Real Estate

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Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal to Increase Its Value

• Refresh the exterior with a new coat of paint to make it look new. • Enhance the landscaping with trees, flowers, rock gardens, and fencing to make it more inviting. • Invest in new windows, gutters, shutters, and siding to improve functionality and look. • Small changes can make a big difference quickly if

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Home Modifications for a Loved One in Recovery

• Home modifications can help make recovery smoother for a loved one.  • Installing ramps, handrails, reverse door openers, and grab bars is necessary for every entryway. • Bathroom and kitchen areas should have shower benches, grab bars, and raised toilets to provide extra safety.  • Mobility aids such as lifts, voice-activated controls, and lift

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Get Ready for the Cold Months: Tips on How to Prepare Your House for Winter

Preparing your home for the winter months is vital to stay warm and save money on energy bills.  Inspect and repair your roof annually for missing shingles, mold growth, and ice dams. Check windows and doors for air leaks, cracks, and other signs of damage.  Invest in insulation to seal cracks and holes in walls

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How to Make Your House More Appealing for Buyers

When you put your house on the market, it must look its best. Best-looking means easy to live in, clean, and well-maintained. After all, first impressions are everything when selling a house. But how do you make your house more attractive to potential buyers? Here are some tips for making your home look its best

Severe typhoon damage on a home

Protect Your Home From Typhoon Damage

Typhoons are powerful storms that can cause severe destruction in their wake. The approximate cost of typhoons since the 1980s is around $2 trillion in the United States. However, the individual damages of these typhoons can be much higher. Whether it’s damage to your roof, flooding, or a power outage, the aftermath of a typhoon

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5 Tips for House Hunting in the Philippines

The Philippine housing market has been one of the strongest in Asia in recent years. With its added gross value of 126 billion in 2021, it’s not surprising that more and more investors are turning their attention to the property market in the country. As an investor, it is crucial to be aware of the different

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5 Tips for Showing Your Home

When you’re ready to sell your home, you want to make sure you present it in the best possible light. After all, first impressions matter—research commissioned by Strutt and Parker shows that 76% of home buyers consider the first impression as the biggest priority in their decision to buy property. As such, you want to make sure

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How to Prepare for a Big Move to a Distant City

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and overwhelming. If you’re planning a big move to a distant city, it’s essential to research and prepare in advance so that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Most people will encounter unexpected challenges when they move to a new city, so it pays to

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Building Your Dream Home: What Steps to Prioritize

Homeownership is often considered a vital part of the American Dream. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that the homeownership rate in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest level in more than 50 years. The study also found that one of the main reasons for this

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How to Keep Your Luxury Home Safe from Break-Ins

A break-in can happen to any home, no matter how rich or poor the neighborhood is. But expensive-looking homes are more likely to be targeted by burglars. They know that these types of houses are likely to have valuable items inside. Fortunately, there are some things luxury homeowners can do to make their homes less

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