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Is Buying an Apartment a Good Investment for You?

Are you thinking about investing in real estate? An apartment can often be a good investment opportunity. However, if you want to decide whether investing is right for you, you should look at your situation. At the end of the day, it all depends on your circumstances and timing. Consider the following

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Promoting Relaxation with Color

While there are many different style preferences when it comes to your home, every homeowner can agree that the goal of their home is to be an oasis among a hectic life. Not everyone can afford (or find space) to install a Zen garden, but there are plenty of other options to

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Eight Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Whether you are hoping to increase the value of your home or simply want to rid yourself of an outdated eyesore, upgrading your kitchen is an excellent option for any homeowner. Contrary to popular belief, upgrades don’t have to break the bank or be life-altering changes. In the case of your kitchen,

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Seven Safety Tips for Parents

It can feel overwhelming trying to keep your child or adolescent safe. Use these seven safety tips for parents to help you feel secure about your child or adolescent’s safety both in and out of the home. 1. Tech While advances in technology have created new safety hazards for our children, they

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Avoiding Insomnia in a New Home

Sleeping in new environments can sometimes trigger latent insomniac tendencies. It can manifest in difficulty falling and remaining asleep or waking up early. It’s a well-studied phenomenon in sleep science known as the “first-night effect.” In that state, half of your brain remains alert while the other half sleeps. It’s your brain’s

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Spring Cleaning Tasks to Remember

While many of us would like to lounge outside and soak up blooming flowers and sunny skies when spring rolls around, it can sometimes be hard to do when there is a laundry list of lingering tasks. This is when spring cleaning often takes place, almost like a rite of passage, during

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How to Assemble the Perfect Herb Garden

An herb garden is a perfect way to exercise your green thumb and produce a delicious product that can be used in virtually any dish you cook. There are a few decisions you’ll need to work through before getting started, such as whether you want to plant the garden indoors or outdoors.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Upsize

Most people love their current homes, especially if the home is where they grew up or where they have raised their children. But no matter how many memories those homes hold, there may come a time when you will simply need to move into something bigger. Maybe your family is growing, perhaps

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8 Things to Know Before Renting an Apartment

Are you looking for an apartment to rent? Are you wondering what some of the most essential considerations before committing to an agreement with a landlord? Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting new chapter in your life. Whether it is your first apartment or your tenth rental, there are

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Gifts for First-time Homeowners

What gift do you get the first-time homeowner in your life? If this is something you’ve been struggling with, we’ve got you covered! From household gadgets to decor items to things that make your house feel more like a home, our list of gifts for the first-time homeowner will give you plenty

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Feng Shui- What It Is and How to Use It

What is feng shui? Feng shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy of finding harmony and balance between elements. Although feng shui is used in numerous aspects of life to promote positive energy flow (“chi”) and bring about  physical and mental health, success, and healthy relationships, it’s also very commonly used in interior

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Features that pet owners should look for when house-hunting

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, there are 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats in the United States. And the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association reports that approximately 35-38% of Canadian households have a dog or a cat. So, it’s no surprise that home designers and

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3 Proactive Strategies to Reach Your Homebuying Goal

Buying a new home can be a smart and satisfying financial goal. Is becoming a homeowner for the first time or finding your next dream home one of your heart’s desires? Aiming for a big picture strategy and breaking your plan into steps over time can help make your homeownership goals a

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Household Chores for Children

Parenting experts say that involving children in the execution of household chores teaches them responsibility and gives them a sense of accomplishment. It also helps cement their role in the family by helping them feel they are contributing to the household. But how young is too young to start children out with

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Three Steps to Preventing Wire Fraud

It’s your worst nightmare as a buyer: one minute, everything is a go for purchasing the house of your dreams and the next, the entire down payment is gone with little hope in getting it back. This nightmare, known as wire fraud, has happened across the country to buyers who have fallen

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Trying to Sleep in Your New Home

Moving to a new house is an exciting experience. But once the last box of your things has been relocated, the process of adjustment begins. As it’s in human nature to resist and get stressed about changes in life, this process could be quite challenging and result in certain side effects. Having

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Five Best Home Security Applications

Today, several companies and resources have been created to protect our household solely. Take home security systems, for example. It is ideal to set up and install home security according to Security Baron because it helps keep your home and family safe. But in an on-the-go world, many homeowners want access to

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Hosting a Housewarming Party

Buying a new home is an exciting time for anyone! Getting to show off your new pad to friends, family and neighbors…even more exciting. Here are some tips to get you ready to hold an easy and fun housewarming party. Who to Invite? Knowing who to invite to a housewarming party can

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Commonly Overlooked Features When Buying a Home

A few of the most common features that buyers look for when buying a house include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and whether or not the home has a garage. Then, there are the few important features that often get pushed to the bottom of the list. Don’t forget the

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HOW TO WORK WITH THE HOA WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME

Prospective buyers often have strong feelings about whether their next home must or must not include a homeowners’ association (HOA). However, the majority of people who live in managed subdivisions and developments are happy with their associations. According to the Community Associations Institute (CAI), 64% of Americans who reside in community associations rate

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Top 5 Ways to Convert Millennial Renters Into Home Buyers

For first-time millennial home buyers, student debt, unemployment and rising home prices continue to pose formidable challenges, but, fortunately, we have agent-curated strategies — 2020-tested and approved in several hot markets — that can help turn renters into buyers for you. 1. Help Renters Think in Future Tense Coaching clients to downsize

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Responsibilities of a Title Company

When buying a home, a common term that will come up is “title”. Although it’s a common term, do you really know what it means or what a title company does for you and the home seller? Let’s take a look at what to expect from a title company during your home

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5 Tips for Saving Your Down Payment

If you’re wanting to break into the housing market and become a homeowner, the first thing you’ll often need is a home loan. The initial deposit on a home loan is generally between 10 to 20 percent of the total value of the property. There are also other upfront costs to take

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