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Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/26/2021
Click here to view FREDERICKSBURG, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
A List of Closing Documents an Attorney Can Help You Review and Understand
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Get the Best Price for Your House
No two houses are exactly the same. Much in the same vein, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to ensure a home seller can get the best price for his or her residence. However, there are several things that a seller can do to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable house selling experience, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Top Ideas a Kitchen Island on a Budget
Photo by Cleyder Duque from Pexels If the cost of renovations holds you back from realizing your desired living space, strategic do-it-yourself projects can save money and accelerate the process. It's essential to understand that not every handy homeowner possesses the DIY skills to orchestrate a complete makeover. However, basic understanding of how to measure and use tools...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
6 Essential Tools for Every Homeowner
Photo by Davie Bicker via Pixabay There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Real Estate Market Update 3/26/2021
Click here to view FREDERICKSBURG, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
What to Do Before Turning Your Home into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Virginia's Disclosure Act Doesn't Really Protect Buyers
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash When you find your dream home for a great price, you sometimes have to wonder why the price is so low. While you can rely on a buyer's agent – the agent who represents you – for some information, the agent can only tell you what they know. The listing agent...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Benefits of an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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