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Thursday, June 13, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

16 Times Homeowners Got Overly Creative With Their Garage Doors

16 Times Homeowners Got Overly Creative With Their Garage Doors




Ever get tired of those cookie-cutter garages with blank doors? Boring! Check out these examples of amazing garage doors that will definitely make those that pass by to a double take! Some of these are pretty mind-bending.


1. John Scarratt turned this into a brilliant ad as a catchy piece of art. I suppose the wall needed better coding.

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2. Have that rare car you want to protect? Do you just want to feel more like a secret agent?

McMills Construction and Beausoleil Architects created this hidden garage to maximize rent for a tenant as well as avoid penalties from city coding. The reasoning may have been a bit dastardly, but the results are quite cool.


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3. This is a 3D garage sticker. And an accident waiting to happen.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

What to Repair Before You List

What to Repair Before You List





When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.


Repaint walls.


Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.


Repair floors.


Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making ding ...

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell?

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell







Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.
The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials and Generation X leading the way!
Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the recent reports that have been released and what they mean for the spring buying season!
1. National Association of Realtor’s Existing Home Sales Report
Sales of existing homes were down for the third consecutive month in January. Some of this can be explained by the natural seasonality that the real estate market experiences every year, and some can be explained even further by a lack of homes available for sale on the market.
Inventory
For the last eight months, the inventory of homes for sale ha ...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER??

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER?







 



Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time!


Why is this date important? Homeownership is not just a roof over your head! It represents shelter, stability, wealth, and pride! For decades, homeownership has been an important part of the American Dream!


However, many question if the next generations see the same benefits of homeownership as their predecessors.

In case we have forgotten, some of those benefits are:
Non-Financial Benefits

Educational Achievement: Homeownership has a positive impact on academic achievement, including reading and math performance in children 3-12 years old.
Civic Participation: “Owning a home means owning a part of the neighborhood.” Home ...

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Friday, February 22, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

4 Reasons Why We’re Not Headed For Another Housing Crash

4 Reasons Why We’re Not Headed For Another Housing Crash














With home prices rising in many areas of the country, many people are worried that we’re headed for a housing crash like the one we suffered in 2008.


But here’s the thing: it’s just not true. While it’s understandable that people would look at the current market, consider it a “housing bubble,” and assume it’s going to pop, the truth of the matter is the market today couldn’t be any more different than they were before the crash of 2008.


Let’s take a look at four reasons why we’re not headed for another housing crash:

1. Banks have tightened their lending practices

The biggest contributor to the crash of 2008 was risky lending practices. Financial institutions had extremely loose standards in terms of who they’d lend to; they were giving out mortgages to people with low incomes, bad credit, and who were unlik ...

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