7 Reasons Not To Skip A Home Inspection

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A home inspection will set you back several hundred dollars, but it can easily save you thousands down the line. Before you officially become the new owner of the house, learn all you can about its general condition. Once you’re under contract, you’ll need to have your future home professionally inspected by a certified engineer or a licensed inspector. The …

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Apartment

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If you’re in the market for your first apartment, you may be feeling a little lost—and more than a little overwhelmed. How do you get started? What should you be looking for in an apartment? How do you check out a building? So many questions and we’ve got answers! Let us walk you through the apartment-hunting process from start to …

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following our comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in. 1. Seal your home Give your home a quick run-through, checking for drafts. You can do this by holding a lit candle near the following areas: Windows Doors Vents and fans Plumbing areas Air conditioners Mail chutes Electrical and gas …

Beware of “Quick Cash for Your Home” Offers

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We’ve all seen ads like “We Pay Cash for Houses, We Buy Ugly Houses, We’ll Buy Your House for Cash, Sell Your Home Fast for Cash.” They are on TV, on billboards, online, come in the mail, and even on telephone poles and fences. They seem to offer a simple way to sell your home no matter its current condition. …

4 Ways To Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. The kitchen is where it’s at. It’s also the area of the home that sees the …

The Best Way To Finance A Home Improvement Project

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Are you looking to remodel your kitchen or finally complete that home improvement project you’ve always wanted?  With no finance fees or interest payments, paying cash for a home improvement project is the best option. However, if you don’t have enough cash to cover a large home improvement project, you will need to look at other funding options. With so …

15 Tricks to Sell Your Home Quickly

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If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you likely want to see that sale happen as quickly as possible. After all, it isn’t easy to be paying two mortgages at once! You might also be counting on the proceeds of the sale to help make a down payment on your new home. Read on for …

7 Ways To Stop Worrying About Debt And Love Your Mortgage

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Debt is the wealth killer. Debt is the single greatest threat to your retirement planning, college savings, and financial independence. Except, as it turns out, there is one kind of debt that defies all of these rules: mortgages. The money you owe on real property can be a boom to your financial independence in a lot of ways. Let’s talk …

Private Mortgage Insurance – What You Need To Know

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Whether you’re a long-time homeowner or you’ve just started shopping for your dream house, you’ve seen stacks of papers full of acronyms. Buried amid the dense undergrowth of legalese are three letters that could be costing you more than you think. Be on the lookout for PMI: Private Mortgage Insurance. PMI in a nutshell Close your eyes and imagine yourself as …