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Posted on 03/08/2020
What Should You Know About HOA Laws?
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were originally created to give everyone a larger say in their community. The rules and regulations are there to provide structure, preserve property values, and increase a sense of unity within the neighborhood boundaries. But not all HOAs function in the same way, and some can lead homeowners...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Minimalism and Homebuying
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Tips on Being Prepared for the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There’s no denying that purchasing a home requires a huge investment from buyers. Not only will you need to have a down payment in place, but you’ll need to consider closing costs, home maintenance, property taxes and more over the years. While these are all expenses that most buyers are aware of,...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a House Seller's Expectations?
If you decide you're ready to purchase your dream house, you should submit a competitive homebuying proposal from the get-go. Otherwise, you could risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Submitting an offer to purchase your ideal house that meets the expectations of a property seller can be simple. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment in 2020?
Photo by Vivint Solar on Unsplash There’s little doubt that we all want to do our part to protect the environment and solar energy gives us an opportunity to get off fossil fuels. In a perfect world, we would all promptly discard our furnaces and adorn our roofs with solar panels. But if we lift up our eyes...
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Posted on 02/02/2020
3 Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Posted on 01/26/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 01/19/2020
Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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Posted on 01/12/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Posted on 01/05/2020
Low on Yard Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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Posted on 12/29/2019
What You Need to Know About USDA Loans
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Posted on 12/22/2019
Tips to Stay Dry When Moving in the Rain
Image by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how...
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