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Posted on 11/29/2020
Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Posted on 11/28/2020
Moving Tips for Millennials
Millennials, i.e. individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, often grab life by the horns. However, when it comes to getting ready for a move, Millennials often encounter problems along the way. Fortunately, we're here to help Millennials who recently bought or sold a house discover what it takes to complete a successful move. Let's take...
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Posted on 11/25/2020
The Documents You'll Need to Get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan
Many first-time home buyers are worried about all of the documents and information they’ll have to gather when applying for a mortgage. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably dreading having to dig through the five places that these documents might be. Fortunately, the process is now somewhat streamlined thanks to lenders being able to collect most of your...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Green Tips: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Documents You Need When Buying a Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels While the home buying process is exciting, applying for a mortgage can be time-consuming. Paperwork is a big part of the mortgage process and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is to go well. In fact, if you are considering getting preapproved for a mortgage, lining the paperwork up...
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Posted on 11/12/2020
Questions to Ask Before You Reserve a Moving Truck
Let's face it – if you plan to relocate, you may need to reserve a moving truck. However, many moving truck providers are available, and finding the right one may prove to be a long, arduous process. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the process of evaluating moving truck companies so that you can make the...
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Posted on 11/11/2020
Best Practices for Conducting a Successful House Search
Ready to launch a search for your dream home? Ultimately, you'll want to do everything possible to streamline your home search to boost your chances of getting the best possible results. There are many best practices for conducting a successful home search, and these include: 1. Define Your Homebuying Criteria The definition of the "perfect" home varies from property...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
How to Avoid a Complex Homebuying Journey
For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you enter...
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Posted on 11/05/2020
Kitchen Updates To Do Before You Sell Your Home
Before you sell your home, you may wonder if there are any areas that you can improve on before putting the home on the market. Kitchen renovations have one of the highest return values of any changes that you make to your home. It’s worth investigating what areas of the room could use some improving. Some of these upgrades...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Select the Right Smart Home Devices
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
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Posted on 10/29/2020
Best Improvements To Make Before Selling Your Home
As a seller, you want to make the right improvements to allow your home to sell fast and at a good price. Many sellers end up making unnecessary improvements to their homes in an effort to sell. It’s important to know what improvements will actually make a difference in how your home is sold. Read on for more tips....
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Posted on 10/28/2020
Tips on Calculating Your Debt to Equity Ratio
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
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