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Seeds of Plenty: Luxury Landscaping for the Upscale Homeowner
Posted on 02/16/2020
Seeds of Plenty: Luxury Landscaping for the Upscale Homeowner
Photo by Linda Knicely on Unsplash Luxury homes have been gaining popularity for at least the last two years, says Washington Post. And while no one has set exact parameters for what is and isn't considered luxury, many real estate agents use the term to describe homes priced in the million-dollar range or higher. These are the residences...
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How to Keep Your Closet Neat and Organized
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Keep Your Closet Neat and Organized
Generally, a closet ought to bring simplicity to your life. Whether it's a large walk-in or an itty-bitty space, a neat closet should be where you can get the things you need any time of the day. However, keeping a closet neat and organized can be more complicated than it seems. One day you have a clean closet...
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Tips for Homebuyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 02/02/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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What are Prepayment Penalties?
Posted on 01/26/2020
What are Prepayment Penalties?
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Posted on 01/19/2020
Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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When Should You Buy a House?
Posted on 01/12/2020
When Should You Buy a House?
The right time to purchase a home varies from person to person. Meanwhile, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions an individual may make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is important to weigh your options closely to determine if now if the right time to buy a house. There are several things you can...
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How to Enjoy a Fast, Successful Homebuying Experience
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Enjoy a Fast, Successful Homebuying Experience
Let's face it – all homebuyers want to enjoy a fast, successful property buying experience. Yet transforming this vision into a reality can be difficult for first-time and experienced property buyers alike. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless homebuying...
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Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Should You Sell Your Residence? Key Factors to Consider
Posted on 12/22/2019
Should You Sell Your Residence? Key Factors to Consider
The decision to sell a home can have long-lasting ramifications. As such, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of listing a house. This will allow you to determine if now is a good time to add your residence to the housing market. Furthermore, there are many factors to consider as you decide whether to list your...
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The Best Houseplants to Use Around the Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
The Best Houseplants to Use Around the Home
Houseplants are a great way to make your home feel more comfortable, colorful, and--in the winter--to bring a bit of living nature back into your life until spring arrives. There are houseplants that will thrive in just about any location of your home. Plus, you can find houseplants that are low-maintenance or ones that are a bit more rewarding...
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Does Your Home Listing Stand Out to Buyers?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Does Your Home Listing Stand Out to Buyers?
A home listing presents a valuable opportunity. If you allocate time and resources to craft an engaging and informative listing, you could differentiate your house from the competition. Perhaps most important, your listing could help you speed up the home selling process. There are many things you can do to help your house listing stand out to buyers, such...
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What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
Posted on 12/01/2019
What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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