Picture Perfect The Profit Is In The Plan

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As far as home improvements go, landscaping is a solid investment – in fact, a well designed outdoor project can offer a better return than most of those inside the house. Good landscaping can add between seven and 15 per cent value to your home and has a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent, […]


Vacation Home Sales Are Up

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The move to buying a second home overseas is gaining popularity, and many retirees are looking to Mexico, Costa Rica and even further afield for their beachfront properties. Many of these prime retirement areas are experiencing a strengthening realty market, thanks to (our) foreign investment. However, if you are thinking it is too late for […]


When Will It Be The Buyer S Turn

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There has been a lot of talk about the market cooling. Does this mean it is now the buyer’s turn at benefiting from market conditions? A buyer’s market occurs when sellers have little or no power in the negotiating of the sale of a home. The buyer has an advantage in that there are more […]


What I Look For In A Neighborhood When Buying Investment Real Estate

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I often get the question, “What do I look for in a neighborhood?” My answer is always the same. “Easy. Value!” I usually get a strange look, but it’s true. In a neighborhood, I am looking for clues to assess the value of the property, plain and simple. Well, maybe not so plain and simple, […]


A Bit About Mold

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There are a number of little things to look out for when purchasing a new home. Normally the things to consider includes such things as location, wiring, the condition of the house itself, and several other factors. One of these factors that the home buying public is becoming more concerned with is mold. There are […]


Septic Systems 101 For Home Buyers

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If you’re a city dweller who is looking for a home in the suburbs, it’s likely that you’re looking at homes with septic for the first time. This situation tends to make buyers nervous. It needn’t. Let’s take an overview of what a simple septic system is, how it’s maintained, and what you can do […]


10 Tips For Successful Real Estate Property Investment

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Just because real estate prices seem to have hit a temporary ceiling in many countries around the world, that doesn’t mean that profits from property investments are hard to come by. Even during a real estate market slowdown, stagnation or depression profits can be made locally and overseas. This article shows you the top ten […]


Relocating To Tampa Bay

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Its no wonder that Florida’s Tampa Bay area has become such a popular choice for relocating adults and families to call home. The west coast of Florida has mile after mile of white, sandy beaches and magnificently, beautiful natural resources. These areas include the city of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, as well as Palm Harbor, […]


Buying A Second Home In Myrtle Beach

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In an age where investment is possibly the most secure investment available, the process of trying to identify the perfect area in which to invest has become more and more important. There are certain areas in this country that have become synonymous with real estate fortunes, Florida, California, Las Vegas to name a few. But […]


Austin Home Prices Are Deceiving

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Don’t let the median price of a home in the Austin area fool you. It is true that the median value of homes in the Austin area is lower than the national average. However, this can be a bit deceiving. Many investors, retirees and people relocating for jobs have seen the have been attracted to […]


Rv In Australia

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RVs have been a long established means of touring or vacationing in Australia. The size of the country, plus the comparitively small population, has made it a requirement to plan well for an extended trip. Many visitors from North America or Europe are surprised by the scale of the country, roughly equivalent to each of […]


Family Tent Camping

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Camping in a tent is a fun and memorable experience for families. Camping vacations are great for relaxing and spending quality time with those you love. To ensure an enjoyable and comfortable outing, consider these tent camping tips. Always use a rainfly that provides full coverage of your tent. A rainfly is a tarp that […]


Six Safety Guidelines During Camping

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Camping is fun. There is no doubt about that. But as harmless as camping may seem compared to extreme sports and activities like bungee jumping or rock climbing, you still need to always be cautious about your safety during a camping trip. Below are some safety guidelines to ensure that you have an enjoyable and […]


5 Places To Go Camping In Montana

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Montana is known as one of the best places to camp. The land is full of wide open areas with plenty of wildlife and beautiful areas to explore. There are plenty of camping options to choose from. Salmon Camp is a state park that allows visitors to camp overnight. This is a great facility for […]


Climbing Holidays To Get Your Adrenaline Rush

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If you’re just starting out as a climber you’re surely excited to begin your climbing skills in the great outdoors. Your next vacation should be in a location where you can put all of your knowledge to the test and enjoy majestic scenery. Deciding where to go will depend on the type of climbing you’ve […]


Responsible Atv Driving

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It’s heady. It’s fun. It can be addictive. We’re talking about ATV driving. The thrill of driving through rugged, off-the-road terrain is something that most ATV lovers find irresistible. Way out, where there is hardly another human being in sight, away from the madding crowds is where the ATV trails are. True, ATVs are also […]


Introduction To Hunting

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Hunting is an increasingly popular pastime for the whole family. With growing numbers of women taking up the sport, the opportunity to create special memories with the whole family in the outdoors is better now than ever before. And whether you’re an experienced hunter, have been on a couple of duck or deer hunts or […]


Avoid Climbing In Avalanche Prone Areas

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Avalanches are one of those natural occurrences that only Mother Nature knows when and where they’re going to occur. Even with modern technology it’s still impossible to know exactly when or where one is going to occur. For mountain climbers this is a major concern and they are wise to be mindful of them; avalanches […]