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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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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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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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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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What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? Let's Take a Look

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Are you thinking about selling your house? Before you decide to list your home up for sale, it is helpful to get a clear picture of how much it's going to cost. Whether you are sprucing things up with a fresh coat of paint, replacing the roof membrane or just covering your taxes, there will be a few bills to pay. Let's take a quick look at some of ...
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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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Moving Here’s Where to Update Your Address

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Moving can be stressful enough, but when you think of all the people you have to notify of your new address, that just adds to the stress! We've compiled a list of who to contact to give them your new address to make your life in your new house just a little bit easier. USPS Your first stop should be to change your address with USPS and have your m...
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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 on listing your home for sale in the near future, 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 ha...
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Understanding 'Bridge' Financing: How to Buy a New Home Before You Sell Your Current One

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One of the biggest challenges a homeowner can face when looking to upgrade or move is trying to sell their current home while buying another. If most of your net worth or equity is locked up in your current house, you will need to move it into cash to help fund the purchase of your new home. The alternative is to wait until your home is sold and yo...
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Let's Talk Closets: Why a Walk-in Closet Is a Must Have for Any New Home Buyer

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Are you in the market for a new house or condo? Whether you're looking for something luxurious or intimate, you'll want to ensure that you have enough space for all of life's necessities. Many home buyers focus on bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas as their top priorities. But have you given any thought to your closet space? In today's blog post ...
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