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Tips for Designing Your Dream Home

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A person holds the idea of their dream home.Plenty of people nowadays have a goal of building their own dream house, at some point in their lives. If you want to make this dream a reality, then it is a good idea to start considering what you dream house will be right now, so that this goal stays with you in your day to day life. This means coming up with a thorough design, which is no easy feat. Here are some tips for designing your dream home. (more…)

Decorating on a Budget: Ideas for Your First Home

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Home decorIf you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might find yourself surprised by the amount of space that you have to fill in your new house. Individuals and families who are making the transition from apartment-dweller to homebuyer are often overwhelmed by the decorating needs of their new situation. It becomes even more alarming when you learn how easy it is to spend thousands on the furniture and decoration in just a single room! (more…)

Smart Tips for Your Home Inspection

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Home inspectorA home inspection is an important preliminary step before buying a house. During a home inspection, a professional will come and do a visual evaluation of the house’s structure and condition. A home inspector will usually cover the foundation and frame of a house, insulation and ventilation throughout the house, the condition of the air conditioning units, the roofing, electrical, and plumbing systems. However, even with a home inspection, many new homebuyers are surprised by extra costs and expenditures they have to make soon after their purchase. (more…)

Two Things to Know about Your Home Inspection

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Home inspectorA vital step taken before purchasing (or selling) a home is a home inspection, wherein a professional will check for common problems in order to help determine the value of your home. This can give you a heads-up regarding necessary repairs that you’ll want to do before moving in (or renting out, as the case may be). (more…)

Home Improvements with a High ROI

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A man paints his living room whiteEvery homeowner has a laundry list of improvements that they want to do to their home. However, it is usually unrealistic, and even impossible, to get to everything done, due to the constraints of time and money that we all have. For this reason, it pays off to be smart about the things we are actually able to improve about our homes, and to pick home improvements that have an inherently high return on investment. Here are some ideas to help you do this… (more…)

How to Look Beyond a Home’s Curb Value

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A row of nice houses in a suburbWhen it comes to the price of a home, curb value is one of the most important factors in determining what a home costs. However, it can be very valuable for homeowners to learn to look beyond what they initially see when they pull up to a new home. Oftentimes, the real things that make a difference to a home’s living experience are the hidden things on the inside. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to look beyond a home’s curb value… (more…)

Things to Know About Buying Your First Home Part 2

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A nice couple holds up a house of Popsicle sticksBuying your first home is an enormous investment, and a very big stepping point towards life changes. In truth, most home buyers even realize how much changes when you purchase your first home. Because of this importance, every step towards your first home purchase should be taken carefully and wisely. Nonetheless, there are huge benefits towards owning a home, rather than renting, such as your capital actually going into something that you own, rather than disappearing over the course of your lease rental. Here are some important things to know about buying your first house… (more…)

Things to Know About Buying Your First Home Part 1

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Girl holds house picture by parents on couch.Buying your first home is an enormous investment, and a very big stepping point towards life changes. In truth, most home buyers even realize how much changes when you purchase your first home. Because of this importance, every step towards your first home purchase should be taken carefully and wisely. Nonetheless, there are huge benefits towards owning a home, rather than renting, such as your capital actually going into something that you own, rather than disappearing over the course of your lease rental. Here are some important things to know about buying your first house… (more…)

The Housing Market in Colorado

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condominiums in front of mountainsThe housing market in Colorado is a peculiar one that is faces unique challenges, in the coming years. Based on online real estate prices, the entire housing market in Colorado has been surging in price. This is great news for individuals who already own homes in Colorado, but presents other challenges that could harm the state, down the road, if they aren’t addressed. Here is some information about the current state of the housing market in Colorado… (more…)

5 Highest Migration Rates in the U.S. Part 2

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A young couple unpacks boxesIt’s interesting to think about what America will look like after another decade has passed. What will our national landscape be? Perhaps more so than political motivators (we could all do with a little less politics this year, after all), one of the biggest drivers behind how America grows and changes has to do with where people decide to live within it. Migration rates are the crystal ball that lets us see how the country will develop, and where people are more inclined to live. Here are the states with the highest migration rates in 2015, according to United Van Lines… (more…)