Mike Flannagan's Blog

Posted on 10/18/2020
The Importance of Conducting a Title Search Prior to Purchase
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
How to Attract Buyers with Home Features
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Home Insurance Tips for Homebuyers
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Know Your Zone
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
DIY Countertop Projects
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Tips on Creating the Perfect Guest Room
Photo by bottlein via Pixabay Your guest room can become a relaxing and inviting retreat -- instead of an afterthought -- and allow you to host visitors at a moment's notice. While decor, bedding and other pieces will help you create a comfortable and inviting space, these tips will elevate your guest room to a luxurious retreat and...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value to a Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Tips for Growing Healthy Houseplants          
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Caring for houseplants is not always as easy as it may seem. The benefits of plants in a home cannot be overestimated. They brighten up your home and give it a natural feel. Houseplants can help you get rid of airborne toxins keeping your indoor air quality at its best. Keep reading...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Navigate the House Selling Journey Like a Pro
No one should be forced to deal with a long, complicated home selling journey. Fortunately, there are many things a seller can do to navigate the property selling journey like a pro. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. 1. Analyze the Housing Market You may have entered...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Easy & Healthy Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash After a long day at work or running errands, wouldn't it be nice to walk in the door and have a healthy and hot meal waiting for you? Even better -- how about a meal that can be cooked in one pot, so that cleanup is a breeze? This macaroni and cheese...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
3 Home Improvement Projects That Can Get an Older Home Sold
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Are you preparing to list your older home for sale on the market? While older homes are still widely sought by both first-time and returning home buyers, sometimes they will need a little sprucing up so that you can maximize your sale price and get it sold more quickly. The good news is...
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