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Ways to Be Creatively Efficient When You Need to Work from HomeWhether you're telecommuting, writing a book or in the first stages of building an entrepreneurial enterprise, the basic needs for a West Valley home office setup are essentially the same. Here's what to consider before you set up shop:

Privacy

If a dedicated room is out of the question, try to arrange space that allows a modicum of privacy even when others are at home. Revamp a little-used storage area or walk-in closet, carve a mini-office out of a wide spot in a hallway, or install partitions to create an ell in a corner of another room. As an alternative, pick a part-time bedroom, and equip the space with a convertible sofa or a Murphy bed for guests. Avoid working from your own bedroom, if at all possible.

Technology

Assure that

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Considering a Short Sale in Canada? Read This Guide for Sellers FirstHomeowners who are in a pickle concerning making monthly mortgage payments may discover themselves facing the tragic consequences of bankruptcy or foreclosure. However, there is another option known as a short sale that West Terrace homeowners can consider, but the process is complex, and there are numerous requirements to even qualify for one.

First and foremost, the home must currently have a market value below what is owed on it, which is known amid the industry as being ‘underwater.' That being said, lets move on to what a short sale is and the steps sellers should take to successfully navigate the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate

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Reasons to Hire a Real Estate PhotographerWhen you're selling your West Pointe home, photographs can make or break a listing. Drab lighting, bad angles, and dull colors can put prospective home buyers off purchasing your home before they even see it in person. Because bad photographs can so drastically affect the speed in which a home sells, it's essential to hire an expert who can portray your home in its best light.

Here's what you need to know about hiring a professional real estate photographer.

Real Estate Photographers Know How to Take Better Photos

In the era of smartphones, anyone can take a picture. However, a huge number of factors go into taking a photo, and skill and training are necessary to capture a home in its best light.

  • Composition: A real estate photographer
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Understanding the Canadian Foreclosure ProcessWhen Sunset Ridge homeowners find themselves unable to make their monthly mortgage payments, they may have to begin the foreclosure process. Foreclosure is a process existing in both the United States and Canada, and ultimately results in a person losing possession of their home. There are different rules for foreclosure in Canada, so it's important for Canadian homeowners to understand how the foreclosure process works in the country.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How Does the Foreclosure Process Work in Canada?

The term foreclosure refers to the legal process a lender can begin if a borrower, or homeowner, fails to make monthly

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Best Bathroom Renovations for ROIBathrooms give Riverview homeowners a chance to show off their creativity, design skills, and showmanship. But before homeowners get caught up in the fantasy of a sunken tub and rain showers, it helps to consider which renovations will do the most for the eventual resale of the home. Most homeowners aren't necessarily looking for the most expensive materials, so redecorating may not be as expensive as homeowners think. We'll give you a few tips to maximize investment and make every dollar count.

Noticeable Changes

There is a sizable range when it comes to how much an owner can sell their home for, but that range is still limited by the surrounding neighborhood. Doing a little research on the average prices on a block can make it easier to know

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How to Make the Most of a Kitchen RemodelBefore Riversong homeowners start picking out the latest smart refrigerator, it can help to consider the average ROI of each change they make for one of the most important rooms in the home. Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is a way to show off the hardware and gadgets that will ultimately leave the most lasting impressions on future homebuyers. Learn more about what those buyers are looking for before prioritizing any remodeling plans.

Go Small

Minor remodeling jobs tend to have a bigger ROI than larger remodeling jobs. No matter what the market value is of a home, it's somewhat constricted by the surrounding property. In other words, there is a certain amount of leeway when it comes to price range, but that leeway would be difficult to

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What Should Homeowners Know About Home Additions?Home additions can make life a lot easier, but they are often more complicated than they seem. This improvement project tends to cost more than the average, as a result of the extensive components involved. Riversong homeowners may find this a better choice compared to buying a larger home, especially if it allows them to customize the addition. Here are a few things people should know before they start the project.

1. Time and Work Needed

A home addition usually requires a significant amount of time. This might range from several weeks to months, depending on the season and the size of the addition. Homeowners may want to do the project themselves to save money. However, plans of this size may be more complicated and difficult than a homeowner

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5 Important Things to Know About Installing a Deck on Your HomeRiver Heights homeowners with a desire for decking typically have several reasons for considering investing in a new or expanded installation. Regardless of the reasoning, an eye must be turned to the ‘business' aspects of installing a deck such as meeting local building codes, choosing resilient materials, placement and design and much more. Here are five key things to ponder before beginning a decking project.

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1. Be Aware of Permitting and Building Code Requirements

Depending on the township or province the deck is to be constructed within, there are likely certain requirements and compliancies involved

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Home Improvements to Avoid If You're Going to Sell SoonMany homeowners assume that all home improvements increase their home's value. However, this is not always the case. Some home improvements take away features that home buyers want, and replace them with features that home buyers don't need. This can negatively impact the price of the home when it's time to sell. Being able to identify these improvements can help homeowners avoid remodels, especially unpermitted DIY projects, that can take away from their home's value.

Removal of a Bedroom

Bedrooms add value to homes. When bedrooms are taken away, this often reduces the amount of money that home buyers are willing to pay for the property. Bedrooms can be removed for a variety of reasons. A homeowner might turn a bedroom into a home theater, a

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How Do Real Estate Agents Help Sellers Market Their Homes?Most people understand the concept of marketing, even if they're not experts in the art of the sale. The basic idea is to make a product look as appealing as possible to as many serious Riverview new home buyers as possible. When it comes to marketing a home, the seller needs to know not only who is most likely to want the home, but which features of the home they're actually going to care about. This is where a real estate agent can step in, guiding the process and doing the work that the seller may not have the time or ability to do.

Finding the Price Point

The price point of a home can serve as a powerful anchor for potential buyers. Sellers may think that they should start high (because they always have the option to come down in the future),

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