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Home Upgrades that Pay Off

  If you have ever owned a home, you have probably seen what a few years of living in it can do to its structural integrity and general appearance—and this is just for new homes. When it comes to older homes, every year more and more of a home, despite who built it, will deteriorate. This has led many people to start planning for upgrades and remodels for their homes, which is a great idea, especially if you are planning on selling your home in the near future. However, with so many things that need to, or can, be done it is hard to know what will help the value and look of your home the most. One of the most important things you... Read More

Home Renovations: Live In or Move Out

    Whether you bought a fixer upper or are simply updating your kitchen, home renovations can be a big project. If you know what you’re doing, or have friends that can help, you always have the option of doing the renovation yourself. Sometimes, it is easier to use a contractor to get the work done. Either way, you have a big decision to make when it comes time to start work on the renovations. Do you stay in your house, or do you move out while the work is being done? Living in your home during a renovation can be a nightmare. It can make the work take longer, whether you are using a contractor or not, simply because the work ar... Read More

Make the Home You’re Selling, Look Like a Model Home

  The list of things that have to be taken care of when you are listing a home for sale. There is the appraisal, prepacking, cleaning, and more. But, one of the things that might be overlooked when it comes to preparing a home is the process of depersonalization. Depersonalization is a tactic that focuses on the psyche of the prospective buyer in order for them to feel more at home in your home. As we live in a home, we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. For instance, most homes have a number of different heirlooms, knickknacks, specialized furniture, and even collections. These things are fine to have in a home, but when they ar... Read More