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Posted on 03/04/2021
Bring a Wooden Floor Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Posted on 02/25/2021
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 02/18/2021
Little Known Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 02/11/2021
Real Estate Lawyer - Do You Need One?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
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Posted on 02/04/2021
Video Tour - 7526 Park Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
This is an estate. Lovingly cared for, this home has been in the same family for over 60 years. As you enter the home, you experience a bright and sunny living room with a bay window facing east. Thanks to addition, the floor plan offers a main level large family room, and a dining room. Enjoy double-sized master bedroom and a large closet. There are three bedrooms and a newer bathroom on the upper level, and a very spacious partly finished basement with lots of room for an amusement room, a workout area, and a space for crafts or projects. There is an abundance of large updated windows bringing in lots of natural light. Keep an eye on the...
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Posted on 02/04/2021
7526 Park Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423 is now new to the market!
This is an estate. Lovingly cared for, this home has been in the same family for over 60 years. As you enter the home, you experience a bright and sunny living room with a bay window facing east. Thanks to addition, the floor plan offers a main level large family room, and a dining room. Enjoy double-sized master bedroom and a large closet. There are three bedrooms and a newer bathroom on the upper level, and a very spacious partly finished basement with lots of room for an amusement room, a workout area, and a space for crafts or projects. There is an abundance of large updated windows bringing in lots of natural light. Keep an eye on the...
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Posted on 02/04/2021
VA-Guaranteed Loan Works
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 01/28/2021
Will a Rural Loan Work for You?
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Vacant land is a hot commodity – especially for builders. If you’re searching for a home, you may find one in an area that’s growing in population but still offers great lots. Interestingly enough, these areas that look like thriving cities could be zoned in an area deemed “rural.” If so, you...
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Posted on 01/21/2021
How to Make Your Listing Appeal to Pet Owners
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Does it seem like the world has really gone to the dogs lately? If you've answered yes, you're right. It has gone to the dogs -- and to the cats. According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, approximately 68 percent of American households have a pet. Millennials are especially...
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Posted on 01/14/2021
Understanding Your Mortgage: Prepayment Penalties
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 01/07/2021
Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Posted on 12/31/2020
Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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