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Posted on 08/09/2020
Hosting Overnight Guests
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Travel Apps - Share Your Vacation
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Saving Strategies For a New Home Purchases
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Video Tour - 3027 Edwards St, Alton, IL 62002
This full brick bungalow sits on a privacy fenced lot within walking distance of SIUE Dental School. Inside is a large living room with wood burning fireplace, large eat-in kitchen with appliances included, 3 large bedrooms and full bath. 1/2 bath w/master bedroom. Full basement includes a shower and toilet, laundry area with newer washer and dryer included, and lots of storage. The detached one car garage has an electric opener. Nice home in a nice area waiting for a new...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
3027 Edwards St, Alton, IL 62002 is now new to the market!
This full brick bungalow sits on a privacy fenced lot within walking distance of SIUE Dental School. Inside is a large living room with wood burning fireplace, large eat-in kitchen with appliances included, 3 large bedrooms and full bath. 1/2 bath w/master bedroom. Full basement includes a shower and toilet, laundry area with newer washer and dryer included, and lots of storage. The detached one car garage has an electric opener. Nice home in a nice area waiting for a new...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Strategy?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
3 Types of Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Creating a Relaxing Space for Your Home or Office
Image by Kari Shea from Pixabay Have you ever walked into someone's home or office space and instantly felt that it was positive, welcoming and peaceful? It means more harmonious work with customers and clients and a more peaceful attitude at home. Imagine walking through your front door and the stresses of the day melting away. A good...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
What a Real Estate Contract Should Contain
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Three Essential Design Tips for New Homeowners
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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