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You want to Use the Old Photos? Really?

I hear horror stories about how agents will just use the old photos from MLS. Its the laziest thing an agent can do. Even to take a picture with your iPhone would be better resolution than old photos from MLS. Its crazy to think that an agent in this day and age will have the…

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Jimmy the Renovator: 2014 Swimming Pool Trends

Glass Tiles Glass tile is quickly gaining strength and use over tried and true ceramic tiles. Glass tiles are impervious to common problems associated with ceramic tiles. Glass tiles are harder than normal ceramic tiles and therefore are harder to crack or break. Pool tile has been placed under the coping to highlight the water’s…

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Should You Buy a Cottage?

We are getting to the heart of the summer months now The question is should you buy a cottage, or rent one out? There are many pros and cons to this. Lets say for instance you buy a cottage for $200-300000. If you calculate the mortgage over 25 years, add interest, well you get the…

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To Present or Not Present

The old ways or yester year was to call the opposing agent and say you have an offer and you would like to present. You would then battle it out until wee hours of the night and at the end of it all, a house would be sold and bought. Fast forward 50 years and…

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Jimmy The Renovator: Why to Use a Big Box Contractor

Anybody that knows me personally knows that I’ve had some struggles with a kitchen cabinet maker this past year. Its actually sort of ironic because, I should’ve taken my own advice before hiring them. I write articles regarding hiring a contractor but i didn’t follow my own rules. I will never make that mistake again. …

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Jimmy The Renovator: Starting From The Bottom

Foundation settlement can lead to major structural problems within your home. Luckily there are ways to repair a concrete foundation without having to tear it out and start from scratch. Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around…

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How A Bridge Can Help You

Never have your closing date and selling date on the same day. That is my professional, and I stress the Professional Advice here. Its more like common sense.  You would be surprised how many times a house doesn’t close on the closing date. It is common to close a day after, sometimes on a Monday…