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5 Reasons to Buy an Older Home

When you’re home shopping, it often helps to know what you want. For instance, if you want a “smart” house, an older home may not fit your needs unless it has been overhauled or unless you want to make that type of investment in it. Speaking of older homes, though, they offer a ton of benefits. Here’s a look at just a few. 1. Location …

Moving to Another House Doesn’t Have to be a Painful Experience

As you start planning to move to another house, the experience becomes stressful. You have to pack your stuff, inform your kids that you are leaving, say goodbye to your friends, look for a new house and load all your stuff. This could be a long and daunting process. As a result, instead of being excited, you start feeling bad. The moment you have transferred …

Things to Look for when Choosing a Removals Company

Moving home is stressful – there’s no escaping the fact. But partnering with the best moving company can at least help reduce some of the associated stress. When you have professional movers handling the packing, loading, transporting, and unloading of your prized possessions – you can relax in the knowledge that your items are in safe and experienced hands. So how can you choose the …

Tips to Help You Move Home with Pets

There is lots of advice out there to help people move home in a less stressful way. Hundreds of tips exist to help you find the best Washington DC movers, what to look for in packaging materials and how to find the best new utility services in your next home. But what about your pets? Only very little information is out there on how to …

Include Modern Technology Without Giving Up Your Design Flair

You spent more than $400,000 on your beautiful home. You don’t want to ruin the carefully crafted aesthetic over a $400 TV. Outside of Apple, companies that develop consumer technology have traditionally ignored considerations like style and visual appeal. When they do consider design, it is usually geared toward the neck-beard and blue shirt crowd: in other words, basement-dwelling, male geeks. What these mavens of …

The Most Common Problems to Look for When Buying an Older Home

There are a few reasons why buying an older home can be an appealing prospect. For one thing, older structures tend to come with a smaller price tag than their new construction counterparts, all things being equal. So buyers that want to make every dollar count will appreciate the fact that they can afford a large home in their target neighborhood, even if it was …