sold not by the owner(s) but by the lender. Often, though not always, the property has been foreclosed upon because the owner did not keep up on mortgage payments. Distressed properties can include any for which the purchaser had to take out a mortgage, including commercial property, single-family homes, or multi-unit residential properties. Buying a distressed property can be a risky endeavor involving some tedious extra steps. However, as investors such as ... Read More »

Increase Your Home’s Perceived Value

Increase your home's perceived value

Over time, houses lose their appeal. All of a sudden your house needs a new fence, a fresh coat of paint and perhaps new windows. In other words, it needs a refresh. Unfortunately, remodeling can be very expensive. So how can you refresh your house without breaking the bank? Luckily for you, we know exactly how you can increase your home’s perceived value without breaking the bank. With a few tips and tricks, you can go a really long way. ... Read More »

Curb Appeal Tricks for Large Front Yards

curb appeal tricks for a large front yard

You may have seen shows on tv about curb appeal tricks, but most of the homes on these shows are close to the street. In the case of these homes, people walking or driving by can easily see them in all their glory. They can see the trim work and ground-covering you’ve chosen. In other words, in this case, home-owners can easily create a good first impression of the house.   If for some reason, your house is farther back ... Read More »

Replacement Windows: How Do You Know When It’s Time?

How to tell when it's time to consider replacement windows

While your house may not be able to talk to you like a person, it definitely communicates. It does so through all kinds of signs. For example, the windows of a home are very communicative. They can say a lot about a house – especially if it’s time you considered replacement windows. Replacing your windows is an expensive thing. Thankfully, it’s not something people do often. They are designed to last a long time. However, the amount of time windows ... Read More »

Cool Things Down Outside When Having A Garden Party

Learn how to cool things down outside

Nothing beats throwing a garden party during summer. The weather is nice, it’s barbeque season and almost everyone is likely to have time off from work. This means you and your guests can party long into the morning hours and enjoy each other’s company. Of course, there is a drawback to outdoor parties during summer: heat. Depending on where you live, summers can easily get too hot for an outside party during the day. This might force you to start ... Read More »

Finding Quality Roofing Contractors Is Easier Than You Think

Find quality roofing contractors

Thanks to increasing climate instability our homes go through a lot. Violent storms, tornados, and even hurricanes are part of our daily lives now. Of all the parts of a house, it is the roof that goes through the worse of it. Since roofs are tricky, you will want to hire quality roofing contractors. It’s the only way to ensure a good job. Roofing issues arise out of many reasons. Whether it’s a storm or simply old age, roofs need ... Read More »

Roof Repairs: Why Hiring Experts Matters

Roof repairs with professionals

It is a well-known fact that a roof in need of repair work can easily become a source of misery. After all, it’s one of the most expensive and elaborate parts of a house. It’s also one of the most important ones. You really want to get roof repairs right! A sloppy job can only lead to more problems in the future! For this precise reason, it is absolutely essential to hire professionals. So, if you need some work done, ... Read More »

Bathroom Remodeling Tips Without Breaking The Bank

Bathroom remodeling tips for the ideal bathroom

One of the fastest ways to evaluate the worth of a home – and by extension the bank account of the owner- is by checking out the bathroom. This particular room speaks volumes of a house. It’s the place with the highest levels of humidity and the room with all the marvels of our civilization: plumping, electricity, AC, and heating. Basically, the bathroom has it all. Unfortunately, this is also the room that gets worn down the fastest. That’s where ... Read More »

Is Your New Home Checklist Complete?

House surrounded by green space

When purchasing a new home, especially an older home, it is important to have an inspection. After all, buying a house is a big expense. For this reason, it’s important to make an informed decision. But no matter how thorough the inspection is, things always seem to creep in as soon as you’ve moved into your new residence and start living day-to-day. Maybe because you haven’t considered duct cleaning, among other things? Here are three aspects you may not have ... Read More »

What You Need to Know When Finding Your Starter Home

family house as your starter home

Buying your starter home can be exciting. It is one of the most important financial steps that you will make.  You may have been renting or recently got married and are ready to put down roots. Finding the right home will take some planning so it is important that you take this decision seriously. This home may not be the only one you buy during your lifetime, but it will be an important first step.  The time you take to ... Read More »