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INFOGRAPHIC: Basic Steps to Buying a Home

Are you a first-time home buyer and not sure how to get started?  Our "Basic Steps to Buying a Home" infographic will walk you through the process.  When you're ready to begin, contact a realtor you can trust.  Maleno Real Estate has been in business over 40 years and we know homes!  If you're thinking of trying to work without one, read our infographic which tells you why you really do need a realtor.

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Should I Buy A House That's Part of a Homeowners Association (HOA)?

Among the list of properties you're considering, you may find one key difference that comes in the form of three letters: HOA. If you have never been a part of a neighborhood organization before, you may have questions about the benefits and...

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The Custom Home Building Process That Promises to Reduce Stress

It’s challenging to find the perfect home—one that’s in a good neighborhood, offers enough space, and has the right design. According to FiveThirtyEight, a subsidiary of ABC News, the average American moves 11.4 times in their lives. So, why add...

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Ironically, The Key to Higher Home Resale Value Is The Door

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or your next investment property, it’s important to consider which upgrades you’re going to invest in. This is because not all “improvements” actually increase the value of the house.

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Creating the Perfect Patio for Your Home

A patio can be the perfect extension for your home. It can be the ideal place to relax after a long day or host a party outside.

A well-made patio may even drive appeal to your home if you decided to sell. 

Before you decide to put in a patio,...

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Things to do around Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania located in North East, Pennsylvania is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. For both those visiting and locals, there is never a dull moment, with a new adventure waiting around every corner.  Erie has a little bit of...

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Five Landscaping Tips That Will Boost Value for Your Home

We often spend so much time improving the inside of our homes that we forget about our yards. While making your living space comfortable will always take precedence, enhancing your curb appeal can give you a reason to work in the great outdoors, improve your mood, and significantly boost the value of your home.

Does Landscaping Really Impact Resale Value?

According to a report by National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), 99% of REALTORS® believe curb appeal is important to attracting buyers, and 96% recommend improving curb appeal to a seller. 

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7 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale

As we sit in the dead of winter, it may seem like summer is never coming back; but in reality, it’s right around the corner. While the weather might make you feel unmotivated, it can also provide you with a surplus of time to start prepping your house for sale.

Do some early spring cleaning and you’re instantly giving yourself a stronger foothold in the market. To help you increase your chances of a successful sale, we’ve provided seven ways to spruce up your house for listing.

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14 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday

On this day in (insert your birth year), the course of history changed!  It may have only been a small ripple in the lives of a few, or a huge splash for many, but you entering the world had an effect.  You should celebrate!  We've put together this list to help you think about how you can make the day special.  Enjoy! Oh, and Happy Birthday! 

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A Superior Home Foundation for New Construction

Laying the foundation of your home is arguably the most important stage in new construction; it is, quite literally, the bedrock upon which your house sits. For this reason, it’s important to understand the best foundation system for your geographic location, needs, and architectural preferences.

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