Tips for choosing a location when house hunting

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Tips for choosing a location when house hunting


Finding the perfect neighborhood can be as difficult as finding the perfect house. Proximity to services, crime rates, school districts, and median home prices are just a few of the factors that can influence your search for a location. The following are all things to consider when searching for the right location – which will […]

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Tips for building your credit


Credit scores are an important part of our financial profiles – especially when purchasing a home. While good credit can get you multiple loan offers at low rates, bad credit can leave you with increased monthly payments, fees, or even without a loan at all. Having imperfect credit doesn’t preclude you from ever purchasing a […]

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The pros and cons of different windows

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The right windows can let in lots of natural light, make your home more energy efficient, and add beauty to both the interior and exterior of your home. However, what is right for one home may not be right for another. Because of this, it’s important to research the many different types of windows on […]

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Choosing a mortgage lender? Know what questions to ask a potential lender


You’ve found the perfect house; now you just have the find the perfect mortgage lender. Instead of committing to the first bank or lender you find, take the time to research and ask questions of potential brokers. Before signing up for a loan, ask some of these questions of your potential lender to ensure you […]

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Ways to maximize your home’s storage space


Storage space is at a premium in most homes; after all, have you ever heard anyone complain of having too many closets? The following tips mayl help you think outside the closets to maximize your home’s storage space! Declutter and donate Oftentimes, the best way to maximize storage space is by decluttering the things you […]

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Tips to get sellers to choose your bid


In a hot market, most home sales end with multiple offers – if not an all out bidding war. If you’re in the process of buying a new home, the idea of directly competing with other bids can be intimidating. However, there are ways to make your bid stand out – and get the home […]

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Tips on how to hire a good contractor for a remodeling project


  Whether the project is large or small, hiring a good contractor can make all the difference. However, many homeowners struggle to find the right professional for the job. The following tips can help you hire the right contractor for your remodeling project. Ask for recommendations. Friends and family are often your best resource when […]

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Is it worth it to buy a fixer upper? Here are some things to consider


Thanks to network shows on HGTV and the DIY Channel, more homeowners than ever before are considering buying fixer uppers – even those with no previous building or construction experience. Often touted as a way to save money and create your dream house, fixer uppers can also turn into year-long projects that may never recoup […]

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Ways to maintain a beautiful garden all year


Gardening may be most enjoyable during the spring and summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain a beautiful outdoor space all year long. The following tips can help your garden look beautiful no matter the season! 1.         Begin with planning  Planning and forethought are one of the most important ways to keep your garden […]

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Tips for taking great photos before listing your home


With more and more buyers beginning their home search online, great photographs are more important than ever in getting your home noticed. No matter how beautiful a home is or how well-staged it is, bad photographs can limit the traffic a listing receives. The following tips can help you take the best pictures possible before […]

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