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Home Improvement That Fails

Some changes actually decrease the value of your home Homeowners are generally always looking for “more.” That’s one of the reasons renovations are so popular. Whether for resale or just personal desire, renovations can do a lot for your home. What you upgrade or change can improve the home’s value and make living in your […]

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Cost of Asbestos Removal

What is Asbestos? Asbestos was used to a great extent in home construction from the 1940s through the 1970s. It’s a highly efficient and cheap material used for thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as a fire retardant. Homes that were built before 1975 can have asbestos, which was used on basement boilers and pipes […]

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Dangers of Selling to Amateur Home Investors

Homevestors: We are cash home buyers. We buy houses in any condition. As a homeowner, you may find yourself in a position of having to sell your home quickly. Many times in these cases, homeowners will turn to investment companies for help. Unfortunately, when dealing with many investment companies, it’s not uncommon to run into […]

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for Selling Your Home

Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies to get your house in tip-top shape for the season. If you’re looking to sell your home this summer, it’s going to be especially important that you tend to these season-specific home maintenance tasks. So if […]

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Selling a House After A Flood

If your house floods, you’re going to experience water’s mercilessly destructive power. The infrastructure of your home, as well as your precious personal belongings can be damaged beyond repair. Water from a flood creates inordinate amounts of mud and grime, and contains harmful contaminants. Here are some things you’ll to have to attend to in […]

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How Much is My House Worth?

With home prices changing at such a rapid pace over the past ten years, many homeowners are dying to know how much their house is worth. There is any number of reasons for this. You could be looking to refinance your home, given the current low rates. Or, maybe you need to take some equity […]

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Selling Your House After a Fire

How to Sell Your House After a Fire The pain and destruction caused by a house fire can be traumatic. Besides the loss of priceless personal belongings, a typical home fire causes more than $18,000 in damage, making it difficult to sell the home. Fires damage more than 350,000 homes every year, according to a […]

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Liquid Foundation Repair Kits: Do They Really Work?

Hiring a structural engineer to repair your foundation is painfully expensive, so it’s tempting to look for a less expensive DIY solution. For $60 or less, liquid foundation repair kits promise a simple, permanent repair for cracked concrete. But do they really fix the problem? How Much Does It Cost to Repair Your Foundation? A […]

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How to Deal with Difficult Tenants

The wrong tenants can cause expensive repairs, legal trouble and other headaches that make you wish you had never become a landlord. Here’s your guide to dealing with common tenant troubles. 1. Non-Paying Tenants Unpaid rent may be the most frequent problem landlords face. When tenants make excuses or try to avoid collection efforts, the […]

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Selling Your House for Retirement: 4 Questions You Should Ask

After the kids move out, you may start thinking about downsizing to a place with fewer bedrooms. All of that extra space in your home represents equity that could be converted into cash for your retirement. But before you sell your home, ask yourself these four important questions. 1. Why Do You Want to Sell […]

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