Allan Wulff, MBA. Ph.D.'s Blog

Posted on 11/22/2020
Quick & Easy Fireplace Care
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay Before you start your first fire of the season, take a few moments to put your fireplace in order. You can do this in less than a half-hour if you gather everything you need. Here's the list: Metal bucket with a lid for removing ash A garden kneeling pad Heavy rubber work gloves...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
What are the Advantages of a Buyer Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels If you're a first-time homebuyer and you've already started exploring available properties, you might think to yourself, "Why do I even need a buyer agent?" After all, you've been looking at homes for sale and the realtors who showed you the properties were very nice and helpful. But here's the deal: Those...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Virginia's Disclosure Act Doesn't Really Protect Buyers
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash When you find your dream home for a great price, you sometimes have to wonder why the price is so low. While you can rely on a buyer's agent – the agent who represents you – for some information, the agent can only tell you what they know. The listing agent...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Tips for Selecting the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Remodeling with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Collage Tips & Tricks Using Things You Have Around the House
Image by Ivan Ilijas from Pixabay Collage is a fun art project for all ages. You don't have to be a skilled artist to create something beautiful. And best of all, you have everything you need around the house in junk drawers and photo boxes. You can use just about anything for collage. Try these collage tips and...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
5 Creative Ways to Hide your AC You Won't Believe
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Conclude a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may require many weeks or months to complete. As you approach the finish line of this journey, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a seamless conclusion. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly finalize a home purchase. 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A home inspection generally is...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA, How to Choose where to Buy
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Understanding Your Mortgage: Prepayment Penalties
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Is Selling a Home a Good Idea?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons why selling a residence could be beneficial, and these include: 1. You can earn a profit from your home sale. If you have allocated significant time and resources to maintain your residence, you may find there will be lots...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
List Items Online Before You Buy a Residence
If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items. Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three...
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