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Win the Bidding War With Our 5 Minute Guide to Making an Offer the Seller Won't Refuse

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Ask any experienced homeowner and you'll learn that buying in a 'hot' real estate market can be challenging. A high supply of buyers competing for a low stock of available homes is a combination that can lead to bidding wars, price inflation and other headaches. The good news: with some careful preparation and the right mindset, a bidding war is on...
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Graduating With Student Loan Debt and Worried About Your Mortgage Prospects? You're Not Alone

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Did you recently graduate from college or university? If so, you may still be dealing with a financial hangover in the form of student loan debt. The vast majority of today's students have to borrow to invest in their education, which can affect financial plans once school is finished. In today's post, we will explore buying a home with a mortgage ...
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'Pine'-ing for a New Look? 3 Ways You Can Use Wood Features to 'Spruce' up Your Home

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Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let's take a look at three ways that you can use wood to ad...
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Four Pieces of Mortgage 'Advice' That You Should Take With the Proverbial Grain of Salt

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Are you in the market for a new home? If you have been talking to friends and family or researching online, you have likely come across quite a bit of mortgage-related advice. As with anything, there is low-quality advice out there which is essential to avoid. In today's blog post we will share four pieces of mortgage-related advice that you should...
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Is 'Curb Appeal' Really That Important When Selling Your Home? Yes - Here's Why

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Do you remember the first time you shopped for or purchased a home? If so, think back to that moment. What did you first notice? Do you remember certain aspects of the home's appearance, or perhaps some unique landscape feature? Was it the bright color of the freshly-painted door or the glossy sheen from the clean windows? The concept of 'curb appe...
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3 Ways That a Reverse Mortgage Can Transform Your Retirement

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Are you a retired individual looking for ways to increase your financial security? If so, you may have heard of a home equity conversion mortgage, more commonly known as a reverse mortgage. Used correctly, this is one of the most effective financial products for retirees who own their home. Let's explore three ways that a reverse mortgage can help ...
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Single and Considering a New Home? Here's What You'll Need to Know About Your Mortgage

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Have you decided that it is time to move on from renting? If you are single and living alone, you may be wondering whether or not homeownership is right for you. Let's have a look at a few key factors that you will need to be aware of when taking out a mortgage as a single person. It's A Commitment – But Not For A Lifetime Some single people shy aw...
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Downsizing? Here's What You Can Expect When You Move From a House to a Condo

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Whether the kids have moved out or you just aren't using the extra bedrooms, having a house that feels 'too big' is rarely fun. In today's post, we will share a few changes you can expect when you downsize from a large house to a smaller apartment or condo. Why Downsize At All? As you might imagine, having too much space is the primary reason that ...
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Considering a New Home Next Year? Start Now and Get a Jump on Improving Your Credit Score

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In the market for a new home in 2018? With the new year just a few short weeks away, that leaves you with precious little time to get your finances in order. Let ' s explore a few tips that will help you get a jump on improving your credit score before the end of the year. Grab A Fresh Copy The first step is to order a fresh copy of your credit rep...
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Charlotte Snyder Earns NAR's Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support Helena, MT, December 19, 2017 — Charlotte Snyder with Most Wanted Real Estate has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification. The National Association of Realtors ® awards the MRP certi...
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Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let's Take a Look

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Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home? If you are planning to list your home for sale soon , you will have a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement into a suite? Renovate the bathroom, or leave it? However, before you start worrying about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home has stood the test...
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Buying in 2018? Get Your Down Payment Ready Now by Tapping These Helpful Sources

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Are you in the market for a new house or condo in 2018? With the new year just around the corner, now is the time to get all of your financial details in order. As you may know, buying a home is a significant financial transaction. But it all starts with your down payment, which is the lump sum that you invest in order to purchase the home. In toda...
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Did You Know: Why New Construction Homes Are A Top Choice For Today's Home Buyer

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Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it comes to open listings on the local market. One decision you will need to consider: do you want to purchase an existing home or build a new one? Let's explore a few reasons why new construction homes are a popular choice for today's home buyer. A Home Des...
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4 Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Making Them

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Are you thinking about selling your home? If this is your first time going through the selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth process – there are thousands sold each day – but issues can arise if you're not careful. Let's explore four mistakes that are commonly made by first-ti...
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Make 2018 the Year You Escape the 'Rental Trap' by Buying Your Own Home

Are you growing tired of paying rent each month and not building your net worth? Being stuck in the 'rental trap' isn't much fun, but if you are determined, you can break out. Let's explore some of the steps that you can take to make 2018 the year that you become a homeowner. Rent Money Is Lost Money First – why homeownership? As you may already un...
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Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

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Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier, or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let's explore a few questions that can help to answer whether you're ready for a new lifestyle as a homeowner. Can You Realistically Afford To Buy A Home? ...
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Mortgage 101: How the Federal Reserve's Moves Can Affect Your Mortgage

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Are you in the market for a new house? If you are planning to borrow a m ortgage to pay for the home, you are likely wondering about your interest rate and how it can fluctuate over time. In today's post, we will explore how the Federal Reserve's rate changes can trickle down into your mortgage interest rate. Understanding The Federal Funds Rate As...
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Buying a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These Three Purging Tips

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Are you thinking about buying a new house or apartment? While the prospect of a new home is undoubtedly exciting, you may be dreading the thought at having to pack everything up and move. In today's blog post we will explore three tips for purging old, unwanted, or forgotten items before making a move into a new home. Sort Everything That You Don't...
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Taking Out a Mortgage for the First Time? Learn Why a Condo Might Be a Great First Home

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Are you starting to tire of paying your monthly rent to someone and never building any equity? Renting forever can be a significant pain, especially as you ' re contributing to someone else's financial well-being. The good news is that there are affordable real estate options out there for those investing in their first home. Below we will share a ...
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Appliance Therapy: What to Do If Your Dishwasher Is Terrible at Cleaning Your Dishes

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As kitchen appliances go, there are few loved more than the dishwasher. They can be a major time saver – that is, if your dishes are coming out clean. Let's take a quick look at a few steps you can take if your dishwasher is not doing its job. Give It A Good Cleaning It may seem a bit strange to think about having to clean the dishwasher, but they ...
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