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April 24, 2018

Solving your Space Dilemmas

When you have a family with kids and maybe even a pet or two, they come along with stuff. In many homes, it seems that there is never enough room for everyone’s things. That doesn’t mean you have to sell everything or put it in a storage unit. There are ...

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April 17, 2018

Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

When the snow starts thawing, and the flowers start blooming, our thoughts turn to the many wonders of spring. The sun begins shining more and leaves start growing. A great way to get in the spirit of spring is to do a little spring cleaning. The family probably has other ...

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April 10, 2018

Saving Money for a House

It is a competition. Everyone is in on it. Your hard-earned money is the prize, and everyone wants a little piece of it. There is fine dining, jewelry, cars, vacations, clothes, sports equipment and hundreds of other things tempting you on every side. Sometimes it might seem like there is ...

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April 3, 2018

How Schools Can Affect your Home Value

When it comes to buying a house, there are many factors for a potential buyer to consider. Everything from a home’s layout to kitchen to the yard. In the end, though, the most important factor is location. Often a family will want to be close to the city where they ...

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March 27, 2018

Rug Materials

 

Did you know that a 9'x12' hand-knotted Persian rug can take 4-5 artisans roughly 14 months to complete?

I don't know about you, but when I learned this recently at a networking event I was about ready to jump out of my seat!

While oriental rugs may ...

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March 20, 2018

3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage

FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify as quickly for conventional mortgages.

The FHA insures some higher-risk loans, in turn allowing borrowers with low down payments and less than perfect credit to purchase homes and bolster the housing market.

However, while ...

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March 16, 2018

What is an escalation clause?

The real estate market can be similar to the stock market. Just like the stock market, it is cyclical. During the spring and fall, the market heats up, then in summer and winter, it slows down. Just like any stock the prices rise and fall as the market can bear ...

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March 9, 2018

Finding the perfect tenant

Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you are missing out on collecting some extra monthly income in the form of rent. Let’s take a look at a quick four-step process that will help you find the perfect ...

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Feb. 23, 2018

Staging tips

When selling a house, you want to make sure you make the best first impression. Your house may not be perfect, but many buyers will pass your home by if they don’t have a good first impression. Professional staging can cost you a lot of money. That doesn’t mean you ...

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Feb. 16, 2018

Key Takeaways from a Home Listing

When studying for a test in school, you probably don’t have time memorize every single word of something you are reading. It is essential to be able to scan something and find the main points of what might be on a test. Similarly, looking through a home listing, it is ...

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