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Not so simple home improvement tipsIf you have the necessary expenses, it can be tempting to go on a home-improvement binge. You could take your frustration out on every pet peeve you have about your home, from the light fixtures to the countertops to that fireplace you always wanted. But sometimes, as the saying goes, less is more.

Making renovations is an important part of owning a home, though. When you add, remove, or improve parts of your home, you're adding value to it that (hopefully) will return to your wallet once you sell. But there is such a thing as doing too much, or biting off more than you can chew financially. So, here are a few guidelines to make sure your next home project is truly an improvement:
• Is it an emergency?
A washing machine that is starting to make your

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Homeowner poses with wrench to show emphasis on the need for maintaining your homeMaking the leap from "renter" to "owner" is a bit daunting, but the payoff is huge. As any veteran homeowner will tell you, there isn't anything quite like it.
But before you starting jumping at the thought of never paying rent again, remember that there are certain gives and takes to owning your home – for every perk that comes with it, there is an equal amount of added responsibility. So, to get you on the right track and ahead of the game in home ownership, here are some things that will make your experience much smoother:


• Eventually, it will break
There's no getting around it – with so much that could possible go wrong (even in a brand new home), something eventually will. Be it the water heater, A/C unit, plumbing, electricity, or anything else,

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Real Estate in Naples, FLIt may sound contradictory, but the home buying process is more than just buying a home.
When you look for your new home in Naples, you'll be looking for an entire new lifestyle – one of beachfront cabanas, varied entertainment, and all-encompassing amenities. And while it's important to find the perfect home to fit you, there are other things to consider as well. Below is a checklist of things to consider before you pack up and move:

• Affordability
It's a no-brainer that you need to be able to afford your new residence, but cost of living varies from location to location. Make sure that your money stretches where you need it to in your new city – for example, your salary in New York City won't get you as far as it will in, say, a more rural area, or a

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