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Posted on 11/22/2020
How a Land Contract Differs from a Mortgage
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How Certain Home Improvements Increase the Value of Your Home
Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from Pixabay Once you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase the value of your home and make the space you have more livable for you and your family. While many are concerned about “curb appeal” for potential sale in the...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Personalize Your Bedroom with a Headboard
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should I Use a Selling Agent?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There is a lot of discussion today about whether or not a real estate agent is necessary for the most successful sale of your home. You may have all the required skills and experience to handle it yourself, but that’s hard to figure out if you don’t know what a real estate...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
3 Benefits of Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. However, deciding if you should rent or buy your next home can be a very difficult decision. But once you understand the benefits of owning a home, you can have confidence as you move through the home-buying process. You...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Tips for Making the Switch to Condo Living
Photo by Douglas Bagg on Unsplash Whether you'd prefer the townhome look or a high-rise building, there's likely a condo available locally in the style you want. What types of amenities would you like? A dog-friendly community (or not)? A pool? Your own gardens? One or more full baths? All of these can vary among condo properties. Some...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Severe Weather Damage & Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Peter from Pexels When everyday people take out a homeowners' insurance policy, there is an expectation that you enjoy secure coverage in the event of a loss. That sigh of relief many people experience when signing off on a policy may be an illusion, to some extent. That’s because not every severe weather event is covered...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Completing a successful homebuying journey may be difficult, especially for those who do not plan ahead. In fact, high-pressure situations may arise that lead you to make rash homebuying decisions. And if you make the wrong choices, you risk paying an exorbitant price to acquire your dream residence. There is no reason to let high-pressure situations cause you to...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
24 Aurelie Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous home & yard on a secluded pipe stem in Stafford Lakes! Surrounded by Common Area, Woods & a Stream, this Large Third Acre Lot feels Super Private. Enjoy Loads of Beautiful Hardscaping & Plenty of Lawn for Playing. Large Upscale Deck w/Dual Stairs, Double HUGE Patios, a Firepit, & a Shed w/Roll-Up-Door give a Robust finish to an Amazing Exterior. Inside are 5 Beds & 3.5 Baths. Beautiful Neutral Custom Paint, Crown & Chair Rail Moldings, Separate Formal Dining Room, Large Office w/French Doors, Family Room w/Stone Surrounded Gas Fireplace & Mantle. Open Floorplan allows Unobstructed Views from Kitchen...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: Key Components Every Homeowner Should Know
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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