How Homes Can Positively or Negatively Impact the Real Estate Market

How Homes Can Positively or Negatively Impact the Real Estate Market

We’ve all seen them: the gorgeous and pristine home with curb appeal that just seems to liven up the entire neighborhood, and the down-on-its-luck home with the weed-filled yard and shabby paint that makes the whole block look bleak. For people who live near both of these homes, they might understandably wonder if the first will have a positive impact on the local real estate market while the second will cause housing values to fall. The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.

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Moving ASAP? Follow These Steps! - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

(The Other) Moving Checklist

Depending on where you are in the home buying process, you may have made a list of the features you want in your new home, the supplies you need for packing, the final to-dos of moving day and the beverage request list for all the people helping you move. But what about that other list? The one with your new doctor, pharmacy, bank, cable/Internet company and favorite coffee shop? Here’s a list of things you’ll want to think about when moving to a new location, to help make that transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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Protect Your Roof from Severe Summer Weather - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Protect Your Roof from Severe Summer Weather

Summer may be known for fun in the sun, but according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association, June is a peak month for hail storms. The NOAA says hail causes approximately $1 billion in damage to property each year. When your roof is at risk of being pelted by golf ball-sized hail, it is important to have a plan on how to protect your property, as well as a plan to make repairs if any damage occurs.

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Four Ways that DIY’ers Can Avoid Home Renovation Mishaps

From television shows that teach people how to do various projects to the proliferation of home improvement stores with their endless aisles of products beckoning us to give them a try, the do-it-yourself lifestyle has really taken off. While it is possible to tackle some home improvement projects on your own — like painting, wallpapering and more — in many cases it’s best to call in a professional. The following tips will help DIY’ers avoid home renovation disasters, and finish their projects safely and without spending a ton of extra money.

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