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  • Tips For Finding A Kid Friendly Neighborhood


    When house hunting with a family, you already know to look for good school districts and to stay away from busy streets. Yet, you may not be sure what else to look for to ensure you are moving into a kid and family friendly location. The following tips can help you choose the perfect neighborhood for your family to grow into. Tip #1: Go Sit at the Local Parks Show up early to each house showing in a new neighborhood and spend some time in one of the nearby neighborhood parks.
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  • 4 Cost Considerations When Renting Your First Apartment


    If you are in the process of renting your first apartment, there are multiple costs that you need to take into consideration before you sign a lease. Here are four: Upfront Rental Costs The first thing you need to take into consideration are all the upfront costs you are going to have to cover before you step foot into your first apartment. It is not as simple as finding an apartment with a reasonable month-to-month fee.
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  • Hidden Gems To Look For When House Hunting


    If you are in the market for a new home but are limited by your budget, you might be disheartened by the affordable homes on the market. If you can look past traditionally unappealing aspects in potential homes, you might just find a hidden gem that others have overlooked. Here are four superficial issues homes might have that you should try to see past when viewing real estate listings. 1. Outdated Decor
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  • Important Questions To Ask When You Hire A Real Estate Agent


    When you're looking to buy a home, it's beneficial to hire a real estate agent who can assist you in the search. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or have been through the process several times, having an industry expert be on the lookout for properties that suit your search criteria can help you save time, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. It's always a good idea to seek recommendations about agents from friends who have recently bought homes -- but, at the end of the day, you have to feel confident with the real estate agent you hire.
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  • Staging Your Home To Attract Buyers


    Selling a home is always a major undertaking, requiring lots of hard work and strategic planning, usually with the help of your real estate agent. In a competitive market, you need to find every edge you can. One way to make your home appeal more to potential buyers is to have it staged.  Staging Staging can be a simple or elaborate process. A professional "stager" will help you remove clutter and add interest to your home.
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  • Tackling Clutter Before Showing Your Home To Sell


    If you plan on living in your home while selling, your real estate agent might suggest clearing out some of your day-to-day clutter. A home on the market will require a different look than a lived-in home. It is important to strike a balance of comfort in your home while getting this ready to show. Here are four tips when it comes to tackling the clutter in your home before selling.
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  • 3 Focal Points When Cleaning Your Home For An Open House


    When you are selling your home, it's important to understand that potential buyers will be checking out your property to discern how it can help them fulfill their aspirations for a certain lifestyle. They want to have a good feeling about your home, and cleaning certain focal points can give them just that. Ideally your entire home should be spic and span before potential home buyers walk through your door. However, it's important to be realistic about what you will be able to do in the time period you have for cleaning.
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  • Two Things You Can Do To Help Your Realtor Find The Home Of Your Dreams


    When you are finally able to start looking for luxury homes for sale, it can be overwhelming. There are a number of beautiful homes out there, and you might start thinking that you'll have to look at every single one before you can decide which home you prefer. Luckily, enlisting the help of a reputable real estate agent can help make your search easier and more fruitful. You can help your agent to find the house you're dreaming of by using the following tips.
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  • The Benefits Of Selling Your Home To A Quick Cash Buyer


    Traditional home sales can take several months to complete. Even after a buyer has been approved for a loan to buy the home, there is still a waiting period required before the sale can close. However, many people now prefer to sell their homes to buyers who are looking for a home they can buy quickly with cash. These are some of the benefits of selling your home to a quick cash buyer.
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  • Baby-Proofing Ideas For Your Rental Apartment


    If you're renting your apartment, one of your priorities is taking care of the property so that you don't lose your damage deposit at the end of the lease term. However, when you have a kid, it can be difficult to keep the destruction contained, especially when you are limited in the type of kid-proofing you can do in a rental. For example, you can't install cupboard locks if they will mar the finish of the cabinets.
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