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Posted on 04/11/2021
Passive Solar Homes 101
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Select the Right Smart Home Devices
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Tips on Preparing Your Real Estate Investments During a Recession
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Are There Homebuying Shortcuts That Actually Work?
Finding and purchasing a home sometimes can be difficult, particularly for an individual who encounters assorted challenges throughout the property buying journey. Lucky for you, there are several shortcuts that a homebuyer can use to streamline the property buying process. These shortcuts include: 1. Narrow Your Home Search If you know you want to buy a home, you should...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
How to Incorporate Smart Technology into Your Home
Image by Dan LeFebvre from Unsplash Smart home tech makes it easy to find information in an instant, turn on or off the television without getting up and even see who just rang your doorbell, but it can also help you be more energy efficient. Saving energy does more than just cut your electric bills, it allows you...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
How to Simplify the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Non-Negotiables and Homebuying Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
Video Tour - 4 Indigo Run Drive #3720, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Unsurpassed luxury is this beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in the gated community of The Preserve at Indigo Run. Savor the details of this totally renovated retreat with a gorgeous chef’s kitchen/ stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, quartz counter tops with Carrera mosaic backsplash. Wide plank European white oak hardwood floors with 8” baseboards are throughout. The main bedroom suite has an extra large walk-in doorless shower with porcelain walls, Carrera mosaic floor, a rain head and hand-held fixtures and two vanities. A wood burning fireplace, screened porch, plenty of storage and 2-car garage complete this choice...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
4 Indigo Run Drive #3720, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 is now new to the market!
Unsurpassed luxury is this beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in the gated community of The Preserve at Indigo Run. Savor the details of this totally renovated retreat with a gorgeous chef’s kitchen/ stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, quartz counter tops with Carrera mosaic backsplash. Wide plank European white oak hardwood floors with 8” baseboards are throughout. The main bedroom suite has an extra large walk-in doorless shower with porcelain walls, Carrera mosaic floor, a rain head and hand-held fixtures and two vanities. A wood burning fireplace, screened porch, plenty of storage and 2-car garage complete this choice...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
6 Essential Tools for Every Homeowner
Photo by Davie Bicker via Pixabay There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a...
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