4 Most Important Items on Any Moving Checklist

Moving to another home is both an exciting and daunting thing to go through. Once the move starts to get into motion, you’re sure to have a laundry list of things you’ll have to accomplish. Forget one, and your move can become more stressful. Tick each item, one at a time, and you’re guaranteed a happier and hassle-free move. We’re here to help! These the four key things on anyone’s moving checklist.

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Relocating to a new city can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be!

With the right planning and by starting early, you can still have the time to take things easy, go about your day normally, and even relax. While relocating homes can be a stressful endeavor to go through, you can make the process smoother and a guaranteed success with the help of a checklist. Here’s a sample checklist you should follow, as you prepare to relocate:

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Steps To Buying A House For the First Time

Buying a home is a big deal! And if you are a first-time homebuyer, chances are, you’ll likely find them complex. But if you can manage to get your head around the basics, it’s possible to enjoy each and every part of the home-buying process. Read on to become better informed when buying a house for the first time.

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First-time buyers have smaller budgets so the homes they target are often older or small. But they can still be super cute! | Photo by Tre Pryor

This article will walk you through each step so that you are less likely to be taken by any surprises/shocks along the way to your new home! Familiarizing yourself with the home buying process will help make the experience pleasant by reducing confusion and stress.

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Buying Property as a Freelancer? 5 Things to Know

Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a larger property, or downsizing after your kids have moved out, it can take time to locate your dream home. If you’re a freelancer or someone who works from home, there’s even more to consider. To help in that regard, take a look at these five things you need to know when you’re buying property as a freelancer.

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You may have a clear idea about the type of property you can see yourself living in. Or you might still be searching for inspiration but, either way, it’s important not to rush your decision. Think about these topics while you house hunt.

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Today’s Top Home Exterior Designs

Sure, it’s easy to forget the outside of your home with much of the focus centering on the inside. But don’t fall for that trap! Your outdoor spaces are just as important these days. If you’re looking for some incredible home exterior designs, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to see how to achieve this for yourself!

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Outdoor living space is becoming more and more important to homeowners. | Photo by Marianne

Start with thinking about how you want to use the space. Are you looking for cozy spaces to relax? Open areas to play? Maybe a mini-kitchen to bring your cooking outdoors? It all begins and ends with you.

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Real Estate Trends Transforming the Industry Today

This article is going to highlight the current real estate trends that are affecting the United States today. Due to the pandemic but even more so to the responses made by governments and businesses, there are a large number of patterns emerging. Such as families confined to their homes are yearning for more space. Landlords fear not collecting rent from those facing unemployment. More commercial property has remained vacant than in recent years.

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Larger spaces are becoming more sought after by families spending more of their time in their homes.

When attempting to predict the future many regard real estate as a leading indicator. Roofstock has identified ten emerging real estate trends for 2021 based on PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 study. More than 1,600 individuals who work in real estate advising, investment, financing, or development were interviewed and surveyed for this study.

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Louisville Guide for Newcomers

Whether you’re visiting Kentucky for horse racing’s greatest day, the bourbon trail, or simply to soak in the city’s southern charm, Louisville has no shortage of excellent attractions. Tons to see, foods to try, and drinks to enjoy. While the Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday in May each year, is undoubtedly the city’s largest day of the year, Louisville remains a popular tourist destination all year. Do you require some motivation? Here’s the Louisville guide for newcomers!

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This photo shows the one of the oldest hotels in Louisville, The Seelbach. | Photo by Karthik R

What to do in Louisville?

There is a lot of things to do in Louisville, and these are our favorites!

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10 Affordable Remodeling Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

Improving the look and function of your home to boost its value is something every homeowner wants to do. But spending a lot of money to do those renovations? That is something you definitely want to avoid. If it was possible, most homeowners would like to increase their home’s value without spending any money at all. But since that’s not possible, this article will highlight some great affordable remodeling projects that will help.

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There are few (if any) ways to make your home better without spending some money. Even if you take a DIY approach, you still have to buy the materials and invest your time. That being said, it is still possible to update the appearance of your home and make it more appealing to prospective buyers without breaking the bank.

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Buying Criteria for Rental Property

Thinking of buying a rental property? Here is something to know: the eventual success of your investment is primarily determined by the steps you take before you buy the property. You can set up yourself for failure or success by how much due diligence you do before you pay for any property. Read on to learn the most important buying criteria for rental property investment.

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Among the other considerations that go into the selection process, you must also evaluate the qualities of your proposed location, In this post, we look at the top criteria every would-be property investor should look at before they buy a rental property.

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How to Build the Ultimate Game Room

More than ever, our homes are having to multitask. We’re working from them, and they’re places where we socialize with family and friends virtually, as well as in person. They’re the places we shop from, and now more than ever, our homes are where we entertain ourselves. In this piece, we want to give you some inspiring ideas to help you build the ultimate game room. 

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3 Hidden Household Issues to Fix ASAP

Everyone wants to live in a beautiful, safe, and healthy home each day. However, there might be some household dangers lurking across your property that you might be unaware of until they become a problem, which you must not ignore. If you want to keep your family safe and protect your property’s value, read about the three hidden household issues to fix ASAP.

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10 Important Real Estate Marketing Ideas

The real estate industry is unquestionably one of the most competitive fields in the market and continues to grow at an exceeding rate. This has made it quite hard for real estate agents across the globe to keep up with the constant challenges that the industry seems to rise. In such a competitive marketplace, real estate agents need to up their game and look out for some top-notch marketing ideas and tools to truly stand out. To flush out my recent post to go from three surprising secrets to 10 worthwhile real estate marketing ideas.

While real estate agents are the backbones of home buying processes, most buyers often search for more information themselves before associating themselves with an expert. Read ahead how you can make use of some excellent real estate marketing ideas to lure your target audience to invest in your properties. 

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3 Surprising Secrets on How to Market Your Real Estate Business

Years ago, in-person networking was the way to market your real estate company to get your name out there. This is no longer the case. Even before social distancing, the way people were buying homes and looking for real estate agents was changing. In this article, we will highlight three of the best ways to market your real estate business.

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Everything is digital these days. Online marketing should be a priority for all real estate professionals.

In today’s market, you not only have to have expert marketing skills offline but online as well. It’s not just the millennials who are looking online for homes… So are baby boomers. 48% of baby boomers shopped online for homes compared to 6% who asked a friend or relative.

If you want to be successful, you have to know how to market yourself online and offline. You’re going to have to find a way to stand out from your competition and make your potential clients remember your name. Below we’ve put together three tips so you can make an excellent first impression. 

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Tips for Setting Up Your New Home Tech Devices

As you probably already know, there is no shortage of innovative and incredible home tech devices. We can buy refrigerators that we can see inside of our smartphones while at the grocery store. (Are you low on milk? Now you can find out!) There are streaming devices that allow us to binge-watch shows and security systems that record the delivery of your daughter’s new LEGO set at 10:21 this morning.

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In order for these awesome devices to work, though, you are going to need a few key things. First, a good router. Next, you’ll want a reliable WiFi connection. All that’s left is the confidence to know you can handle setting up any new tech you decide to buy.

With these goals in mind, please consider the following words of advice:

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Basic Maintenance Specialists All Homeowners Need

Owning a property comes will a lot of perks, but one of the downsides is that you are responsible for the upkeep of your house. Keeping your home clean and tidy is one thing, but you will also need to keep an eye out for problems. That’s where basic maintenance specialists come in.

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Have you seen signs of issues in your home’s foundation? or roof? Maybe it’s something less critical like overgrown plants. All homes will need maintenance. Some tasks you might be able to do yourself, but if you’re lacking in expertise or don’t have a lot of time to do these jobs, you might want to call in the professionals. Here are some examples of the kind of services that all homeowners need.

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3 Big Things to Make Your Property Ready to Sell

If you’ve chosen to sell your house, there are a number of things you should do to make your property ready for potential buyers. It must look, smell, and feel its absolute best in order to sell fast and at the highest price.

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As a result, you’ll need to put in some effort before you can put it on the market. Otherwise, you may be disappointed by the limited number of visitors and the low asking price suggested by your real estate agent. Here are some things you should do to get your house ready to sell.

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