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How to Remove & Replace Old Caulk
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Remove & Replace Old Caulk
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your House?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your House?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Posted on 02/09/2020
Advice for Home Sellers: List a Residence for the Right Price
Adding a quality home to the real estate market offers no guarantees. And if you fail to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence, your home may linger on the housing market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, we're here to teach you about the real estate sector and ensure you can use your home's initial asking...
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5 Unique Ideas for Luxury Spaces
Posted on 02/02/2020
5 Unique Ideas for Luxury Spaces
Photo by Tom Pottiger on Unsplash As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless,...
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Can You Afford a Second Residence?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Can You Afford a Second Residence?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 01/19/2020
Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy A Home?
Posted on 01/12/2020
What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy A Home?
Your credit score is a fundamental component of a mortgage lender’s decision to approve you for a loan. It can also affect the interest rate and loan amount you can secure. Along with your income history and down payment, a solid credit score is one of the three most important things you’ll need when it comes to buying a...
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Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better  for Your Finances
Posted on 01/05/2020
Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better for Your Finances
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Getting Along in a New City: Cost of Living
Posted on 12/29/2019
Getting Along in a New City: Cost of Living
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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What to Expect After You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 12/22/2019
What to Expect After You Attend a Home Showing
After you complete a home showing, you may face a dilemma. If you like a house following a showing, you may want to set up a follow-up showing or submit an offer to purchase. Or, if you are dissatisfied with the results of a home showing, you may want to continue your house search. It helps to know what...
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