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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

Don't Disregard a House Based on Cosmetic Faults

​Are you searching for a new place to call home? It might sound obvious, but in considering listings you should always remember to focus on things that you can't change (at least not easily), such as the location, price, size, and serious repairs. Although items like these correctly fall into the category of "potential deal breakers", it's also unfortunately common for buyers to get hung up on easily-fixable, cosmetic issues. You might think you're immune to this, but things like unpleasant colors or outdated fixtures can be hard to ignore since they are integral to your subconscious impression of the house. Luckily, as a reader of this blog, you know better than to dive into real estate unprepared! Here are some of the minor issues that are most difficult for buyers to overlook, along with a reality check about their actual importance.

Is an Open Floor Plan Right for You?

Everyone knows that open floor plans have come to dominate home design in the last several decades, but not everyone is a fan of the now-common layout. When looking for a new home or considering a major remodel to your current home, you may assume that open is the way to go; however, before you commit, consider whether open is right for you. As with any decision, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options!

Sadly, These Were 2017's Most Popular Passwords

For the last seven years, security application company SplashData has attempted to shine a light on digital security by compiling a list of each year's most common passwords. Their information comes straight from the source: log-in information that had been stolen and publicly-released during the year. Despite constant warnings from security experts, the most popular passwords for 2017 remained depressingly bad. If you see any of your own passwords in the following list, please change them ASAP!