Should You Buy Your First Home?

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As you begin to ponder the idea of buying your first home, there will be many feelings running through your mind. You may be scared at the prospect of spending so much money at one time. You may also be excited about the positive impact this could have on your life. While it’s up to you to make the final decision, there are many questions you can answer to help you along the way. Here...
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The Advantages of Owning a Home vs. Renting

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While there are many people out there who enjoy renting a home, there are just as many (if not more) who dream of the day when they’ll be able to purchase real estate. There are a variety of pros and cons associated with both owning and renting. Here are some of the many advantages of owning a home: •    Ability to make it your own. When you own a home, you have the right to...
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Why You Should Never Use In-Store Financing for Furniture

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Ever noticed how your local furniture store always seems to have some kind of zero down, zero percent interest financing deal going on? When you're on the market for a new set of furniture, you might recall the most recent deal as you consider how you're going to pay for the furniture. Here's why you should always skip in-store financing, no matter how great the promotional offer seems. They're only deferring interest. The zero interest...
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Base Your Home Search on These 3 Factors

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Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. For this reason, you need to be 100 percent confident in the choice that you make. While there are many factors to consider during a home search, the following three should always hover around the top of your list: 1. Location, Location, Location It’s no surprise that location remains a top factor when searching for a home. If you choose the right home...
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I recently purchased a home, and the #1 most important thing for my family was location and what school district we were in. I bel... Read More
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Ways to Improve Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

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Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Regardless of your reason for doing so, you have one goal in mind: to get the highest selling price possible. While there is nothing wrong with preparing the inside of your home – such as by painting the walls and removing any clutter – the exterior requires just as much attention. Here are several ways to improve the curb appeal of your...
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I would say it is worth it to hire a landscape consultant to do this work. The improvement pays for itself and can definitely add ... Read More
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:20
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Is a Home Security System Worth the Cost?

Is a Home Security System Worth the Cost?
There is nothing more important than your safety and security, so it only makes sense to learn more about the benefits of a home security system. Although you may be interested in everything a home security system has to offer, you can’t overlook the cost associated with installation and monthly monitoring. Is this something you can comfortably add to your budget? Here are three of the biggest benefits of a home security system: •    Peace...
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An additional benefit is potentially a lower property insurance rate. Often times, insurance companies will give you a credit on y... Read More
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I have one, and would never go back. I feel safer, and its nice when I get home late from work if my wife is home alone. I highly ... Read More
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3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider

3 Summer Home Renovation Projects to Consider
As a homeowner, summer is often the season when you tackle renovation projects. This is particularly true when it comes to projects dealing with the exterior of your property. With the summer months on the way, it’s time to consider a variety of projects that can improve your home’s appearance while also boosting its value. Here are three renovation projects that many homeowners will be taking on this summer: •    Roof. When was your roof...
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i am reseeding my lawn. This is a much bigger project than I originally thought. All-in it has cost me over $2500 and many hours ... Read More
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The Benefits of Searching Homes for Sale Online

The Benefits of Searching Homes for Sale Online
Depending on your age, you may remember the days when searching for a home meant two things: •    Scouring the real estate section of the local newspaper. •    Driving through communities of interest, hoping to catch a glimpse of a for sale sign. While both of these options remain in today’s day and age, the majority of people have come to find that searching homes for sale online is the best approach. Here are three...
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In this day and age I cannot imagine starting your house search without using online search. You still need to visit the house in ... Read More
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7 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel
As you get more and more excited about renovating your kitchen, there will always be one thing lingering in your mind: the cost. Many people are under the impression that it takes tens of thousands of dollars to “do a kitchen right.” There’s no denying that you can spend this much (or more), but you don’t have to. Below, you’ll find seven easy ways to save money on the cost of a kitchen remodel: 1....
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If you have done a remodel before or know what you are doing, buying online is a huge way to save money. My mother in law has remo... Read More
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Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months

Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months
The summer months are here, which means the real estate market is heating up. If you are looking to sell your home during this time of the year, there are a few things you can do to improve your chance of success. Here are three tips to consider: 1. Focus on Curb Appeal It’s imperative to keep up the exterior appearance of your home, as this is the first thing a prospective buyer sees upon...
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Selling in the summer is usually the best time to sell. That is the most popular time of the year to move.
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