How to Make Your Home Stylish AND Functional

When decorating the home, our first thought is “style.” But you also want a space that works for you and your family. Many people feel like they have to pick one over the other. In this piece, we’re going to look at ways to make your home stylish and functional at the same time.

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Flooded Home: Selling or Fixing

It will be incredibly difficult dealing with a flooded home. However, it is important to act quickly to protect your possessions and your financial future. It’s normal to think, “Should we repair it?” Or, would it make more sense to sell it? Let’s dive into the details so you can make an informed decision.

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The financial cost of restoring a house after it has been damaged by water is often more important than the emotional toll. Did you have flood insurance? Your insurance may be either through a private carrier or directly through FEMA depending on where your property is on the flood map. What’s the difference? It is evident that there is a difference.

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7 Reasons Why Scaffolding is Key for Construction

Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and materials during the construction, repair, or maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other large structures. It is usually made out of wood, metal, or plastic. Scaffolding is also used in event infrastructure to create grandstands, stages, and access towers. In this piece, we’re going to look at seven reasons why scaffolding is key to both the structure and the workers.

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Consider Wallpaper to Make Your Apartment Cozy

Have you leased a new apartment? Want to quickly improve the looks of it? You might be puzzled as to how to go about this process. Most owners do not want to spend a lot of time and money. The same goes doubly for tenants. But at the same time, you’d really love to make your apartment cozy and inviting. Read on to learn more!

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How to Sell Commercial Properties

One of the most profitable investments in commercial real estate. But you need to know a few things before you buy or sell it. We’ll go over selling a commercial property, from finding a buyer to closing the deal. We’ll also discuss some challenges that can arise during the sale process. Looking to sell commercial properties? Read on for some choice advice.

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Guide to Buying a Property in Louisville from Out of State

Maybe you got a new job in Louisville. Maybe you found the love of your life in Louisville. Or, maybe you just need to change things up a bit, again, in Louisville. To be honest, why you need to move to Louisville doesn’t really matter. What matters is buying a property in Louisville when you’re not familiar with the city. That’s where we come in!

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Home Appraisal Basics: What Buyers Need to Know

Thinking of selling or refinancing your home? Or maybe you’re interested in buying a new property somewhere in the state? If you’re going to need a loan then an appraisal will be part of the process. In this article, we’re going to look at the home appraisal basics so that you’ll be “in the know.”

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4 Ways Making a Name for Yourself in Your Field Brings Success

In every industry, there’s a small group of people known as the key players. They’re the ones who get the best opportunities, the most respect, and the most business. Even in a highly competitive landscape, you can start making a name for yourself.

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If you want to be successful, you need to be a key player. Here are four tips to help you be one.

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To Waive or Not to Waive the Appraisal Contingency 

Not everyone has the funds available to pay the total price of a house in cash from their bank account. Congratulations on your purchase if you were able to do just that! However, for such a large purchase, a mortgage loan is typically required. Which will require an appraisal. So should you waive the appraisal contingency in order to win the deal? Let’s jump in!

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Consider a Luxury Vacation in Australia at Noosa

Have you ever heard of Noosa? Turns out it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Similar to the French Riviera a large number of people choose to take a luxury vacation in Australia each year. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, but how do you know which is right for you?

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How to Invest One Million Dollars in Real Estate

Did you save up to the one-million-dollar mark, receive a lump sum from a business or work arrears, or get an inheritance worth that much? A million dollars in the bank is a financial milestone for many Americans. It’s a big deal! Now, what are you going to do with it? In this piece, we’ll cover the smart way to invest one million dollars in real estate.

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How to Find the Best Holiday House Rentals for Your Vacation

Is there anything better than the anticipation of a vacation? I mean, unless you’ve already made your current home look like a vacation home, we all look forward to spending time in a vacation property. The weeks leading up to it are filled with daydreams of sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool. But sometimes, all that planning and dreaming can be stressful. How do you identify the best holiday house rentals?

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7 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal and Add Value to Your Home

There are a lot of things that go into making a house a home. One of the most important is feeling like you’ve made it your own. Adding value to your home or property is one way to do that. In this piece, we’re going to look at seven ways to improve curb appeal.

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6 Great Ways to Improve Parking Lot Safety

As a commercial business owner, you understand that providing excellent customer service is essential to compete in any market. While most people think this refers to the products and services, there are some “must-have” items on this list, such as customers’ safety. If needed, you might need to improve parking lot safety. We’ll show you how!

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