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October 30, 2017

Should You Let Your Friend Sell Your House?

You’re thinking of selling your house and you’ve read advice on real estate agents. Instead, however, you have a friend who has suggested they can handle selling your house. Is it a good idea?

There are many situations in which you might want to have a friend sell your house. Maybe Sue or Bob is just starting out as a real estate agent, and you want to throw work their way. Perhaps you need to sell your house relatively quickly, and you figure your friend won’t mind working 24/7 to make that happen. You might be looking for a deal on real estate agents because you need money for another important event, like saving up to buy an engagement ring that meets [...]

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October 13, 2017

Millennials Are Buying Detached Homes: Here are The Pros and Cons

Millennials, once characterized as the generation that stayed in their parents’ homes during the Great Recession, are moving into their own homes now. In fact, people 36 years of age or younger, who are of both the millennial and Generation Y cohort, now constitute the largest group of homebuyers in the United States, at 34 percent. Two-thirds of these buyers are purchasing homes for the first time.

Perhaps most intriguingly, though, this group of home buyers are increasingly choosing to buy single-family detached homes rather than condominiums or townhomes, which are often grouped under the “attached” home umbrella. Briefly, condos are a single unit in a [...]

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September 29, 2017

Going Green? Best Green Improvements to Sell Your D.C. Home

With places to visit from the Lincoln Memorial to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. is a great place to live. So when the time comes to sell your home, you should have no trouble, right?

Yes, living in a desirable area helps when you put your place on the market. It also helps that so many people move to D.C. to work in the political sphere. There are always incoming interns and lobbyists vying for space. But one of the best ways to give your listing an edge is to make your home eco-friendly. Many Americans understand the benefits of cleaner environment, so they realize the importance of individual efforts in making the world most sustainable.

Green living [...]

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September 7, 2017

Signs That It’s Time to Move out of Your D.C. Apartment

Living in a busy city like Washington, D.C. means you’re probably at work all the time, focusing on building your career and putting other aspects of life aside for later. Growing your career can be a great thing to do, but at some point, you’re going to have to think about progressing in your personal life. The big question is figuring out when that point is for you. Most of the time, people can begin to advance to the next stage of their lives when it comes to their apartment. Apartment living in D.C. can be the preferred option to those struggling with home ownership responsibilities and fees, but there will come a time when you might want to move. How will you know [...]

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August 25, 2017

Hardscaping Tips That Will Make Your Jacksonville Home Stand Out

Construction and renovation options outside your home structure are often overlooked in the general scheme of a property upgrade. However, there are many options, such as hardscaping.

What is it exactly? Hardscaping refers to the use of “hard” material such as brick, stone and concrete to incorporate permanent structures into your landscape design. Hardscape construction includes the addition of pathways, patios, fences, steps, etc.

If you are searching for ways to make your Jacksonville home stand out, consider thinking outside the box! Check out these creative and unique renovation tips:

1. Design While You Drain

Does your home sit on a relatively [...]

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August 10, 2017

Beachy or Bust: Best Decor to Sell Your Home in Jacksonville

Everyone who has ever been to Florida knows there’s one decor style to rule them all. Beach themes make sense for both locals and those who rent out their Jacksonville properties to vacationers heading south throughout the year.

Due to its popularity, beach decor is a great way to style your home before you put it on the market, too. If you’re not sure where to start — there are so many options when it comes to making your home look and feel Floridian — here are the dos and don’ts of beach-inspired interior design.

Do: Keep Things Light and Airy

Selling your home often requires you to present a more neutral color palette so that potential buyers have [...]

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July 21, 2017

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home in a New Orleans Historic District

New Orleans: your dreams of buying a house might include the sound of jazz wafting from French Quarter streets along with wrought iron balconies and the glint of the mighty Mississippi. Then there’s also great food — gumbo, Cajun and beignets for breakfast — and Mardi Gras to brighten the winter. Once spring has sprung, magnolias and dogwoods grace the parks. Buying a home in New Orleans’s historic districts might be a dream that makes all these site-specific fantasies come true. The Big Easy has some of the most beautiful historic districts in the United States and a lively preservation community. Well-maintained historic homes generally keep their property values well, [...]

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July 13, 2017

Benefits of Grading Your New Orleans Home’s Lawn

Are you dealing with a soggy lawn and not sure what to do? It’s hard to enjoy your outdoor space if your yard feels like you’re walking across a soaked sponge. But don’t worry. You can correct the problem with proper grading and compacting.

What Are Grading and Compacting?

Grading is a method of “reshaping” your lawn so the soil slopes, allowing water to run off instead of saturating the ground around your home. This is of great importance to NOLA residents, who live in a low-lying area that receives a high amount of rainfall each year. When done correctly, grading will divert rainwater away from your home’s foundation and toward an approved [...]

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