Monthly Archives May 2017

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling

There are always ways in which sellers can improve their odds of selling and getting top dollar.  There are also ways in which they can cause the opposite effect.  To maximize the success in selling sellers should truly think through some decisions.  One of the first mistakes is thinking your home is perfect and overlooking repairs.  It is important to make sure your home not only shines cosmetically, but it shines because maintenance and other repair items have been taken care of.  A pre-inspection to discover what you may not know is invaluable.  This also helps, so you do not
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Making Home Improvements Is Easy With These Tips

You can complete almost any home improvement projects without the added cost of paying a hired professional. The information shared below will help you found here can assist you in making big changes. Store building supplies between floor joists or ceiling rafters. You can place longer strips of molding and large materials, especially two by fours in these areas. Just hammer some furring strips in place across a pair of exposed joists and slide in what you want to store. If you are seriously considering buying a home, hire an inspector. A third party professional who offers a great way
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Feng Shui

Almost everyone has heard the terms Feng Shui at some point when looking at homes, however, most do not really know what is except flow or a feeling.  Feng shui is actually much more complicated than that if truly practiced to its fullest.  Feng Shui is the art of placing objects and arranging space in a way that is harmonious with the environment.  Its literal meaning is “wind water”.  The practice of it originated in China and was introduced to the United States by Chinese immigrants in the 1800’s.  The basic notion is living in balance with nature so that
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Something New at the San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo added someone new recently.  She is a Rescued Bald Eagle that came to us from the Santa Barbara Zoo in California.  Haley, as she is named, is 25 years old and a stunning female eagle.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rescued her after she was shot in 1998.  She was deemed non-releasable and since that time as been in several zoos.  She is the first eagle to grace the San Antonio zoo in over 10 years.  The best part is Haley is getting a mate.  His name is Chinook and will soon be arriving from the
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Questions To Ask Home Contractors Before Hiring Them

Do you think you know a home improvement? Do you know the steps for making complex repairs without error? Read on for tips that can improve anyone’s knowledge of home improvement ideas you may not have considered. If you are purchasing a home, hire an inspector. This will give you an objective evaluation and allow you to see things from different perspective. A third party professional is objective and can keep the process civil. This creates a waterproof barrier over any cracks. In order to make home improvements, evaluate what look you are going for. Including your own personal touch
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What You Need To Know About Mortgages For Your Home

There are many things that must be taken into consideration before you apply for one. These simple tips will help you get through the process of getting a mortgage loan. Avoid accepting the largest loan amount for which you qualify. The lender will let you know how much you can borrow, but that doesn’t mean you have to use all of it. Consider your lifestyle and spending habits to figure what you can truly afford to finance for a home. Pay off your debts before applying for a home mortgage.High levels of consumer debt could actually cause your application for
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Home Security: Helpful Tips To Keep You Safe

Do you feel at a loss on what home security system to purchase? Do you feel overwhelmed about where you should start? If this is you, you need to educate yourself. Read on to find out more. Good home security systems sound a loud alarm when breached, and that’s not all. They often even alert you to any time a door is opened. This is a good way to keep track of where your young children are. Be sure your home appears to always occupied. You could purchase timers which make lights and TV’s, lights, radios and other types of
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Bring Back the Old with The New Improved

This weekend I pulled out a new gift to use.  It was kind of familiar and kind of not.  It is called an Instant Pot.  “IP” for the affectionate and short name.  Growing up I used to use a pressure cooking when helping my mom cook.  It was a heavy, bulky pan with a weighted round weight of 5, 10 or 15 pounds marked on it.  It was the also the item that always was missing or hard to find.  It cooked meat quickly and made chicken fall off the bone.   It was a respected item in the kitchen
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