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How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to spend or a just few hundred to splurge, create...

How to Plan the Perfect Patio

Starting to daydream about dining under the stars? Make that dream a beautiful patio reality. For many homeowners, the patio borders on magical: a place to relax, entertain, cook out and take a break from the day-to-day. It’s surrounded by vibrant hues, and a meal prepared in an outdoor kitchen somehow tastes better than anything that comes from its indoor counterpart. Creating that perfect...

How Pets Factor Into Home Sales

If anyone is happy about our being stuck at home, it’s our pets. Owners who previously left for work every morning have become constant companions to pets during the pandemic, providing scratches, treats and walks throughout the workweek. This writer’s own skittish rescue cat has become increasingly playful and willing to accept a pat or two as the lockdown has stretched on. According to reports...

How to Make Passive Rental Property Income

Smart investment moves can boost your rental property income. Anyone who has dropped a rent check in the mail has likely asked themselves the same question: What would it be like to be the person cashing rental payments instead of making them? Renting out a property to tenants is one way to invest, but if you want your rental property income to be as passive as possible, you need to be strategic about...

How to Decide When to Buy Another Home

How long should you wait to buy again? Your home is a great place. But maybe you aren’t so sure it’s the right place for you any longer. The notion of moving to a new home is becoming increasingly tempting—and possibly has gone beyond the idea stage to the point where you are actively browsing real estate listings. Still, you are hesitant, wondering if you should stay put a while longer before...

How to Make an Offer to Buy a Home

Although your real estate agent is likely reluctant to name a price for you, you can utilize your agent's expertise to figure out a price to offer when buying a home. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Obtain Crucial Data Before Making a Home Offer It's always helpful to find out why the seller is selling; however, you might not be able to obtain that information because the...

How to Create Your Apartment Wish List

How to Create Your Apartment Wish List

Some thoughtful list-making will help you land an apartment you love. Before you set out to hunt for an apartment, it helps to make an apartment wish list of your must-haves and like-to-haves. Once you begin looking at units, you’ll probably shift your priorities as price and reality set in, but it’s better to go in with an idea of what you want than to let a building manager talk you into a lease you...

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