8 Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

A kitchen blueprint with tile samples and measuring tools on it, a upgrade to avoid.

Buying a home is exciting. It can also be nerve-wracking, complicated, risky, and keep you awake at night. The same can be said about selling your home. Both are important decisions that can potentially change your life.

Buying or selling a home requires a lot of preparation. We recommend that you research and consult a professional realtor to streamline the process. Additionally, use all the information available and look at other people’s experiences in selling their homes so you can avoid common mistakes. For example, many homeowners decide to do some remodeling prior to listing their home on the market. While this can improve your chances of sale at the best price point, there are some upgrades to avoid when selling your home.

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10 Questions to Determine if You Need a Property Management Firm

A property manager reviewing documents with owners.

Being a landlord is more than just owning a property. There are a vast number of tasks and responsibilities that come along with it and balancing them all can be stressful.

Fortunately, there are options you can explore to lighten the load and maintain a healthy, sustainable relationship with your tenants.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the managerial load of being a landlord is to hire a property management firm. But knowing when to utilize one can be tricky. How do you know when you need help? Asking yourself these 10 questions will help you ‌determine whether a property management firm is your best option. 

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Green Design and the Market for Commercial Office Space

A shared work space, one of the ways that a commercial office can be greener.

By 2030, emissions from commercial buildings will rise by 1.8%. What are commercial construction companies doing to reduce this figure, and how is it affecting the market for commercial office space?

The commercial office real estate sector took a hit following the pandemic. Is the emergence of green design a potential aid in the sector’s resurgence? Keep reading about green design and its effect on the commercial office market.

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How to Safely Introduce a Pet Dog to Your Chickens (The Right Way!)

A dog saying hello to a friendly chicken in the yard.

As chicken coops have spread beyond farming communities and across the backyards of modern suburbia, more and more people have found themselves struggling to introduce their pet dogs to their new chickens, or even wondering if they should do it at all.

In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of living in harmony with a dog and a flock of chickens.

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How to Start Flipping Houses in Retirement

A retired couple sitting in a room in the property they are working on flipping.

If you love watching television home improvement shows and want to try house flipping for yourself, retirement is a great time to start. If done correctly, you can make some serious cash and feel good about breathing life into depressed homes. There are many communities to choose from, including age-restricted retirement communities. Let these helpful tips guide you to starting your own house flipping business as a senior.

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6 Steps to Safely Move a Fish Tank

A fish tank that needs to be moved from one home to another.

Are you worried about safely bringing your fish along to your new house or apartment? This article has the answers for safe and hassle-free transportation.

Moving with any pet can be stressful, for both you and your animal(s), but it is perhaps most stressful when trying to move an entire aquarium. After all, in addition to potentially dozens of fish that need to be kept in stable, safe water that meets their own parameters, there are also all the plants, small animals, and various pieces of equipment, as well as the large, fragile glass tank itself. Whether you keep salt or freshwater fish, moving an aquarium is a complex and delicate process. It is doable, however, and can be done without much hassle if you follow a few common-sense steps for safely packing, transporting, and transitioning fish from one house to another.

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Healthy, Safe Cleaning Products for Home

A person with blue gloves using a cleaning spray on a counter.

You want a clean home, yet you might hesitate over some of the cleaning products available in the market today. Many of them have harsh chemicals that can damage the surface of your floor, your countertop, or any other place you apply them to. Not only that, but you might not like the idea of living in a home covered in it. If you have small children, you might be hesitant with some of these cleaning products, too.

This article will name some of the best cleaning products that money can buy.

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Innovative Roofing Materials for Your Home

A man installing a new roof with innovative materials.

It hasn’t been said enough, but your roof is a crucial part of your home. It serves as your protection against harsh weather, outdoor elements, and unexpected forces of nature. Your roof also provides good ventilation and helps keep indoor temperature safe and stable. A well-maintained roof also adds curb appeal and value to your home. For these reasons, you need to choose the right roofing materials.

If you have never selected a roof or replaced a roof, you can always consult with a professional roofing contractor. Choose a roofer with vast experience so he or she can help you select the appropriate materials and install it. It’s also vital to work with a roofer with roofing insurance-you’re guaranteed that they have protection.

Listen to your contractor’s suggestions and consider the innovative roofing materials listed below.

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How to Choose Wall Art for Home

A woman hanging her new wall art in her home.

Buying a home comes with great joy. As you settle in, it will be important to make your house your home. One way to do this is by decorating the walls with tasteful art and paintings.

There are different types of wall art, including paintings, prints, photo murals, poster art, custom wall art, and sculptures. You can choose the one that suits your personal style or complements the decoration of your home.

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