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Sneak Peek: Charleston
Posted on 01/26/2020
Sneak Peek: Charleston
A porch in sad shape makes way for a historically accurate...
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Relocation and Car Insurance
Posted on 01/19/2020
Relocation and Car Insurance
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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Probate: How to Hold Your Real Estate Title
Posted on 01/12/2020
Probate: How to Hold Your Real Estate Title
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you need to decide how you want to hold the title. Many closing agents make an assumption, and that assumption may come back to bite you later in life. In most states, you may title real estate in five ways: sole ownership, joint tenancy with the right...
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Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Posted on 12/29/2019
Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Perennials: Stunning and Low-Maintenance
Posted on 12/22/2019
Perennials: Stunning and Low-Maintenance
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Are There Homebuying Shortcuts That Work?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are There Homebuying Shortcuts That Work?
Finding and purchasing a home sometimes can be difficult, particularly for an individual who encounters assorted challenges throughout the property buying journey. Lucky for you, there are several shortcuts that a homebuyer can use to streamline the property buying process. These shortcuts include: 1. Narrow Your Home Search If you know you want to buy a home, you should...
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Update Your Kitchen to Sell
Posted on 12/08/2019
Update Your Kitchen to Sell
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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Minimize Problems When Buying a New Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Minimize Problems When Buying a New Home
Being in the market for a new home can be both an exciting experience and a scary one! It not only represents a huge financial commitment, but it also forces you to step out of your "comfort zone." That's especially true if you're a first-time home buyer. When you make the switch from being a renter to a home...
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Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream House?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream House?
Once you discover your dream house, you probably want to do everything possible to acquire this residence. However, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you act too hastily, you risk overspending to purchase your ideal residence. Let's face it – the temptation to submit an offer to purchase...
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Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Posted on 11/17/2019
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Steps To Help You Sell your Home
Posted on 11/13/2019
Steps To Help You Sell your Home
There is a lot to think about when you know you’re ready to sell your home. The best approach is to take things step-by-step in order to get everything right. Make Necessary Repairs Before you even decide to put a “for sale” sign out front, you’ll want to address the problems in your home that you know about. If...
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