Home Buying n' Selling Guide https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog Tips on Buying and Selling Your Home Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:23:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 8 Tips You Should Know Before Purchasing a Home https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/07/10/8-tips-you-should-know-before-purchasing-a-home/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/07/10/8-tips-you-should-know-before-purchasing-a-home/#respond Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:23:21 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1744 Do you feel ready to buy a home? Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s important to do all your research before the purchase. Take a look at these eight tips to consider before purchasing a house.

Tip One – Find a Realtor You Can Trust

Your choice of a real estate agent is extremely important in terms of how the transaction process will go. A good realtor finds out all your home-buying needs before starting the search. They will also understand your budget and what you absolutely must have in a house.

Tip Two – Don’t Buy For Today

It is also important to consider if thehouse you’re buying today will serve you tomorrow. In other words, don’t neglect your long-term plans. Consider questions like how long you plan to stay in your current job and whether you plan to get married or have kids. Long-term questions like this can influence the type of house you need now.

Tip Three – Buy a House You Can Afford

What you can actually afford might be different from what your bank says you can afford. Even if you’re approved for $600,000, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can afford the payments on a loan of that size. You want to make sure you set a budget for a house you can comfortably afford, even if things get tight.

Tip Four – Look At Home Insurance

It’s a good idea to start shopping for home insurance in Montreal or your particular locale before you start looking seriously for a house. If you’ve never bought a home before, you have likely only carried renters insurance. You can check with your current insurance company first, but it is always advisable to compare rates with other insurers.

Tip Five – Don’t Forget Your Student Loan Debt

If you have student loan debt, it is important to remember that it can negatively affect your attempts to get a home loan. In 2015, there was a major FHA revision that now charges you with two percent of your outstanding loan debt regardless of whether it is deferred or not. If you get a non-FHA or conventional loan, then this amount is reduced to one percent.

Tip Six – Don’t Let the Home Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Influence Your Budget

A common occurrence with first-time homebuyers is the temptation to buy more house than they can actually afford with the expectation that the mortgage interest deduction will make up for it. However, you can only use this deduction if you itemize Schedule A in your taxes. In truth, only about one-third of all taxpayers use itemized deductions. It’s still better for your finances to pay less interest and to get a house that you can comfortably afford.

Tip Seven – Get Pre-approved

Don’t even start searching for a house until you have a pre-approval letter in hand from your lender. There are several reasons for this. One, it shows your agent that you are serious, it tells you how much home you can afford, and it also enables you to move fast when you find one.

Tip Eight – Be Prepared For a Seller’s Market

In recent years, the real estate market has been biased towards sellers. This means that homes often go fast with multiple offers. That’s why it is important to have a budget, get pre-approved, know what you want and be prepared to move fast when you find a house that meets your criteria. Bidding wars are very common in hot markets.

You can go into buying a house with confidence when you are fully prepared with these tips.

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The First 5 Steps to Take if You Want to Invest in Real Estate https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/06/24/the-first-5-steps-to-take-if-you-want-to-invest-in-real-estate/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/06/24/the-first-5-steps-to-take-if-you-want-to-invest-in-real-estate/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:15:04 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1737 Investing in real estate is one of the most effective and time-tested methods for wealth accumulation. In fact, surveys show that roughly 90 percent of the worlds wealthiest have been able to amass their fortunes partially or completely thanks to smart real estate investments.

That being said, the art of real estate investing isn’t learned or perfected overnight. The craft takes years to develop. Along the way, you’ll lose money from sitting on a property that depreciates in value rather than appreciates it. Skip the novice mistakes by keeping these five baby steps in mind.

Secure Capital

As with any investing career, you need one thing to start – money. Without money, you can’t buy assets that supposedly generates more money. Figure out how much you need to buy your first property. This will depend on the type of property you invest in, whether it’s residential apartment buildings, commercial warehouses, etcetera.

Although it’s widely known that the standard down payment for any property is 20 percent, today’s market allows you to put down as low as three percent. That means if you’re looking at a $200,000 property, the down payment can be as low as $6,000. Of course, this presents a higher risk and higher monthly payments; the upside is that you can start building your real estate investment portfolio faster.

Decide Between Buying or Building

There are pros and cons to each route. For instance, buying an existing property means you can start putting the house to work. The downside is the relatively higher costs. Meanwhile, building a property through a professional like Dix Hills Home Builders means you have full control of the specifications as well as the costs of the project.

The downside, of course, is that the timeline is much longer since you have to account for construction. Which route you take also depends on what investment style you’re going for. Flipping houses, for instance, only works with buying existing properties. Building a property, on the other hand, means you’re in it for the long haul.

Master a Location

When it comes to real estate, the location has a higher weight than most other factors. You don’t want to position your investments in a neighborhood with a high crime rate or one that is at a relatively higher risk of experiencing a natural calamity, such as flooding or earthquakes. Zero in on a neighborhood and study its economy.

What are the average prices of housing in the area? Is the cost of living increasing or decreasing? Are there visual signs of economic progress or contraction, such as increasing construction activity or business foreclosures? In-depth research is key to identifying potentially lucrative areas that few investors and buyers are paying attention to. While San Francisco and New York are obvious choices for real estate investments, they tend to be saturated and the cost to entry is higher than normal.

Determine What Terms Should Be Included on Your Lease

If you’re renting out the property, come up with the terms that you are prepared to offer potential tenants. Determine the rent, fees and penalties, annual costs, utilities included, and emergency funds that you can tap into if there is a negative balance in your budget.

Consider appointing a property manager, especially if you plan on expanding your portfolio to other locations. Knowing these details is key to avoiding any unforeseen expenses once bills start coming in.

Manage Risk at All Times

While real estate is an inherently low risk due to the simple and all-encompassing fact that people will always need housing, there is still an attached risk to every property you buy into. In the end, the goal is to protect your initial capital while securing consistent growth. Simply put, look to sell the real estate for more than what you paid for it.

You can build on the asset’s value by renovating or upgrading it, such as adding a patio or installing marble countertops. Have a target return on investment in mind and stick to that valuation.

Once property value reaches that point, liquidate and move on to the next property.

Investing in real estate has many advantages – liquid and consistently stable market, a diverse range of assets to choose from, and overall low risk compared to other assets. Use the aforementioned steps to start building your portfolio.

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Advantages of Civil Asphalt Works for Construction Purposes https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/04/16/advantages-of-civil-asphalt-works-for-construction-purposes/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/04/16/advantages-of-civil-asphalt-works-for-construction-purposes/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:55:23 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1732 Asphalt is a popular building material that is widely used for paving roads, driveways, and parking spaces. It is gaining fast popularity over concrete nowadays for many reasons. This sticky semi-solid product is also called bitumen, which is found from petroleum and commonly termed as pitch. Now, civil asphalt works are preferred by most of the builders, for constructing entranceways and garden paths at the properties of their clients.

There are many benefits of using asphalt, due to which it becomes the first choice for constructing pavements.

Asphalt is made with aggregate. Its binding agent is bitumen, a dark, sticky substance derived from crude oil. Roads, parking lots or driveways are now mainly constructed using asphalt. Hot asphalt (bitumen mixed with fine aggregate) is poured onto a bed of heavier aggregate and then pressed into it with a steamroller. It is extremely hard and durable and provides better safety to the vehicle.

Notable Reasons for Using Civil Asphalt Works

  • Faster construction –  Despite being highly viscous liquid, asphalt dries up speedily when laid over the pavements. Thus, builders can complete their construction projects much faster due to this aspect of civil asphalt works. Much time is saved when the asphalt is used for road constructions, compared to the concrete surfaces. Cars can start moving over the asphalt surfaces, as soon as the functions of rollers are over there.  It provides safer roads for the travelling public without causing delays.
  • Provides safer surface – The roads are much smoother when built with asphalt, due to the multiple layers of this material.  Despite this smoothness, asphalt road surfaces offer a large amount of friction to the rolling tyres of all vehicles.  Thus, it is much safer to drive over asphalt roads than the concrete ones, as there is a lesser risk of skidding of the tyres, mainly when the roads are wet due to rains or melted snow. Moreover, lesser potholes are found in asphalt road surfaces, which reduce the risks of accidents of speedily driving vehicles. So most of the highways are now made of civil asphalt works.
  • Needs lesser energy – When asphalt is produced for road or pavement constructions, it involves the minimum amount of energy consumption. High temperature is not needed for paving with asphalt, which is the main factor in saving fuel. A very little amount of heat needs to be supplied to the mixture of asphalt, sand, and powdered natural stones, to prepare the bitumen of desired thickness for civil asphalt construction.  Pavements made in low temperatures, help in reducing energy consumption used for construction purposes. 
  • Better for the environment – Since asphalt mixture is made of all-natural elements, there is no emission of greenhouse gas in this construction process. Therefore, civil asphalt works are considered to be friendly for the surrounding environment, as air pollution is the least from these constructions. Moreover, asphalt is a recyclable material, for which petroleum consumption is lesser for the production of this useful building material. Thus, it is known to be a greener material that is beneficial for our planet, as this reusable substance saves natural resources.
  • Lesser construction cost – Though petroleum is a costly substance, asphalt is widely available in the market at more affordable prices. As asphalt is fit for use in all climatic conditions, it can be used for road constructions all over the world. The low cost of this material encourages all builders to use it also for constructing private driveways and pathways in residential properties of their clients. Asphalt surfaces are more durable and less likely to form holes very soon, for which there is a lesser need for repairs of these pavements  shortly. Hence, civil asphalt works are more cost-effective choices for builders and property owners. Asphalt dries quickly, it helps to complete the construction process of pavements and roads quickly, saving time and money.

All these above mentioned benefits of asphalt have made this substance so popular for constructions of roads and pavements. It is one of the sturdiest building materials that may be a universal choice in all public and private properties of the world. However, an experienced asphalt contractor should be hired for such paving jobs, to make the best use of the asphalt in constructions. It is seen that asphalt roads last for many years, which are now constructed with the latest technology.

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Key Areas to Consider When Installing Classic Kitchens https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/02/12/key-areas-to-consider-when-installing-classic-kitchens/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/02/12/key-areas-to-consider-when-installing-classic-kitchens/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:54:36 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1721 The kitchen is an integral part of any home because it is the place that gives you a zeal and a meaning to live your life. It is not just the stomach of the home, but perhaps heart too! Having the right food served on your plate gives you the right vision to proceed. Therefore, healthy food is assured when the kitchen is utterly clean and furnished.

Earlier kitchen design ideas were not that much fruitful. But as you closely look through the latest kitchen design ideas you will see lots of improvement. Such  transformations took place in all aspects of styling, designing, coloring and texturing. So let us look at  installing classic kitchens.

Simple but sophisticated architecture

As the subhead says you are looking for installing classic kitchens, then you need to be smart enough to incorporate all the details related to architecture. A classy kitchen is all about classiness which shies upon any extra leg of the cabinet or the hood of the kitchen cabinet popping out. This is because everything is designed to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen.

Monotone always welcomed

When you imagine a classy kitchen, obviously you cannot think overboard like a dazzling kitchen with sparkling accessories. On the contrary, you have to think that this kitchen is beautified with a monotone look like black and white. That means here let’s consider the countertop, which mostly you will see in jet black granite or designed with casted quartz or soapstone.

Wooden texture

While installing classic kitchens, also pay equal attention  to the texture. Often, top-notch designers rely on wood based textures. Obviously, they are add varieties like Italian based walnut, lime oak, lacquer ash or acacia. Now the whole idea is to bring a touch of class  in the appeal of the kitchen.

High-quality marble on countertops

Again, designers are quite reluctant to use marble countertops. In that regard, the white-colored ones are mostly selected, some others are chosen to given a classy touch to the kitchen.

Flawless white tiling

If you are looking for installing classic kitchens, then you also need to look at tiling. That means like cabinets countertops you also need to pay very heed to the tiles as well. Now you don’t actually need to focus on the  size of the tiles which can vary from 2 to 4 or 6 or even 8 feet.  What needs to be given attention is the color of the tiles.

In order to accentuate  the grandeur of your kitchen, you have to also consider the shape of the tiles, whether square, oval, rectangular or whatever. The finish of the tiles like mat or glossy also plays an important role. Whilst checking various parameters one also needs to consider of them blending well together. Some colors and designs match better with certain shapes, so that needs to be considered. So whilst installing classic kitchens various attributes of the material need to be considered.

Plain door styling

Instead of making the kitchen door too sparkling or dazzling, it may make more sense to keep it simple. If you look at the door styling of the modern-day kitchens then you are likely to conclude that they don’t use any type of flat or uplifted paneled doors.

Of course, you will also need to look at the lighting in the kitchen. It perhaps should not be too bright like the hall but should serve the purpose of cooking in good light without any eye strain.

To wind up these are some key areas that need to be remembered while installing classic kitchens.

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Maximize Security and Style With Aluminum Windows & Doors https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/01/27/maximize-security-and-style-with-aluminum-windows-doors/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/01/27/maximize-security-and-style-with-aluminum-windows-doors/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:02:42 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1716 Though we all want to keep our homes looking spectacular, the security aspect is also critical. In this reference, aluminum windows & doors seem to strike the right balance. Aluminum is a metal that has been long known for being versatile and strong. Experts have used it for a variety of security purposes, like for making military vehicles, spacecrafts, etc. It is also used by home and business owners for ensuring protection of their house or office. Thanks to the advancements in manufacturing procedures, it is now possible to use this technology and method to get safety without compromising on the style quotient. So, if you are trying to find secure aluminum windows & doors for your home or commercial enterprise, here are some aspects that you should look for:

Check For Multi-point Locks

A sensible idea of ensuring added security is to keep solutions innovative and simple. Having multi-point locks in your doors and windows is one of them. The idea is that with multi-point locks, there is a lesser risk of break in. These locks usually include three different kinds for the door locks along with a manual latch. Many prefer having a blend of manual and automated locks so that they can have the best of both worlds. While automated locks are a boon, they are also easily hackable, but having a layered security point for your doors and windows gives an extra blanket of protection. Also, fiddling with the locks means that you can easily hear the noise. With multi-point locking systems, there is a chance that you will be able buy yourself some time to call emergency — while ensuring better security for aluminum windows & doors.

Inspect Glass’s Installation

There have been many instances in the past when Intruders had to remove the beading on some windows. This was done to remove glass and gain entry into the home. However, while there is plenty of security available, thanks to the durable aluminum, there is a risk that the poor quality of glass and the materials along with installation can just give away. Hence, it is important that along with the aluminum windows & doors, you do also check for the installation and quality of glass. Often, these products may get damaged in transit also and you should not use them if there are cracks or sign of wear and tear. You must also make sure that the rubber beading is properly installed. Try to cut the corner bits of the same, so that they fit snuggly and don’t seem to bulge out and thus disrupt the gasket. Try knocking on the gasket so that you can check for glass security.

Stick To Trusted Suppliers

When it comes to aluminum windows & doors, it is advised that you stick to trusted suppliers only. Often, people seem to opt for affordable suppliers, but totally ignore the reliability factor. Don’t make that mistake, because at the end of the day, you don’t want to fall prey to scams and frauds. Hire only the best of experts so that they can provide you with secure aluminum doors or windows that would last for years to come. Remember that opting for non-trusted suppliers exposes your home to potential risks of burglary. It’s better to opt for reliable dealers who are experts in this genre.

So, if you are considering remodeling your home or redesigning your doors and windows, you can easily consider the option of secure aluminum windows & doors. Most of these products come with warranty and they will provide you with solutions that would withstand extreme weather conditions too. So, go ahead with your selection and make your home secure against the odds.

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Decorative Screens and Accessories: A Brief Guide https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/01/21/decorative-screens-and-accessories-a-brief-guide/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2020/01/21/decorative-screens-and-accessories-a-brief-guide/#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2020 04:11:49 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1713 Are you looking for option to divide your home space? Well if so, you can opt for the Decorative Screens as they are regarded as one of the excellent options for home space division.

One can choose the Decorative Screens from a wide range of shapes viz. The laser cuts, glass, fabric, or metal. All these shapes are characteristically different, but all of these are able to add speculation to space. For instance, if one opts for the Wood Lattice Panel Decorative Screens these simple yet stunning pieces can create an aesthetical pleasing ambience. At the same time, it ensures to maintain  privacy to the optimum level.

Besides the above, the fence panel is beneficial to use in the outdoor spaces. The dark and weatherproof vinyl material helps it being practically resistive to the fierce natural elements. It is among those window panels that attract high people adoration. The floral design applied to these products brings up supreme amazement.

Know About the Materials used for Making Decorative Screens

The addition of cutting-edge technologies, and the presence of inventive arenas, helped in bringing a revolution in the style and pattern of manufacturing. Each variety of products is offered in a myriad of options thanks to the recently grown intuitive attitude of people.

  • Material used for manufacture: Following the same path, the decorative screens are currently made from conventional sources. These take the inclusion of medium density fiberboard, weathered steel, plastic, and metal. The weathered steel material is the first option among these. The screens made from this material create absolute aesthetics when used inside residential spaces.
  • Think about maintenance: The user must think about the probable maintenance before choosing an appropriate material for the decorative screen under the plan. No wonder that the Medium Density Fireboard is used in the material where a high range of moisture is experienced. The material is used in places that are worse affected by harsh natural elements as these could provide combat against strong winds and storms.
  • Different types: Every owner of households would look for a decorative screen that would last for a more extended period. Acrylics and Stainless steel provide substantial sustenance. Both of these are considered while pondering for such a decorative screen. The cost involved in these elements causes rejection at the final stage. The Medium Density Fireboard is economical, but the level of maintenance required for these are always scared.

Things to consider while selecting Decorative Screens

  • The mode of choice should be pre-dominated by an opulent option. The seeker must possess a clear notion of whether he/she is going to find an acoustic or a visual one? One of the top purposes of choosing these types of Decorative Screens is to make the noise fraying. Other options that would evolve in order of preference would be enhancing the lounge suit, enjoying the scenic view of outside while keeping tact within curtains, and likewise.
  • Currently, the manufacturers of Decorative Screens take consultation with experienced interior designers. These designers help the customers in purchasing the right product that would enable the person to get every piece of the requirements mentioned above perfectly catered.
  • For instance, if one plans to add a decorative panel screen in the entry space, the person may consider using one in the area. Such an installation would help in getting privacy. A poorly designed home badly needs privacy. The addition of a decorative screen thus will help the area stay protected and monitored from the direct view of the outsiders.

While the purchase of a decorative screen is pondered, the cross-consideration that comes onto one’s mind is its design. It is assumed that these products are available in numerous graphic styles. Every producer has contacts with professional interior designers. These people can deliver the appropriate style that suits an inner-shape in the best way, thus bringing peace in the mind of owners.

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Things you must Know About the Double Glazed Windows https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/12/23/things-you-must-know-about-the-double-glazed-windows/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/12/23/things-you-must-know-about-the-double-glazed-windows/#respond Mon, 23 Dec 2019 20:10:40 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1709 One of the essential things in any building is its windows and doors. But the majority of the constructors use window and doors which are inefficient and because of this the home looks and feels uncomfortable. It is due to this reason that a lot of people have started installing windows and doors, which allow light into the home. These windows are known as doubled glazed uPVC windows. The glazed windows are known to keep the weather conditions inside the house very comfortable and cosy.

Let us Understand the Concept of Double Glazing

Double glazed windows are basically uPVC frames that are fitted with two panes of glass. The space between these two panes is usually kept at 12mm or 16mm. The gap which is kept in between these two panes is held in place with the help of a spacer bar. The spacer bar has healthy air or argon gas in it. Then the glass unit is further sealed airtight and fitted into the uPVC frame.

Now the reason and the idea behind double glazing of windows is that, these two glass panes and the air gap, which is there in between them, work as a layer of insulation. This insulation doesn’t allow the heat or the cold from the outside to come into your house, resulting in winnows that are highly energy efficient.

Nowadays a lot of countries have even introduced triple glazing to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.

What are the Benefits of Double Glazed uPVC Windows and Doors?

  • The main advantage of double glazed uPVC windows Is that, the outside temperature will not disrupt the comfort of your home
  • If you wish to use a heater or an air conditioner, you will use lesser energy as the double glazed windows will naturally maintain the temperature within the house by not letting heat or cold from the outside to enter the house neither letting the temperature inside to escape. Majority of the double glazed windows are airtight, so this inhibits dust from seeping in 
  • Double glazed windows are also beneficial when it comes to the cancellation of the outside noise. The combination of the glass panes reduces the intrusion of noise even in a larger space. This will make your house quieter and peaceful. Moreover, double glazed windows are a lot beneficial if you live near highways or closer to the airports or even bridges.
  • Double glazed uPVC windows give extra security. If there are double windows, it becomes difficult for an intruder to break in and get through the window. Moreover, you can add multi locks onto the doors, to make sure you are fully protected.

Let us Discuss the Disadvantages of Double Glazed Windows.

These windows can’t be repaired because these two gass panes have a layer of air trapped, which will for condensation if the seal between the two window glasses isn’t proper, resulting in panes that can’t be pulled out. If there is damage, then the entire window will have to be replaced.p

  • The trapped heat could be a disadvantage because despite the fact the trapped air in winters is boon because it keeps the house well insulated in the cold, but during the summer season, it can make the room stuffy and uncomfortable.
  • Double glazed windows give a modern look, so they are not suitable for you if you are planning a more vintage look for your home.  

So, clearly, the advantages of getting double glazed uPVC windows installed outweighs its disadvantages by far. These are secure, safe and energy efficient as well.

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How to Plan Staging Your House For Sale on a Tight Budget? https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/12/03/how-to-plan-staging-your-house-for-sale-on-a-tight-budget/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/12/03/how-to-plan-staging-your-house-for-sale-on-a-tight-budget/#respond Tue, 03 Dec 2019 04:30:13 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1705 Selling your house is never easy in terms of money spent before someone accepts the deal. Lots of money goes for renovations, listings, real estate agents, taxes, and a couple of foreseen and never expected costs that come your way. Planning the budget to the cent is not only an excellent organization, but it is also a personal obligation if you don’t want to drown in debt. You need to know how you are going to spend every dollar and what kind of advantage will this bring to you to sell the house faster.

It gets even harder when your budget is tight. You need to plan reasonable and invest the money where it really needs to go to sell the home faster. One of these aspects is how to showcase the house to potential buyers. Should it be traditional or virtual, should you do it or let others do it for you? Here is the scoop that can help you out how to invest your money correctly.

Virtualization and Digitalisation Is the Way

Go for virtual staging. Simple and easy. Forget the traditional staging because it will cost you thousands of dollars and lots of energy and time. Traditional staging means having to hire a staging agency that will design and stage the house according to your wishes, but they will get money for keeping it tidy, fresh-looking, and organized as well. Usually, their plans include changing the furniture every few months if the house is not sold yet, which means an additional time of energy should be spent on your part to choose the new design.

Also, this kind of staging comes with a contract (usually for three months), which means that even if the house is sold before the contract expires, you will still need to pay the staging agency money.

On the other hand, there is an extremely popular method used by real estate agents and is the actual staging a house on a budget. It is called virtual staging, which is done digitally, on the computer, and the staging exists only in the virtual world. This means that there is no real staging in the real-life and the photos of a completely furnished room with furniture and decorative details only exist as a digital copy.

You might think how can this help me sell my house faster when there is no tangible presentation of the future home for the potential buyers? Well, the truth is that most of the people who are interested in buying a new home, begin their search online. In fact, that number is about 92% of all people in search of a new home. So, these people are looking to be impressed by a photo on the net that will convince them to take the initiative and contact you, the seller, or the real estate agent.

It won’t do you any good if your home is staged traditionally the best way possible and there is no quality digital photo to show the world. How can anyone get interested to see the house if they are not attracted to it, or don’t even know that it exists as sublime as it is, especially in the era of technology and the internet?

For that purpose, all you need is an excellent virtual staging designer who expertly deals with the digital enhancement of empty spaces of rooms and has them transform the emptiness into a welcoming and warm future home, in any interior design that you want.

The best part of it is that you don’t even have to leave your home to have your photos. You just need to send quality photos of the empty rooms, send them to the virtual staging designer via email, and wait for the ready photos in two or several days, depending on your deal.

The price is also very convenient; it goes from $30 and up for a photo. So, you can have one room, say the living room, designed in more than one style so that you can attract a more diverse group of the potential buyer. Moreover, you can choose the digital furniture if you feel confident that you will create an appealing design.

The Bottom Line

Virtual staging is a perfect solution for people who want staging a house on a budget and still must work out how to show the full potential of the home to potential buyers. It doesn’t cost much, it doesn’t waste time and energy, and it attracts a great number of people.

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Benefits and Features of Water Permeable Concrete Solution https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/11/29/benefits-and-features-of-water-permeable-concrete-solution/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/11/29/benefits-and-features-of-water-permeable-concrete-solution/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:29:07 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1702 A water-permeable concrete solution is a special type of durable concrete solution with an approximate volume of 20% of interconnected voids. This is quite similar to that of conventional concrete. This type of concrete is made of compounds of coarse aggregates, cement, and water.

However, very little or no sand is present in this type of mixtures. This is due to the formation of an open-cell porous structure which allows the water to pass through quite easily. When this type of concrete is used for the purpose of paving, it is capable of absorbing storm water in much greater volume as opposed to normal concrete. This makes these materials used in varied construction purposes.

What are the Benefits that Water Permeable Concrete Solution has to Offer?

There are tons of benefits that can be derived from water permeable concrete solution.

  • Zero Runoff: It helps to eliminate the untreated stormwater and makes sure that zero runoff is being created on the construction.
  • Recharges Groundwater: It helps in the processing of recharging the groundwater in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Mitigates Pollution: This type of water permeable concrete solution has proven to be very useful when it comes to mitigating first flush pollution.
  • Eco-Friendly: This is a eco-friendly solution as it plays a major role in the process of protecting watershed, streams, and ecosystems.
  • Efficient Drainage: It facilitates the process of natural filtration and drainage
  • Heat Island Effect: It plays a very important role when it comes to reducing the heat island effects and the surface temperature.

Water Permeable Concrete Solution – The Make

As far as making this particular type of concrete is concerned, the process is quite simple. However, you need to know the proper proportions in which different ingredients are needed to be mixed to create a high quality water permeable concrete which can be used for various purposes. It is not only eco-friendly but at the same time quite cost effective for the developers as well. The ingredients that are required to create a water permeable concrete solution are available quite easily and are inexpensive in nature.

Therefore, when it comes to constructing pavements and other areas which are big in terms of size, water permeable concrete solution is one of the best options available. It is sturdy, durable and lasts for a longest period of time. It has the capacity of withstanding tremendous pressure as it contains coarse aggregates as one of its main ingredients. It makes sure that it remains safe from cracks and other kinds of damages.

Some Major Features of Water Permeable Concrete Solution

Here are some of the major features of water permeable concrete solution that makes it special

  • Stormwater Management: There are interconnected voids in these structures which make the water permeable concrete solution very effective when it comes to managing stormwater. It helps to drain the water quite easily and remains unaffected by the moisture which can create cracks and other kinds of damages
  • Easy Construction: The construction of different facilities by using this particular solution is quite easy. water permeable concrete solution creation requires only a few basic ingredients to create this concrete solution which can then be used for making different types of pavements and other facilities.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: This is another feature that this particular type of concrete has to offer. It provides aesthetic appeal to the construction.

When it comes to water permeable concrete solution it is growing in its popularity owing to its varied good features. It is lighter on the pockets and hence the constructions can be carried out at minimal cost with added benefits of long usage and minimal damages. All together it is today one of the finest materials for constructions.

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4 Things to Consider About Location When You are Buying a Home https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/11/20/4-things-to-consider-about-location-when-you-are-buying-a-home/ https://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/2019/11/20/4-things-to-consider-about-location-when-you-are-buying-a-home/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:11:42 +0000 http://www.sayhomebuy.com/blog/?p=1698 If you are beginning the process of finding a new home, there are many factors you will need to consider carefully. For example, location is crucial. Many people get too wrapped up in finding the perfect home that meets all of their requirements, and they can easily overlook how significant the home’s location is. You will want to avoid this because you will need to ensure that your home is in an area that has good air quality, low crime rates, a suitable climate and convenient commuting.

Outdoor Air Quality

Many home buyers may neglect to research the outdoor air quality in areas in which they are considering moving. However, this can sometimes lead to numerous negative health effects later on down the line. You can easily search the air quality index for the region online, which will help to provide a better picture of any pollutants that commonly impact the area. Additionally, you will want to look out for things, such as farms that produce both plant and animal products as well as chemical plants, factories and strip mines. A simple internet search should give you an idea of what type of industries are in the area. You can also check satellite maps online to view the local terrain to see if anything stands out to you near any single-family homes for sale you are considering.

Crime Rates

Local crime rates are another important thing to look into before purchasing a new home. Again, a simple online search can turn up a lot of helpful information regarding crime statistics for the region and can also help you to determine how the area compares to national averages. You can even speak to locals or police officers in the area to learn about the region and to get a few first-hand accounts of whether the community is safe. Overall, arming yourself with this information will help you to make a more well-informed purchasing decision and can help to safeguard yourself and your family from any potential violence or property crimes.

Climate

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to the type of climate they prefer. For example, some people won’t mind harsh winters because they are accustomed to them. However, others may be ill-equipped to handle such conditions. If you are moving to an unfamiliar location, you will want to carefully research the area to learn more about its climate as well as what type of natural disasters to which it is prone. For example, many places throughout the northern United States often experience large amounts of snow and sleet, which can make it incredibly difficult to commute to your job or other important places. Additionally, many states can experience a wide host of natural disasters throughout the year, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Before moving, you will need to assess what you are prepared to handle and what type of climate in which you are most comfortable.

Convenience

Lastly, when moving, you might want to research how far away your potential new home is from modern conveniences and amenities, such as your job, your children’s schools, emergency medical services and grocery stores. A long commute can often be costly and is something you should carefully consider if you are on a budget. Additionally, it is often important to be within a close range of emergency medical services in the event of an accident or medical crisis, which is especially crucial if you or your family members suffer from any preexisting conditions.

Overall, there are many things you will need to think carefully about when it comes to a new location you are considering. The factors above are excellent starting points. However, there may be additional things you will need to research to make the best decision for your future, such as the cost of living, traffic conditions and job availability. Buying a home is a significant and often life-changing decision. Therefore, it deserves a lot of consideration and deliberation.

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