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Ask The HOA Expert Question: Can a condo association hire a handyman to do minor odd jobs such as light painting without worrying if this person is a licensed contractor? Answer: If you are hiring someone to do work for the association, that person should be properly licensed, bonded and insured...
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Making The Most Of Small Kitchens Many people complain about small kitchens but tiny spaces aren't always to be dreaded. If you're selling your home and your kitchen is, well, compact, know that you can find ways to achieve big appeal with a little creativity.   Bring in the light. Sometimes sma...
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Ordinarily, a serious buyer would pay to have a home formally inspected. The goal is to uncover any potential problems before signing on the dotted line, while there’s still time to negotiate. But sometimes, sellers will have their homes inspected before they even put them on the market. Here are...
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To Rent or Buy: Looking Beyond the Financial Issues Aug 22, 2013 / By Investopedia.com / Comments3    After you have thoroughly researched the financial issues of the rent-versus-buy decision, it’s critical to look at the issue from a different perspective, one involving emotional factors and per...
08/25/2013
15 Ways to Do Date Night on a Dime   Fun doesn’t have to equal lots of dollars. Check out these Nesties' date-night ideas! 1. Go to the movies for cheap. There are ways to do movie dates on a budget: "Find second-run theaters. They cost about $2 per person per show. Or go to a matinee of a curre...
08/22/2013
How To 5 Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key Aug 9, 2013 / By BrightNest / Comments7 by If Mr. Bean was going to hide a spare key to his house, here are two spots he’d probably choose: under the door mat, or inside the dead-giveaway plastic rock in the garden. Don’t be like Mr. Bean. His house is r...
08/21/2013
3 Signs Your Agent Deserves to be Trusted Risk aversion stops many good things from happening when it is supposed to stop bad things. Natural fear in taking action or making a decision is meant to preserve our health, property, and way of life, but it can do the opposite. For some real estate bu...
08/20/2013
No Painting Allowed! 6 Tricks for Adding Color When Living With White Walls       inShare9   Pin it DATE:AUGUST 14, 2013 | CATEGORY:TIPS & ADVICE |AUTHOR:MYFIRSTAPARTMENT Follow Zillow on Facebook Design by Sardone Construction By Audra Jones for MyfFrstApartment.com So you’ve received the dreade...
08/19/2013
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Pricing Your Home to Sell How much your home is worth to you and how much it is considered to be worth in the real estate market can be two very different numbers. If you're planning to put your home up for sale, one of the most important factors in making a quick sale is pricing the property co...
08/19/2013
Therapy - And Some Good Advice My friend John (not his real name) calls yesterday. Says he needs to vent. This is most unusual. John is one of the happiest souls I know, and one of the really good guys. His story unfolds, and before he is halfway through, I can tell how it will end. It seems his...
08/15/2013
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