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Posted on 10/25/2020
Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Mail Carrier
Photo by Dference via Pixabay"Can I tip the mail carrier?" It's a burning question whenever the holiday season approaches. The short answer is no. Postal employees are bound by an Ethical Conduct code. Within this code, a rule lets carriers take a non-monetary gift worth up to $20. The annual total gift limit from one customer is $50...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Improving Your Home’s Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Inheriting Property: What Are Your Options?
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Add Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 5808 E Brown Road #41, Mesa, AZ 85205
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION in Alta Mesa in the coveted Cortina Vista Community! Upgraded travertine tile throughout with recessed lights makes this a bright and homey feel. Half-Bath on main floor, wonderful back patio with great fans and shade awning. Kitchen with newly surfaced cabinets. 2 Master style Bedrooms upstairs. One with a private balcony and vaulted ceiling. New California Closets in bedrooms. Community pool and quiet neighborhood. Newly paved community. This one won't last...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Tips on Making Your New Luxury Home Perfect for You
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay When you find the perfect home, you will probably make some changes in the décor since not everyone has the same tastes in colors and textures. Painting the interior, changing carpets and flooring and updating fixtures such as the showers, sinks, tubs and toilets are all updates many people make when moving...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Buying a Working Luxury Ranch
Image by Steppinstars from Pixabay Before you plunk your hard-earned money down on a working luxury ranch, look at several factors, including location, features, your experience and business opportunities. The success of the ranch hinges on your experience or the people you hire to run the ranch. Even if it’s a private ranch where you might sell horses...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Improve Curb Appeal with a DIY Walkway
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
6 Advantages of Owning a Condo
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How to Approach Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Tips to Make Your Foyer More Inviting
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
How to Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
If you are in hot pursuit of your dream home, it is important to do everything you can to gain a leg up on the competition. That way, you can acquire your ideal residence as quickly as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you gain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals. 1. Keep...
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