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Add Some Bling to Your Decor

Add Some Bling to Your Decor

Add Some Bling to Your Decor Rich metal accents are helping home design shineFebruary 10, 2020By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyDesign Trends, Kitchen & BathPowered by WPeMatico

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Where Does the Money Come From for Mortgage Loans?

In the olden days, when someone wanted a home loan they walked downtown to the neighborhood bank or savings & loan. If the bank had extra funds lying around and considered you a good credit risk, they would lend you the money from their own funds. It...Powered by...

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6 Home Design Fads That Are Fading

6 Home Design Fads That Are Fading

6 Home Design Fads That Are Fading These trends were all the rage in the 2010s, but now designers say they want to leave them in the past. February 3, 2020By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyDesign TrendsPowered by WPeMatico

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Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning...Powered by...

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Plan of Action

Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle. Prepare your home for the buyer - Maximize the s...Powered by...

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10 Trending Design Fads for 2020

10 Trending Design Fads for 2020

10 Trending Design Fads for 2020 Dining rooms with personality? Tiled bathtub aprons? Houzz offers its picks for the hottest trends to watch throughout the year. January 16, 2020By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyPowered by WPeMatico

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Is Buying a Home Still a Smart Plan

With the burst of the housing bubble, credit crisis, and millions of foreclosures across the country, you may wonder if buying a home is such a good idea after all. However, it’s important to consider all of the facts. The important message to take ...Powered by...

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that re...Powered by...

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The Biweekly Mortgage – Who Needs It?

Have you received an advertisement offering to save you thousands of dollars on your thirty-year mortgage and cut years off your payments? With email spam becoming more pervasive as everyone tries to get rich quick on the Internet, these ads are popping u...Powered by...

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Turn Any Bedroom Into a Dreamy Sanctuary

Turn Any Bedroom Into a Dreamy Sanctuary

Turn Any Bedroom Into a Dreamy Sanctuary Expect home buyers to scrutinize the master bedroom. Here’s how to set the perfect scene that’ll make them fall in love. January 6, 2020By: Karen PostPowered by WPeMatico

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Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan

Lower interest rates have motivated you to refinance your home loan. The lower rate may save you a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loan, but you should also expect to pay the lender the typical closing costs associated with any new loan, i...Powered by...

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5 Design Trends to Watch in 2020

5 Design Trends to Watch in 2020

5 Design Trends to Watch in 2020 From balanced earth tones to unique lighting, find out which designs you can expect to gain popularity in the new year. December 30, 2019Powered by WPeMatico

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Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are generally caused by the rust in...Powered by...

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Houzz’s Most-Viewed Kitchen Photos of 2019

Houzz’s Most-Viewed Kitchen Photos of 2019

Houzz's Most-Viewed Kitchen Photos of 2019 These pictures capture the hottest kitchen design trends over the past year. December 23, 2019By: Melissa Dittmann TraceyDesign Trends, Kitchen & BathPowered by WPeMatico

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For Sale By Owner – A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the...

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Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets

Hot Market This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and mor...Powered by...

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Land Contract

An alternative to a non-conforming loan is the use of a land contract, which is allowed in some states. A land contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller, where the buyer agrees to make periodic payments to the seller. The title to the property...Powered by...

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What is the Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which...

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Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call...

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It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many...

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are...

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Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers...

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Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts

In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if tit...Powered by...

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Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like...

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The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive...

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