Posts Tagged «Smart Buyers»

When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be… Read more

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Many seniors are reaching the stage in their lives when they are choosing to downsize their homes for lifestyle or financial reasons. Other seniors are faced with a more difficult decision. Health and/or mobility concerns may require them to either retrofit their existing home to meet their changing needs, or to seek a more accommodating… Read more

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It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value. Often, these plans overlap with other protection programs you already have. For example, reputable retailers… Read more

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The following tips will help you avoid waste when watering your lawn: • Use a low-angle, pulsating sprinkler. Water sprayed high into the air produces a mist that loses much of its moisture through evaporation. • Water the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway. • Lawns need about an inch of water per week. To… Read more

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When you see a new home you like on the market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious recreation room that has plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all your excitement you don’t overlook any expensive… Read more

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If you’re planning on finding your next dream home, then you’re probably going to view several homes on the market that meet your criteria. You will want to make the right purchasing decision for you and your family. So, it’s wise to be savvy when viewing properties for sale. Here are some ideas on how… Read more

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Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful. 1. Get your mortgage arranged in advance…. Read more

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Ideally, you want to be the only buyer who makes an offer on a particular property. That way, assuming your price is acceptable to the seller, you’re almost certain to close the deal. But it doesn’t always work out that way. In the case of highly desirable homes, it’s very common for there to be… Read more

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Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic. What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks – A sidewalk in front… Read more

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If you’re a senior, downsizing is a nice way to simplify your life. You can get rid of belongings you no longer need, and start fresh in a new place that’s more suited to your current and future lifestyle. It can even make you healthier and improve your overall quality of life. If you’re hoping… Read more

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