Not everything you update in your home will actually increase the value of it. For example, converting your garage into a second family room can detract from your home’s value because it doesn’t appeal to all buyers. Something that you really want in your home might end up being the opposite of what someone else really wants in their home. So, if you are planning to do some renovating in 2016, what should you invest in?
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Spring is the prime season of the year to visit the beautiful city of Washington, DC. Dozens of events are held this time of year throughout the city, including cultural events, spring garden tours, wine festivals, parades and more. Don’t miss out on this weather and the fun events that come with spring in Washington, DC!
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“Spring Cleaning” is something we all hear about, but how do you make sure your cleaning is done in the most efficient way? With spring weather comes a few responsibilities. Getting everything deep cleaned right after winter is a must and we have a few tips to help you get the most of out of your spring cleaning this year!
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With the weather starting to warm up, we are excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! With that thought in mind, we have ranked our five favorite parks in and around DC to check out this spring. Stunning landscapes, vital history and eye-catching wildlife are only a few of the things you will experience at these beautiful spots. Sometimes it is nice to get out of the city for a bit and these are the perfect spots to enjoy the fresh air!
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Ever wonder where the most beautiful neighborhoods to live in the United States might be? We have done our research and ranked the most beautiful neighborhoods in America. If you’re looking for a gorgeous neighborhood to settle down in, look no further, we have found the most beautiful views, architecture, and landscapes for your next home!
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On the fence about whether or not it’s time for you to buy your first home? After some time, paying rent can start to feel one sided. You give a substantial amount of your income a month to your landlord, but don’t get any of the financial benefits that come with owning your own home. Are you ready to buy your first home? Can you even afford it?
There are pros and cons to both renting and buying, so really it comes down to finding the right option for you. To help you make the decision, here are Zippylife’s list of the pros for renting and buying.
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Buying a home is expensive, real expensive- but it’s a great investment that increases the quality of your life and your finances. It might seem like a real financial burden, but you’ve done your homework and you’re prepared. The good news is, there are a few easy tricks that can help save you money during the home buying process.
That’s right, you can still save some money while getting the home of your dreams.
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The winter is not necessarily the best time to move, but it can be less miserable with a few pointers. Most Americans choose to move between May and September, and the winter is notoriously slow for apartment hunting – which means you’re more likely to get a great deal on an apartment and save on your moving costs during wintertime.
Obviously, the downside to moving into your new place in winter is that you deal with the cold weather. Even if the sun is beating down all week, a sudden blizzard might pop up just as you’re pulling away in your car. Here are a few cold weather moving tips for a safe transition from old to new:
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The time is here, it’s officially winter! Every year, around this time, we all start dreaming of warmer weather. Nobody wants to be stuck inside all day, but it is difficult to get yourself out for fresh air and exercise when it is freezing outside. We have created a list of some fun activities to get yourself out and about even when the weather is a bit chilly. These Top Wintertime Activities are the perfect way to beat the cold this winter!
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We all know buying a new home is a huge step for anyone – it is probably one of the biggest decisions and largest purchases you will ever make in your life. We have found some of the best kept secrets for buying a new home and we’re here to share them with you. Continue reading “Top Five Home Buying Secrets”