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Posted on 07/01/2020
How to Prepare Your Pets for a Move
Image by Kazuky Akayashi from Unsplash Whether you’re moving down the street or to a different state, it’s important to make sure your pets are prepared for this change. There are several practical things to consider while getting your pets ready for your move. Since you already have a lot to keep track of between packing and planning...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Should You Establish Home Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Buyer
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Is an HOA Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Luxurious Neighborhoods in the USA
Image by skeeze from Pixabay When looking for a luxury home, you can look for the most expensive neighborhood in the United States, or you can choose a luxury neighborhood in the part of the country you want to live in. Before you move to a different state, be sure you'll like the part of the country you...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
Why You Should Buy Your Next Vacation Home Remotely
Photo by LEEROY Agency via Pixabay From Big Sky, Montana, to Kissimmee, Florida, many Americans crave vacation homes. One feature of a vacation house is that it's typically located as far from home as possible, preferably in another temperature zone, landscape, or climate. The worst part about a vacation home? Finding time away from work to fly out...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
Pros and cons of HOAs
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Posted on 04/29/2020
Should You Craft a Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 04/22/2020
Home Improvements That Attract Prospective Buyers
Photo by Laura Shaw via Pixabay 4 Improvements That Increase the Value of Your Home Home improvement projects add useability, beauty and convenience to your house, and those characteristics make the house more desirable to potential buyers. If you’re considering a home improvement project, here are four that will increase the value of your home. 1. An Addition...
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Posted on 04/15/2020
Tips on Choosing the Best Home Improvement Projects Before Listing Your Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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