Home Improvement

Sept. 4, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Downsizing (Downsizing to a stress-free and simpler life)

 

 

 

Top 10 Tips for Downsizing

(Downsizing to a stress-free and simpler life)

 

Is keeping up with cleaning the size of your house causing you stress? Or maybe it’s the maintenance and yard work? Or maybe it’s being too far away from family? At some point in ...

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Aug. 21, 2019

Space Planning When Downsizing - Making your home fit your lifestyle!

Space Planning When Downsizing

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Collecting and owning too many belongings for a lifetime sometimes results in our belongings owning us. We change our lives to make room for all of our things instead of fitting them neatly into our lives.

At some point ...

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Aug. 14, 2019

Tips to Improve Your Chances as a Buyer When Multiple Offers Are On the Table - Making Your Offer the Winner

Tips to Improve Your Chances as a Buyer

When Multiple Offers Are On the Table

(Making Your Offer the Winner)


Today’s market is healthy for both sellers and buyers. However, it still favors sellers slightly because the available inventory of houses for sale is only a little more than 3 ...

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Aug. 7, 2019

Benefits of a Home Inspection - You Benefit By Knowing Your Future Home From Top to Bottom

 

Benefits of a Home Inspection

(You Benefit By Knowing Your Future Home From Top to Bottom)

 

 

Every house being bought or sold needs to have a home inspection performed. Generally, the inspection benefits the buyer but there is also good reason for the seller to have an ...

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June 14, 2019

Home Improvement Rates of Return - What You Should Know Before Remodeling

 

Home Improvement Rates of Return

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It’s pretty easy to say you’ll get the most bang for your buck by remodeling either your kitchen or your bath. But like most things in life, “it depends.” Actually, it depends on several things. You ...

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May 24, 2016

Curb Appeal Can Add Value - What to Look For

Curb Appeal

Almost ready to put your house on the market?Curb Appeal
The time before you dive in is pivotal. There is a huge opportunity to get more value out of your home by sprucing up your curb appeal.  Yet most homeowners are unaware of what impact can be made with ...

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March 30, 2016

Renovating Our Home - Change Orders

Renovating our Home - Change orders

When renovating our home each decision that we make affects something else.  Even with the best plans there are always changes that occur. Today we are talking about some of the decisions and changes that we have had to make since we started the renovation ...

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March 11, 2016

Renovating Our Home - Hiccup #1 - Tearing off the Roof

Renovating Hiccups

Renovating our homeOk, so we are into the framing process of our house.  One thing that I know about renovating is that you will have hiccups.  We had our first hiccup.

When we had the architectural plans drawn, we originally were going to take the roof off and raise the ceilings ...

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Feb. 1, 2016

Our Renovation: Finding a Lender

Finding a lender and contractor go hand-in-hand.  We have talked about interviewing and hiring an architect and contractor.  The final piece before you start the renovations is finding a lender and identifying the right renovation loan program for your project.  There are tons of lenders in Atlanta, but not very many do renovation ...

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Feb. 1, 2016

Preventing Costly Leaks

Leaks are a part of owning a home.  Pipes break or get cracks and drip.  In Atlanta, we don't see that much cold weather, but it does happen occasionally.  Colder weather is notorious for broken or burst pipes due to freezing.  Most often you will see them in the ...

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