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Posted on 02/24/2021
Home Security Tips that Help Prevent Burglaries
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
2218 Princess Anne Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22191 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to this 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home. Spacious living room with a bay window which allows natural light through out the upper level. Beautiful refinished and stained hardwood flooring through out the main level. Dining room opens out to the deck. Updated kitchen with 42" wall cabinets provides plenty of storage space, and a microwave over the stove. Master bedroom has a full bathroom. Enjoy the spacious recreation room with a wood burning fireplace. Walk right out to the backyard patio and the under deck storage area. Backyard is fenced all the way around with access to the deck on the left side of the house. Home has been...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Know What You Want When Shopping for a New Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Tips for Painting a Wall After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Deciding Whether You're Ready to Own a Home
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
How to Choose the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Is Your Home Worth a Buyer's Time?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. Otherwise, it may be tough for you to maximize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to stir up interest in your house, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal Buyers may be more likely to...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How to Tackle Home Selling Challenges
Home sellers may encounter problems as they try to get the best prices for their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things that sellers can do to reduce or eliminate hurdles that otherwise may slow down the house selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you tackle various home selling hurdles. 1. Analyze the...
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