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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
Deciding to pay off your mortgage can be a confusing decision to make. You might be wondering about how you would take care of other financial debts or emergencies should they arise. Deciding to pay or not to pay off your mortgage early should be a decision made by you. The economic circumstances around you should determine this...
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5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted on 05/12/2019
5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here...
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Curb Appeal To-Do List
Posted on 05/05/2019
Curb Appeal To-Do List
When you first start creating the list of things you need to finish to get your home ready for sale, it can seem daunting. Too much work can throw you for a loop, and you might be tempted to sell your home "as-is" instead. However, just adding a bit of curb appeal can significantly increase the value of...
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Tips for Repairing Grout in Your Home
Posted on 04/21/2019
Tips for Repairing Grout in Your Home
If you've ever wondered about renewing tile in your home wonder no more, it is a process that most of us can accomplish and have a beautiful finished product when done. Following the correct steps ensures lasting beauty and quality. Cutting it out To begin with, you will need to cut out the old grout. Removing it can...
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Saving Money for Retirement
Posted on 04/14/2019
Saving Money for Retirement
Retirement is something all workers should look forward to doing. It is a period of rest after many years of exemplary service. Retiring from service is not only applicable to government workers, those working in a private establishment, as well as other non-governmental organizations, will also retire at a particular time. While the retirement period is a period...
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Things to Inspect and Service Regularly
Posted on 04/07/2019
Things to Inspect and Service Regularly
When you own a home, you take over the landlord responsibilities of maintaining the property. That means you change out the lightbulbs and call the plumber when the drain plugs. Twice a year you faithfully check the smoke detectors and replace their batteries. You even take care of the lawn or hire a professional landscaping service to do...
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When Three Generations of Family Share a Home
Posted on 03/31/2019
When Three Generations of Family Share a Home
Buying a home that works for both seniors and young children can be complicated, if not impossible. When searching for a new home, it’s important to keep in mind the special requirements for every member of your family both now, and as they continue to age. Parents or other older relatives may need assistance getting upstairs or in...
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Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Posted on 03/24/2019
Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Is Your Home's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
Posted on 03/18/2019
Is Your Home's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 03/13/2019
3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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Tips to Get Your House Sold Fast
Posted on 03/11/2019
Tips to Get Your House Sold Fast
When you want to sell your property, you want it gone as fast as possible. However, there are activities some house owners get involved in that do not help their situation. Selling a home is quite unlike buying a home. As a homeowner willing to sell their home, below are a few tips you should consider; Price your...
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Is a Home Really an Investment
Posted on 03/04/2019
Is a Home Really an Investment
For years, people have believed that their new home purchase is the same kind of investment as their 401k or stock and bonds. Even with the obvious drops in prices during and since the economic crash, many buyers continue letting their home be their only retirement asset. The main property you live in should be left out of...
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