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First-Time Buyer on a Budget? Low Down Payment Options for Lower Income Buyers

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The successful purchase of a home is an achievement of which to be proud, especially when it is a first-time home purchase. But in today's fast moving real estate market, steadily rising prices can leave first-time buyers struggling to save enough cash for the down payment. As the prices climb higher, the amount needed to put the customary ten or twenty percent down also increases, leaving some buyers to watch their dreams of home ownership fade away.

21 February 2018

In The Market For A New Home? 3 Reasons You Should Talk To The Neighbors Before You Buy

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If you're in the process of looking for a new home, you need to talk to the neighbors. You might think that the time to meet the neighbors is after you've purchased your home, but that's not actually true. The best time to get out and meet the neighbors is before you even put your initial bid in on the property. When someone has their home on the market, they have one goal in mind; to sell their home.

21 February 2018

Price-Setting Woes? Helpful Information For Serious Home Sellers

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A price that is too high can hamstring the sale of an otherwise perfect house, poisoning its appeal to knowledgeable, qualified buyers. On the other hand, a house that is priced too low will siphon the profit margin, creating painful disappointment at the closing table. But because each home offers unique features and situations, arriving at the best possible price can be exceedingly difficult. If you are preparing to sell your home and worried about pricing it to attract maximum buyer interest without giving away the profit margin, the following information is sure to help.

1 February 2018

How Do You Get A New Home Rebate?

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When providers of a product want more consumer interest in their product, they will often offer a rebate. A rebate is a return of some of your money after you have purchased a product, and these rebates are not limited to small items and purchases, like health and beauty products and kitchen utensils. In fact, there are even ways you can get a rebate after you've purchased a new home. If this is something that's news to you, you are bound to want to know more—especially if you are in the market for a new house.

29 January 2018

3 Tips For Working With An Insurance Adjuster On A Homeowners Insurance Claim

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Homeowners insurance is designed to provide a financial safety net in the event that your home is damaged or you experience a loss due to burglary. In the event that you need to file a claim with your homeowners insurance company, an insurance adjuster will be assigned to your case. An insurance adjuster will visit your home to view the damage or speak with you about the items that were stolen.

27 January 2018

Why Your Job Matters When Buying A Home

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Numerous factors determine the type of house you should or can buy, but did you know that your job is one of these factors? The type of job you do, how long you have been doing it, where you do it, and how much you earn from it will all affect your hunt for a home. Here are some of the specific aspects of your home search that your job may affect:

26 January 2018

Getting The Job Done: Hiring The Best Real Estate Agent

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If you are considering placing your home on the market, you will need an agent that is easy to work with and that knows their stuff. You might say that hiring the right agent is one of the first and most important home-selling decisions you can make, since it might make the difference in both the selling price and the speed of the transaction. Read on for some tips to ensure that you get the right agent for the job.

26 January 2018

3 Tips For Buying A Home With Bad Credit

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Buying a home is a major financial decision for most people. Often people try to wait until they have built up solid credit and are financially stable before purchasing. However, sometimes credit can be impacted by things that are out of a person's control. For those who have less than stellar credit, it can be difficult to buy a home, but it is still possible. There are a few things that potential homeowners with lower credit scores can do in order to find the right home.

25 January 2018

Tips For Making Your Home Listing Stand Out From The Rest

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As your real estate agent prepares the listing for your home, you'll want to find ways to help listing stand out from the rest of the homes out there. Here are a few tips that will help get your home noticed by potential buyers. List All Recent Improvements Chances are that you have put a lot of work into your home over the years. Unfortunately, these all may be things that the average buyer will not realize unless they visit your home for a showing.

24 January 2018

Did You Just Find Evidence Of Rats In Your Convertible? 4 Strategies To Rev Up Your Pest Prevention Plan

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Whether you own a sleek sports car or a four-wheel drive off-roading vehicle, there is nothing like feeling the open air in your hair as you go for a drive. During the prime convertible seasons, your garage should be a sanctuary where you can park your car without worrying about putting the top back on. However, rodents are often attracted to the warmth and safety that a garage space can offer.

24 January 2018