Embarking on a new real estate endeavor is exciting. Whether you’re buying, selling, or looking to rent, real estate can mark a new chapter of your life, whether living wise or financially.
But the big question is: can I do it alone, or do I need a real estate agent? While it may seem like a good idea to go about your endeavor alone, statistics say otherwise. Last year alone, almost 90% of individuals bought their home using a real estate broker, and 98% of buyers said that their real estate agent was extremely valuable during their home buying process. With numbers like that, who wants to go without?
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Believe it or not, replacing a bathtub is a project that can be accomplished alone or with a small team. Over the years, any bathroom surface is vulnerable to erosion: chemicals, daily use, and simple wear and tear on the surfaces involved make tub refinishing or new tub installation a high-priority goal for many homeowners.
When the focus is on family health, the bathroom is the first place to look for possible mold or germ collection. Even a great-looking bathtub has cracks, invisible to the naked eye, that can easily become a breeding ground for unsavory guests like bacteria, viruses and germs. The cost of bathtub refinishing can add value to a home and can also be cheaper than replacing a bathtub.
A home invasion is committed every 13 seconds. Just because you never want to be in that situation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared if you are. There are easy things you can do to protect yourself from home intrusion, as well as prepare yourself if you ever find yourself in the middle of one.
Check your access points – Nearly 30% of all burglaries happen because of unlocked or open residential windows and doors. To make sure your residential windows and residential doors are secure, check them every time you’re getting ready to go to sleep, or when you’re preparing to leave the house. Looking into steel doors and steel windows can help to further secure your home, and can offer additional protection while maintai