May 2017

There are 3 blog entries for May 2017.

Renovations to add Value to your HomeSummer is the season to enjoy your yard and the outdoor life, but it can also be the time to complete some value-adding DIY projects around the house. Here are 5 great ways to improve your property –you'll never call it work!

Enhance your Patio

Extend outdoor living space with a new deck and bench seating along two sides of an existing patio. Or place stepping stones strategically to through a planting area, leading guests to an wood deck with an attached ramada. Find ideas for both simple and "over the top" decks at

Beautify the Front Entry

Repaint your front door a bright new color, then add a new keyless lock set to complement the architecture and provide better security. Add stylish numbers, large and distinctive enough to

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Using a Pre-Listing Inspection to Better Sell Your Home For many home sellers, waiting for the results of their buyer's home inspection is one of the most stressful parts of the entire selling process. Even homes that have been carefully maintained can be found to have condition or repair issues that the seller was not aware existed. In most cases, the issues are minor and relatively inexpensive for the seller to repair. When the issue is serious, however, such as a leaking roof or foundation problem, sellers may be faced with trying to save their home sale while struggling to cover the cost of an unexpected and very expensive home repair. In addition to the expense, home inspection issues also have the potential to cause closings to be delayed while repairs are made and may even carry a risk of

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Tips for Buying a Rural Home PropertyPeople have varying dreams of homeownership. You may imagine living in a cottage on the beach or in a log cabin house by the mountains or a lake. If you've lived in the city or suburbs, your dream home may dwell in the country as you have always wanted to own a farm, grow vegetables or raise livestock. In time, you may have the opportunity to seek out your country home.

Buying a rural home is sometimes not very different from looking for a home in the city. You want a house that fits into your current and future needs as well as preferences. Searching the real estate listings will allow buyers to pull up prices in a specific location and learn about all the amenities that are located close by. There are a few differences to be aware of when you are

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