Helpful Tips to Buy + Sell Property in a Pandemic

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, real estate isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. People will always need to move, and many are still choosing to invest during this unprecedented time. This piece is targeted at people looking to buy or sell property in a pandemic.

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Buying or selling, there’s a lot that has changed since 2020.

The real estate industry has been steadily moving online for years now, and even more so during the pandemic. According to Zillow home trends expert Amanda Pendleton, real estate is now a digital-first transaction, and if you want to stay ahead, you must consider incorporating technology.


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Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips to Keep It Sparkling This Summer

We’ve just said goodbye to winter and welcomed spring, which means that summer is arriving soon. Those who have their own swimming pools know how exciting it is to refresh yourself during hot temperatures. Keep reading to learn about some great swimming pool maintenance tips to help you make the most of your Summer!

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If you have children, or you’re too busy with work, then you probably already know how difficult it may be to juggle everything. On one hand, you have to entertain your children, plus you have to take care of anything else, including your pool.

If you’ve enhanced your home’s outdoor space with a pool, during summertime, that’s where everyone will want to be. Therefore, you have to make sure your swimming pool looks impeccable. So how are you going to achieve it? Follow these steps and you’ll do just fine!


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Top Strategies for Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the safest and most expensive investments you’re likely to make in your lifetime. Even if you have an extensive real estate portfolio, it’s foolish to take real estate investment lightly. Doing so can spell out financial disaster. Overpaying, missed flaws, and acts of god can all risk your investments. 

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Many of these things can’t be controlled fully by the owner, these risks can only be mitigated. However, it’s always your choice as to whether you invest or not. The price you decide to pay is fully under your control. 

If you get a cheaper purchase price, minor setbacks won’t risk your financial portfolio. Not to mention, profits will be much higher regardless of what you decide to do with the property later on. Better prices also equal more investment capital on hand and allow you to seize more opportunities than if you overpaid. 


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What Exactly Is a Murphy Bed?

Murphy bed is a special kind of bed that was invented in the 1900s by William Lawrence Murphy who lived in a cramped apartment and did not have any space for entertaining. Moreover, at that time, social etiquette required that a self-respecting woman should never enter a man’s bedroom. Murphy was particularly keen on a beautiful opera singer. So, he decided to hide his bed and put it up against the wall to make room for a parlor where he could entertain his friends and lady, he also disguised the bed so that it would not be obvious to the guests.

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Here you see a far more modern version of the Murphy bed.

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Should You Consider Composite Fencing or Not?

There are a lot of different opinions about composite fencing out there. This can be quite confusing for someone who has never had any experience with composite fences before. This is a post that will clear out most of the confusion. After going through the necessary facts about composite fences, it should be much easier to make an informed choice.

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Should You Buy a House If You Don’t Intend to Live in It?

Not everyone who decides to buy a new house intends to live in the property. There are other reasons to invest in it. If you’re looking at properties available like those at Beresfords, you can stay and live there or pursue other plans. In this piece we’ll answer the question, “Should you buy a house for reasons other than personal use?” 

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5 Signs That a Basement Is in Need of Repair

If you live in a home with a basement, you understand the many benefits. However, keep in mind that a basement is only an asset to your home it if is in good condition. Stay on top of things and monitor your basement, otherwise, it could become a huge liability. This piece highlights five signs when a basement needs repair.

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If this is your basement, wouldn’t you want it to keep looking great like this?

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Green Living: Buying an Eco-Friendly House

These days, we all want to make better decisions when it comes to our purchases. It’s not just about saving money or maintaining a healthier lifestyle for ourselves. More people are demonstrating their concern for the world by supporting brands and products that show environmental responsibility. The same should be true when buying an eco-friendly house.

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Depending on your home’s location and roof layout, solar panels could pay for themselves in as little as 7 years.

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3 Genius Tips to Make Cleaning Your Kitchen a Breeze

Nothing feels better than a clean home. Well, maybe not “nothing” but you get the idea. Not only is it easy on the eyes and elevates the mood, but having a clean house also plays a big role in ensuring that you and your family stay healthy. The kitchen is the most used room in the house. So, read on to learn ways to make cleaning your kitchen a breeze and everyone wins! 

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Where to start? As you look at your kitchen, there are a number of different surfaces, and not all of them need the same treatment. Some need cleaned more frequently and each needs a specific cleaning tool or solution.

Read on to learn about three of the most amazing tips to help you clean your kitchen in no time. 


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Thinking About Making Furniture from Pallets?

As a basic wooden frame to transport and load goods through ships, forklifts, and trucks, you can transform simple pallets into lots of things. Here’s a wood pallet bar you can buy on Etsy. From armoires to coffee tables or even picture frames, there’s a lot you could easily make. By reusing and turning old pallets into furniture, you can keep them out of the waste stream.

DIYers love to make something new out of something old… in this case pallets!

The best part is that pallets are almost always free. However, before you begin collecting them and making furniture from pallets, you might need to know that some can be dangerous. Here are a few important points to know.


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3 Tips to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

Besides finding the perfect house, one of the most crucial steps is knowing what to do when choosing a mortgage broker. Whether you are building your dream home or buying an existing home, there are a large number of financial products. Navigating these choices requires specific expertise. 

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In this article, we look at why a mortgage broker can help give your sound advice when choosing a loan. Not all mortgage brokers are the same. Read on to learn what to do and what questions to ask to find the best one for you!


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Best Material for Your Bathroom Partition Budget

Do you feel that your restaurant, office, or hotel bathroom needs some remodeling or upgrade? If so, you’ve got to consider a lot of design bits including the bathroom partition pricing as this will determine what kind of tile you like to lay on the floor, how many stalls are there going to be, or how many sinks you will install, or how all the components will be supposed to be set out.

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How to Clean Your Gutters in 5 Steps

The gutters attached to the side of your house or the edge of your roofing structure provide a way to ensure rainwater flows down to the drains. However, they also catch various debris such as leaves, twigs, and other items along the way that can create blockages and other issues. This piece gives you five steps on how to clean your gutters. If need further information, Advantage Construction has a handy guide on maintaining your gutters.

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3 Important Things to Know Before Buying a Home

For sure, you dream that one day you can have your own house. You browse online to find different home styles that you like. Every day you work hard and save as much as possible so that you can purchase this dream house. Investing your money in houses is a wise decision. Getting there is a worthwhile goal! So, what are the things to know before buying a home?

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As you’ve probably guessed, there are a large number of things to know before buying a home. We’ll try and cover the most important ones in this piece but there are more! This underscores the importance of finding experts who can help you through the process.

From the experienced local Realtor to the trustworthy loan officer, and even to the home inspector that will be analyzing your potential home—they’re all important!


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