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Buyer Advice

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Buyer Advice

First-time Homebuyers: Get Ready To Buy a Home

Before you start seriously shopping for a home, there’s some groundwork first-time homebuyers should do ...

Buyer Advice
Buyer Advice

Bargain-hunting for a Home Can Backfire

It’s natural to want to save money when you’re making a purchase as large as a home.

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Buyer advice

Buy a Home Faster

A down payment is your offer to share the risk of financing your home with the lender by putting your own money toward the purchase.

Seller Advice

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Seller Advice

Front Door Curb Appeal

When homebuyers pull up to the curb in front of your home, you want them to feel intrigued and excited to come inside.

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Seller Advice

Don’t Sell It Yourself

There are pros and cons to doing anything yourself. You weigh factors such as your expertise, the enjoyment of doing a certain task ...

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Seller Advice

Before You Paint Your Exterior

Few home maintenance chores are as time-consuming and labor-intensive as preparing and painting outdoor trim.

Home Improvement

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Home Improvement

Getting New Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets set the style for any kitchen, and with advances in functionality as well as beauty, your new cabinets should transform your food prep workspace.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

How to Care for Jetted Tubs

If your new home came with a jetted tub in the master bath or you plan to replace the tub with one with jets ...

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Home Improvement

Get Rid of Your Popcorn Ceilings

Nobody likes popcorn ceilings. They look cheap because they were when they were installed, but ...

Finance

Finance
Finance

Buying a Vacation Home Overseas

One of the greatest luxuries and perhaps among the savviest investments you can make to diversify your wealth ...

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Finance

Home Insurance Necessities

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Finance
Finance

Getting a Jumbo Loan

For 2021, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)  raised the maximum conforming loan limit for a single-family property ...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

What Makes a Home Luxurious?

Luxurious homes were once perceived as those priced above $1 million, but with well over a decade of rising prices, the new number ...

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Caring for Cut Flowers

Whether you’re cutting flowers from your garden or buying fresh flowers from a shop, you want your cut flowers to last as long as possible.

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Appreciating The Craftsman Bungalow

Older neighborhoods often feature bungalows – small homes that are full of charm. Among the most popular is the Craftsman bungalow ...