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Posted on 12/20/2020
The Most Common Mortgage Types and What Buyers Need To Know About Them
If buying a home is something you’re considering, you might be curious about the different types of mortgages that are available to you. After all, the interest rate on your loan could have a huge impact on your finances over time, saving you thousands of dollars. In today’s post, I’m going to demystify the home loan by explaining the...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Fire Pits, Fountains, Festivities: How to Jazz Up Your Backyard
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
The Art and Science of Home Staging
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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Posted on 12/06/2020
5 Types of Mortgage Loans Explained
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
Image by Projekt_Kaffeebart from Pixabay Your indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Allergens, air pollutants, and other particles can accumulate in your home and lead to certain health issues, such as respiratory symptoms. Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of making sure that your luxury home provides you...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Growing Into a Larger Home
Photo by Kirk Fisher via Pixabay Whether you are buying your first home or are upgrading, consider buying a larger home. Even if you are just planning on starting a family, a larger home allows you to grow into it. And, you don’t have to put up with the pesky chore of moving when it’s time to go...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Good Faith Deposits
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Types of Mortgages for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Preparing the Perfect Outdoor Entrance
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Kitchen Trends for Outdoor Spaces
Image by toddpharistx from Pixabay If you’ve been thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your luxury home, it is a good time to start planning. Outdoor kitchens offer a great place to prepare and enjoy meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant. You’ll find that there are many options and features available to build out the perfect...
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