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Posted on 05/16/2021
Preapproval vs Prequalified Letter: Which Is Better?
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
The 3 Most Common Building Materials for Prefab Homes
Image by Thaliesin from Pixabay Prefabricated homes continue to grow in popularity among those who want their own home quickly and affordably. There are multiple advantages and disadvantages to going with a prefab home build and you may find it’s not the right option for you. However, one frequent question and topic of discussion centers on the building...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
VA-Guaranteed Loan Works
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Walls: Preparing to Paint after Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Mistakes to Avoid During New Construction
Photo by George Becker from Pexels While it’s common for mistakes to occur during any project, new construction mistakes can be costly. These are complex projects involving a lot of details that homeowners might not be aware of. Learning more about new construction mistakes to avoid can help lower your risk of ending up with costly errors. Being...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
The Basics of Designing a Wheelchair Accessible Shower
Photo by Marcus Aurelius via Pexels Approximately 61 million adult Americans have some form of a disability, according to the CDC. That figure equals one out of every four of our community members. Add the fact that the U.S. Census indicates the country is headed for a “gray tsunami” with upwards of 73 million people entering retirement age....
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Posted on 03/07/2021
The Importance of Roof Maintenance
Image by Mario Ohibsky from Pixabay Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just getting settled into a new one, making sure your roof is in excellent condition is important. Your roof helps keep the inside of your home safe from water and other types of damage. Roofs can endure wear and tear over time or...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
4 Quick Fixes for Cabinet Doors that Won't Shut
Photo by Nick Magwood via Pixabay There's nothing more annoying than a cabinet door in the kitchen or bathroom that won't close properly. It squeaks. It catches. Plus it makes the space look less "put together" no matter how clean it otherwise is. Ignoring a door that won't close correctly, can do damage to the hinge or door....
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