Home Buying

Home WarrantyPosted on April 10, 2017

A home warranty plan, also known as a home protection plan, is a service contract that offers homeowners a way to safeguard themselves against possible breakage or a malfunction within the home.


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A Single Woman’s Guide To HomeownershipPosted on December 19, 2016

The traditional view of home ownership usually includes a married couple, but times have changed, and more and more single women are entering the housing market.


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Should You Consider A Condominium Or TownhomePosted on December 05, 2016

Should You Consider A Condominium Or Townhome?

If you are buying a new home on a tight budget, one of the options that will come to your attention is purchasing a condominium or townhome instead of a standard single family home.


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Buying Your First HomePosted on November 28, 2016

Now that you’ve made the decision to purchase your first home, a hearty congratulations is in order!  Becoming a homeowner, especially for the first time, can stir up some feelings of anxiety and excitement.


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Home Buying Negotiating TipsPosted on November 14, 2016

When it comes to buying a home, the ability and willingness to negotiate is a must for both the buyer and seller.


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What A REALTOR Can Do For You As A BuyerPosted on November 07, 2016

When we think of selling a home, the services a REALTOR® can provide usually seem worth the cost of their commission, but what about as a buyer?  What can a REALTOR® do for you as a home buyer, and is the commission worth the services they can provide?  Here are five great reasons you should hire a REALTOR® when you are in the market for a new home!

REALTORS® Can Help You Determine Your Budget—With a few simple pieces of information, a REALTOR® can help you pre-determine what kind of budget you may be looking at for your new home, and can match you with potential lenders that are right for you.


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How Much Yard Do You NeedPosted on September 19, 2016

How Much Yard Do You Need?

You probably have spent a good deal of time considering how much space you need inside your home, but what about how much space you need on the outside of it?  House hunting with an idea of the square footage you are seeking is a good idea, but in addition to that you should have an idea of how much yard space you will need around your new dwelling as well.


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Things Needed After Purchasing A HomePosted on July 18, 2016

Now that you’ve signed all the paperwork and your loan is approved, it’s time to move in.


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Buying A Home Long DistancePosted on July 11, 2016

The process of purchasing a home can be a complicated and stressful experience, but if you have to purchase a new home in another city the experience can become even more complicated.


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Examining A Home Objectively - What Matters And What Doesn’tPosted on June 27, 2016

Examining A Home Objectively: What Matters And What Doesn’t

Everyone heads out to look at potential homes with a list of the things they want in a house, and a list of the things they definitely do not want.


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How Much House Do You NeedPosted on June 20, 2016

While it may be nice to have a home with five bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a four-car garage, how many of us really need this much space?  The best approach is to look at a few particular aspects of your life and lifestyle to make the right choice.


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Making An Offer - Negotiating Your Buying PricePosted on June 06, 2016

Making An Offer: Negotiating Your Buying Price

There is perhaps no more exciting and nerve-wracking time in the home buying process than when you decide to make an offer on a home.


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Negotiating Contract Contingencies From The SellerPosted on April 18, 2016

When the housing market is up and sales seem to favor sellers rather than buyers, negotiation contract contingencies may seem like a lost cause.


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When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying BudgetPosted on March 14, 2016

When To Consider Raising Your Home Buying Budget

Setting a budget for your home purchase is an important decision.


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Buying A Fixer-Upper - Are You Ready For The WorkPosted on December 21, 2015

Always dreamed of renovating a home exactly to your specifications, or have you found an older house that is structurally sound but needs a lot of work inside?  Perhaps the price is right and you can’t resist all that house you can get for your money.


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Benefits Of Home OwnershipPosted on November 30, 2015

The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future.


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How To Handle A Bidding WarPosted on September 28, 2015

So you have found the home of your dreams, it has all the features you want, and it is in the right neighborhood.


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What To Consider Before Buying An Older PropertyPosted on July 06, 2015

Whether it’s the character and charm of an older home with its original features, hardwood floors, and wood burning fireplace, or the quaint historic feel of the neighborhood in which it is found, there is a certain appeal to older property.


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Buying Verses Renting A HomePosted on May 04, 2015

When it comes to a home, you have two options: buy or rent.


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How To Handle A Motivated SellerPosted on March 16, 2015

Often ads for homes on the market include the phrase “motivated seller,” and while this sounds as if it may be to your benefit as a home buyer, what does it actually mean?  If a seller is truly motivated you can benefit from a number of potential perks they may be willing to throw in to get their home sold, or they may even be willing to accept a lower offer than the asking price.


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What Is A Property SurveyPosted on February 23, 2015

When purchasing a home, especially for the first time, you are going to encounter a lot of terms and jargon you may never have heard before.


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Choosing A REALTOR You Can TrustPosted on February 16, 2015

Choosing A REALTOR® You Can Trust

When it comes to shopping for a home, especially if you are buying for the first time, having an agent on your side is extremely helpful.


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Understanding Buyer Closing CostsPosted on January 26, 2015

Most people who are in the market for a new home are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home and moving, but closing costs can be expenses that may be overlooked, especially for first-time home buyers.


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Buying A Foreclosed Property - What You Should KnowPosted on December 08, 2014

Given the recent state of the economy and the rising rate of mortgage foreclosures, the number of properties available at rock bottom prices is at an all time high.


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Earnest Money DepositPosted on December 01, 2014

An earnest money deposit, also known as a good faith deposit, is a specific dollar amount that a potential buyer pays to the seller in an effort to display their serious interest in a property.


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Buying A Home That Can Grow With Your FamilyPosted on October 20, 2014

If you are a first time homeowner, or are purchasing a home after a major life change such as marriage or having children, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your changing family?  The time and effort that go into purchasing and decorating a new home, not to mention finding it in the first place, means that you’ll want to ensure that your home will be right for you and your family for years to come.


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Homeowner’s Associations - What You Need To KnowPosted on September 22, 2014

Homeowner’s Associations: What You Need To Know

As you begin looking for a home to purchase, you will start to come across houses that have a homeowner’s association.


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Home Buying ChecklistPosted on September 08, 2014

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a home, it’s time to start thinking about what comes next.


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Is An Income Property Right For YouPosted on August 25, 2014

The appeal of income properties and the potential for what may seem like easy money and early retirement have likely crossed the mind of anyone who has heard of this business venture.


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Getting To Know The Neighborhood Before Buying A HomePosted on August 04, 2014

There is a reason the term “location, location, location” is used so commonly within the real estate industry.


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Home Selling

Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your HomePosted on May 01, 2017

Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their property.


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Sell Your Home Fast - Five Tips To Get A Fast SalePosted on March 13, 2017

The process of selling your home can be a stressful and time-consuming event.


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Selling Your Home During The HolidaysPosted on February 29, 2016

The process of selling your home at any time of the year can be a stressful experience, but if you are trying to sell your home during the busy holiday season it may seem to be almost impossible.


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Choosing The Right Listing AgreementPosted on February 22, 2016

When listing your home with a REALTOR®, you will be required to sign an agreement.


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Creating Curb AppealPosted on February 08, 2016

If you’re selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to improve your property’s potential value and appeal.


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Staging An Open House That Won’t Cost You A FortunePosted on February 01, 2016

If you are thinking of putting your home up for sale, or already have your property listed, you may want to consider hosting an open house as part of your marketing strategy to get your home sold.


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What Are LockboxesPosted on November 23, 2015

When a homeowner lists their house with a REALTOR®, they may choose to store their house keys in the lockbox for easy access for the REALTOR® showing the home.


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Should You Show An Empty HomePosted on October 05, 2015

Should You Show An Empty Home?

If you have already moved out of the house you are selling, you generally have two choices.


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Selling A House With Pets At HomePosted on August 24, 2015

When we have pets, they quickly become a part of our family.


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Home Seller Disclosure ObligationsPosted on August 17, 2015

Anything that could be potentially harmful to the new occupant or the home itself must be addressed in the seller’s disclosure.


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Top Ten Home Showing TipsPosted on June 29, 2015

Showing your home is essential in the real estate business.


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Repairs To Make Before Selling Your HomePosted on June 08, 2015

When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment.


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Negotiating With A BuyerPosted on June 01, 2015

Negotiating With A Buyer

Depending on the market in which you are selling, your position in the negotiations with a potential buyer can be either a very comfortable one or a difficult one.


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Home Staging - Should You Hire A ProfessionalPosted on April 13, 2015

Home staging is the latest trend in real estate, and if you are selling your home you are likely at least aware of what this growing practice involves.


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Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming To BuyersPosted on April 06, 2015

Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming To Buyers

It may seem obvious, but many sellers fail to recognize that a home that feels, looks, and smells welcoming and homey will more likely raise a buyer’s interest when they come for a showing.


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Ten Tips To Successfully Market Your HomePosted on March 30, 2015

There is a lot more to putting your home up for sale than placing a sign on the front lawn.


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Protecting Your Privacy While Your Home Is On The MarketPosted on March 02, 2015

Selling your home can cause potential anxiety about your personal privacy.


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Home Selling ChecklistPosted on January 19, 2015

Once you’ve made the decision to sell your home, it’s time to think about what comes next.


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Eight Things To Consider Before ListingPosted on November 24, 2014

So you have decided that you are going to sell your home.


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The Downside To A Sale By OwnerPosted on November 17, 2014

The Downside To A Sale By Owner

In tough economic times, saving the money that you would have to pay a real estate agent to help you sell your home can be a tempting idea.


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How Long Should You Keep Your Home On The MarketPosted on November 10, 2014

How Long Should You Keep Your Home On The Market?

Many a home seller has been there—the house has been on the market for months and there is no sign of a sale.


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Pricing Your Home To SellPosted on October 27, 2014

In addition to location and condition, the asking price of a home is at the top of the list of important considerations.


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Selling Your Home - Why You Need A REALTORPosted on September 29, 2014

The temptation to save yourself the cost of hiring a real estate agent when selling your home can be overwhelming, and with more websites, books, and other resources popping up that claim to give you all the know-how and tools you’ll need to sell your home yourself, why should you consider hiring a REALTOR® at all?  Like any job that requires a lot of insider knowledge and experience, hiring a REALTOR® will ensure that you are getting the best price for your house with the minimal amount of work and worry.


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What Season Is Best To SellPosted on August 04, 2014

What Season Is Best To Sell?

So you are ready to sell your house, but you look out the window and see several feet of snow on the ground.


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When Is The Right Time To Reduce The PricePosted on August 04, 2014

Every homeowner must set an asking price when listing their home on the market, but what happens when you don’t receive any offers?  Just as it’s important to know when it’s time to sell, it’s important to recognize the right time to reduce the price.


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Home And Garden

Home Safety TipsPosted on June 19, 2017

Your home is your haven and, as such, it should be a place where you feel safe.


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Ways To Make Your House Smell GoodPosted on May 22, 2017

If you want a house to smell clean, you clean it.


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Childproofing Your HomePosted on April 17, 2017

When it comes to decorating your home, there’s a lot more to consider than simply coordinating your window treatments with your carpet.


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Simple Ways To Add A Splash Of Color To Any RoomPosted on March 06, 2017

Simple Ways To Add A Splash Of Color To Any Room

If you are feeling a lack of color and vibrancy in your décor, but don’t have a lot of time or money to put into redecorating, you can still make a big difference.


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Build Your Own Deck - Choosing The Right MaterialsPosted on January 23, 2017

A backyard deck is a great way to not only improve the value of your home, but also make your outdoor living space more enjoyable for you and your family.


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Watering Your Lawn The Right WayPosted on January 16, 2017

When it comes to watering your lawn, the who, what, when, where and why rule applies.


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Family Three-Day Home Emergency KitPosted on December 26, 2016

Every home should have an emergency kit.


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Swimming Pool Safety TipsPosted on December 12, 2016

Summer is a special time for having fun in the backyard pool, yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death.


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Attracting Birds To Your BackyardPosted on November 21, 2016

Bird watching is a popular past time that is shared by many, but what if watching your fluttering friends was as simple as peeking into your backyard?  Thanks to a few landscaping techniques, you can trade in your binoculars for a lawn chair and enjoy bird watching from the convenience and comfort of your own home.


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Sealing Your Windows And Doors Against LeaksPosted on October 24, 2016

Sealing Your Windows And Doors Against Leaks

When it comes to making sure your home is energy-efficient as well as keeping it at a comfortable temperature throughout the year, there are few things as simple as looking to your windows and doors to make a big difference.


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Cleaning Tips And TricksPosted on October 10, 2016

To clean your home is to free it from dirt, pollutants and other elements.


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Home Theater Tips And TricksPosted on September 12, 2016

Home Theater Tips And Tricks

With home entertainment equipment becoming more and more advanced and the cost of going out for entertainment making it less realistic for many people, creating the perfect home theater is on the list of many homeowners.


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Decorating With PlantsPosted on August 08, 2016

When choosing a style of furnishing, color scheme, or fabrics for your new home, or when redecorating a room, plants often do not immediately spring to mind when considering what you need to complete your space.


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Defining Distinct Spaces In A Large RoomPosted on August 01, 2016

While open-concept homes seem to be the popular trend in the home construction industry, sometimes decorating for large spaces can be a challenge.


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Give Your Front Porch A Style MakeoverPosted on July 25, 2016

Whether you are looking to sell your home or just think it’s time for a new look to improve your curb appeal, giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home’s exterior a fresh look.


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Green Laundry Tips - Save Money And The EnvironmentPosted on July 04, 2016

Let’s face it—two of the biggest issues most of us face in today’s world are concerns over the environment and the economy.


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How To Choose The Perfect GrillPosted on May 30, 2016

When choosing the perfect grill, it’s important to understand the different types and their functions, but also how each relates to your particular needs.


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Strategies To Reduce Dust In Your HomePosted on May 16, 2016

If you are like most people, dust is a part of life.


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Solar Lighting For Your YardPosted on May 09, 2016

Solar Lighting For Your Yard

One of the simplest, most economical and also eco-friendly ways to provide lighting in your yard is to use solar lights.


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Ten Things Every Gardener Should KnowPosted on May 02, 2016

Gardening is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also a livelihood for many.


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Tips On Setting Up Your Outdoor Music SystemPosted on April 25, 2016

If you are planning to entertain outdoors, then you may also be considering the addition of an outdoor music system to help complete your theme.


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Ways To Reduce Your Heating BillPosted on April 11, 2016

When the temperature outside begins to fall, our heating bills quickly start to rise.


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Storage Solutions For Your Child’s ToysPosted on April 04, 2016

Storage Solutions For Your Child’s Toys

If you have children, you know how quickly they can accumulate toys and other items.


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Ten Most Forgotten Items During A MovePosted on March 21, 2016

When moving day arrives, there’s nothing quite like the nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something.


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Can A Bathroom Remodel Increase Your Home’s ValuePosted on March 07, 2016

When you are planning to sell your home, a bathroom remodel may be one of the best places to increase your home’s value.


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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control TipsPosted on February 15, 2016

A pest is not just a word that’s used to describe an annoyance; in fact, it’s also the term given to a destructive animal that destroys crops, food and even livestock.


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How And When To Prune RosesPosted on January 25, 2016

To many, a rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in existence.


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Start A Kitchen Herb GardenPosted on January 04, 2016

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden to give your health and taste buds a treat.


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Mood Lighting With Tiki TorchesPosted on December 14, 2015

If you have the islands on your mind, you will be glad to know that you can bring the charm and decor of your favorite tropical paradise into your own backyard.


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Top Five Ways To Ruin AntiquesPosted on December 07, 2015

An antique is a decorative object that is valuable because of its age.


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Tips To Make Your Move EasierPosted on November 16, 2015

Moving can be a stressful time, however, there are several things that you can do to make your move a smooth one.


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How To Care For Your LawnPosted on November 09, 2015

If you love your lawn, it’s only natural that you would want to give it the proper care to help give it a healthy appearance.


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How To Start A New GardenPosted on November 02, 2015

Congratulations on your decision to start a new garden.


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Ideas For Organizing Your GaragePosted on October 19, 2015

Believe it or not, your garage is not only made to house your automobiles.


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Choosing The Best Lighting For Your SpacePosted on August 10, 2015

Whether it is a romantic dining room or a home office, finding the right lighting for each space in your home is essential to making it functional and inviting.


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Maintenance Tips For Your HomePosted on July 27, 2015

Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s important to take the necessary steps to keep your home standing tall every day.


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How To Successfully Set Up A Freshwater AquariumPosted on July 20, 2015

An aquarium is designed to simulate a natural environment for freshwater life.


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Patio Decor IdeasPosted on July 13, 2015

A patio offers a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting a sense of home.


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Safety Tips For Barbeque And GrillingPosted on June 22, 2015

A barbeque is an outdoor meal or party at which food is prepared on a rack over a grill.


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Is A Pool Right For Your PropertyPosted on June 15, 2015

The cool refreshing look of water on a hot summer’s day can make any homeowner wish they had a pool in their backyard, but making the decision about whether a pool is right for your property is more complicated than buying an inflatable bed with a cup holder.


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Home Security TipsPosted on May 25, 2015

Making sure that your home is secure should be a priority in your life not only because you want to protect what’s rightfully yours, but more specifically because it could be the most important thing that you do for your family and for yourself.


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Your Home First Aid Kit - Ten Must HavesPosted on May 18, 2015

It’s a known fact that the majority of accidents occur at home, which is why every household must be equipped with a first aid kit complete with all of the essentials needed to handle life’s unexpected and unfortunate events.


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Hot Decorating TipsPosted on April 27, 2015

Let’s face it.


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Decorating Ideas For Boys' RoomsPosted on April 20, 2015

If you have a room that requires a masculine touch, don’t fret.


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The Latest In Window TreatmentsPosted on March 23, 2015

Long gone are the days of plastic vertical blinds and grandma’s lacy curtains.


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De-clutter Your KitchenPosted on February 02, 2015

Who hasn’t had a cupboard full of Tupperware come crashing down on their head?  And don’t we all have a drawer in our kitchen that holds every scrap of paper and useless knickknack we have ever owned?  While kitchen clutter may be a universal truth, it can also make using your kitchen a time consuming and frustrating task.


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Maintaining Air Quality In Your HomePosted on September 01, 2014

Maintaining Air Quality In Your Home

Whether you have allergies or simply prefer knowing that the air in your home is as clean as you can make it for better health, achieving and maintaining good air quality is an important issue.


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Decorating For Men - Creating A Man-Friendly SpacePosted on August 18, 2014

When you begin thinking about decorating, usually a man-friendly space is not what springs to mind.


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Getting Your Garden Ready For WinterPosted on August 11, 2014

The beauty and relaxation that your garden can provide you and your family is certainly worth all the work you put in each year.


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Tips On Saving Energy And Money At HomePosted on August 04, 2014

When you save on energy, you also save money.


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Financing Articles

Finding The Best Fit For Your MortgagePosted on May 08, 2017

If you are in the market for a new home, or are looking to refinance your mortgage, there are an ever increasing number of lending options that exist for you as a homeowner.


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Recognizing Predatory Mortgage LendersPosted on March 27, 2017

A predator is defined as one that preys on others, which is why some lenders have fittingly earned the title as predatory mortgage lenders.


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Understanding Interest RatesPosted on March 20, 2017

If you are in the market for a new home, or it is time to refinance your mortgage, there is no doubt you have been looking at the current interest rates.


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Fixed Mortgage Vs. Variable Rates - Which Is Right For YouPosted on February 20, 2017

With all the financial decisions that need to be made when purchasing a home, choosing the options that make the best sense for you can seem overwhelming.


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FHA Loans - What They Are And Who QualifiesPosted on February 06, 2017

FHA Loans: What They Are And Who Qualifies

In your house hunting you may have come across a mention of FHA loans.


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Why You Should Avoid Subprime LendersPosted on January 09, 2017

With the financial markets in crisis and the cost of homes plummeting, the subprime loan options that were responsible for this crash in the first place are becoming less common.


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Getting A Second MortgagePosted on October 17, 2016

Second mortgages are not as common as they once were, and getting one is not as easy as it used to be, but even with the recent financial pressures that many of us are facing in this economy, there are still a number of options that can allow you to get one.


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Paying Off Your Mortgage FasterPosted on September 05, 2016

Paying off your mortgage is one of the biggest financial goals of most homeowners, and retiring debt-free can certainly give your golden years a greater sense of financial freedom and stability.


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Finding Your Credit RatingPosted on August 22, 2016

Finding your credit rating can be an intimidating task, but for anyone hoping to purchase a home it is a necessary step.


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Avoiding Mortgage FraudPosted on August 15, 2016

Unfortunately, fraud and identity theft are increasing at an alarming rate every year, and mortgage fraud is one of the most important types of fraud from which you will want to protect yourself.


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A Reverse Mortgage - Is It Right For YouPosted on March 28, 2016

A reverse mortgage is a financial option available to seniors which allows them to free up some of the accumulated equity in their home.


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The Advantages Of Pre-ApprovalPosted on January 11, 2016

The decision to purchase a home can be an exciting but sometimes confusing undertaking.


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Interest Only Loans - What You Should KnowPosted on December 28, 2015

Interest Only Loans: What You Should Know

Of the many different types of home loans out there, interest only loans are one of the more unusual types.


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How Much House You Can AffordPosted on October 26, 2015

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the affordability of a house and, as a potential homebuyer, it’s important that you know what type of mortgage payments are within your budget.


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How To Buy A Home With A Low Down PaymentPosted on September 21, 2015

Purchasing a home with a low down payment is important for a number of reasons, including the buyer’s ability to have extra cash left over for closing costs, decorating expenses, upgrades and/or other essentials needed to turn their new house into a home.


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Can You Buy A Home With No Down PaymentPosted on August 03, 2015

Can You Buy A Home With No Down Payment?

Coming up with a down payment in today’s economy can be difficult.


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Finding A Mortgage BrokerPosted on May 11, 2015

If you are in the market for a new home, or looking to refinance your existing mortgage, then you will want to consider the option of hiring a mortgage broker rather than an individual lender or lending institution.


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Buying A Home With Past Credit ProblemsPosted on March 09, 2015

Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful but, for those with past credit problems, the process may also seem intimidating.


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First Time Buyer Loan TipsPosted on February 09, 2015

First Time Buyer Loan Tips

For first time buyers, the mortgage loan process can seem complex and confusing.


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Tips For Getting Your Down Payment FasterPosted on January 12, 2015

Looking to buy your first home, but having trouble coming up with the down payment?  Typically you need to have between 5-50% of the purchase price of your home, so here are a few tips to help you save your down payment faster!

Save Your Tax Refund—Doing this alone for a few years may add up to a considerable amount to contribute to a down payment, especially if both you and your spouse commit to contributing the full amount.


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Will You Qualify - What You Need To Get A MortgagePosted on January 05, 2015

If you are a first time homebuyer, navigating all the new information about homeownership, the home buying process, and mortgages can seem overwhelming.


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Shopping For The Best Home LoanPosted on December 29, 2014

Finding the perfect home is a task, but shopping for the best home loan can be even more tedious.


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Applying For A Joint Mortgage Loan With Your SpousePosted on December 22, 2014

Applying For a Joint Mortgage Loan With Your Spouse

When you are ready to buy a home, applying for a mortgage is one of the first and most important steps.


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Protect Yourself From Unexpected Mortgage Loan AdjustmentsPosted on November 03, 2014

If you’re facing an upcoming rate change on your adjustable rate mortgage, you may be a bit worried.


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How Much Cash Will You Need To ClosePosted on September 15, 2014

How Much Cash Will You Need To Close?

For first time buyers, the amount of money that is needed to seal the deal can often come as a bit of a shock.


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Types Of Home LoansPosted on August 04, 2014

If you are in the market for a new home, it’s important that you know what type of loans are available to you.


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Holiday Articles

Decorating For Christmas The Green Living WayPosted on June 12, 2017

Christmas is probably one of the easiest times of the year to use environmentally friendly decorating ideas, and given the more traditional decorating trends for the season and the ever increasing need for all of us to contribute to making the planet a greener place, it’s never been easier.


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Create Kid-Safe Jack O LanternsPosted on June 05, 2017

Halloween is a great time of year to let the creativity go wild, and when decorating for this fun and family-oriented holiday, it really wouldn’t be complete without a jack-o’-lantern or two!  While carving pumpkins is the traditional way to create a jack-o’-lantern, if you have young children or kids who want to create jack-o’-lanterns without adult supervision, then it can be a dangerous and risky craft idea.


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Fabulous Homemade Halloween CostumesPosted on May 29, 2017

Fabulous Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween is the time of year when you can dress up as just about anything you want to be.


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Is A Real Christmas Tree Right for YouPosted on May 15, 2017

Is A Real Christmas Tree Right For You?

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine filling your home during the holiday season, and a real Christmas tree can do that better than any candle or air freshener.


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Hanukkah Decorating IdeasPosted on April 24, 2017

Hanukkah is a very special time of year on the Jewish calendar.


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How To Make The Fourth Of July Fun For KidsPosted on April 03, 2017

Every year, the Fourth of July holiday honors the birth of our nation.


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Creative Ways To Say I Love You On Valentine's DayPosted on February 27, 2017

Every year, Valentine’s Day serves as a celebration of love, happiness and a commitment to those that you cherish.


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Decorating For The Fourth Of July - Show Your Patriot PridePosted on February 13, 2017

Decorating for the Fourth of July is really a great and easy way to show your patriotic pride, and with our nation’s colors of red, white, and blue going so well together, it also couldn’t be easier.


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Have Some Fun With Easter EggsPosted on January 30, 2017

Every year, children enjoy festivities that include the coloring of Easter eggs, annual egg hunts and other activities that have emerged through the years as a growing holiday tradition.


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Preparing Your Home For Holiday GuestsPosted on January 02, 2017

Preparing Your Home For Holiday Guests

It’s wonderful having friends and family at your home to share the holidays, but it can also be a lot of work.


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Tips For The Perfect TurkeyPosted on October 31, 2016

Whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas, a small family gathering or a huge party, cooking the perfect turkey for the holidays is every chef’s goal.


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The Right Christmas Wreath For Your Front DoorPosted on October 03, 2016

Choosing the perfect tree is part of any holiday decorating tradition, but finding the right wreath for your front door can really finish off your holiday look and can be a beautiful and elegant addition to your exterior décor.


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How To Host A Fun And Safe New Year’s PartyPosted on September 26, 2016

New Year’s is a great time to host a party for friends and family.


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Thanksgiving Menu IdeasPosted on August 29, 2016

Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621.


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Ways To Thrill Mom On Mother's DayPosted on June 13, 2016

A mother is someone who looks after you, takes care of you when you are sick and is always there to show you just how much she loves you.


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Planning The Perfect Easter Egg HuntPosted on May 23, 2016

Planning The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt

Searching for hidden treasures and tasty sweets is the biggest part of Easter for young children.


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Planning The Perfect Memorial Day BarbequePosted on January 18, 2016

Planning The Perfect Memorial Day Barbeque

While the focus is often on the Fourth of July when it comes to backyard celebrations, Memorial Day is often a popular choice as well.


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Mother’s Day Brunch - Decoration And Menu IdeasPosted on October 12, 2015

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, and since mom is there for us every day of the year, the least we can do is create a one-of-a-kind day to show her our thanks.


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Decorating For Thanksgiving Using The Bounty Of The SeasonPosted on September 14, 2015

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time spent with family and friends.


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New Year's Eve Decorating IdeasPosted on September 07, 2015

On December 31 of every year, the world celebrates New Year’s Eve.


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Christmas Decorating IdeasPosted on August 31, 2015

Along with the Christmas festivities comes the desire to decorate your home with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and even yard ornaments featuring the theme of the holidays.


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Father's Day Gift Giving Ideas He'll LovePosted on December 15, 2014

Every June, we celebrate our love for dad with Father’s Day and, although we don’t always know exactly what gift to give that could possibly express our gratitude, it is possible to get him something that he will love.


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Easy Easter Decorating IdeasPosted on October 13, 2014

Easter is often left out when thinking of holiday decorating, but since it is also the beginning of the spring season it is a great time to freshen up your home and add some of the lively and vibrant colors of the season.


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A Mother’s Day Menu Your Kids Can PreparePosted on October 06, 2014

A Mother’s Day Menu Your Kids Can Prepare

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for your children to show their love and appreciation for everything Mom does by preparing her a simple but delicious meal she will really appreciate.


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Valentine’s Day Crafts For KidsPosted on August 04, 2014

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is all about love—and not just between couples!  Kids love to get in on the action, and creating fun Valentine’s crafts to share is a great way to let them have a good time and make something they can give to friends and family to show their love on this special day.


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Memorial Day Picnic Menu IdeasPosted on August 04, 2014

Memorial Day is usually spent watching the latest blockbuster film, but it is also a great time of year to get outside and celebrate the nice weather.


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