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Common HVAC Issues
Posted on 01/26/2020
Common HVAC Issues
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay If you own a home with an HVAC unit you may replace filters every once in a while but the maintenance needed for the long-term health of the system is a little more involved. If not identified early, small issues can compound over time and become quite costly to remedy. The most common...
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4 Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption
Posted on 01/26/2020
4 Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Conclude a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 01/19/2020
Conclude a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may require many weeks or months to complete. As you approach the finish line of this journey, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a seamless conclusion. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly finalize a home purchase. 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A home inspection generally is...
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Security Options for Your Luxury Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Security Options for Your Luxury Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Posted on 01/12/2020
Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Buying in a Seller's Paradise
Posted on 01/12/2020
Buying in a Seller's Paradise
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Posted on 01/05/2020
Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Selling a house may prove to be problematic, particularly for individuals who fail to allocate time and resources to learn about the real estate market. Lucky for you, we're here to help you navigate the housing sector and ensure you can avoid home selling crises. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you list your residence...
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How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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Another Property Rented - 22 Demarest Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY 10993
Posted on 01/03/2020
Another Property Rented - 22 Demarest Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY 10993
What a beautiful 3 Bedroom 1.5 bath, updated first floor kitchen that flows into open living room, dining room hardwood floors throughout Off street parking for 2 cars behind the house. Basement can be used for storage, access for washer/dryer hook up. Relax in this beautiful...
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Another Property Sold - 70 Foltim Way, Congers, NY 10920
Posted on 12/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 70 Foltim Way, Congers, NY 10920
Townhouse living at it's finest! You've found the answer to all of your family's needs for a fraction of the price of what you've seen on the market! On the main level you'll find a fantastic, light-filled, flowing layout. The large eat-in-kitchen boasts oak cabinetry, stainless steal appliances, pantry, and a modern tile backsplash with the perfect pop of color. Guests can hang out at the dining table, or on the large back deck just off the kitchen! You'll find a convenient, updated half-bathroom as you head toward the spacious living room with huge windows. On the upper level, relax in one of your two large bedrooms featuring double...
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Vintage Features for the Modern Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
Vintage Features for the Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
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Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter
Posted on 12/29/2019
Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter
Image by Tracy Adams from Unsplash Winter can be both a beautiful and dreaded season for homeowners. It often arrives with various weather challenges that may affect your home. Snow, ice, cold temperatures, and other harsh elements can cause problems in your house or impact your energy bills if you are not prepared. If you are new to...
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