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How Much Are Closing Costs? Fees when Buying a Home

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If you’re planning to buy a home, you’ll have a number of logistics to figure out, such as the home’s cost, the amount of financing you qualify for, whether you’ll need to make repairs, and the whole process of closing on the loan. When figuring out the overall expenses involved in purchasing a home, one… (read more)

The Process of Buying a House – Home Buyer Steps to Follow

For first-time buyers, the process of buying a house can be daunting. Even for those who’ve done it before, the task of hunting for a home and making the purchase can still seem intimidating. Organizing the process into simple steps can make it much easier to cope with, allowing you to enjoy the excitement of… (read more)

Selling Your Home Faster – Simple Tips for a Quick Sale

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Typically, the longer a home is listed, the lower its chances are of selling. Selling a home can also get stressful—after all, making sure your house stays presentable for the entire time it’s on the market can be difficult. For these reasons, you’ll want to sell your home quickly with minimal hassle. Ultimately, the odds… (read more)

Home Staging Mistakes That Are Easily Avoided

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Home staging is often a great way to make a house stand out from others on the market. Potential buyers are able to visualize what it would be like to live in the space you’re offering, and it helps make a home more memorable. That said, home staging is easy to do poorly. Fortunately, many… (read more)

How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood That Works For You

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A walkable neighborhood has many benefits for all ages. The upsides of walkable neighborhoods include convenience, social, health, economic, and environmental advantages. This popular trend is real and is there for the taking. Are you adventurous enough to learn the location and positive aspects of the best walkable neighborhoods and cities and make the decision… (read more)

5 Ways to Prep for Moving Day to Ensure a Smoother Move

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You are ready to take possession of your new house and moving day is near. If you think the physical move is all that is left to do, you need to think again. A bit of prep work makes the difference between smooth sailing and choppy waters. This is an exciting time! Use the following tips to… (read more)

Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, greeted with the usual groans and procrastination. However, depending on your actions in the previous year and your decisions while filing, many homeowners save or even make money while filing taxes with the federal government this time of year. So, how are some ways to make sure you’re getting the… (read more)

7 Ways to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent To Make Your Home Purchase Stress-Free

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Selection of the right real estate agent is one of the most critical parts of your move. Whether you’re moving to a new city due to a job change, across town to be closer to family, downsizing, or merely for a change of scenery, your real estate agent can make or break your experience. How do you… (read more)

How Home Warranties Can Essentially Manage Your Rental Properties For You

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As the owner of rental properties, you know the frustration of panicked calls from your renters for non-working furnaces, air-conditioners on the fritz, and broken refrigerators.   These issues interfere with your work day, cause stress for your renters, and cost you money.  For multi-unit apartment buildings, single-family homes, or weekly beach rentals, home warranties are a great way to… (read more)

5 Ways to Identify a Neighborhood Ready for Revitalization

Choosing a neighborhood for a new home is a monumental task.  Issues such as commute times, schools, safety, home prices, and home values are important.  Is it possible to predict which neighborhood is the next “hot spot” for revitalization?  There are potential pitfalls, yet unlimited opportunities in taking the plunge in an area that is not totally established. … (read more)