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4 New Home Buying Mistakes To Watch Out For

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Perhaps the only thing more exciting than buying a home that’s new to you is buying a home that’s new to everyone. A brand-new home is a blank slate, inviting you to make it your own — but it’s also a huge investment that could go drastically wrong if you let it. Here are four surprisingly common mistakes to avoid when shopping for a new home. 1. Not Working With a Realty Service If you’re staring at new home sales listings with the intention of doing your own homework, negotiations and closing, you’re...

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Selling Your House? 2 Ways To Boost The Sales Price

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When you decide to sell your house, you might be tempted to list it as quickly as possible. After all, the longer it sits on the market, the more people might come across your listing, right? Unfortunately, skipping a few important steps might damage the final sales price of your property—which could put you in a bind when it comes to paying for a new place. Fortunately, you might be able to boost the sales price of your home by doing these two simple things: 1: Hire a Professional Photographer These days, potential buyers have access to...

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Property Management Tips – How To Handle Security Deposits

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If you have recently been appointed the property manager for an apartment building, then it is your job to take care of the day to day operations within the complex. You also must make sure that tenant needs are taken care of. One of your most important jobs will revolve around money handling. You will need to collect rent monthly, and you also will need to collect security deposits when the initial rental agreement is signed. Security deposits must be handled properly, so read through the tips below to figure out exactly what you need...

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Growing Pest-Free Cabbage Naturally: Effective Cabbage Looper Control

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If you’ve given up growing cabbage in your garden because it always gets infested with cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni), you aren’t alone. Many home gardeners get discouraged and think their only solution to combat these garden pests is to stop growing cabbage. There are several natural options for keeping these pests from devouring your plants.  Cabbage Looper Life Cycle Understanding the life cycle of the cabbage looper helps you break the breeding cycle and banish them from your garden. The first sign that they have...

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3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Short Sale Home

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When you’re searching for a home on a budget, a short sale can look like a dream come true. In a short sale, the seller is selling the home for less than what’s owed on their mortgage, usually because they are looking at a foreclosure if they don’t. The seller doesn’t make any money on the deal, and the bank has to accept less money than they were originally owed by the seller, so no one is profiting on the deal except for you, because you’re getting a home for far less than what it’s really worth. Sound...

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Facing Eviction? No Heat? What Services Are Available To Help?

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Suppose you’ve fallen behind on your rent payments, and may be scrambling to find a way to get quick cash to stave off your landlord. You don’t know if you can make it, but you certainly can’t afford the costs of eviction or moving. What should you do? Or perhaps you’ve just entered one of the coldest winters on record, and your furnace breaks. Your phone calls to your landlord remain unanswered, and your lease prohibits you from contracting any repairs yourself or using a portable heater. What should you do? Although...

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5 Humane Ways To Prevent Squirrels From Taking Over Your Bird Feeders

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Having a bird feeder that attracts the local bird population can give you hours of pleasure. The only problem is that birds aren’t the only thing that are attracted by the bird seed. Along with finches and bluebirds come squirrels. These pesky, over sized rodents will steal all the seed they can, and can do serious harm to your feeder, if measures aren’t taken to deter them. Below are five humane ways to discourage squirrels from using your bird feeder as their personal dinner tray. Feed Them Away From the Bird Feeder Since...

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2 Simple Tips for Keeping Your House & Family Safe from Theft

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over 2 million burglaries occurred throughout the United States in 2012. If you’re a homeowner, the safety of your property and family are a top priority, which is why you’ve taken several measures to keep them both safe. In addition to installing a security system, fences and gates, there are a number of other simple and inexpensive upgrades and safety-savvy changes you can make to make your property even more secure. Light Up Your Home—Inside and Out When it comes to keeping your...

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3 Ways To Improve School Security With Locks

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Are you concerned about security at your child’s school? A lot of parents feel the same way you do. With all of the terrible things that have happened on public school campuses lately, it is a legitimate concern, and one that governments at all levels are trying to address. Most schools have at least one police officer on duty at all times now, and security protocols for who gets to come on campus have increased. This isn’t always enough, though. It is important to the safety of the children who attend these schools and the...

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2 Ways You Might Be Attracting Termites

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Can you imagine spending your life savings on a new home, only to discover a massive termite infestation a few months later? Although it might not seem like a real-life scenario, the typical termite queen can lay up to 30,000 eggs each and every day. If you attract a few termites, it can turn into a full-blown disaster in no time. Here are two ways that you might be attracting termites, and what you can do to fend off trouble. 1: Surrounding Your House With Flower Beds If you are like most homeowners, you probably hate the look of that boring...

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