Home Improvements

April 18, 2024

Big and small projects to improve your home equity and value.

As homeowners, we often desire to enhance the value of our homes, whether for future sale or personal satisfaction. Here, we'll explore cost-effective improvements and more substantial improvements with greater upfront investment to boost your property's value, drawing insights from expert discussions on the subject.

 

Why Improve ...

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April 5, 2024

Busting Myths with ‘Live Free: The Art of the 2-Year Flip’—A Closer Look at a Few Key Misconceptions

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Homeownership is surrounded by myths and misconceptions that can intimidate and confuse even the most eager prospective buyers. In “Live Free: The Art of the 2-Year Flip,” we delve into ten pervasive myths about owning a home, debunking them with a blend of practical advice and real-world insights. While ...

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Feb. 14, 2024

Is your home building or preserving wealth?

Two threads weave through the fabric of every property transaction: wealth building and wealth preservation. Each serves a distinct purpose in the homeowner's journey, yet together, they form the cornerstone of financial security and legacy.

 

Wealth Building: The Foundation

At its core, wealth building in real estate is ...

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Dec. 7, 2023

Making sure your roof is ready for Santa’s sleigh!

Ho-ho-hold on to your chimneys! With the holiday season in full swing and Santa's sleigh on its way, it's time to talk about something crucial yet often overlooked – winter roof maintenance. While we jest about prepping our rooftops for a jolly visitor and his reindeer, ensuring your ...

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Nov. 1, 2023

The complex relationship between solar panels and your home equity.

The installation of solar panels on a home is a decision that goes beyond green energy and politics. It has a direct impact on the buying and selling of real estate, and this article delves into the complications and challenges associated with solar panels.

 

Buyer-Seller Compatibility

While it's ...

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Sept. 29, 2023

Financing your Home on Land

If you're considering purchasing a home with a couple of acres, you might wonder if the financing process differs from buying a house in a traditional neighborhood. The good news? It's remarkably similar. Lenders generally view homes on acreage as properties on land, and the amount of acreage ...

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Sept. 1, 2023

Beware the Voice of Reason

Let's talk about something we often shush away – the wild and untamed spirit of going against the grain, especially when it comes to your haven, your heart, your home. So, here's a thought: let's give a respectful nod to that ever-prudent "voice of reason" and then ...

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Aug. 28, 2023

The Art of the Two-Year Flip: Leveraging your primary residence as a source of tax-free income.

Too often, people think of their primary residence as something entirely different from the rest of their investments. The fact of the matter is you could leverage your home as one of the few ways to earn tax-free profits. Have you ever wondered how you could leverage your living space ...

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Aug. 14, 2023

Finding Harmony Between Return on Investment and Emotional Investment in Real Estate

 

It's been hammered into our minds, often perpetuated by media, television, and the booming real estate industry that every property decision should be fueled by financial returns, resale values, and dollars in versus dollars out. While ROI is critical, let's talk about the other side of the ...

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Aug. 7, 2023

Building your dream home on land in the city.

I'm about to take you on a roller-coaster ride through a tale of dreams, sweat, and a borderline embarrassing dash of irony.

 

First, I blame my mother in law. Really, she gave me a gardening book for Christmas about 13 years ago that may have tipped the scales ...

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