Hands across the ocean

Hands across the ocean

We have just started a joint venture with Hutchinson & Co to help us with the many workload of USA and Canada clients buying property in other parts of the world. About Hutchinson & Co Hutchinson & Co was founded by Peter Hutchinson (Company Chairman) in 1985 to act as Collection Agent for a single Vacation Ownership resort in Portugal. More resorts soon came on-board and as the company grew, Peter formed Hutchinson & Co...

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5 Home Remodels That Increase Resale Price

5 Home Remodels That Increase Resale Price

A home improvement is not just a project, it’s an investment. Remodeling Magazine recently found the renos that are yielding the best returns these days. First is a front door replacement. Homeowners who replaced their wooden entries with steel doors saw a 102% return on their investment when they sold their house. Steel doors can be hollow or solid, soundproof and fireproof, and any color. Next is installing manufactured stone veneer. It...

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How to Rate a Neighborhood

How to Rate a Neighborhood

Quick question for house hunters: What’s more important – the house or the neighborhood? Answer: Probably the house, but there’s no doubt that the neighborhood doesn’t get as much scrutiny from prospective home buyers as it should. A bad neighborhood can have a catastrophic impact on the value of your home, even if the house itself is great, so it’s key to choose wisely. Eric C. Wentworth, author of “A Plan for Life: The 21st...

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Before you buy a home, one of the things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive enough as it is – why would you choose to fork over another $400 if you’re not required to? In this article, we’ll delve into what a home inspection can reveal and why you shouldn’t forgo this optional procedure. SEE: 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes The Home Inspection...

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