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What to Expect at an Open House
Posted on 04/05/2020
What to Expect at an Open House
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Posted on 03/29/2020
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Helpful Home Projects for Aging in Place
Posted on 03/22/2020
Helpful Home Projects for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Posted on 03/15/2020
Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Expedite the House Selling Journey
Posted on 03/08/2020
Expedite the House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may prove to be long and arduous, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to expedite the house selling cycle and quickly achieve your desired results. Let's take a look at three tips to help you accelerate the home selling journey. 1. Understand Your Target Audience...
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What is Common-Interest Housing?
Posted on 03/01/2020
What is Common-Interest Housing?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Ways to Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Posted on 02/23/2020
Ways to Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Keeping your home comfortable when the weather gets cooler can have a significant impact on your energy bills. In fact, your HVAC system is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. You could end up spending more than you planned to on heating, especially if the weather turns colder...
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How Your Credit Score Affects Your Interest Rate
Posted on 02/16/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Interest Rate
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Take a 3D Tour of the Idea House!
Posted on 02/02/2020
Take a 3D Tour of the Idea House!
Take a virtual tour and explore every inch of the 2018 TOH Idea...
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Sneak Peek: Charleston
Posted on 01/26/2020
Sneak Peek: Charleston
A porch in sad shape makes way for a historically accurate...
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Relocation and Car Insurance
Posted on 01/19/2020
Relocation and Car Insurance
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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