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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    How to Convert a Building Into a Church

    Church is the house of God where people come together to worship and study scripture together. As it says in the Bible “Where two or more are gathered together in my name, there I will be also.” Jesus was saying that the church can be anywhere where His people congregate in fellowship. That being said, Christianity today requires a place to meet and gather. This can be a brand new building that you invest in and build u[p from scratch. Or you can choose to renovate an old building and use it for your new church needs. Any renovation project is going to take work and research to create a…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Real Estate General

    How to Find the Best Land for Sale

    Owning your own piece of land is a dream many people share. Investors looking to make money, people hoping to build their dream home, and even business owners looking for the perfect spot to start their livelihood constantly have their eyes open for the perfect piece of property to buy. Luckily, for those in need of land, the United States and most of North America have quite a few promising prospects waiting for the right buyer. Finding the right piece of land can be tricky. Before you throw your hard-earned money at a piece of real estate, it’s important to do your research and know what you’re getting into. In…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle

    Are You Prepared to Sell Your Home?

    Selling your home can be a difficult task for many homeowners. While parting with the place where you’ve made so many memories can be a challenge in itself, the real issue comes when you prepare to list a home with your real estate agent. Many homes simply aren’t ready to hit the market and receive minimal interest as a result. Making sure your home is prepared for the marketplace is the best way to gain the attraction that you will need in order to complete the sale. Utilize a checklist as you go through your home’s amenities and systems in order to fully ensure that your home will sell and…

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    Housing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    The Ins and Outs of Real Estate

    Real estate is a complex marketplace for both buyers and sellers. The industry is a fantastic way to increase your net worth and investment profile, but also rife with the ability to slip up and land a money pit for the long term. Making sure you get the best deal from a lender for your family’s needs is something that all buyers should seek to achieve when buying a home—whether it’s your first time buying a home or you’re adding an investment property to boost your overall portfolio. Whether you are considering the pros and cons of living in an RV and getting off the grid or thinking of a move to a New…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Lifestyle

    Home Renovation Tips for Eco-Friendly Homeowners

    Recently, an increasing number of people—both in the U.S. and worldwide—want to learn how to live sustainably. From being eco-friendly homeowners to purchasing recyclable items and investing in clean energy products, there are so many different ways to start this process. Adding eco-friendly items and habits to your daily life helps decrease the amount of landfill waste, prevents energy wastage, and reduces the level of environmental toxin release. While green living and sustainability can sound like something you have to make many sacrifices to achieve, you don’t always have to give up on the good life to get it. You can positively impact the environment and still have a well-designed, comfortable,…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Real Estate General

    5 Home Staging Tips For New Real Estate Agents

    For some homeowners preparing to sell their properties, the process of staging their homes may seem counterintuitive—they may wonder why they should spend extra money on real estate costs related to fixing up a property that they’re leaving. It’s a professional real estate agent’s job to explain to home sellers how staging their homes can generate more money for a home sale. There’s evidence that staging real estate is a worthwhile effort. Data shows that, on average, staged homes not only sell an estimated 88 percent faster than non-staged homes, but they also sell for 20 percent more. Staging a home might be even more critical this year compared to the…

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    Housing,  Investing

    Using Your Home as Collateral: How to Make Sure You Get the Most Out of Your Home

    Your house is undoubtedly your home, but it’s also your most important financial asset. As such, it’s incredibly important for you to understand all of the ways in which you can leverage your home, and its financial value, to your benefit. Thinking of your home as a primary vehicle of leverage may take a fundamental shift in thinking, but this new vision of your home’s financial value will help you immensely. This is particularly true when approaching renovations projects, or shifting your investment profile in order to introduce high return real estate ventures.     Finding projects worth financing.   While your home may represent an incredibly valuable asset, that value…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    California Fires Force Some Churches To Move: Starting Over In The Wake Of Tragedy

    The forest fires spreading across our Pacific Northwest region have put countless lives in danger and will destroy an estimated $20 billion in a property. As our communities reel from the devastation that these natural disasters have caused on top of the lockdown measures we have endured in order to stem the transmission of the coronavirus, it’s important to start thinking about how we will rebuild in the wake of tragedy. Starting over is a whole community effort. Many of your parishioners have likely suffered as a result of these overlapping hardships, so rebuilding the church is more than just a focus on structural damage. Repair the soul of your community.…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Real Estate General

    7 Tips for Getting into Real Estate Investment

    The real estate market is a fantastic place to continue expanding your portfolio and gain more returns along with it. Real estate is where many of the nation and the world’s richest investors make their primary earnings and it can serve the same function for you, too. If you’re considering getting into the real-estate game, here are some tips that can get you started on the right foot. 1. Begin with your needs. A great investment strategy begins by evaluating the outcomes you hope to achieve. If this is a monthly dividend type investment, then finding properties to rent is what you need. Otherwise, investing in properties to flip might…

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    Housing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    Your Ultimate Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

    Keeping up with your home maintenance schedule is important to your home’s upkeep. Having a home maintenance checklist helps you stay on track with important home repairs, cleaning, and maintenance tasks. There are several monthly and seasonal maintenance tasks that need to be done to keep your home in prime condition. Take a look at the ultimate home maintenance checklist that every homeowner should follow. Fall Maintenance Checklist Fall is a season of dry weather and moderate temperatures, making it a perfect time to complete general maintenance projects. Starting with the exterior of your home, power-wash your windows and siding, clean window and door screens, repair or replace siding, and touch…