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Posted on 10/25/2020
Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Create a Moving Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 10/13/2020
55 Nursery Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977 is now new to the market!
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/434113103/IDXS - Immaculate ranch home in the 55+ targeted community of Willowwood. Why choose new construction when this beautifully maintained home is available now! Features include 10 ft ceilings and hardwood floors in the foyer, hallway, kitchen/breakfast room and morning room. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, 42” cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash, pantry and breakfast area. The morning room with a vaulted ceiling, can be used as an office, sitting area or dining space. It’s up to you. Head down the hall to the Owners Suite that features a tray...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Creating a Simpler Life
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Video Tour - 4 Michele Drive, Dover, DE 19901
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/434107682/IDXS - Beautifully maintained, original owner home in the Active Adult Community of Wild Meadows. This home is situated on a corner lot with mature landscaping and a welcoming front porch! Enter the home into the formal living room w vaulted ceiling and crown molding. The adjacent formal dining room is spacious w room to host gatherings. The kitchen has charm, with white cabinets, many w beveled glass fronts. There is plenty of counter space and a pass through to the family room. You will enjoy the sunny breakfast/morning room with added "eyebrow" windows. Enjoy watching nature...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
4 Michele Drive, Dover, DE 19901 is now new to the market!
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/434107682/IDXS - Beautifully maintained, original owner home in the Active Adult Community of Wild Meadows. This home is situated on a corner lot with mature landscaping and a welcoming front porch! Enter the home into the formal living room w vaulted ceiling and crown molding. The adjacent formal dining room is spacious w room to host gatherings. The kitchen has charm, with white cabinets, many w beveled glass fronts. There is plenty of counter space and a pass through to the family room. You will enjoy the sunny breakfast/morning room with added "eyebrow" windows. Enjoy watching nature...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Are You Prepared to Buy a Home?
Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, and as such, should not be taken lightly. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the homebuying journey, such as: 1. Determine Where You Want to Live There is no shortage of high-quality houses available across the United States. Now, you just need to determine where you...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
How to Find the Best Green Home Builder
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Home Maintenance: Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
To Rent or Buy: What to Consider
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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