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Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
Posted on 01/26/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Determine If a Home Is Right for You
Posted on 01/19/2020
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Buying a Home?
Posted on 01/12/2020
How Much Do I Need to Save Before Buying a Home?
Buying a home is a big financial endeavor that takes planning and saving. Aside from a down payment, hopeful homeowners will also need to save for closing costs and moving expenses. When it comes to the down payment amount you’ll need to save, many of us have often heard 20%, the magic number. However, there are a number of...
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How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Easy Fireplace Care
Posted on 12/29/2019
Easy Fireplace Care
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay Before you start your first fire of the season, take a few moments to put your fireplace in order. You can do this in less than a half-hour if you gather everything you need. Here's the list: Metal bucket with a lid for removing ash A garden kneeling pad Heavy rubber work gloves...
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Have You Set a Competitive Price for Your Residence?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Have You Set a Competitive Price for Your Residence?
If you want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, it generally is helpful to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. With an aggressive price, you can stir up lots of interest in your home. As a result, you can increase the likelihood of a fast home sale. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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When Should a Seller Get Their Home Inspected?
Posted on 12/15/2019
When Should a Seller Get Their Home Inspected?
If this is your first home sale, you might be wondering about what your requirements are in terms of home inspections. A vital step in the closing process, professional home inspections are typically included in real estate contracts as a contingency (the sale is dependent upon their completion). But, are there any situations in which a seller would get...
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Is a Beach House Right For You?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Is a Beach House Right For You?
Image by Alex G from Pixabay Having a home on or near Miami Beach can be a dream come true. It can be a peaceful place to live, with breathtaking views, the smell of the ocean and cool breeze flowing through your home. While you fall asleep listening to the waves, the cost may outweigh the benefit. Here...
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Manage Your Time, Schedule, and Family Priorities
Posted on 12/01/2019
Manage Your Time, Schedule, and Family Priorities
When you stop and think about all the details you have to take care of as a homeowner, it sometimes feels like you're running a business! That's especially true if have to coordinate everything from family doctor appointments to home remodeling projects. Many people get so caught up in their daily routines and responsibilities that they lose sight of...
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Everything You Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Posted on 11/24/2019
Everything You Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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Moving Soon and Want to Get Rid of Old Items? Try Selling Them Online
Posted on 11/17/2019
Moving Soon and Want to Get Rid of Old Items? Try Selling Them Online
Moving to a new home can be a stressful time for a new homeowner. Packing up a house-full of belongings is a strenuous process that can take up a lot of time and energy. And, if you’re working with movers, you’re going to have to pay for everything you want to move. One way to make the process of...
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Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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