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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
What to Do If a Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Which Has the Top Selling Points: Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels The short answer to our question of the day is... We all know what we like when we see it. New flooring can greatly increase your home's beauty in the eye of the beholder, yet it's impossible to know what kind of flooring will attract your home's next buyer. That said, here are...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Update to a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Buying a vacation home may prove to be a great investment. It enables you to spend time at a terrific location at your convenience – all without having to worry about hotel or motel costs. Plus, a vacation home can be tailored to your individual needs. You can decorate your vacation house however you would like, and ultimately, find...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Southern Home Shopping
Photo by Pattie Steib via Shutterstock All home buyers create a list of features they desire in a property and come armed with the list when their agent shows them a new listing. When you’re shopping for a home in the South, there are a few key features you should include on the list along with the whirlpool...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Florida Homes for Better Health
Photo by Angel Plascencia via Pixabay Nothing’s better than being in shape and healthy. That’s one of the perks of living in Miami. Many people relocate to Miami for health reasons due to the warm climate. There are so many things residents can do to promote healthy living without leaving their homes. Here are a few suggestions: Plant...
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Posted on 04/09/2020
Video Tour - 9324 S Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620
This home has been updated with all the modern finishes, including new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops with a waterfall, brand new stainless steel appliances, new A/C, new doors and trim, and so much...
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Posted on 04/09/2020
9324 S Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620 is now new to the market!
This home has been updated with all the modern finishes, including new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops with a waterfall, brand new stainless steel appliances, new A/C, new doors and trim, and so much...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
The Importance of Home Maintenance: Pest Control
Image by dayamay from Pixabay Termites and other wood-destroying organisms can destroy a home in no time. Even if you have stucco on the outside, you have wood under the stucco. If a piece breaks off, termites and other bugs can get inside and destroy the walls. Wood is everywhere in our homes. Even block homes have wood...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Posted on 03/27/2020
5301 West Washington Boulevard #3, Chicago, IL 60644 is now new to the market!
Large condo, recently remodeled, freshly painted, crown molding, with updated appliances! Accessible transportation to help where you need to...
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