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How to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly and Safely
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly and Safely
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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3 Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
Posted on 01/19/2020
3 Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. That way, it won't take long to start receiving offers to purchase after you list your home. There are many signs that homebuyers may soon submit offers to purchase your residence, and these signs include: 1. Buyers are setting up home showings....
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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Paying off a mortgage early is a dream of many homeowners. By making larger payments on your home loan, you can cut years off of your loan term and save thousands of dollars in interest payments that you can use toward savings or investments. But in an economy that has seen decades of wage stagnation and increasing costs of...
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USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 01/05/2020
USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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 Security Habits That Help Keep Your Home Safer
Posted on 12/29/2019
Security Habits That Help Keep Your Home Safer
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 12/22/2019
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Tackling projects around the house allows you to boost your skills, saves you money and ensures your home stays in peak condition -- usually. While DIY projects can be safe, successful and rewarding, there are some instances where you're better off leaving the work to a pro. From jobs that are dangerous...
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Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/15/2019
Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
After you receive an offer to purchase your residence, determining the best course of action often can be difficult. Because if you make the wrong decision, you risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your house and maximize its value. Ultimately, it may prove to be beneficial for a home seller to submit a counter-offer. There are many...
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Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Buy a Home?
Let's face it – the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include: 1. You can identify...
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How To Tighten Your Budget When You Buy A Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
How To Tighten Your Budget When You Buy A Home
Once you buy a home, you realize that every penny of your budget matters. The initial purchase of a house can be financially overwhelming. You’ll be withdrawing thousands of dollars from your account to secure the home. Once you close on the house, it’s time to buckle down on your budget. Continue reading for some tips on how to...
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Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
Posted on 11/24/2019
Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
A home appraisal often helps a property seller determine how to price his or her residence. As such, an appraisal is important. And with a great appraisal, a seller may boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for his or her house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to trust the final results of a house appraisal, and these reasons...
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Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 11/17/2019
Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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Common Tax Breaks for Homeowners
Posted on 11/10/2019
Common Tax Breaks for Homeowners
Do you ever wonder why so many Americans dream of owning a home? From complete privacy to a nest egg in the future, one lesser-known but vital reason why homeownership is something everyone is longing to achieve is the tax breaks it provides. No one enjoys paying taxes so owning a home set you aside for tax breaks...
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