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The Three Essential Habits That Successful Home Buyers Must Embrace

Whether you are preparing to purchase your first home or it has been many years since you last walked through the home buying process, you may be starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of all of the work that lies in front of you. From concerns about finding the right home to the physical act of relocating all of your belongings after the closing, there is certainly a lot to think about. While each home buying transaction is unique, the most successful home buyers have typically adopted a few behaviors. You may keep these in mind to help you…
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Working from Home? Learn How to Create the Perfect Office with Any Spare Room

With the increasing flexibility of the modern workplace, there are many more businesses offering their employees the opportunity to work from home. While this shift in the job market has created many new options for freelance workers, it can also be a good reason to turn a spare room into a spanking new office. If you're working from home, here are some tips for a stylish transition. Prime It With Paint Outside of lighting, the color and upkeep of the walls is going to have a huge impact on the way your spare office will look. Before even considering placing…
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Inspect And Maintain Your Garage

In most parts of the country, garages are especially appreciated at this time of year. Even if you don't live in a colder climate, it's important to do an annual inspection and routine maintenance to keep everything in working order. Make sure yours is doing its job well by following the care tips below. Check The Tracks You'll want to make sure the garage door can go up and down smoothly. Get your leaf blower and blow any cobwebs, bugs or leaves from the track. With older doors, you'll also need to oil the metal rollers, hinges and tracks in…
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Trying to Sell a Home with Tenants Still Living Inside? These 3 Tips Will Make Your Life Easier

Are you thinking about selling a home that you have rented out for some additional revenue? If so, you're likely trying to discern how to best inform the current tenants and conduct the sales process in a way that works well for all of the parties involved. In today's blog post we'll explore how to sell your home while you're renting it out to tenants and share three tips that can make the process a bit easier. #1: Review Local Laws and Your Tenancy Agreement First, you'll want to break out your tenancy agreement and download any state, provincial or…
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First-Time Condo Buyer? What to Expect from Your New Homeowners Association

Every owner of condominium property automatically becomes a member of a homeowners association, otherwise referred to a "HOA" throughout the United States or a "Strata" in Canada. With that membership come certain rights and responsibilities. The primary right that the owner has is to vote at HOA meetings and elect board members. Responsibilities include payment of condo fees and assessments, compliance with association by-laws and rules, and maintaining a condo unit in conformity with those by-laws and rules. Let's take a quick look at various other terms you may hear about from your new HOA. Declaration of Condominium and By-Laws…
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