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Conserve Energy with Efficient Windows
Posted on 03/29/2020
Conserve Energy with Efficient Windows
Image by Petter Rudwall from Unsplash Older windows can end up costing you more on your heating and cooling bills. These windows can be drafty in winter and let in too much heat during summer. According to the Department of Energy, windows can account for up to 30 percent of energy usage in homes due to heat loss...
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What Should You Do If You Suspect Identity Theft
Posted on 03/22/2020
What Should You Do If You Suspect Identity Theft
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Posted on 03/15/2020
Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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How to Capitalize on a Buyer's Market
Posted on 03/08/2020
How to Capitalize on a Buyer's Market
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Another Property Sold - 621 Colonial Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Posted on 03/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 621 Colonial Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Great natural light, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, architectural highlights such as ceiling details, granite countertops, high end cabinetry and newer stainless appliances are among many features that make this home feel like new. It would be very difficult to replicate this value. At 3275 sq. ft., this 4 bedroom 3 and a half bath home has the rooms most of today’s buyers are looking for. Situated on a very private wooded lot in the exclusive Golf Club section of Indigo Run, this home boasts a large master suite and two additional bedrooms on main floor and a bonus room which is a wonderful guest suite above the large 3 car...
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37 Oyster Landing Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 now has a new price of $719,000!
Posted on 03/05/2020
37 Oyster Landing Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 now has a new price of $719,000!
Contemporary 3-bedroom Townhouse with magnificent wide marsh to Intra-coastal water views from LR, Deck and First Floor Master Suite. Second Floor has 2 bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath, a laundry room, and an office with a million-dollar view of the marsh and its wildlife. Meticulously well maintained with renovations completed 2010 to 2017: 2 new outside HVAC elevated systems in 2017, all new windows, stucco, and sliding doors on the marsh side(2017), and a new roof (2013) with a 30-yr warranty. Located across from the community pool and tennis court. Enjoy all the amenities Sea Pines has to...
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How Not to Miss the Best Moving and Estate Sales
Posted on 03/01/2020
How Not to Miss the Best Moving and Estate Sales
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
Selling your home can be an exciting time because it usually represents a positive change in your life. Chances are, putting your house on the market means you're moving up in your career, expanding your family, or even retiring. Regardless of the reason you're selling your home, one thing's for certain: You'll want the process to go as smoothly...
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Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Posted on 02/16/2020
Tips for House Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 02/09/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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How To Make Your Sliding Glass Doors More Secure
Posted on 02/02/2020
How To Make Your Sliding Glass Doors More Secure
You think a lot about ways to keep your family and property safe, but there are so many little things that need to be secured. If your home has sliding glass doors, you may not know how to secure them properly. Read on for steps on how to get your sliding glass doors completely secure. Know The Risks While...
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3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 01/26/2020
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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