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HOW TO CHOOSE A MOVING COMPANY

HOW TO CHOOSE A MOVING COMPANY

A Moving Company Can Be A Convenience Or Not… …Depending on who you hire! Moving companies are one of the most active areas at the Better Business Bureau – They process thousands of complaints each year in regards to overcharging, theft, damage to property, and...

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4 MAJOR FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE RESALE VALUE OF A HOME

4 MAJOR FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE RESALE VALUE OF A HOME

Homebuyers navigating the real estate market often focus on the factors that suit their needs today — and for the duration that they live at the property. Many overlook the home’s future resale value. Yet, according to NAR (National Association Of Realtors), you...

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4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A FIXER UPPER

4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A FIXER UPPER

Buying a fixer-upper can be a fantastic investment. Fixer-uppers tend to be much more affordable than houses that aren’t in need of many renovations or repairs. And the money you save should cover whatever repairs and renovations are needed — not to mention that...

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10 WAYS TO SAVE ON HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS

10 WAYS TO SAVE ON HOME INSURANCE PREMIUMS

1) Use The Same Insurance Company For Multiple Policies Many companies will offer you a discount if you have multiple policies with them. Don’t hesitate to ask your insurance company about special rates if you use them for car insurance, home insurance, life...

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10 REASONS TO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

10 REASONS TO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

You walk into a new construction community and you are immediately overwhelmed with excitement and possibility. You explore the community and everything checks out. The house is exactly what you’ve wanted, the curb appeal is charming, and the smiling salesperson is so...

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THE CUSTOM HOME BUILDER VS THE HIGH-VOLUME HOME BUILDER

THE CUSTOM HOME BUILDER VS THE HIGH-VOLUME HOME BUILDER

When people are buying new construction, they must choose between two options: 1) A smaller, custom home builder or 2) a high-volume, production builder. What’s The Difference? The difference between the two is simple. A custom home builder will create a one-of-a-kind...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APPRAISALS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APPRAISALS

The Dreaded Appraisal… There’s nothing more feared in the transaction process as the appraisal. The sellers pray that the home isn’t worth less and the buyers pray that the home isn’t worth more. On either side of the transaction, the appraisal can often be a deal...

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4 MORTGAGES WITH LOW MONEY DOWN

4 MORTGAGES WITH LOW MONEY DOWN

There are lots of mortgages in which the buyer does not have come up with a huge down payment. Here are the top 4… 1) No Down Payment VA Loan These are loans that are guaranteed by Veteran Affairs — formerly known as the Veterans Administration. These loans are...

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THE 3 MOST COMMON TYPES OF HOME MORTGAGES

THE 3 MOST COMMON TYPES OF HOME MORTGAGES

So You Finally Decided To Buy A Home! If you’ve finally decided to make the jump, then you’re probably going to need to take out mortgage. There’s a good chance you know a few basic things about home mortgages, such as the fact that you’ll have to make a down payment,...

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FINANCIAL MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN BUYING A HOME

FINANCIAL MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN BUYING A HOME

As a homebuyer, navigating the financial responsibilities of buying a home can be incredibly challenging. Most newer homebuyers are unaware of all the costs associated with buying and owning a home – but are quickly made aware of them if they are working with a good...

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7 WAYS TO AVOID BUYING A PROPERTY LEMON

7 WAYS TO AVOID BUYING A PROPERTY LEMON

A property with structural flaws, electrical defects and a cracked foundation are every homebuyer’s nightmare — not to mention a money pit. But that’s not all that can go wrong when you buy a new home. Cut down your chances of buying a property lemon with these seven...

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SEAL THE DEAL: HOW TO MAKE AN OFFER ON A HOME

SEAL THE DEAL: HOW TO MAKE AN OFFER ON A HOME

When home buyers begin the house hunting process, they often don’t realize just how many steps it entails. From securing a loan to finding a property you love to negotiating the purchase, it can feel like the process will never end. Luckily, if you’ve made it to the...

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLOSE ON A HOME?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLOSE ON A HOME?

It’s All About The Timing… Whether you’re buying or selling, the time it takes from accepted offer to the closing table can be a major headache. The average home buyer spends around four months house hunting and looks at approximately 20 homes before closing a deal....

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2017 Best Homeowners Insurance Companies – Reviews.com

2017 Best Homeowners Insurance Companies – Reviews.com

If you're new to home insurance, you might be surprised to learn it's not just protection for the physical structure of your home, or even everything in it. Homeowners insurance policies also include liability coverage if you're sued for damages or injuries to someone...

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To Fence or Not To Fence

To Fence or Not To Fence

Before you add a fence to your property, know the guidelines to follow so you increase your property value and don’t run the risk of decreasing it! ___   If you are thinking about erecting a fence on your property, be sure that the fence you choose adds to your...

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The 1% Rule For Closing Costs – What’s Really Included

The 1% Rule For Closing Costs – What’s Really Included

When it comes to your home purchase, take every opportunity to understand the closing procedure, including determining which payments are important and which companies you want to employ throughout the process. ——   The process of closing a home can be confusing...

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How to Reduce Your Mortgage Wait after a Foreclosure

How to Reduce Your Mortgage Wait after a Foreclosure

Think you have to wait three to seven years after a foreclosure before you can get a new loan? You may be able to cut that in half.   ——   Typically, you have to wait for years after a foreclosure to get the financing necessary to buy a new home, but you may...

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5 Telltale Signs a Home Has Been Abused or Neglected

Every house has a story to tell. What is the house you are looking at have to say about its upkeep (or lack thereof)?   ——   Before you purchase a home, you want to know that past owners have taken good care of it. That isn’t always easy to tell, especially...

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