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Four Considerations In New Construction Inspections
Buyers are typically looking for ways to save a dollar at every turn because when buying a home every dollar adds up. The expenses continue to mount up over the course of the process and buyers are trying to keep it as low as possible. I have been asked many times how important is a home inspection on a brand new house?.  There are varying opinions out there, but below are 4 considerations of how to handle your new home inspection.
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5 Kitchen Design Trends for Arizona Homes in 2019
Depending on where you live in the United States, the design trends for homes will vary. For homes in Arizona, there are simple design trends being completed in residential neighborhoods that provide both function and style. When considering a redesign or renovation for an Arizona home, a few of these design trends can be added to provide value as well as style to the home. 
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6 Ways to Make Your Roof (Almost) Maintenance Free
Because the roof is an integral part of the home, you want to make sure that your roof will last a lifetime. With the right installation and upkeep, you can have a properly functioning roof that is not only durable but also almost maintenance-free. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when installing a new roof or maintaining your current roof. 
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Production Builders Vs Custom Home Builders in Toronto
Everyone wishes to one day have a dream home of their own. You may have different ideas in your mind already of what exactly you would want in your ideal home. What is perfect for some, might be loathsome to others. For this reason, a lot of home buyers are opting to have their dream home custom built as opposed to buying an existing house. With this option, you get more of a say in how you want your home to be.
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How to Make Any Bedroom Luxurious
Are you dreaming of your next vacation getaway at a fancy hotel suite where you can lounge in the lap of luxury, surrounded by fancy furniture and delightful décor? Are you drooling over the latest interior design magazines and wishing that you too could indulge in a home renovation to give your modest looking bedroom a total makeover and have it dripping with all the a la mode trends?
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New Active Adult Communities
From 55-plus baby boomers to seasoned seniors in their late 70s, 80s and beyond, older adults span a wide age range. And so do choices in housing for those demographics.
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5 Reasons to Choose Fibreglass Windows Over Vinyl
You may have heard the debate of whether vinyl or fibreglass make the best choice for your windows if you’re having a new home built or if you are doing a home renovation. Perhaps you have even gone over to a builder’s supply store or are seeking a home builder to consult with. Read on to see 5 reasons why fibreglass might be the option that’s clearly the best over the years and will have you looking at the brighter side of things. Pun intended.
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Building a Home Vs Buying a Pre-Owned House
So, you think you’ve found your dream home after months of relentless search and research. The interior design is immaculate. The landscape design- perfect. The neighborhood is ideal, and the location is prime. This is it! The price is right within your budget, and you are all set to move in – except because the price is so “right”, you find yourself in a bidding war with a few dozen other potential buyers who are vying for your dream home!
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Smart Homes- Is it Time to Upgrade?
Smart homes devices are becoming increasingly mainstream. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global market for smart home tech is expected to expand by 26.9 % in 2019 compared to the year before. It’s not just the early adopters or that super tech savvy kid down the street who’s making the switch, it’s also seniors, people with certain disabilities and families of all shapes and sizes who are jumping on board and embracing the technology.
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What Seniors Want in a Realtor and a Home
When you think of the term “senior,” what comes to mind? Do you think of a specific age group? Do you have an image in your mind of what a “senior” would look like? Do you ever think about there being more than one type of “senior?” A lot of times, we tend to use umbrella terms or statements to describe a certain person or a certain age group, but forget that within that umbrella term, there are tons of unique individuals with their own wants and needs. The same can be said for the term “senior.” As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, I don’t always  work with the same type of “senior.” Because of this, it’s important to break down that umbrella term into a couple of different sub-categories, to better describe the specific person you’re working with, and narrow down exactly what they’ll want in both a Realtor® and a home. Younger boomers typically encompass the 51-60 year age group. Those ages 61-69 fall into the older boomer category. The Silent Generation, those ages 70-90 years, typically make up the smallest share of home buyers by generation.
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Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Real estate Is generally the largest investment an individual or family makes financially. As with any investment, it is important to stay on top of how environmental conditions other circumstances affect your investment. Deferred maintenance is when the needed attention is not given to the investment. When basic maintenance and repairs are put off too long or not attended to at all, the cost can add up to get back to working order.
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How to Find the Best Investment in Real Estate
There are many questions that come up in the home buying and selling process that impact how we make our decisions in a real estate transaction. Questions from buyers may be ones such as, Is this the right time? Is this the right house? Is this the best location?, What if another house comes on the market that’s better?  Or, Is this the best investment?.  Sellers also many times have concerns asking questions such as, Is this the only/best offer we will get?, What if we get another showing or offer?, or Is this the best time to sell? 
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It’s a Townhouse. It’s a Villa. It’s a Condo?  It’s a . . . . . . . I’m Not Sure!
I am a St. Louis-based Realtor and was recently hired by a couple who were looking to buy their first new home in several years. They were looking for low-maintenance living (there is no such thing as “Maintenance-Free Living”). As we went through the discovery process we determined: where they wanted to live: how big a home they wanted; how many bedrooms and bathrooms; the limits of their budget; whether they want an existing home or a new construction home; etc. They did their homework and had all of the answers. They knew what they wanted. They said they had been driving around and found a townhouse they were interested in. However, knowing they wanted everything on one level I asked if they were sure they wanted a townhouse or villa? They said they wanted a townhouse. So I checked it out and it looked like a villa to me.
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15 Must-Dos Before Downsizing
Between the tiny-house craze and bestselling books about minimizing your life, we’ve probably all thought about downsizing at one point or another. But is it really the right move for you at this moment in time? Before you decide to move forward with downsizing, it’s smart to spend some time thinking about the possible repercussions and what it’s going to mean for your life so that you can do it the right way — without regrets.
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Seven Reasons Why Knowledge is Power in Real Estate Transactions
Buying and selling real estate can be a long and involved process or it can be smooth and quick. As with most any situation in life, you get out of it what you put into it.  I would like to share with you some thoughts from both sides of a real estate transaction and why it’s important to do your homework, make no assumptions, and be prepared for anything.
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