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Posted on 02/24/2021
How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 02/17/2021
Should You Choose Owner Financing?
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash Selling a home requires a lot of decision-making. One of those decisions concerns financing, and there are numerous options available to both sellers and buyers. Real estate negotiations can be confusing, but there are some unconventional ways to finance a deal, and owner financing, for some buyers and sellers, can be the...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart Home Gadget?
There are many state-of-the-art smart home devices at your disposal. At the same time, there is no shortage of vendors that sell smart home devices in cities and towns nationwide. Ultimately, it is a good idea to shop around for a smart home device. If you evaluate a variety of smart home device vendors, you can boost the likelihood...
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Posted on 02/03/2021
Tips for Navigating the VA Home Loan Program
Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels The VA home loan program allows qualified veterans and active-duty members of the military to get an affordable home loan with a minimal down payment. If you're planning to use this loan program, you can take specific measures to improve your chances of approval. These tips will take you from house hunting...
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Posted on 01/27/2021
Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Posted on 01/20/2021
Small-Scale Bathroom Remodeling Projects
Photo by Christian Mackie on Unsplash Fixing up your bathroom can add considerable value to your home, which is important to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the near future. If you would rather avoid having to make major changes to your bathroom, there are several minor remodeling projects to consider instead. The following remodeling...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
How to Freshen and Replace Your Tile and Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 01/06/2021
How to Find the Perfect Home
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 12/30/2020
Tax Liens 101: The Basics
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
Old Garden Shed? How to Refresh It for Outdoor Fun
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 12/16/2020
Bedroom Headboard Ideas
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Why You Shouldn't Skip Home Inpsections
Life of Pix via Pexels If your lender does not demand it, skipping the home inspection might be fairly tempting as you move toward closing on the house of your dreams. Although moving full steam ahead might provide what you need in the moment, that decision could end up causing problems in the future. So, even though it...
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