Matt Mihalcin's Blog

Posted on 02/05/2023
Make Your Move Easier With These Packing Tips
No matter the size of your home, packing everything to prepare for a move is a long process. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make it simpler and more efficient. Here are some expert packing tips for an easier move: Prepare Your Supplies Make sure you have supplies ready before you even start packing. This...
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Posted on 01/29/2023
Multipurpose design: Using your guest room for home theater purposes
If you want to make the most of unused space at home,...
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Posted on 01/22/2023
5 Simple Tips for Avoiding Water Damage
Water damage can be costly and difficult to remedy. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can help avoid water damage at home by keeping up with regular maintenance. Here are some tips for reducing your risk of water damage: Clean Gutters & Downspouts Cleaning your gutters regularly can prevent blockage and ice dams. If you have debris...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
Build permit 101: What you need to know
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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Posted on 01/08/2023
Avoid these home renovations to maintain property value
Renovations can increase the value of your home. However, not every renovation project is a good investment. Unfortunately, many renovations can actually lower your home’s resale value and cost more than you bargained for. If you’re interested in renovating your home, make a note of these projects to avoid: Too much texture While texture on walls and ceilings...
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Posted on 01/01/2023
3 Common Homebuyer Fears & How to Handle Them
Buying a house can be a source of tremendous stress for many. It’s extremely common to feel overwhelmed and nervous about specific aspects of the process. Luckily, there are some answers to the scariest questions to help ease your mind. Here are some of the biggest homebuying fears and what to do about them: “What if I don’t...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
Divider wall ideas: Temporary walls perfect for rentals
When renting an apartment or condominium, you have to get...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Home safety: Creating a fire safety plan and prevention measures
House fires can do tremendous damage to your home and also put your household's lives at risk. It's crucial to practice fire safety and prevention, so you and your house members are prepared in case a fire does happen. Taking steps to prevent fires from occurring helps reduce the risk of having to deal with these fires. The...
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Posted on 12/11/2022
Space-saving DIY storage ideas
Many homeowners turn to DIY storage ideas to get...
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Posted on 12/04/2022
Updating and Maintaining Your Home's Door Hardware Could Be a Game-Changer
Sometimes the little things add up to major differences, and that idea holds true when updating door hardware. It’s not uncommon for relatively inexpensive doorknobs, locking systems and hinges to lose their luster prematurely. Repetitive use and age result in those once shiny finishes looking dull and worn out. Unattractive door hardware elements are like tiny blemishes in...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
How to add value to your home with high ROI upgrades
Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate investor, it’s always important to know how to add value to your home. Many upgrades and renovations have a higher rate of return than others, and it’s helpful to know them to make the best possible investment in your property. Here are some of the home upgrades with the highest...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Ad valorem tax: What it is & how to calculate it
Latin for "according to value," the term "ad valorem" is common in tax conversations. An ad valorem tax is flexible and dependent on the value of the specific asset, product or service. If you're a property owner, you're paying an ad valorem tax on your property taxes. To better understand how this term is used, here is a...
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