Home Inspection Cost in Tampa, FL

Posted on: March 18, 2019 by in Blog
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Are you curious about how much you will pay for your home inspection? In this article, we are going to talk about this issue in more depth. There are many things that can change the home inspection cost. First, there are many services out there and they do not all charge the same price. Call ahead of time and find out what the bottom line will be so you won't be surprised on the spot. Be careful to hire the best service around, even if the cost is a little higher. This is an important part of Continue Reading ...

Real Estate Advice: Selling Your Home In Any Market

Posted on: March 12, 2019 by in Blog
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Selling your home can be an exciting time because it means that there will be new opportunities available for you. However, it can be quite stressful as well. This article will give you some simple guidelines to use to help you get your house sold at the best price possible. To sell your home quickly, you should pay attention to its appearance when people come and visit it. Clean up the house thoroughly and paint the walls if necessary. Your goal is to make potential buyers realize what they Continue Reading ...

Want to Buy a Home? Do the Math!

Posted on: March 4, 2019 by in Blog
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It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering the median down payment for first-time homebuyers is 7 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. Yes, Continue Reading ...

When Saying ‘I Do’ Means a Move: 5 Tips for Combining Households

Posted on: February 27, 2019 by in Blog
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Getting married means a whole lot of changes, including combining households, not the least of which could be moving to a new house or apartment. Whether you’re getting a brand-new place for the both of you or one of you is shifting all your earthly possessions to join your spouse, it’s a good idea to take proactive steps to make crossing that new threshold is a little easier. Here are a few tips for taking some of the stress out of moving day — for both of you. * Continue Reading ...

5 Ways to Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

Posted on: February 18, 2019 by in Blog
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5 ways to create an inviting room using tile

Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States. Homeowners and interior designers alike are always seeking distinctive visual touches to make each home special. Here are five ways tile design can enhance a room. Elevate small Continue Reading ...

Building a New Home? Protect It Against Today’s Faster, Scarier Fires

Posted on: February 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Protect Yourself Against Today's Faster Scarier Fires

If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it’s even more important. And asking for fire sprinklers could literally save Continue Reading ...

Mortgage Insurance: Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In?

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by in Blog
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Mortgage Insurance Added Cost to Homebuying or Smart Way to Get In

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance, and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it helps creditworthy middle-income homebuyers qualify for home financing sooner with a low down payment. Is it really an added cost if it saves Continue Reading ...

Catch Home Buyers’ Attention with a Bathroom in an ‘Impossible’ Space

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog
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Catch Home Buyers Attention with a Bathroom in an Impossible Space

Add a bathroom to an 'impossible' space to catch home buyers' attention When it comes to real estate, you've probably heard kitchens and bathrooms typically sell houses. While you may not have enough money for a kitchen remodel, adding a bathroom can be a more affordable way to enhance your property and catch home buyers' attention. By adding another bathroom to your home, you immediately increase your chances of the property getting noticed. Technology makes it simple for buyers to search Continue Reading ...

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams, check our bathroom installation ideas. Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is Continue Reading ...

Tips to Keep Holiday Spending from Breaking the Bank

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Americans have lots to celebrate this holiday season, with unemployment rates at an all-time low and consumer confidence on the rise. According to The Annual Retail Sales Forecast for the Holiday Season from Deloitte, retailers have their sights on sales of more than $1.1 trillion. We all get caught up in the spirit of giving, yet the most wonderful time of year is also one of the most stressful financially. Holiday spending doesn't have to break the bank. A little planning can let you enjoy Continue Reading ...