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Tips on how to choose the right flooring for your home

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be difficult. Factors such as cost, durability, and continuing maintenance can all influence the decision. The following four questions can help you choose the right flooring for every room in your home. Will the flooring be in a high-moisture area such as a bathroom? Yes: Bathrooms and […]

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Tips for the house hunting process

Whether you are in the market for your first home or your fifth, the house hunting process can quickly become overwhelming! The following 10 tips can make searching for your new home as easy and enjoyable as possible. Get preapproved Want sellers to take you seriously? Make sure you receive a letter or preliminary mortgage […]

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Household habits that help you save money

When it comes to savings, many of us think we have no room in our budgets to put additional money away each month. However, there are dozens of simple, small ways to save money around the house! Following even just a few of these household habits can help save you money month after month. In […]

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Buying a home on a budget

For those living on a tight budget, homeownership may seem like an impossible pipe dream. However, with careful – and accurate – budgeting, it is possible for many families to own a home sooner than they think. The following tips can help when preparing to buy a home on a budget. Calculate your earnings and […]

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What buyers and sellers should know about credits

You agreed on a price, the earnest money has been paid, and the contracts have been signed; congratulations, you are officially in escrow! Unfortunately, negotiations may not be over yet. Many buyers and sellers wind up in a second round of last-minute negotiations after the home inspection. When this occurs, buyers often ask the sellers […]

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Tips for adding landscaping to your home

Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to add instant curb appeal to their homes; in real estate, a well-maintained exterior can help improve a home’s value by as much as 10 percent. However, many homeowners feel lost when it comes to choosing plants or designing gardens. The following tips can help you choose landscaping […]

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How to save on your energy bills over the summer

The long days and warm temperatures of summer are a welcome change after a long winter. Unfortunately, this shift in the seasons often comes with a significant increase in energy bills. According to the United States Energy Information Administration, in 2015, the average American family spent $405 on electricity during the summer.   Cooling costs […]

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How to maximize a small kitchen space

If your kitchen is small on square footage, lacking in counter space, or missing sufficient storage, it can feel too cramped to cook. No matter how small it is, there are a number of ways to squeeze the most space out of a tiny kitchen. The following six tips can help you be creative and […]

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What do mortgage lenders review?

  When preparing to apply for a mortgage, many potential buyers believe nothing is more important than their credit score. While a good credit score is important, lenders will look at a buyers full financial profile before deciding whether or not to approve them for a loan. What do lenders look for? Lenders are concerned […]

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Tips for caring for your lawn in the drought

Many homeowners view green grass as a sign of a healthy lawn – and a way to improve the curb appeal of their home. Drought-like conditions and restrictions on water usage, however, can leave grass brown and brittle. While it may not be possible to have a lush, green lawn during a drought, there are […]

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