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Buyer Advice

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Buyer Advice

Showing Courtesies for Homebuyers

A seller’s home is their private sanctum, and that should remain true even when the home is on the market.

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Buyer Advice

Five Facts About Home Inspectors and Inspections

Real estate transactions often hinge on the competence of the home inspector involved in the sale.

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Buyer advice

Get a Rider For the Storm

Homeowner’s insurance may not cover everything you have of value. Some belongings require a rider, which is ...

Seller Advice

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Seller Advice

Checklist for Showings and Open Houses

Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home “showtime” ...

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Seller Advice

Hiring Your Listing Agent

Most people know one or more real estate professionals and when they need to find a listing agent, they’re tempted to hire a member of ...

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Seller Advice

Homebuyers’ Five Biggest Complaints

Homebuyers have one simple expectation – that when they go out with their agent to shop for a home that the seller is ready for them to buy.

Home Improvement

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Home Improvement

Home Security Spotlight

Home security experts agree on one thing – burglars cruise around and look for homes that appear easiest to break into and escape from quickly.

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Home Improvement

Remodeling for Curb Appeal

If your home has curb appeal, you’ll be able to sell it quickly and for top dollar. That’s why real estate professionals rate exterior home remodeling projects ...

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Home Improvement

Window Replacement Guide

How do you know it’s time to replace the windows in your older home? According to BobVila.com, some signs are obvious – hot and cold ...

Finance

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Finance

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake

It should be simple to dispute an error on your credit report, but it can be an arduous, time-consuming process. That’s why we recommend ...

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Finance

Inflation, Interest Rates and Monthly Mortgage Payments

National average 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates have been at or near record lows for a decade. They should stay low forever, right?

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Finance

Overcoming Appraisal Bias

There are two systemic problems with home appraisals that may never be fully solved –the fact that every home is unique and that they’re ...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Age-restricted Communities

According to AARP.org, one-third of homebuyers are baby boomers and the youngest of them are over 60. To target this well-to-do demographic, builders and developers are increasing ...

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Choosing Fine Art For Your Home

You’ve bought a home and contribute regularly to a 401K, but there are other opportunities for investment. Fine art is a $64 billion market, with a mere 25 contemporary ...

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Lifestyle

East Coast Style

When it comes to homes, East Coast style is rooted in colonial history. The classic and largely symmetrical styles of homes that are still popular today owe their origins to pious expatriates, adventurous sea traders ...