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Posted on 01/16/2022
What to Do Before Buying a Home
Buying a house is a complicated financial and logistical process. The right preparation can make a huge difference in making the process go as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of the most important things to do before buying a home to help you prepare: Check Your Financials There are a few financials you should check on...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
How to Put Sweat Equity to Good Use
When you start talking about what you can do to improve your property value, you may start seeing dollar signs. As the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. However, it doesn't have to be this way regarding your home. Did you know you can boost your home's value simply by putting in some hard work...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Rustic Style Interior Design: The Basics
Photo by Cassandra Ortiz on Unsplash Rustic design is one of many styles that can be difficult to define. Elements of interior design styles are shared and combined so frequently that you might not know what is rustic and what might be something else. Luckily, there are a few specific characteristics unique to rustic design you can use...
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Posted on 12/27/2021
Columbus, NJ Real Estate Market Update 12/27/2021
Click here to view Columbus, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
What Is Cottagecore Style?
Cottagecore style has grown in popularity recently and is all over social media. The design style includes everything from home decor to fashion. Similar to shabby chic and farmhouse styles, cottagecore celebrates the comfort and charm of country life no matter where you live. If you’re interested in learning more about this fun and popular trend, here are...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
DIY: Simple Updates That Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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Posted on 12/12/2021
The Best Features to Include in Your New Construction Home
Photo by Joanna Bogacz from Pexels When you are building a new construction home, you have so many opportunities to personalize your property. For some, it can actually be overwhelming to sort through the various features that are available and decide which ones are best for their home. If you are feeling as if you are being inundated...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Modern Desert Home Style Explained
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
5 Clever Succulent Planter Ideas
For houseplant enthusiasts, there never seem to be enough plant pots. While lots of household items can work as planters for houseplants, finding items that work as well for succulents can be difficult. This holds true especially for succulent arrangements with multiple plants in the bunch. To help inspire you here are some tips for items you can...
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Posted on 11/26/2021
Columbus, NJ Real Estate Market Update 11/26/2021
Click here to view Columbus, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Before House Hunting
Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you avoid less favorable loan structures, higher down payments...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
These 4 Special Home Inspections Will Catch What a Standard Inspection Won't
Photo by taner ardalı on Unsplash Hiring a home inspector is an expected step in the buying process. It’s important for first-time homebuyers to understand what is in a standard inspection, as well as know the options available for more specific concerns. A lender might require special inspections, for example, but these extra options are always worth considering...
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