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Staging Small Spaces: How to Highlight Your Outdoor Areas Even If They're Not That Big

Staging Small Spaces: How to Highlight Your Outdoor Areas Even If They're Not That Big
If you're planning to sell your home, you've probably already started to consider how you're going to stage it. Staging is one of the most important parts of the selling process. The way you present your home is key to leaving a positive impression on a potential buyer. Let's explore a few ways that you can stage smaller outdoor spaces to make them...
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Closing Costs 101: Expert Tips for Keeping Your Costs Down When Finalizing Your Mortgage

Closing Costs 101: Expert Tips for Keeping Your Costs Down When Finalizing Your Mortgage
Are you thinking about buying a new home? If you are going to make use of mortgage financing, you may be wondering about some of the costs attached. As you may have heard, all mortgages have a number of fees and other costs that are assessed at the "close," or when you finalize the loan. Let's look at a few expert tips that will help you to keep yo...
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DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused

DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused
If you're a parent of school-aged children, you've likely been concerned with their study habits at some point. Sitting down in front of the television or at the dinner table to crack open the books is going to be less efficient than doing so in a quieter, more productive work space. Let's explore how to create a study space that will help keep you...
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​4 Smart Money Habits That Will Help You Save up a Mortgage Down Payment Faster

​4 Smart Money Habits That Will Help You Save up a Mortgage Down Payment Faster
Are you ready for home ownership? The prospect of owning your own house or apartment is an exciting one, but with any financial transaction this large, there are some things to consider. The first is your down payment – that is, the initial payment you'll put against the cost of the house to reduce the amount that you're borrowing in a mortgage. Le...
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Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here's How

Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here's How
Are you thinking about buying a new house? Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, if your credit score isn't looking too hot it can affect how much mortgage financing you receive – or whether you're approved at all! But don't fret. It's still possible to get a mortgage approved, even with credit issues. Below we'll share a few ways that ...
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Itching to Start a Project? Don't Forget These Four Key Tips to Avoiding Renovator's Remorse

Itching to Start a Project? Don't Forget These Four Key Tips to Avoiding Renovator's Remorse
Look around your home. Do you feel that burning desire to renovate or upgrade certain areas? Perhaps it's the kitchen countertops or the décor in the master bedroom. Whatever the case, if you're itching to take on a home renovation project you'll want to ensure it's one that makes your life better – not worse! Let's look at four tips that will help...
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First-time Buyers: Boost Your Chances of Mortgage Pre-Approval With These 4 Tips

First-time Buyers: Boost Your Chances of Mortgage Pre-Approval With These 4 Tips
Buying a home for the first time? If you plan to take out a mortgage, you will likely want to know just how you can get pre-approved for enough financing to get the home of your dreams. In today's post, we will share four tips that will help you to boost your chances of a successful pre-approval when you apply for a mortgage. Polish Up Your Credit ...
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First-Time Home Sellers: Don't Miss These 4 Tips That Will Keep Your Sale Moving Smoothly

First-Time Home Sellers: Don't Miss These 4 Tips That Will Keep Your Sale Moving Smoothly
Are you selling your home? If it's your first time going through a home sale, you've probably got a lot of questions about the process. In today's post, we'll share four tips that can help to keep your home sale moving along smoothly. Let's get started! Tip #1: Enlist The Help Of A Professional First, you'll want to ensure that you enlist the help ...
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3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It

3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It
Does the thought of repaying your mortgage for the next twenty-plus years leave you feeling a little down? Whether you've had your mortgage for weeks or years, accelerating your payments is an excellent option that can help get your mortgage fully paid off in a shorter period. Let's explore three great reasons to accelerate your payments so that yo...
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Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale

Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale
There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever to find the right buyer. If you're getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to determine a strategy, here are some ways you can use...
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Real Estate - Moving Checklist

Real Estate - Moving Checklist
FInding a new place to live is an exciting time in anyone's life. You've just navigated the real estate market to find the perfect home, and you will move in shortly. When you've come to the realization that there is so much to do, there is no better way to get organized than to have a checklist. Prepare To Pack First, decide what is coming with yo...
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Squad Goals: 4 Steps to Throwing a Patio Party Your Friends Never Forget

Squad Goals: 4 Steps to Throwing a Patio Party Your Friends Never Forget
Summer may be the season for swimsuits and beach side barbecues, but it's also a great time to get your friends together for a party in your own backyard. Whether you're ready to show off your new home or are just looking for a good reason to celebrate the season, here are some ways to ensure your party is one that will make the summertime memorabl...
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Cashing Out: How to Ensure You Sell Your Home for More Than It's Worth

Cashing Out: How to Ensure You Sell Your Home for More Than It's Worth
Whether you're enlisting the help of a real estate agent or not, getting the ideal price for your home can seem like a dream come true. But, have you ever thought about getting even more than you're expecting for your home? If you're getting prepared to sell your home and are looking for ways to get a better offer than your ideal price, here are so...
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Recently Lost Your Job? 3 Tips for Managing Your Mortgage When You're Out of Work

Recently Lost Your Job? 3 Tips for Managing Your Mortgage When You're Out of Work
The financial responsibility of a monthly mortgage payment can be stressful on its own, but you may be even more concerned about your home investment if you've recently lost your job. Fortunately, there are some things you can do and places you can turn if you're not yet certain where your next paycheck will come from. If you're struggling with new...
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Upgrade My Life, Alexa: 4 Great Reasons to Invest in a Home Smart Assistant

Upgrade My Life, Alexa: 4 Great Reasons to Invest in a Home Smart Assistant
In an age of rapidly changing technology, doing things like programming in temperature changes and monitoring your home security from afar are pretty par for the course. Fortunately, having a smarter home is even easier these days with Alexa, which was created by Amazon in 2014 as a smart home assistant. If you're looking for an instant home upgrad...
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Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle

Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle
It has never been more popular to abide by a green lifestyle and develop sustainable living practices that will help the planet. Fortunately, while you may be used to recycling cardboard boxes and giving away your clothes, there are probably a few household items you didn't even know you could recycle! If you're wondering what to do with some of yo...
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Understanding Your FICO Score and Why Small Credit Mistakes Can Cause Huge Headaches

Understanding Your FICO Score and Why Small Credit Mistakes Can Cause Huge Headaches
Many people all over the world are dealing with issues involving debt or poor credit history, but most aren't necessarily aware of what exactly makes up their credit score. Unfortunately, it might seem like it's the big stuff that counts when it comes to credit, but little things can have a significant impact on your financial health. If you're loo...
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Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here's What You Need to Know

Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here's What You Need to Know
Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner's insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to be living in an area that'...
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Budgeting 101: How to Plan Your Budget Around Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

Budgeting 101: How to Plan Your Budget Around Your Monthly Mortgage Payments
If you've decided to invest in a home, you might be wondering how to make all the expenses work from the groceries to your mode of transportation to all those little things that quickly add up. Fortunately, it's easy enough to ensure you have the money each month by calculating your expenses and ensuring there's a little wiggle room in the leaner t...
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Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad -- Here's How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad -- Here's How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment
Since you'll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the Bank of Mom and Dad. If you're looking to invest in a home in the short-term and are lookin...
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