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Posted on 02/22/2021
Determining a Solid Real Estate Investment
Post Image by Jens Neumann from Pixabay If you’re considering making an investment in real estate, you already know some risks you may encounter. While most people talk about how to invest and where you may want to invest, have you thought about what makes a good investment? Here are a few suggestions: Cash-on-Cash Returns Investing in real estate...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Roof Maintenance for Your Home
Image by Mario Ohibsky from Pixabay Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just getting settled into a new one, making sure your roof is in excellent condition is important. Your roof helps keep the inside of your home safe from water and other types of damage. Roofs can endure wear and tear over time or...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Security Options for Your Luxury Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
Locate Your Dream Home
If you want to quickly find and acquire your dream house, it generally is beneficial to narrow your property search. Because if you focus on available homes in a select group of cities and towns, you may be able to speed up the process of buying your ideal residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
Types of Home Financing
Image by Credit Commerce from Pixabay Finding financing for a home could be as simple as applying for a conforming FHA loan or it could be as difficult as having to locate a portfolio loan or even a combo loan. What you need depends on the real estate you are buying. Most people buying a primary residence get...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
Landscaping Ideas: Cacti
Image by Joseph Samson from Pixabay Design Tips for a Cacti Garden Cacti gardens can be a gorgeous addition to your home's landscape. Much of the Southwest United State’s climate is well-suited for growing them. If you’re interested in adding a cacti garden, these design tips will help you create one that’s beautiful and complementary to the landscaping...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
A Home-Buying Wish List Helps Narrow Down Your Options
Photo by evondue via Pixabay A home-buying wish list may sound like a cathartic way to imagine a dream home that's dripping with luxury everywhere you turn, but it's really a practical way to help homeowners narrow down their options. When buyers look at too many homes, they may find that each property starts to run together. Use...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Do You Need to Craft a Relocation Budget?
A relocation budget is a must-have for those who recently bought or sold a house. If you have a relocation budget at your disposal, you should have no trouble getting ready for moving day. Ultimately, there are several factors that you need to consider to craft an effective relocation budget. These factors include: 1. Packing Supplies Moving boxes, packing...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Features That Increase Your Home’s Insurance Cost
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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