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Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Posted on 01/19/2020
Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Home Showings: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 01/12/2020
Home Showings: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
Home showings are valuable parts of the property buying cycle. If a homebuyer knows what to expect during a showing, this individual can get the information that he or she needs to determine whether a particular house is the right option. Now, let's take a look at three things that buyers need to know about home showings. 1. A...
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How To Save for a Down Payment on a Home While Renting
Posted on 01/05/2020
How To Save for a Down Payment on a Home While Renting
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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Why Dogs Become a Valued Part of Your Family
Posted on 12/29/2019
Why Dogs Become a Valued Part of Your Family
Statistics vary, but according to two credible sources, 44% of Americans own a dog. That means that if you don't own a dog, there's a strong chance one or both of your next door neighbors do! Why are dogs such a permanent fixture in so many households? Unconditional love is probably the number one reason most people bring a...
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Estate Sales: Find Your Hidden Gem
Posted on 12/22/2019
Estate Sales: Find Your Hidden Gem
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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How To Keep Kids Happy If You Don't Have A Playroom
Posted on 12/15/2019
How To Keep Kids Happy If You Don't Have A Playroom
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom space in your home, you may feel as though toys and children have taken over. Toys, games, stuffed animals, coloring books, and crayons may be all over the house if children don’t have their own space to play. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few options that you...
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Start a Successful Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/08/2019
Start a Successful Home Selling Journey
Ready to start a successful home selling journey? To achieve your house selling goals, you'll want to prepare as much as possible. Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the home selling journey so you can enjoy an unforgettable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you kick off a successful...
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How to Buy a Dining Table
Posted on 12/01/2019
How to Buy a Dining Table
Photo by: Annie Gray via Unsplash In many homes, the dining table is the ideal get-together spot to share a meal, hold gatherings and talk about important topics. However, it’s not only for eating, clinking glasses or having family discussions. It’s one of the focal points of your house and should be carefully considered. If you're interested in...
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Tips For A Dust-Free Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips For A Dust-Free Home
If it’s time for a deep clean of your home, you may want to grab the duster and just go at it. Dusting is a task that should be done on a regular basis, but it’s not always the case. There’s a right way and a wrong way to dust. Read on for a few simple tips to make...
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How Creating Your Dream Home Wish List Can Help You Make the Best Home Buying Decision
Posted on 11/17/2019
How Creating Your Dream Home Wish List Can Help You Make the Best Home Buying Decision
In the internet age, we’ve all seen dream homes on Google, Pinterest, or Instagram that seem to encompass everything we’ve ever wanted in a home. Sometimes, obsessing over dream homes can be detrimental to us--making us feel bad about our own living situation or discouraged about ever being able to afford the home we truly want. However, dream homes...
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Execute a House Selling Plan
Posted on 11/10/2019
Execute a House Selling Plan
If you intend to sell your home, you should develop a plan. That way, you can identify any potential home selling hurdles and take steps to address such issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you execute a house selling plan to perfection. 1. Establish a Timeline You know you want to...
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Is Your Home a Must-Buy?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Is Your Home a Must-Buy?
Your ultimate goal as a home seller is to make your residence as desirable as possible to potential buyers. If you transform your house into a must-buy, you could reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. To better understand how to enhance your residence before you list it, let's take a look at three tips to...
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