Opting For The Right Antenna To Use For The Home

Going back to basics is not only a convenient option for most situations but also a cost-effective one. This goes the same when opting for a TV antenna. There are many good reasons to do this. First of all, the biggest broadcast stations in the world never stopped sending signals to antennas for anyone to pick up shows for free. Secondly, regular TV shows these days have better production and entertainment value. And thirdly, there are so many new sources of free entertainment that you don’t really need cable subscription anymore.

And having said this, it’s no wonder that the use of antenna is highly in-demand again. It’s simply the more frugal route to daily entertainment. Using an antenna also offers the advantage of making high quality entertainment accessible to areas that cable companies can’t reach. Cable companies, despite improvements with infrastructure through the years, still don’t service certain areas. So, if you live way up the mountains or way deep in the bush, it may take a long while before cable companies get their services to you.

With strategic satellite TV antenna, you can receive free-to-air television at home even if it’s in the middle of nowhere. In fact, you can even get the same service for your caravan or motor home; you don’t have to miss your favorite shows when you go off the grid. This is just something worth considering. However, you may need the services of professionals in your area to help you with the installation. … Read More

12 Critical Questions to Consider When Building a House Extension in Ireland

Maybe the plan was to move to a bigger house… however current economic circumstances have removed this option for many people. The next option, and often times the best option, is to look at how to create more space in your existing house.

What sort of space do you need, where do you need it, how should it integrate with the rest of the house, and what impact will it have on the existing house in terms of light, space, comfort, disruption, and value?

Here are 12 critical questions to consider when planning your house extension project in Ireland:

  1. What sort of space do you need – living room, kitchen, playroom, utility room, downstairs bathroom, home office, open plan kitchen/dining/living room? Consider the long-term issues as well as your immediate problem, and consider how a prospective house buyer might value and appreciate what you are considering.
  2. What are your options in terms of where you can extend, and how suited is this to your space requirements? For example, having an attic conversion as a playroom for small children doesn’t make great sense.
  3. What impact will the extension have on the existing house and garden? Consider how the extension will impact on light within the existing house, for example, and how you will compensate for this.
  4. Do you require planning permissions? In Ireland you are allowed to extend by up to 40 sqm (430 sqft) of additional floor area at the back of your house without planning permission, subject to certain
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Home Staging – Questions and Answers

Question: Do I really need to stage my house?

Answers: Home staging is recommended to homeowners who are serious about selling their house in the shortest amount of time. Think of this scenario: Two comparable houses are for sale in the same general area. House A was staged and is in prime showing condition. House B was not staged and may have some design issues. Which house do you think buyers will be more interested in? Statistics show us that homes which are professionally prepared for the real estate market sell in one-third less time than non-staged houses.

Question: My Realtor told me to wait to stage, is this good advise?

Answers: The sooner you stage your house, the better it will be for you. If your agent told you to not stage or to wait to stage, your Realtor may not have a complete understanding about the value of home staging. Some agents are concerned about recommending more out-of-pocket expenses for their clients. It is a noble concern but not a necessary one when considering home staging. Stagers work with real estate agents as a team, and most stagers will be happy to answer any questions that Realtors may have regarding the staging process. Realtors may not know it, but stagers may be their greatest asset in the marketing of a client’s home.

Question: How do I choose a stager?

Answers: There are many things to look for when choosing a stager. Before you hire a stager, consider these … Read More