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Question: I would like to do some improvements to my house to make it more appealing to buyers. I don't know what are the best fixes/updates that will bring the highest return for my time and money. Any ideas? Answer: Home improvements often increase resale value. In today's market - they may not...
03/03/2009
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Buyer Advice for Home Purchase in 2009 There's a lot of doom and gloom in the media about the housing market and overall tough economy. But, if you're in a position to take advantage of falling housing prices- now could be a great time to buy. The rules for getting a loan have changed. Make sure ...
03/03/2009
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                  1. Clean everything in & out of sight.  2. Weed clutter out of closets & cupboards.  3. Create space by storing some of your extra furniture.  4. Scale down your personal art work, especially in teenagers' rooms.  5. Create a feeling of spaciousness.  6. Keep shades and draperi...
03/03/2009
If you have a brick fireplace that is showing it's age and wear - you can freshed and transform the area with a little paint. Here's some easy steps to a fresher looking feature. Clean the outside of your fireplace and remove loose, flaky particles of mortar/brick. A wirebrush and vacuum will mak...
03/03/2009
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Did you know that the average American household uses 107,000 gallons of water per year? If we just turn off the faucet while we are brushing our teeth, we could save about 4 gallons of water each minute. Would you believe that can add up to 200 gallons saved per week for a household of 4? Alice ...
03/03/2009
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Wouldn't it be great if there was a 'how-to' guide for decorating your home? Yes, we watch HGTV and get some wonderful ideas for changes we want to make, but unfortunately, there aren't really any strict decorating rules. The following Do's and Don'ts has some good ideas - Enjoy! DO: Keep comfort...
03/03/2009
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No, it's not easy keeping your home in ready-to-show condition. You do live there and the house will naturally have a lived-in look. What can you do when your house isn't really in showcase condition and the phone rings and the buyers are coming soon?! Don't panic and follow these ideas for quick...
03/03/2009
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What type of morgages survived the credit crunch? FHA Insured Mortgages; Member Only Credit Union Loans; Rural Home Loans; and Local & State Agencies. The mortgages we are dealing with now are far different from the ones our buyers obtained a couple of years ago. Banks have become much stricter i...
03/02/2009
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Running Out of Places to Store Papers, Toys, Games, Season Clothing and all else that seems to multiply? Here are 5 Tips to help clear the clutter. Choose a starting room. Move all clutter into another area and sort into 3 piles. Items that you use everyday in one pile. Items you can store in ano...
03/02/2009
For those who are non-hunters, we offer a large selection of deer, elk and moose heads, luxurious bear skin rugs and other fine furnishings. All items are new and top quality. Please call for availability. View our home decor section. North American Moose, Elk, Deer Heads, Bear Skin Rugs availab...
03/02/2009
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