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Living near a business can be a polarizing experience depending on where you are located. While you will get a first-hand view of many of the organizations around you, some of the downsides can become very irritating. First, here are some of the positive aspects of living in a highly commercialized area.

Accessibility

Whether it is a restaurant or insurance companies, living near businesses means that you will not have a long journey ahead of you in terms of getting what you need. Compared to the distance that those who live in a residential neighborhood, those who have businesses overlooking their house can practically walk to their destination. This can prove to be very convenient, especially if you are in need of something urgently. There is no

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Before a buyer chooses a home, there are certain conditions that they should be aware of. Most real estate agents can guide a buyer to a better selection, but if the buyer wants to look for their own home, they should read about the statistics within the neighborhood before moving into a home. Since a buyer is looking to purchase a home, there are additional facts to consider. Some of those facts are:

  • deteriorating houses in the neighborhood
  •  no street lights
  •  no caution lights
  •  no traffic lights
  •  drugs in the neighborhood
  •  no friendly neighbors
  •  increased crime rates
  •  people speeding through the neighborhood
  •   poor lawn service
  •   loud noises

A buyer can usually find statistics about a neighborhood in the local

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The last thing that you want to do after purchasing your new home and getting unpacked is leaving the place cluttered.

Built-in bookshelves can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your new living space by providing nooks for all kinds of things beyond books. You might decide to use built-in bookshelves for a media center or a place to showcase antiques and heirlooms that you've received over the years.

Pro: Use Otherwise Unused Space

Built-in bookshelves can, of course, be used for books and for turning an otherwise unused wall into a spot to put literally hundreds of books and DVDs. You'll finally be able to keep your closets clear for, imagine this, clothes. Then again, maybe you'll want to fold clothes and stow them on a built-in

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As a homeowner, you take pride in your property and want to do everything that you can to protect it, and keep it looking great. You may even have a long list of maintenance items that you work on to keep the value of your house from going down. For the best care, pest control should be at the top of your list.

Pests can damage your home, and cost you thousands of dollars. Whether you are in your “forever home” or planning on selling in a few years, removing and fortifying yourself against these invaders is important. They can destroy load bearing beams, flooring, and nest in insulation. Once you have these unwelcome house guests, they can be hard to get rid of.

The Greenville area is home to many insects and animals that are classified as pests

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There are a lot more options to buying a home than you might think. Prospective buyers will narrow in on amenities and square footage based on the budget at their disposal, but there are plenty of other factors to consider. It can be a truly intimidating task, especially considering the financial investment involved.

That is why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the pros and cons of two of the most common options for buying a home: building a custom home and buying pre-owned. While the better option will depend on your situation, this guide should help you determine which route will best suit your needs.

Building a Custom House

 

Pros:

The biggest perk of building a custom house is being in control of every detail. You can add

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Taking out a mortgage is one of the biggest expenses most people will make in their lifetime. Even though it is a huge financial responsibility, almost half of new home buyers don't put in the necessary time to compare different lenders to find the best rate.

These days, there are more options to consider than traditional credit unions, banks and mortgage brokers. Many home buyers are turning to the internet to find mortgage lenders. It can be intimidating to think about taking out a huge mortgage from an online lender. Below are some of the pros and cons of using an online mortgage company to take into consideration.

Pros Of Using An Online Mortgage Company

1. Lower Interest Rates Available

One of the main advantages of an online mortgage

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Whether you're interested in increasing the value of your home for yourself or for future sales, it’s best to consider multiple ways to do so. Some of the most innovative approaches to increasing the value of your house involve the use of timers. Considering the vast ways in which timers can help may encourage you to purchase at least a few.

Lighting Systems

Timers for lights are pivotal ways to raise both the value and security of your home. For example, you can time lights around the exterior of your home to go on when night falls, which brings up a sense of security. Furthermore, in the event that you are away from home, you can have the lights go on and off with a timer, thereby giving off the appearance that someone is home and making the house

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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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