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So you’ve finally found the ideal place to call home. It’s gorgeous, the right size, and the right price. All the closing paperwork is finished up and you’ve even begun the arduous process that is bringing all of your furniture and boxes to your new place. Chances are you will need a mini break every once in awhile. You likely don’t want to rest for too long because there is always more to be done and you’d like to be settled in sooner rather than later. Plus, every break seems to get longer and it always gets harder to pick yourself back up and get back to the heavy lifting. Why not make a list of small tasks that you can complete during breaks that allow for furthered productivity, but also provide some space from toting boxes up and down

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Deciding to move can be a bit stressful, especially if you are deciding to get a home that is radically different from the one you are used to. Most of us know single-family units pretty well, but an option that many people overlook are multifamily units. The most common multi-family units would have to be duplex, the townhouse, the apartment complex, and the condominium. Now, to many, these may seem to be the same thing, but there are some subtle differences between them all that can have radical effects on your way of life if you choose to buy one. So, what makes one different from another?

Multi-family unit #1: Duplexes

One of the more popular multi-family units here in the Treasure Valley would have to be the duplex. Duplexes are houses

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Welcome back to part two of our series on transitioning from apartments to houses. Here we will show you what to look out for and what things to expect when it comes to buying a home, at least what makes it different from renting that is. Last article we talked about dealing HOAs (Homeowners Associations), buying appliances, finances, and the size of a house versus the size of an apartment. Today we are going to cover a few more things that will help to get you ready for homeownership. When you can, never go into something this big without doing research. There are lots of things you need to know before you can be a homeowner. Many laws and conditions that apply to you that didn’t apply to you as a renter. Again, this is not an all-inclusive

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We all want our homes to pass their inspections when home inspectors come over to check things out. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming when you have to go over everything you need to do for an inspection. What do home inspectors look at when they go over the details of your home during an inspection? Well, it’s simple, really: they go over everything. They look at your house from the inside out.

They look for flaws in the interior of your home.

The inside of your home is looked at thoroughly. The inspector makes sure everything is examined; they will check the doors in your home, the stairs, the railings along your staircase(s), windows/window sills, cupboards, and anywhere else they feel the need to check. In order to keep on top of

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Many home buyers hit the market with a specific type of home in mind. There are many choices out there at any given time, and a good portion of homes available at lower price points are older homes that need a bit of care and attention. These fixer-uppers have become increasingly popular due to a spike in home improvement shows and shows that portray the challenge that can be flipping a home for a profit. While there are certainly great aspects to each of these options, there can also be drawbacks- especially for those who are looking to buy without much experience in home renovation. Older homes have a set of concerns to look at which inexperienced buyer ought to consider. These are not always deal breakers, but knowing the secrets of a home

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Electricity and natural gas, the two giants of the home heating and cooking world; but which one is better for your home? That is the question that a lot of people seem to be asking themselves. Whether a person is planning on building a new home or are just considering remodeling their current home the decision of what kind of heating and cooking system you will have is an important one. There are many pros and cons to both of these things making the discussion a bit heated, pun intended. Our goal today though is to help inform those who are looking to replace their current system or are thinking about installing one in their new construction home. We don’t plan to fan the flames at all, we just hope to educate and inform. We do not advocate one

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When you are preparing for a home appraiser to come to your house, it’s completely normal to have questions. What are the home appraisers going to check for? How is my house going to stack up against others of its kind? Is there anything I can do so the appraisal goes as well as it possibly can? Questions like these quickly enter the mind when getting ready for a home appraisal. So, set your mind at ease and learn what it is that home appraisers look for when appraising your house and what you can do to help the appraisal go well.

The following is a list of what home appraisers look for when they come to inspect your house: Home appraisers will check amenities. The features in your home are important. What type of air and heating do you have, if

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A deck is a great way to enjoy your backyard and whether you are a new deck owner or you have had one for a while, a few accessories or add-ons will take it up a notch. If you are looking for a way to do this then take a look at our list of 10 ideas to make your deck the envy of the neighborhood. Whether you like to entertain or just enjoy the outside by yourself, these ideas are gold!

Idea #1: Set out torches

There is nothing out there that can set the mood like some torches. They don’t have to be any specific kind of torches, just something. Whether it is an actual open flame or an electric torch it will do a spectacular job at setting the mood and will give you enough light to enjoy your evening. One fun thing you can do is to use some

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It’s fun to fix up a house, but some renovations are just not worth the cost. Before diving into a big change for your home, set a budget and weigh your options. Many people find that fixing up or adding certain features to their home actually causes them to lose money. The following is a list of pricey renovations to seriously consider before beginning a new renovation project:

Revamping an Attic

When you move into a place with an attic, it can be tempting to fix it up and make it something special. You see fun ideas on Pinterest or whilst scrolling through Google Images and a fire sparks within you. However, something to consider before you get out those tools and shed those dollars, is that often attics aren’t sturdy, they don’t have

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Spread good reviews as word of mouth helps a lot with real estate agents.

Real estate agents are people who help clients to buy and sell homes and properties. There job is to work with clients to ensure that they are getting a good deal on or for their home, to help streamline the potentially stressful process of buying and selling, and to provide knowledge and assistance regarding the housing market, to help the buyer or seller decide what would be a good offer or counteroffer, and to ultimately answer whatever questions may arise. Many people feel that they can find a home without the aid of a real estate agent, but it’s not always that easy. Agents put in a lot of time and energy to learn the tools of their trade, and as such much go

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