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How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 02/16/2020
How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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Mortgage Pre-Approval Details You Need to Know
Posted on 02/09/2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Details You Need to Know
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Should You Create a Home Selling Budget?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Should You Create a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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A Quick Guide to PMI
Posted on 01/26/2020
A Quick Guide to PMI
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 01/19/2020
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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How Creating Your Dream Home Wish List Can Help You Make the Best Home Buying Decision
Posted on 01/12/2020
How Creating Your Dream Home Wish List Can Help You Make the Best Home Buying Decision
In the internet age, we’ve all seen dream homes on Google, Pinterest, or Instagram that seem to encompass everything we’ve ever wanted in a home. Sometimes, obsessing over dream homes can be detrimental to us--making us feel bad about our own living situation or discouraged about ever being able to afford the home we truly want. However, dream homes...
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Craft a Home Selling Budget
Posted on 01/05/2020
Craft a Home Selling Budget
A home selling budget can make a world of difference, particularly for individuals who want to avoid potential problems during the property selling journey. Yet crafting a home selling budget may be difficult. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to simplify the process of creating a home selling budget that matches your finances. Now, let's take...
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Enjoy a Seamless House Buying Journey
Posted on 12/29/2019
Enjoy a Seamless House Buying Journey
Enjoying a seamless home buying journey may seem virtually impossible, particularly for a first-time property buyer. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to boost the likelihood of quickly and easily finding your dream house, such as: 1. Hone Your Home Search Consider where you want to reside and the features you want to find in your...
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How to Get Rid of Stains in Hardwood
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Get Rid of Stains in Hardwood
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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The Fast Move!
Posted on 12/15/2019
The Fast Move!
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Determine If a Home Is Right for You
Posted on 12/08/2019
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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Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Posted on 12/01/2019
Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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