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Posted on 08/02/2020
What Are the Risks to Rental Property?
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
How to Pick Patterns for Your Living Space
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash Textiles are one of the most important aspects of interior design—a true decorating fundamental that interior designers use to pull a room together. These things are often overlooked in favor of stylish trim, on-trend paint shades, and well-chosen furniture, however. Those are all necessary parts of the design equation, but without the...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Use Native Stones to Create a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Simple Ways to Update a Countertop
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Posted on 06/30/2020
2370 Ballina Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035 is now new to the market!
Located on just shy of 15 acres this well maintained country cape is just South of the village of Cazenovia and has plenty of charm inside and out. Kitchen area is open to living area with a hearth warmed stove. Lots of hardwood floors, natural light,& built in shelves in this home. There's also a large barn with 6 horse stalls and plenty of room to store hay. Included in the sale is a Paddock for the horses and invisible fencing for the pets. Plus a large pond for swimming and fishing! This special home also has a deck, open porch, & a flagstone patio for entertaining. Minutes to the village however, located on a very private...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
"Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay If you're looking for "subject-to" real estate, you know it can be a good investment. This kind of real estate is purchased "subject-to" the existing mortgage. So the buyer owns the property, but the mortgage stays in the seller's name. Payments are made by the buyer, but it's not necessary for that...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Buyer Tips: Open House Etiquette
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
What's It Like to Sell a Home?
The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results. There are many things that an individual...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
What Should You Consider before Buying?
Photo by LDprod via Shutterstock Buying a house is more than the number of rooms and how it is staged. It’s a set of complex systems in a specific location. And while it’s not all about location, that’s a perfect place to start your list. Where to Buy Areas and neighborhoods trend for a variety of reasons. If...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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