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Tips For Communicating Efficiently With Your Real Estate Agent

Your real estate agent is your guide to the world of houses that are currently on the market. In order to make sure that you use everyone's time efficiently, you will need to be sure that you are effective every time you communicate in getting your needs and desires across. Here are some tips for making sure that you are effective at communicating with your real estate agent. 1. Have the Exclusivity Talk Early

4 Better Ways To Spend Your Time Than Packing And Unpacking

Many times, whether to hire professional packers to pack and unpack your home when you are moving is thought of as a question of time versus money. If you have a lot of spare time, you may save money and do your packing yourself. However, if you are pressed for time, have complicated items to move, or don't have a strict budget, you might hire professionals to pack or unpack your belongings.

Securing Vulnerable Access Points: 3 Ways To Secure The Front Door

Home burglaries are not uncommon in the United States. In fact, approximately one house is burglarized every 15 seconds, and 33% of intruders enter the home through the front door. Securing the front door should be one of your primary concerns. If you're unsure whether your front door is safe enough, here are 3 ways you can further secure your entryways to make them a less vulnerable access point. Install a Deadbolt

3 Common Mistakes To Look Out For When Renovating A Property

Within the real estate world, many developers are keen to get their foot on the ladder by purchasing an old home and renovating the property. However, too many developers make the same mistakes when planning renovations, so it's important to ensure you take steps to avoid these three common slip-ups: Purchasing the Wrong Property Buying a property with the intention to make it into your dream home, or to make you a significant profit, can be extremely exciting.

4 Responsibilities That Are Yours As A Landlord

It is common knowledge that being a landlord is a lot of work. There are sinks to replace, bathrooms to repair, walls to paint, and hey, even in some cases, furniture to replace.  Although such duties vary from state to state, included in this article are four responsibilities that are generally associated with being a landlord.   Your Repair Responsibilities Among landlord responsibilities, repairing faulty facilities ranks among the most common.

New To Lawn Care? Learn How To Dethatch Your Lawn

If you're a new homeowner, you might not know everything you need to about your lawn; specifically when it comes to thatch and how to get rid of it. Each year during the spring and fall, your lawn should be dethatched so that weeds, dead grass and leaves don't come between your grass and the soil it loves so much. However, if you've never done this before, you might wonder how to go about it, so this guide is here to help:

Six Little Tweaks That May Help Your Home Sell Faster

In January of 2015, homes sold in the United States spent an average of 103 days on the market. If you're planning a move and want to sell your home so you can purchase a new one, 103 days is a long time to wait. Luckily, there are many things you can do to ensure your home sells as quickly as possible. In addition to working with an experienced realtor, you can also focus on making sure your home makes a great first impression.

Don't Get Caught With A Clogged Dryer Vent

It's one of those things you rarely think about until it begins to cause problems -- your dryer vent. However, blockages of these vents can have dire consequences, and may even lead to a fire. In fact, nearly 5 percent of home fires are caused by a problem or malfunction in the dryer system, and another 32 percent of these dryer fires are the result of a buildup of lint or other debris in the duct system.

3 Things To Know Before Attending New Home Open Houses

Attending new home open houses is a great step to take if you are looking for a house to buy, but it's important to know what to do and what not to do when visiting these homes. Here are three things to keep in mind as you begin searching for the perfect home to buy. Rules of Etiquette When homeowners or builders host open houses, they will welcome you into these homes during the open house hours.

4 Things You Should Never Put In A Storage Unit

Using a self storage facility is one of the best ways to keep your belongings safe when you are moving or going on vacation. While most of the items that you would want to put in a storage unit can be stored with no problem, there are a few unique cases that you should consider. Here are four things that you should never put in a storage unit. Hazardous Materials