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Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Posted on 01/19/2020
Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Posted on 01/05/2020
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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Small Things That Ruin Your Credit Score
Posted on 12/29/2019
Small Things That Ruin Your Credit Score
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers to your financial picture. You know how important it is to have a high credit score. If you pay your bills on time and keep your debt down, you think that your score will be just fine, but this isn’t always the case. There are a few hidden mistakes...
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Another Property Sold - 157 Gailmor Drive, Yonkers, NY 10710
Posted on 12/23/2019
Another Property Sold - 157 Gailmor Drive, Yonkers, NY 10710
Lovely, well-maintained Cape Cod home with low taxes in one of Yonkers most charming residential neighborhoods. This home has been lovingly cared for and is ready for you to grace it with your own personal touches. The first floor has a fantastic entryway perfect for a mudroom, a bright living room, hardwood floors throughout and spacious closets. The door off the kitchen leads to the deck and fully fenced yard, a great space for entertaining. There is central air conditioning and the first floor has been freshly painted. Conveniently located near Ridge Hill's shopping, restaurants and entertainment, Central Avenue, and Sprain Ridge Park...
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How to Approach a House Appraisal
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Approach a House Appraisal
If you want to maximize your home sale profits, it generally is a good idea to conduct a property appraisal before you list your residence. That way, you can receive a property valuation from an expert home appraiser. And with this property valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your residence. A home appraisal...
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Trendy Wall Covering: Accent Walls
Posted on 12/15/2019
Trendy Wall Covering: Accent Walls
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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Are There Home Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Are There Home Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Red Flags to Look Out for at a Home Showing
Posted on 12/01/2019
Red Flags to Look Out for at a Home Showing
Shopping for a home is an exciting time for any hopeful homeowner. After weeks of scouring listings looking for the perfect home in the ideal location for you and your family, it can seem like you’ve found the needle in the haystack. When it’s time to go visit that home, it’s easy to put on rose-colored lenses and overlook...
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How To Improve Your Home Security
Posted on 11/24/2019
How To Improve Your Home Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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How to Prepare Your Home for a Blackout
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Prepare Your Home for a Blackout
In a not-so-distant future, American homeowners may not have to worry about blackouts any longer. Tesla’s giant battery recently powered up Australia’s grid after a power outage in just milliseconds. And, with new, green technologies, constantly being pursued, it could be within reach to say goodbye to blackouts once and for all. However, we’re not quite there yet. And,...
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3 Common Homebuying Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 11/10/2019
3 Common Homebuying Problems and How to Avoid Them
Buying a home should be a problem-free experience. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to acquire the perfect house at an affordable price. Common problems that come up during the homebuying journey include: 1. Lack of Home Financing Before you search for a home, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That...
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