Home Buying

Understanding Buyer Closing CostsPosted on May 12, 2017

Most people who are in the market for a new home are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home and moving, but closing costs can be expenses that may be overlooked, especially for first-time home buyers.


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Buying A Home Long DistancePosted on May 05, 2017

The process of purchasing a home can be a complicated and stressful experience, but if you have to purchase a new home in another city the experience can become even more complicated.


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Making An Offer - Negotiating Your Buying PricePosted on April 14, 2017

Making An Offer: Negotiating Your Buying Price

There is perhaps no more exciting and nerve-wracking time in the home buying process than when you decide to make an offer on a home.


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How Much House Do You NeedPosted on March 03, 2017

While it may be nice to have a home with five bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a four-car garage, how many of us really need this much space? The best approach is to look at a few particular aspects of your life and lifestyle to make the right choice.


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Buying A Home That Can Grow With Your FamilyPosted on February 03, 2017

If you are a first time homeowner, or are purchasing a home after a major life change such as marriage or having children, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your changing family? The time and effort that go into purchasing and decorating a new home, not to mention finding it in the first place, means that you’ll want to ensure that your home will be right for you and your family for years to come.


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How Much Yard Do You NeedPosted on January 06, 2017

How Much Yard Do You Need?

You probably have spent a good deal of time considering how much space you need inside your home, but what about how much space you need on the outside of it? House hunting with an idea of the square footage you are seeking is a good idea, but in addition to that you should have an idea of how much yard space you will need around your new dwelling as well.


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What Is A Property SurveyPosted on November 25, 2016

When purchasing a home, especially for the first time, you are going to encounter a lot of terms and jargon you may never have heard before.


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Finding Your Perfect HomePosted on November 04, 2016

As the old saying goes, real estate is all about location, location, location.


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Is An Income Property Right For YouPosted on October 21, 2016

The appeal of income properties and the potential for what may seem like easy money and early retirement have likely crossed the mind of anyone who has heard of this business venture.


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When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying BudgetPosted on July 08, 2016

When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying Budget

Setting a budget for your home purchase is an important decision.


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Getting To Know The Neighborhood Before Buying A HomePosted on July 08, 2016

There is a reason the term “location, location, location” is used so commonly within the real estate industry.


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Home Selling

Five Steps To Holding A Successful Open HousePosted on June 23, 2017

An open house is one way that REALTORS® attempt to expose a home to multiple buyers at once.


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Selling A Home When You Have KidsPosted on February 24, 2017

Selling A Home When You Have Kids

Selling a home is stressful for everyone, and having young children in the house can add to the stress for the parents.


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What Season Is Best To SellPosted on December 16, 2016

What Season Is Best To Sell?

So you are ready to sell your house, but you look out the window and see several feet of snow on the ground.


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Selling Your Home During The HolidaysPosted on November 11, 2016

The process of selling your home at any time of the year can be a stressful experience, but if you are trying to sell your home during the busy holiday season it may seem to be almost impossible.


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Selling A House With Pets At HomePosted on September 23, 2016

When we have pets, they quickly become a part of our family.


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Home Staging - Should You Hire A ProfessionalPosted on September 16, 2016

Home staging is the latest trend in real estate, and if you are selling your home you are likely at least aware of what this growing practice involves.


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The Downside To A Sale By OwnerPosted on July 08, 2016

The Downside To A Sale By Owner

In tough economic times, saving the money that you would have to pay a real estate agent to help you sell your home can be a tempting idea.


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Home And Garden

How To Care For Your LawnPosted on June 16, 2017

If you love your lawn, it’s only natural that you would want to give it the proper care to help give it a healthy appearance.


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Strategies To Reduce Dust In Your HomePosted on June 09, 2017

If you are like most people, dust is a part of life.


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Decorating For Small SpacesPosted on June 02, 2017

Decorating For Small Spaces

If you live in a smaller home or condo, you face some particular decorating challenges.


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Ten Things Every Gardener Should KnowPosted on May 19, 2017

Gardening is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also a livelihood for many.


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Simple Ways To Add A Splash Of Color To Any RoomPosted on April 28, 2017

Simple Ways To Add A Splash Of Color To Any Room

If you are feeling a lack of color and vibrancy in your décor, but don’t have a lot of time or money to put into redecorating, you can still make a big difference.


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Choosing The Best Lighting For Your SpacePosted on April 21, 2017

Whether it is a romantic dining room or a home office, finding the right lighting for each space in your home is essential to making it functional and inviting.


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Using Bright And Bold Paint ColorsPosted on March 31, 2017

Homeowners who are thinking of selling are often warned against choosing bright and bold paint colors for their walls.


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Childproofing Your HomePosted on March 24, 2017

When it comes to decorating your home, there’s a lot more to consider than simply coordinating your window treatments with your carpet.


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Your Home First Aid Kit - Ten Must HavesPosted on March 17, 2017

It’s a known fact that the majority of accidents occur at home, which is why every household must be equipped with a first aid kit complete with all of the essentials needed to handle life’s unexpected and unfortunate events.


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Give Your Front Porch A Style MakeoverPosted on March 10, 2017

Whether you are looking to sell your home or just think it’s time for a new look to improve your curb appeal, giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home’s exterior a fresh look.


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Maintenance Tips For Your HomePosted on February 17, 2017

Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s important to take the necessary steps to keep your home standing tall every day.


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Ways To Make Your House Smell GoodPosted on February 10, 2017

If you want a house to smell clean, you clean it.


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Hot Tub Purchasing TipsPosted on January 27, 2017

Let’s face it, most of us have at some point thought about the luxury of spending relaxing and romantic evenings soaking in our very own hot tub.


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Ways To Reduce Your Heating BillPosted on January 20, 2017

When the temperature outside begins to fall, our heating bills quickly start to rise.


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Can A Bathroom Remodel Increase Your Home’s ValuePosted on January 13, 2017

When you are planning to sell your home, a bathroom remodel may be one of the best places to increase your home’s value.


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Maintaining Air Quality In Your HomePosted on December 23, 2016

Maintaining Air Quality In Your Home

Whether you have allergies or simply prefer knowing that the air in your home is as clean as you can make it for better health, achieving and maintaining good air quality is an important issue.


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Tips To Make Your Move EasierPosted on September 02, 2016

Moving can be a stressful time, however, there are several things that you can do to make your move a smooth one.


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Decorating Ideas For Boys' RoomsPosted on August 12, 2016

If you have a room that requires a masculine touch, don’t fret.


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Patio Decor IdeasPosted on July 29, 2016

A patio offers a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting a sense of home.


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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control TipsPosted on July 15, 2016

A pest is not just a word that’s used to describe an annoyance; in fact, it’s also the term given to a destructive animal that destroys crops, food and even livestock.


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Home Security TipsPosted on July 08, 2016

Making sure that your home is secure should be a priority in your life not only because you want to protect what’s rightfully yours, but more specifically because it could be the most important thing that you do for your family and for yourself.


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Solar Lighting For Your YardPosted on July 08, 2016

Solar Lighting For Your Yard

One of the simplest, most economical and also eco-friendly ways to provide lighting in your yard is to use solar lights.


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Decorating For Men - Creating A Man-Friendly SpacePosted on July 08, 2016

When you begin thinking about decorating, usually a man-friendly space is not what springs to mind.


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Financing Articles

How Much Cash Will You Need To ClosePosted on May 26, 2017

How Much Cash Will You Need To Close?

For first time buyers, the amount of money that is needed to seal the deal can often come as a bit of a shock.


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Can You Buy A Home With No Down PaymentPosted on April 07, 2017

Can You Buy A Home With No Down Payment?

Coming up with a down payment in today’s economy can be difficult.


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Finding The Best Fit For Your MortgagePosted on December 09, 2016

If you are in the market for a new home, or are looking to refinance your mortgage, there are an ever increasing number of lending options that exist for you as a homeowner.


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Insurance And Property Taxes - Should You Add Them To Your Mortgage PaymentPosted on October 28, 2016

Insurance And Property Taxes: Should You Add Them To Your Mortgage Payment?

When you buy a home, the mortgage payment isn’t the only regular expense you will have to consider.


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Types Of Home LoansPosted on October 14, 2016

If you are in the market for a new home, it’s important that you know what type of loans are available to you.


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All About Home Equity LoansPosted on September 30, 2016

All About Home Equity Loans

You have probably heard a lot about home equity loans if you have spent any time at all looking at home financing options.


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Understanding Interest RatesPosted on September 09, 2016

If you are in the market for a new home, or it is time to refinance your mortgage, there is no doubt you have been looking at the current interest rates.


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FHA Loans - What They Are And Who QualifiesPosted on August 19, 2016

FHA Loans: What They Are And Who Qualifies

In your house hunting you may have come across a mention of FHA loans.


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Paying Off Your Mortgage FasterPosted on July 22, 2016

Paying off your mortgage is one of the biggest financial goals of most homeowners, and retiring debt-free can certainly give your golden years a greater sense of financial freedom and stability.


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Holiday Articles

Decorating For The Fourth Of July - Show Your Patriot PridePosted on December 30, 2016

Decorating for the Fourth of July is really a great and easy way to show your patriotic pride, and with our nation’s colors of red, white, and blue going so well together, it also couldn’t be easier.


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Create A Spooky Yard For HalloweenPosted on December 02, 2016

Halloween can be one of the most child-like and fun holidays of the year.


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Thanksgiving Menu IdeasPosted on November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621.


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The Right Christmas Wreath For Your Front DoorPosted on October 07, 2016

Choosing the perfect tree is part of any holiday decorating tradition, but finding the right wreath for your front door can really finish off your holiday look and can be a beautiful and elegant addition to your exterior décor.


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Valentine’s Day Crafts For KidsPosted on August 26, 2016

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is all about love—and not just between couples! Kids love to get in on the action, and creating fun Valentine’s crafts to share is a great way to let them have a good time and make something they can give to friends and family to show their love on this special day.


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Holiday Meal Ideas You Can Prepare Ahead Of TimePosted on August 05, 2016

Holiday Meal Ideas You Can Prepare Ahead Of Time

Preparing large holiday meals for a crowd is time consuming and a lot of work, too.


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Christmas Decorating IdeasPosted on July 08, 2016

Along with the Christmas festivities comes the desire to decorate your home with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and even yard ornaments featuring the theme of the holidays.


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