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Posted on 01/10/2021
Tips for the Homebuyer During a Housing Shortage
Image by Sandro Porto from Pixabay On the basic level of supply and demand, a housing shortage leads to higher home prices. But let's look beyond the obvious at a few other considerations a homeowner might want to make in response to a housing shortage, as well as a few tips for the prospective homebuyer. More Housing, Same...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
The Easy Way to Remove Old Caulk & Replace It
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Tips to Increase Your Kitchen’s Value
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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Posted on 12/20/2020
Gardening: Serene Places for Garden Arbors and Trellises
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 12/15/2020
12200 S 270th Avenue, Coweta, OK 74429 is now new to the market!
Cul-de-sac lot in Timber Ridge Crossing! 3 Bedroom split plan. Large living area with wood-burning fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast nook open to living area. Master bath has double sinks, whirlpool tub, separate shower, walk-in closet and private toilet. Separate laundry room with closet. 2-car garage has overhead opener. Covered back patio, shed & privacy fence. Coweta Schools - Northwest Elementary. Close to Hwy 51, restaurants &...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Image by Projekt_Kaffeebart from Pixabay Your indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Allergens, air pollutants, and other particles can accumulate in your home and lead to certain health issues, such as respiratory symptoms. Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of making sure that your luxury home provides you...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
How to Avoid a Complex Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey offers no guarantees. Thus, if you fail to prepare to sell your house, you risk encountering problems that may make it tough for you to maximize your home sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to avoid a complex house selling journey. These include: 1. Price Your Home Competitively The initial asking...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
How to Refinish Your Bathroom Cabinets for an Updated Look
Image by Dorothea Lucia Pietrek from Pixabay Does your bathroom look vintage but not in a cool or trendy sort of way? If so, and you don’t have the resources or time to give your bathroom a complete remodel, you can make some minor changes to your bathroom to freshen it up. For instance, you can plan a...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Tips for Adding Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Minimalism and Homebuying
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Was Your Open House Successful?
An open house may be considered a success if it leads to an offer to purchase or a home sale. For a seller to achieve the best-possible results from an open house, it is important for this individual to plan ahead. That way, a seller can ensure that his or her residence makes a great impression on buyers. Now,...
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