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Here's How to Maximize Your Home Office Potential

Whether you've been working from home for years or since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's essential to make the most of your home office. From boosted productivity to improved mood, the right feng shui can help you maximize your workday.


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Home Renovation: Exposing Asbestos

The decision to renovate your home comes with a big responsibility. You may want to renovate to create more space, avoid the cost of moving, or turn an old house into a brand new one.  Before you start to remodel your home, you should first talk with a renovation expert, then become familiar with the details and dangers that may come along with remodeling. 

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Eight Historical Homes in Erie, Pennsylvania

You may be familiar with some of these, but do you know about all of these historic homes?  Erie, Pennsylvania has a richer history than most people probably think. From its role during the War of 1812 to being home to many historic properties, this lakeside city is packed with tales of yesteryear. 

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Here's How to Successfully Prepare for Downsizing Your Home

While making a move to a smaller home is more common among seniors, you can downsize your living space at any age. Making this move can save you money, help you live more minimally, and reduce upkeep.

If you're unsure where to begin, Maleno, a family-owned real estate company, is here to help. In this blog post, we've compiled a list of five actions you can take to begin downsizing your home.

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4 Primary Factors that Influence the Price of Your Home

While the value of your home is ultimately determined by what buyers are willing to pay for it, several factors influence a house’s price and the buyer’s final decision. From location and neighborhood comparable sales (comps) to the home’s age and condition, Maleno, a family-owned custom building and real estate company, has compiled a list of four factors that influence the price of your home.

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The Most Underrated Lakeside City You Can Actually Afford

Erie rarely makes the list of top lakeside cities, but it certainly makes ours!  Between its picturesque sunsets, long stretches of serene beachfront, and breathtaking state parks, you'd think travel bloggers would be chomping at the bit to write up their experiences of the Flagship City.

But, Erie's “underratedness” could be a good thing for people looking to move to a lakeside city on a budget! So, if you're trying to decide if it's the right move for you, we have some food for thought...

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Is Vacant Land Better Than Developed Land?

When it comes to building your dream home, where you build is just as important as what you build  There's a lot to consider when deciding whether to build on vacant land or developed land. We'll help you navigate this very important decision!

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Cleaning Your Forgotten Spaces: Garage, Attic, Basement

Between working, spending time with family, dedicating time to hobbies, and allotting time to be with friends, it can be easy to forget to clean specific areas of your home, especially if the space isn't always in direct view.

Whether you're spring cleaning or you're getting ready to show your home, let's take a look at the most commonly forgotten areas around the house and our tips on making each of them look as good as new.

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6 Kinds of Mortgages & What They Mean for the Buyer

To help guide you through the process of purchasing your home, Maleno Real Estate has explained exactly what a mortgage is, created a list of the most popular mortgages, and determined what they may mean for you. 

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Listing

Eager to sell your home? In this blog, Maleno has compiled a list of eight steps you can take to get your house ready for listing in 2021.

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