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  • How To Identify A Community-Oriented Apartment


    Living in an apartment can be lonely if the tenants don't live a community-oriented life. Therefore, if you are preparing to buy an apartment, it may be in your best interest to hunt for a community-oriented one. Here are some of the signs that will tell you that an apartment is community-oriented: They Have Community Amenities By far, the largest indication that an apartment is set up for community life is the availability of community amenities that every tenant in the apartment can use.
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  • Taking A Tour Of Houses For Sale? Follow These 3 Tips


    Has your agent lined up a series of homes for sale for viewings? If so, it is important to go into it with a game plan to make the most of your time. Here are 3 tips to follow when touring those potential new homes. Leave the Kids at Home Taking a tour of a home is something you should limit to those that are part of the decision making process.
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  • Four Reasons Why You Should Never Use Poison Bait Traps For Mouse Control


    If you have spotted a mouse in your house, you need to call pest control services. Too many homeowners decide buying poison bait traps is a good idea. What you may not realize is just how unsafe and unpleasant these poison bait traps are. Here are four reasons why you should never resort to this kind of mouse control and should call the experts instead. The Bait Pellets Can Kill Small Children and Pets
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  • Buying A Brand New Home? Why You Should Insist On A New-Construction Real Estate Inspection


    If you're in the process of buying a brand new home, you might not think you need a pre-purchase inspection. After all, everything is new, and the home has just been built. While it's true that brand new construction is new, it doesn't mean that the home is free from defects. In fact, many people who purchase brand new homes find problems once they move in. Here are four reasons you need to have your new home inspected before you take possession of the keys:
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  • Three Tips For Buying A Home You Won't Live In For Long


    Are you planning to move to a new city with the knowledge that you'll probably only be there for a couple of years? Most people would rent an apartment in this case, but if you're the kind of person who prefers to own your home, buying is certainly an option. However, there are a few tips you should follow when buying a home you only plan to live in for two, three, or four years.
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  • 3 Tips For Selling Your House Faster


    If you need to sell your property, you may be a bit anxious about getting this real estate transaction completed promptly. It can typically take a significant amount of time to find the ideal buyer and obtain the price you want for your house. However, you may have greater success by being aware of things you can do that will encourage your home to be sold in the shortest amount of time.
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  • Thinking Of Adding Crown Molding To Your Home For Sale? Answer These Questions


    Crown molding is a decorative molding that graces the top edge of your wall and goes up to the ceiling. It flares out from the wall, providing a snazzy top edge to a room. It's a very popular feature for a house to have, and it is among the less expensive home improvement projects that you can take on before putting your house up for sale. If you are trying to decide whether you should have crown molding installed before you place your home for sale, consider asking yourself these questions.
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  • Tips For Purging And Decluttering Before Selling Your Home


    If you are planning to list your home for sale this spring, then now is the time you should start working on decluttering and purging your belongings so you will have less stuff to move. By taking the time to go through all of your belongings well before you have to pack and move, you can easily shrink the volume of things you need to lug to your new home. Moving fewer items will make your moving day a lot faster, easier, and cheaper.
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  • Buying A Town Home? Know How To Be A Good Neighbor


    If you are moving from a single-family home to a townhome, you most likely realize that there will be some adjustments for living in your new home. Townhomes have shared walls with the surrounding units, and while the closeness often causes people to develop a friendship with their neighbors, bad behaviors can cause you to be alienated. You'll need to do more than turn down the volume on your TV and stereo.
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  • Don't Put Your Real Estate Agent In The Position Of Dealing With These Negotiation Mistakes


    One of the ways that your real estate agent earns his or her money is by negotiating on your behalf. Whether you're buying or selling a home, having this experienced negotiator on your side will be valuable. However, you need to remember that your agent is taking his or her cues from you and won't take a particular negotiation approach without running it past you first. You can put your agent in a potentially problematic position when you make these critical mistakes.
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