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4 Reasons A Ceiling Fan Can Be A Great Addition When Staging Your Home

16 February 2017
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When you are selling your home, you probably don't want to spend a lot of money on home improvements that may or may not add to your house's resale value. It's smart to instead focus on small improvements that won't break the bank but that may attract home buyers because of the way they beautify your house. You may want to add a ceiling fan to your home when staging it for a showing or an open house, and here are four reasons this small improvement can leave a big impact on the imaginations of home seekers. Read More …

Selling Your House? Two Tips To Help You Devise A Compelling Listing

30 January 2017
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If you're selling your home on a "For Sale By Owner" basis, you have quite an arduous task in front of you. As potential buyers come out, you'll be responsible for showing the house and pointing out all of the features that make it a desirable pick. However, before you can start showing the house, you need to drum up interest in it. That's where your real estate listing comes in. Read More …

Touring Homes For Sale: 4 Potential Red Flags To Watch Out For

30 January 2017
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If you're shopping for a new home, then of course you want to buy something that's been well maintained. After all, the last thing you want to deal with upon moving in is a hefty and unexpected repair bill. Having a home inspection done before buying a home is always a great idea, but there are also some common "red flags" you can be on the lookout for even as you're touring homes in the early stages of house-hunting. Read More …

Do These Three Things If You Want Low Mortgage Rates

27 January 2017
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Most tips for attracting low mortgage rates are only suitable for long term strategy. For example, the most common tip is to maintain good credit and a solid history of employment. However, such tips won't help you if you want to buy a home now and are faced with high mortgage rates. Fortunately, there are some tips that you can use to get low rates now. Here are a few of these tips: Read More …

What Constitutes “Good Bones” In Luxury Apartment Real Estate?

27 January 2017
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When shopping for a luxury apartment, you're likely to be bombarded with different people's ideas about what you should look for. What are the most important features in a high-end home? Is it amenities? A plum address? A great deal? It can be hard to know all the nuances, but you're sure to do well if you focus on the basics: "good bones" in the apartment. What are these "good bones" Read More …

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how much of a mortgage can you afford?

I have saved up for a down payment on a house for the last ten years. Each week, I would take 10% of my paycheck and put it in a special savings account that I could not access. Once I finally had enough money put away, I began looking for houses in the area that I could afford. But, what could I really afford? How much of a mortgage could I qualify for? There are some mathematical formulas that can be used to help you determine how much of a mortgage you can qualify for and actually afford. My blog will teach you how to make this determination.

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