Baby-Proofing Your Rental Apartment

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Baby-Proofing Your Rental Apartment

When you’re renting an apartment, you are always careful to not cause intentional damage to the property — you could lose your damage deposit when your lease ends. However, when you have a baby, you need to find solutions to keep baby safe from harm. Many of these require cosmetic altering, leaving nail holes, tape residue, or scratched paint in their wake. Here are some ideas for baby proofing your rental apartment without causing any property damage.  Start safe.  When you are going to bring a baby home, many parents...

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Three Unconventional Ways To Buy A Home

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Unconventional Ways To Buy A Home

Although applying for a mortgage to purchase a home has become the default way of becoming a homeowner, there are actually a variety of alternative options that may be better practically and/or financially. Here are three creative ways you can buy a home if you’re experiencing financial challenges or just want to get the best deal possible. Cash First, Mortgage Later As noted before, most people get approved for mortgages first and then hand the cash over to sellers once they find their dream homes. However, some homebuyers are...

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Tips For Getting Marker Stains Out Of Your Carpet

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Getting Marker Stains Out Of Your Carpet

Buying markers for your kids may have sounded like a great idea at the time; however, once a marker explodes on your carpet, you may regret your decision to purchase the markers. Kids and carpeting do not always mix well. Kids are known for leaving things on the floor, and they rarely think of the consequences. If you just discovered marker stains on your carpet and want to eliminate the stains, you may find success with one of these methods. At-Home Remedies The first thing you should realize is that stains are easier to eliminate from...

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Mice Invading Your House? Mouse-Proof Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mice Invading Your House? Mouse-Proof Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

If you see mice in your kitchen and you can’t find holes anywhere in the room or rest of the house, check your home’s vinyl siding for damage. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime. Mice have a keen sense of smell and can pick up odors from cereal boxes and other stored food. Mice will also invade your home if it’s not mouse-proofed properly. Here’s more information about mice and siding, and what you can do to keep mice out of your kitchen walls and home once you find them. Can Mice Really...

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4 Home Features Ideal For Book Lovers

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Home Features Ideal For Book Lovers

When shopping for a new home, it’s important to consider the various hobbies and activities that you will engage in on a daily basis. If you love to read, then you understand how important it is to have a comfortable reading spot and a place to store all of your books. Instead of adapting a home after you’ve purchased it, looking for specific features beforehand can make a huge difference for your reading situation. As you tour through homes for sale, there are four different features to look for. Each one of these caters directly...

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Building Wealth By Buying A Military Home: 3 Tips To Consider For Maximum Profit

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Building Wealth By Buying A Military Home: 3 Tips To Consider For Maximum Profit

Most Americans are quite patriotic and are happy to enlist in the military in order to serve and protect their country. In 2010, 2,266,883 Americans were serving in the U.S. military. If you happen to be serving in the military, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to put the rest of your life on hold. In fact, you can still juggle many aspects of your life—especially wealth building. One of the easiest ways to build wealth is to invest in real estate, and there’s no better way than investing in a custom built military home...

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How To Inexpensively And Quickly Update A Dated Kitchen

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Inexpensively And Quickly Update A Dated Kitchen

Buyers consider a home’s kitchen is one of the most important selling points of a home. If you are looking to list your home for sale, you will want to make the kitchen stand out. But, if your kitchen is dated, you may not want to invest in a full-blown renovation. This is because most kitchen renovations will only net you about 66 percent of your investment back when it comes time to sell your home. This means, if you invest $20,000 in a renovation, you are only likely to increase your home’s value by about $13,200. As such,...

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3 Items To Toss, Store Or Sell Before Moving Abroad

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Items To Toss, Store Or Sell Before Moving Abroad

Moving day can be stressful. This is true whether you’re just changing apartments or going halfway across the world–either way, you’ll still need to make decisions about what to bring and what to get rid of. When moving abroad, these decisions become even more crucial; certain household items and belongings can be extremely expensive to ship overseas, or may not even match the culture found in your destination country. In this short list, you’ll learn about three items you should almost always toss, store, or sell,...

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Three Things You Can Do To Make Renting A Home The Best Possible Experience For You

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Things You Can Do To Make Renting A Home The Best Possible Experience For You

Renting a home can be a daunting task for those who are new to the process. However, it doesn’t need to be be that way, especially if a prospective renter is informed about the rental process and is mindful of a few important tactics. Below are three key things that can help ensure you find the best possible rental arrangement for yourself and family: Investigate a prospective landlord’s background Once you find a possible property to rent, it is important to look more closely at the background of your prospective landlord from...

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4 Reasons To Connect Your Real Estate Agent With Your Lender

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Reasons To Connect Your Real Estate Agent With Your Lender

If you are purchasing your first home, you may be surprised if your real estate agent asks for contact information for your lender. After all, with a loan approval letter, your real estate agent already knows what houses you qualify for. It makes sense that you would want to keep your financial information private and secure, so you may be hesitant to put your real estate agent in direct contact with your loan officer. However, there are several reasons that you should consider allowing your loan officer and real estate agent to work together...

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