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Posted on 11/29/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Smart home devices enable property owners to automate a wide range of everyday tasks – everything from cleaning each bedroom in a residence to securing a house against burglaries and other threats. Yet not all smart house gadgets are identical. And if a homeowner fails to plan ahead for smart home technology investments, they risk spending money on smart...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How to Make the Most of a Housing Shortage
Image by Sandro Porto from Pixabay On the basic level of supply and demand, a housing shortage leads to higher home prices. But let's look beyond the obvious at a few other considerations a homeowner might want to make in response to a housing shortage, as well as a few tips for the prospective homebuyer. More Housing, Same...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Home Maintenance: How to Care 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 11/01/2020
Can an Outdoor Kitchen Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers?
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Timing Your Sale with Your Purchase
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
From FHA to USDA - Choosing Your Mortgage
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Video Tour - 5945 Jannette Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Ready to call Roxborough your new home! This well-maintained two-story brick row home, with a beautifully landscaped front yard, is move-in ready. From the front door, step into the living room, which opens to the rest of the first floor, including the dining room and custom kitchen. With original parquet wood floors throughout the entire house, natural light fills every room from its windows. The shaker-style kitchen has plenty of storage, high-end Bosch appliances, a garbage disposal, a built-in exhaust fan over the stove, and an integrated wine refrigerator. The kitchen and dining room flow into each other, perfect for entertaining!...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
5945 Jannette Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128 is now new to the market!
Ready to call Roxborough your new home! This well-maintained two-story brick row home, with a beautifully landscaped front yard, is move-in ready. From the front door, step into the living room, which opens to the rest of the first floor, including the dining room and custom kitchen. With original parquet wood floors throughout the entire house, natural light fills every room from its windows. The shaker-style kitchen has plenty of storage, high-end Bosch appliances, a garbage disposal, a built-in exhaust fan over the stove, and an integrated wine refrigerator. The kitchen and dining room flow into each other, perfect for entertaining!...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Know What You Want When Shopping for a New Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Kitchen Cabinet Update: All New or Refreshed?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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