Top 5 Causes of Property Damage and How to Protect Your Home

When you own a home, one of the most important things is being able to maintain it., This means keeping it in great condition. The condition of your home has a large bearing on its value. There are many things that can drive down that value. The goal of this piece is to identify how to protect your home. If you do your part, you’ll be able to uphold and even increase its value. That means watching your investment grow.

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Obviously, this amount of water is not a good thing. But you should also be on the lookout for smaller signs of moisture too.

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Five Simple Ways to Renovate Your Home

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they might decide that their house needs an update. This can be true if you have lived in a house for just six months or over six years. While “renovation” can feel like a big word, there are actually a whole host of ways that you can make your house more livable and more lovable without too much extra effort. Read on now to get five easy ways to renovate your home

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Painting will always be one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact in your home.

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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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How to Win a Bidding War in Real Estate

Finding the perfect house after months of house hunting is elating. However, there may be other people who are eyeing the same home and that is how you will find yourself in a bidding war. It is frustrating and tedious but quitting means losing. If you want to live in that house, you have to roll your sleeves up and fight for it. Nevertheless, it isn’t a matter of taking arms and weapons and going to war. You have to be smart when strategizing to win the bidding war.

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You can’t simply say, “I must have it at all costs!”

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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.

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

What to do in Louisville?

There are 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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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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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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Most Expensive Homes in Louisville, KY

You’ve found one of our favorite annual topics. Honestly, who doesn’t love to look at the amazing properties we’d all like to own? I’ve been writing this post since 2013 and it’s a lot of fun! If you’re interested, you can check out the most recent one: Most Expensive Homes in Louisville Kentucky. That was from 2019. In 2020 something big was happening so I just didn’t have the time. Now what was that… just kidding, we all know that 2020 was insane. Let’s forget that and get to the good stuff!

So… this is how the other half lives. Yeah, I could get used to it!

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