April 2019

Found 6 blog entries for April 2019.

An old home doesn't need expensive work done to look incredible. In fact, you may not have the money to spend on massive upgrades right now considering you're preparing for an upcoming move. If you want to grab the attention of potential buyers but need to do it on a dime, here are a few suggestions for you.

Some of the ways that you can make an older home look great with limited funds include:

Increase curb appeal by keeping your lawn looking great.

  • Increase curb appeal by keeping your lawn looking great. The front yard of your home is one thing people will see when they walk and drive by your house. If you want the property to appeal to more buyers, hire someone to keep the lawn cut, edged, and looking its best. You don't need to spend a
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The housing market is doing well at the moment, but lenders still consider a 20-percent down payment as optimal for most would-be home buyers. That said, fewer and fewer Americans have instant access to potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in liquidity.

In fact, most homeowners have their net worth wrapped predominately in the home itself, which creates something of a quandary for those looking to buy their first home or invest in their dream home.

You might be wondering - How are first-time homeowners able to come up with enough money for a down payment while having money left over for renovations and mortgage payments? There are also property taxes to factor in. Bearing that in mind, there are a lot of ways to come up with more money for

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Moving antiques can be filled with trepidation, especially when you have valuable belongings that are family heirlooms or one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be replaced. There’s no doubt that accidents are bound to happen when moving from one location to another. While there’s a chance that everything will arrive in the same condition, there’s also the likelihood that something will get broken or go missing. Below are five steps that you should take to ensure your antiques are protected during a move.

1. Creating An Inventory List

One of the first things you’ll want to do if you have a lot of valuables, especially antiques, is creating an inventory list so that you can have a good understanding of what you have and the condition they are in before the

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Safety and security at home are valuable in many ways. Having peace of mind where you live is so crucial. Furthermore, improving the security in your home could save you money on insurance and increase its value, particularly in the eyes of potential buyers. Integrating some new features for home security can help you to reap these benefits.

Alarms with Remote Monitoring

An alarm system is at the core of your home's security. With an alarm system, you can make sure doors and windows are secured. You can also opt for features that protect you against smoke, fires, floods and carbon monoxide, and plenty of alarm systems come with motion detectors as well. It's also crucial to invest in a security system with remote monitoring. In other words, in the

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Selling your home, whether on your own or with a realtor, will take some work. However, if you can start early and do it in small chunks of time, you'll find you can market your home successfully, only move the items you want and get moving with a minimum of stress.


Review your home with a critical eye for easy fixes. Walk around the inside of your home and seek out damaged trim, tired wall paint and loose tiles. Do the same outside your home, looking for torn or loose screens, missing or aged weather stripping, or dried out caulking.


If you choose to repaint, clean carefully along each wall as you work. Something as simple as washing outlet covers in a bowl of warm soapy water before reinstalling can brighten your

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If you're looking to add flooring anywhere in your home, it's important to choose the right material to meet your needs. Two of the most popular flooring options are natural wood and laminate flooring. While both of these flooring options are similar, there are some key differences between the two.

1. Price

Hardwood: Hardwood flooring typically start around $2.50 per square foot at the cheapest for lower quality wood types. These prices quickly rise to over $5.00 per square foot.

Laminate: Laminate flooring is a more affordable option as compared to hardwood. Typically, laminate flooring will cost as low as $1.00 per square foot. For high-end laminate options, they will typically cost around $3.00.

2. Installation

Hardwood: Installing

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