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MOVING WITH YOUR PET? EXPERT TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FUR BABY SAFE AND HAPPY

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When relocating to a new home, there are numerous things to coordinate. From packing to setting up utility services in your name, the process is often complex and full of moving parts. One consideration that many people forget to make until much later in the process is how to help their pets have a safe and happy move. Don’t postpone …

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Shannon Holmes Receives Prestigious Designation For Performance in Luxury Real Estate

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Shannon Holmes from RealtySouth Inverness recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties. Holmes joins an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market. Currently, only a handful of …

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HOME-BUYER RESOURCES FOR IDENTIFYING PROPERTY PROBLEMS

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A home is a major investment. As a property buyer, you want to make sure that whatever you purchase is in perfect condition. Alternatively, if a repair is required, you want to ensure that you can handle the fix yourself—or can afford the cost of hiring a pro to do it. Let’s take a deeper dive into identifying property problems that …

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HOW MUCH IS THE BACKYARD OASIS YOU BUILT IN 2020 WORTH NOW?

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Many people spent 2020 and 2021 scrambling to find the contractors and workers to complete home improvement projects. They were intent on enjoying comfort at home while much of the social world shut down. A great deal of these projects involved creating a backyard oasis for all to enjoy. So just how well will these backyard renovations pay off in …

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LIST PRICE TODAY IS LIKE THE OPENING BID IN AN AUCTION

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Buyers today should consider the list price for a home as just an opening bid in an auction. If you are looking at homes at the top of your budget, then you need to adjust your search from 10 to 20% lower to have any hope of winning the bid. Whatever the list price is, the final contract price will …

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing Your First Investment Property

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Many individuals look at real estate as a potential investment. Real estate can provide a stable and dependable source of income. Whether you are thinking about purchasing a property for rental income or to renovate and flip, it pays to ask yourself a few questions first. Here are 5 questions you should definitely consider before purchasing any investment property.   What Do You …

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4 Incredibly Important Numbers Everyone Needs to Know When Buying a House

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When you’re shopping for a house, there are certain facts and figures that you (or your real estate agent) are expected to know.   These would include things like your overall budget, your closing costs, and your general mortgage pre-approval range.    But even when you have all of this information going into your house hunt, there’s still often one …

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Upsizing in Retirement: Finding The Perfect House

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While some seniors opt to downsize in retirement, others decide to go big with a new home as a way to rally family and friends in an environment suitable for entertaining. Upsizing to a larger property also opens the door to hobby farming opportunities. You might opt to live a simple sustainable life, or monetize your hobby as a form …

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Six Ways You Can Declutter Your Home On Your Own Terms

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Decluttering and organizing our homes doesn’t need to be a tedious process. In fact, there are ways you can have fun with the experience — and you don’t need an interior decorator to finish the job.    Purge What You Don’t Need    It may seem like torture to go through your belongings in every room, but you can make …

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WHY INVEST IN A HOME WARRANTY?

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When you own a home, there is so much to do that the responsibilities can sometimes feel overwhelming. The time you spend maintaining your home and addressing concerns can be extensive, but the financial commitment can be a burden. A home warranty can help relieve financial burdens and give you the peace of mind you need.   When it comes …