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Posted on 01/16/2022
The 4 Common Contingencies Every Homebuyer Should Know
In a home sale, there are many types of contingencies that might appear in the purchase contract. These special clauses provide ways for the buyer to back out of the sale if various conditions aren’t met. All contingencies are there to protect the buyer rather than the seller, but are usually up for negotiation depending on contract terms....
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Posted on 01/09/2022
How to Protect Your Houseplants From Whiteflies
Whiteflies are a common pest affecting both houseplants and outdoor gardens. Like many plant pests, whiteflies can damage and even kill your plants if left untreated. Luckily, there are several ways to treat whitefly infestations in your houseplants. Here are some of the most effective methods: Vacuum Whiteflies can be sucked up with a vacuum and disposed of...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Advantages of Offering a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Storage Solutions for a Small Kitchen
Small kitchens can be problematic for many reasons. One of the most common issues with lack of space in a kitchen is lack of storage options. However, there are some storage strategies you can use to make the most of a small space. Here are some tips to get you started: Reduce Clutter Do you have plenty of...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Expert Interior Design Advice for Every Room
Great interior design is more than choosing the right furniture. There are many factors that go into making an indoor space look its best. While it might seem complex at first, it’s easy to create room designs to rival any professional in the industry as long as you know the basics. Here we’ll go over some tips from...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
How Can VR Technology Improve Real Estate?
More real estate professionals are embracing virtual reality to improve their business in the modern world. With the myriad tools and platforms available, it’s becoming more common for agents and brokers to use VR technology in their regular business practices. Here are some of the key ways virtual reality can benefit real estate today: Save Time By adding...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Build Your Own End Table With These DIY Ideas
If you’re looking to get into DIY furniture, end tables are the perfect place to start. End tables are small, versatile and useful in any space. You can even use them as accent pieces to make a bold style statement as well as provide excellent functionality. Here we’ve put together some ideas for DIY end table projects to...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
7 Amazing Ways to Boost Your Home's Storage
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels No matter the type of home you move into, there’s a good chance you’re going to need storage. Unfortunately, a lot of storage solutions seem to take up more space than they save. Don’t despair. There’s hope. Here are few compact and efficient storage ideas for your home. 1. Make the Most...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
House Flipping: 4 Costly Mistakes That Are Completely Avoidable
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The potentially high-profit world of house flipping typically gets ambitious entrepreneurs going on the offensive. House-flipping profits reportedly topped an average of $67,000 in 2020, proving that the ambitious can certainly earn a good living in the industry. But the other side of the coin doesn’t always trend in the news or social...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Here's What You Should Know About Solar Powered Outdoor Lighting
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Solar powered outdoor lighting has been on the market for a long time, but only keeps getting better and more affordable. As demand for eco-friendly upgrades and lifestyle changes continues to grow, so do the options available. It is easy to find solar lights in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles...
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Posted on 11/11/2021
10 Merrill Rd, Worcester, MA 01606 is now new to the market!
First time this family home as been on market in years.This house is a great alternative to condo living and paying those high HOA fees. Easy on and off highway access making commute a breeze as well as quick access to Polar Park and Worcester Night life and Restaurants Short walk to Bus route and plenty of shopping in walking distance. Living Room and Dining Room Open Concept Seller believes there are hard wood floors under carpets in these two rooms. ROOF 6 YEARS YOUNG! HEATING SYSTEM AND WATER HEATER 5 YEARS YOUNG! Cozy front porch to enjoy your morning coffee and private deck out back for entertaining. Home need some TLC but with a...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Home Design: How to Perfect Your Bedroom's Layout
Bedrooms might seem like simple rooms to determine a layout for in your custom home. However, you can end up with bedrooms that don’t provide enough space or bedrooms with inconvenient layouts if you’re not careful. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure you have bedroom layouts that provide you and your family with comfort and...
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