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Create a Homebuying Blueprint
Posted on 12/08/2019
Create a Homebuying Blueprint
Buying a house can be simple, particularly for those who craft a blueprint before they embark on the property buying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying blueprint. 1. Analyze the Housing Market The housing market varies in cities and towns across the United States. However, if you analyze the...
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Hiring a Green Home Contractor
Posted on 12/01/2019
Hiring a Green Home Contractor
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Tips for Moving Economically and Efficiently
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips for Moving Economically and Efficiently
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Can You Afford a Second House?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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What Is the Cost of Purchasing a Home?
Posted on 11/10/2019
What Is the Cost of Purchasing a Home?
Before you embark on a search for your dream house, it helps to know what to expect during the homebuying journey. If you understand the true cost of purchasing a home, you can map out your property buying strategy accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three factors that may impact how much you spend to acquire your ideal...
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The Rhythm of Eating
Posted on 11/03/2019
The Rhythm of Eating
The modern human doesn’t always follow the natural order of things. For example, we often eat by the clock. We eat in the morning before work or school whether we are hungry or not. We snack at our morning coffee break. Then our lunchtime schedule again must coincide with our workplace or school day schedule. In the evenings,...
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4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Posted on 10/27/2019
4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
Posted on 10/20/2019
Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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How Will You Benefit from 5G?
Posted on 10/13/2019
How Will You Benefit from 5G?
5G or fifth generation will soon be rolled out in the world, and it is the latest innovation in communication technology. The benefits of 5G are numerous; from faster speeds and lower latency to higher capacity and reliability, it seems the world indeed just got smaller. In all these, the question you will want to ask is how...
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How Moving Affects Your Taxes
Posted on 10/06/2019
How Moving Affects Your Taxes
Moving to a new home is all about change, from the change of an environment to the change of the interior design. But one of the lesser-known differences is that the moving process affects your taxes. If you move to your new home, you might be able to deduct the expenses of the move on your federal tax...
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Easy Ways to Increase Comfort in Your Home
Posted on 09/29/2019
Easy Ways to Increase Comfort in Your Home
After spending all day in your office in front of a computer, or outside working hard, the home should be a place of solace and comfort. Sadly, most individuals don't get that comfort they are looking forward to. If you fall into this category, you can make your home an oasis of relaxation with these useful tips: Give...
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Coming to Friendly Terms - Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and Freddie Mac
Posted on 09/22/2019
Coming to Friendly Terms - Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and Freddie Mac
Ginnie, Freddie, and Fannie are friends of the real estate mortgage and housing industry. You hear about them whenever you read very deeply about how mortgages work. But who are they? And what do they have to do with you? What’s in a name? These three entities are nicknames for mortgage agencies established by the United States Government....
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