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Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value| RISMedia’s Housecall

Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value| RISMedia’s Housecall

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 4, 2015. Housecall continues to share this piece due to ongoing requests and reader interest.   Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make,…

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Seasonal Vacation Rental Property Fall Cleanup

Seasonal Vacation Rental Property Fall Cleanup

The Fall season is now in full swing. Leaves have totally turned to its glorious, colorful state. I just love the Fall colors! And it is stunning and breath taking in cottage country. But here’s the rundown on how we do our seasonal vacation rental property fall cleanup. You can also refer to it as the “cottage closing” checklist. Most seasonal vacation homes closes down after the Thanksgiving (Canadian) long weekend. People’s cars lined up in the highway to get…

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How To Spring Clean Without Stressing

How To Spring Clean Without Stressing

Spring is now in full swing. And for short-term vacation rental property owners like ourselves, it means the start of sprucing up and getting your cottage in “rental mode” (sorry, I really like making up my own words for fun). Everybody has some sort of home cleaning guide and to-dos and what not. They are in every single home magazine and websites out there. Even the Wal-mart magazine I have grabbed the other day has one. But if you are…

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