How to Prepare a Home for New Tenants

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Letting out a property to tenants is profitable, but it is not an armchair investment. You need to find the right property, which is where an experienced realtor such as Cedar Isles Dean Real Estate Minneapolis comes in handy. And, unless you hand over the keys to a letting agent, you will have to do some work to prepare the property and take care of day-to-day tasks. This will include routine maintenance, fixing things when they break and preparing the property for a new tenant. Royalty Free Read more [...]

How to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

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Owning a home means taking care of routine maintenance. If you don’t, you could end up with some serious bills. The most sensible thing to do is make a list of jobs that need doing periodically and then tackling these jobs at the appropriate time. Otherwise, bad weather and the passage of time will turn a small issue into a major – and expensive – repair job. Poor maintenance also devalues a home, which is not helpful if you are aiming for capital growth on your investment. Royalty Free Read more [...]

Thinking of Buying a New House? Learn Lead Regulations First

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There are a number of risks involved when you buy an older home. It could have rotting members or water damage. The foundation shifting could threaten the structural integrity of the property. Yet these are not the worst problems home buyers looking at older homes should think about because they are well known. Conversely, the confusion about lead in older homes from the paint to the pipes and relative lack of information about how to spot it or deal with it is a serious problem. Here is a guide Read more [...]

4 Electrical Services You Should Consider to Improve Your Home

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You may be a homeowner who chooses to concentrate on improving their home visually, rather than electrically. However, there are many benefits to improving electricals throughout the house, even if it does come at a cost. Whether you want to improve your home for safety reasons or simply to make living more comfortable, there are many options when it comes to improving your home with electrical services, and some of them are outlined below. Royalty Free Photo 1.    Smoke Alarms When it comes Read more [...]

What You Should Know Before You Start a Kitchen Remodel

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When it comes to remodels in your home, none compare to the popularity of the kitchen remodel. According to statistics from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Americans spent more than $67 billion on their kitchens in 2015. Of that amount, $49.5 billion went towards renovations. In that same year, more than 10 million households underwent a kitchen remodel, which shows just how popular it is. Royalty Free Photo Perhaps you’re thinking of a kitchen remodel yourself but you’re Read more [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Snagging

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Snagging is the process of checking a property for any defects prior to purchasing and it is always a good idea to snag whenever you can. Snagging gives you peace of mind and reassurance before you commit any serious money to purchasing a property; the majority of the time snagging will reveal nothing serious but it is good to do just in case. Royalty Free Photo Before proceeding with snagging you should remember that many properties will have minor issues and these do not necessarily indicate Read more [...]

Thinking About a Major Home Renovation Project – Where to Find Ideas and Inspiration

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For many people whose home isn’t working for them, the solution is to remodel and renovate. Whether it is just one room that needs to undergo major changes, or it’s the whole house, a remodel can completely transform the space and make it the dream home you envisioned. Royalty Free Photo Of course, reaching the finishing point is a massive project that requires plenty of planning, research, ideas, and inspiration before you even get started. So where can you find help with these initial Read more [...]

Four Signs It’s Time to Call in a Plumber

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There are all kinds of reasons people choose to tackle home projects, renovations, and repairs on their own. With so much information in books, online, and in-store, it’s provided homeowners with a newfound confidence in approaching these DIY projects around the house. With that said, there are still projects and repairs that are best left to the professionals, so as not to cause further damage. Royalty Free Photo One thing that homeowners should be wary about “fixing” on their own is Read more [...]

Top Tips for a Stress-Free House Move

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From searching for the right property to the day you move in, moving to a new house can be stressful. In fact, it’s thought to be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do. Here are some great ways to make it as fun and stress-free as possible. Royalty Free Photo Search Online The stress starts as soon as you decide to look for a new home. There are so many advertisers and agents with listings you need to look for. Why not perform an online search with Roost Real Estate Read more [...]

How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

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There’s nothing more relaxing after a crazy stressful day than coming home to relax in a nice warm bubble bath. Here in Vancouver, the weather can be a little dull and wet, making that warm bath all the more appealing. So what happens if your current bathroom invokes everything but relaxing vibes? If you’re looking for ways to create the ultimate spa-like bathroom in your own home, then you’ll want to take a look at these tips. Royalty Free Photo Make the Floor Comfortable While there Read more [...]