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Selling your home? There’s a form (or 100) for that!

Didn’t they tell us years ago that we’d be a “paperless society” in the near future? Somebody forgot to tell the real estate industry. There must be a form for every single step in the selling process. In all fairness,...
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How to start a neighborhood watch program

Even the safest cities have crime. If this is of concern to you, consider starting a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood. What it is A Neighborhood Watch program is made up of a group of people who live in...
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The 3 Most Common Home Pricing Mistakes

Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where one of the homes for sale seems to sit for an especially long time with fewer and fewer people viewing it? It’s a nice enough home, right? Lots of curb appeal and...
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3 things that make homebuyers giddy

It’s a fact that how your home looks from the curb will either repel or compel buyers. So, once you’ve got that out of the way, what else entices home shoppers to decide to make an offer on a home?...
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What you must know when decorating your new home

Professional decorators see the same decorating faux pas repeatedly. Hey, it’s only natural that those of us who don’t do it for a living are winging it. One of the mistakes most frequently made by novices is that we don’t...
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From Tenant to Homeowner: What you Need to Know

We’ve racked our brains and the best thing that can be said about being a tenant is that you aren’t on the hook for repairs to the home. Unless you did the damage. And, only if you have a responsible,...
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What is PMI and how do I avoid it or get rid of it?

Private mortgage insurance, also known as PMI, is cursed by homebuyers when, without it, many of them wouldn’t have been approved for the mortgage used to buy their home. Yes, it makes house payments higher and, yes, it sticks around...
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What happens after I sign the listing agreement?

Have you ever noticed that information and advice for first-time homebuyers is plentiful across the internet? What happens when you look for that same information and advice for first-time home sellers? Crickets While buying a home for the first time...
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Luxury homeowners – check out these 5 tips to lower your homeowners insurance premium

Insurance is a necessary evil – we buy it, hoping we’ll never need it. After all, it’s a hedge against catastrophe. The sheer cost of replacing a home with custom finishes, and the fact that high-end homes may contain priceless...
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3 tips for dealing with grody grout on your tile floors

You know those gloomy weekend days when you just can’t stand the thought of heading outdoors and and Netflix has nothing new to offer? Have we got a job for you! Take a look at the grout in your tile...
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