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Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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How to Manage Your Homebuying Expectations
Posted on 11/10/2019
How to Manage Your Homebuying Expectations
If you intend to buy a house, it generally is a good idea to establish realistic property buying expectations. That way, you can plan ahead for the homebuying journey and avoid potential problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you...
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Benefits of Having Moving Truck Insurance
Posted on 11/03/2019
Benefits of Having Moving Truck Insurance
If you are planning to move with truck rental, it is essential you get moving truck insurance. Therefore, you need to look at the company's insurance and protection policies.There are several advantages of having moving truck insurance, apart from the peace of mind it brings, it also protects you against any unforeseen happenings. What are the types of...
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Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects - Lawn and Garden Hacks
Posted on 10/27/2019
Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects - Lawn and Garden Hacks
Creating the curb appeal that you want does not have to be as complex as a full-scale remodel. If your home’s exterior is in decent condition, spend your time and budget on things that pack a big punch. Upgrade how your home looks from the street with these simple exterior, lawn, and garden hacks. Fill planter or window...
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Homebuying Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Posted on 10/20/2019
Homebuying Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Completing a successful homebuying journey may be difficult, especially for those who do not plan ahead. In fact, high-pressure situations may arise that lead you to make rash homebuying decisions. And if you make the wrong choices, you risk paying an exorbitant price to acquire your dream residence. There is no reason to let high-pressure situations cause you to...
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The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
Posted on 10/13/2019
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
It has been written; the kitchen is the heart of the home. So, when walking through a model or open house, the kitchen is a significant appeal or detractor. Where the kitchen is relative to the rest of the living space is essential. The layout of the workflow can make or break the impression of the house as...
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10 Things To Look for Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
10 Things To Look for Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate: 1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water On the surface, it may look like a no-brainer that...
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Setting up a Personal Mortgage Calculator
Posted on 09/29/2019
Setting up a Personal Mortgage Calculator
If the nerd in you comes out as soon as someone starts talking numbers, you might find yourself wondering how hard it is to create a mortgage calculator. Technically called an amortization calculator, the numbers you put into the calculation tell you what your payment each month breaks down to in terms of what goes to the principal...
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Tips To Help You Choose a New Family Doctor
Posted on 09/22/2019
Tips To Help You Choose a New Family Doctor
You don’t have to wait until you become ill before you think of getting a family doctor. You always tend to spend more than necessary when you don’t have a family doctor that will attend to your medical needs or if you select a practice that rejects your insurance. If you don't know how to go about choosing...
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Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Side Hustle Chores
Posted on 09/08/2019
Side Hustle Chores
The side hustle chores, you know the ones that you do while you are doing something else. For example, you are vacuuming and picking the kids room at the same time. While the gas pump is filling your tank, you are cleaning out the car. Multi-tasking is a necessity with the way our lives run these days. You...
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Types of Mortgages Available to Buyers
Posted on 09/01/2019
Types of Mortgages Available to Buyers
There are different kinds of mortgages available to prospective homeowners today. The right mortgage for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of income and credit rating. While there are numerous mortgage products available to buyers today, they will mostly fall under the categories below: FHA-Backed loans Most folks getting a home for the...
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