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Posted on 09/20/2021
Contractors: Ways to Choose the Right Interior Design Contractor
Changing your home or getting your new home set up can go much more smoothly when you hire interior design contractors. These contractors can help you decide on designing different areas of your home to achieve the style you want. When you’re hiring interior design contractors, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. These tips help...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Choosing the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
First Home: What to Expect During Your First Home Inspection
Are you buying your first home? If so, don't skip out on your opportunity to have a home inspection done before you close. By having a better understanding of what home inspections are and what they entail, you can protect yourself as a first-time homebuyer. What Does a Home Inspection Entail? A home inspection involves hiring a professional...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
204 State Street, Alton, IL 62002 now has a new price of $199,900!
TURN KEY RESTAURANT/BAR with great location in downtown Alton. Updates through-out: new beverage air bottle cooler, water heaters, new roofs, infra red food warmer, front bar has wood floors and quarry tile, 3T HVAC on roof w/condensing unit for walk in refrigerator. Kitchen offers updated gas cooking units (new Vulcan convection oven, chargrill, and flat top) self cleaning turbo air cold prep area, 6 x 8 walk in cooler, 10' Captiva Aire hood w/heated makeup air, and a storage area. Back seating area includes refinished floors, bar area, and new booths and tables and chairs. Above the front bar area you will find additional seating...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
Here's What Motivated Sellers Are Selling
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
Home Assistants: How to Get the Most Out of Yours
Virtual home assistants can be versatile, even if they're still somewhat seen as a novelty to some homeowners. To really get the most out of them, though, you need to first understand what it can do. We'll look at how your home assistant works and how you can add more efficiency to your routine by adjusting how you...
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Posted on 08/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 0 Dark Hollow Road, Fieldon, IL 62031
PERFECT for your Hunting or Recreation Needs. This 68.79 acre property offers you the opportunity to build a nice cabin, or take your camper and enjoy hunting, dirt bike or 4-wheeler riding and so much more. Property has a spring that runs through it in several places, Mostly wooded for hunting and trails that would be great for riding or horseback riding. Previous owner enjoyed hunting and riding the trails. There are several small areas cleared and a deer feed plot on a small 1/2ac m/l that seller had...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
How to Style an Outdoor Banquet
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Top 5 Tips For Financing a New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
Don't Forget These 4 Unexpected Home Building Expenses
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels While many people planning to build rather than buy are well-prepared for the overall expense, there are some important costs that can be easy to forget. Here are some additional costs of building a home to consider: Land Preparation Buying the land for your new build is a key expense in a...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
204 State Street, Alton, IL 62002 now has a new price of $205,000!
TURN KEY RESTAURANT/BAR with great location in downtown Alton. Updates through-out: new beverage air bottle cooler, water heaters, new roofs, infra red food warmer, front bar has wood floors and quarry tile, 3T HVAC on roof w/condensing unit for walk in refrigerator. Kitchen offers updated gas cooking units (new Vulcan convection oven, chargrill, and flat top) self cleaning turbo air cold prep area, 6 x 8 walk in cooler, 10' Captiva Aire hood w/heated makeup air, and a storage area. Back seating area includes refinished floors, bar area, and new booths and tables and chairs. Above the front bar area you will find additional seating...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
User-Friendly Smart Home Upgrades to Try
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels You don't have to be a digital genius to implement smart technology into your home. In fact, the majority of devices on the market are designed to be installation-friendly. Making these additions to your home can make daily tasks easier, and can actually net you monetary returns. We'll look at five that...
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