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Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Residence
Posted on 07/14/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Residence
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Time on Your Side
Posted on 07/07/2019
Time on Your Side
Time... a non-renewable resource. Spending time, wasting time, bidding your time, you can do all of these things but make more time; No! Since you can't make more time, then you have to allocate time, doing things that create the life you want for yourself. If you have a significant other or a child then you know spending...
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Repair Your Credit After Bankruptcy
Posted on 06/30/2019
Repair Your Credit After Bankruptcy
No one wishes to go bankrupt, but it sometimes happens. When you understand that bankruptcy is not the end of your financial journey, you will have enough strength to start all over. It can be an opportunity to move forward and develop a better, personal financial plan. Taking the right step is a good measure against any other...
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Ready to Go Green with a Modular Home?
Posted on 06/23/2019
Ready to Go Green with a Modular Home?
Being environmentally conscious is important to you. Your goal is to produce less waste in as many avenues as possible. You want to control your carbon footprint. If any of these statements describe you take a moment before you start drawing up plans for a stick-built home and consider your modular options. Prefabricated houses are an excellent option...
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To Buy a Home or to Build a Home? That is the Question
Posted on 06/16/2019
To Buy a Home or to Build a Home? That is the Question
Build or buy is the age-old question humanity has asked ourselves since the dawn of time, or since real estate became a thing. So which should you choose, and why? Ask yourself the following questions to help simplify the decision for you and your family. How long do you want to wait? Buying a finished house has the...
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Preparing Your Home for an Emergency
Posted on 06/09/2019
Preparing Your Home for an Emergency
Preparing your home for emergencies in advance is important. Waiting until the last minute increases the danger and could cause harm to your family that you could easily prevent. Here you'll learn how to prepare the inside of your home for emergencies. Get Familiar with Your Home (and tell your kids too) Make sure you know how to...
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Considerations When Choosing a Mortgage
Posted on 06/02/2019
Considerations When Choosing a Mortgage
People focus mostly on the interest rate when looking for the best mortgage. Other than the interest rate, there are some other variables to consider when looking for a mortgage that is ideal for you. One of the variables that you should consider is the length of the mortgage agreement. There are various options available, so you need...
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A Short Guide to Selling Your First Home
Posted on 05/26/2019
A Short Guide to Selling Your First Home
Anyone who has been into real estate long enough knows that the home buying process is entirely different from the home selling process. Most home sellers are first-time sellers who intend to move from their current home due to job search, increasing family, or maybe just to experience a new neighborhood. They tend to run into several roadblocks...
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How Much Should You Pay for a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 05/19/2019
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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Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 05/12/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a Home
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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What is the Cost of Living Index?
Posted on 05/05/2019
What is the Cost of Living Index?
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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5 Silly Cooking Myths You Should Never Believe
Posted on 04/21/2019
5 Silly Cooking Myths You Should Never Believe
Even the most experienced chef can fall for most of these pervasive and ridiculous myths. Many of these cooking myths have been promoted as well-meaning culinary advice over the years; and have become a bedrock to many cook their meals. By now, you already know that lobsters don’t scream during cooking, that screeching sound is caused by the...
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