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Rate Your Financial Health
Posted on 11/10/2019
Rate Your Financial Health
No need to spend hours and endless spreadsheets to understand where you stand financially. With a few key factors and simple math, you can give yourself peace of mind. A clear picture of your finances will provide you with confidence and calculating the ratios of things like your debt & income will be a big help you plan...
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Key Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
Posted on 11/03/2019
Key Reasons to Trust a Home Appraisal Report
A home appraisal often helps a property seller determine how to price his or her residence. As such, an appraisal is important. And with a great appraisal, a seller may boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for his or her house. Ultimately, there are many reasons to trust the final results of a house appraisal, and these reasons...
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PMI and Down Payments
Posted on 10/27/2019
PMI and Down Payments
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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A Few Considerations When House Hunting
Posted on 10/20/2019
A Few Considerations When House Hunting
Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to buy a house, either to decrease your rent or increase your income, the next hurdle will be choosing the right property. You will find no shortage of glossy brochures or recommendations from all sides telling you why this flat or that house is best for you. So, which...
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Are You Prepared to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
Posted on 10/13/2019
Are You Prepared to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
The home selling journey may be perilous, particularly for an individual who is unprepared for potential pitfalls. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to quickly identify house selling hurdles and address such issues before they get out of hand. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you detect and resolve a wide...
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Adding Some Vintage Wood to Your DĂ©cor
Posted on 10/06/2019
Adding Some Vintage Wood to Your DĂ©cor
Who doesn’t want to find that perfect eclectic wood piece to complete their design? Selecting vintage wood furniture is both a pursuit and an art. Among the myriad pieces that look similar, how can you tell what is vintage and what is a reproduction? Learn the art To tell a counterfeit study the real. Know what the real...
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Great Tips for Outdoor Entertaining
Posted on 09/29/2019
Great Tips for Outdoor Entertaining
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Benefits of Using Mulch Your Home Garden
Posted on 09/22/2019
Benefits of Using Mulch Your Home Garden
The decision to mulch is one of the best you can make for your garden. Mulching involves you placing barriers that serve as protection around your plants and bare soil. The mulch composition varies from organic materials like bark, wood chips, pine needle, straw, etc. to unnatural materials like plastic, fabrics, tires, rocks, and pebbles. Mulching not only...
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The TRUE Cost of Home Ownership
Posted on 09/15/2019
The TRUE Cost of Home Ownership
You found the perfect home. It has everything you want from location to bedrooms to that art studio in the back, AND the mortgage payment will be lower than or the same as your current rent. You got qualified for the loan and the agent has all the paperwork ready to go. So that’s it, right? Time to...
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7 Cleaning Jobs Around Your Home Using Baking Soda
Posted on 09/08/2019
7 Cleaning Jobs Around Your Home Using Baking Soda
You probably have a lot of baking soda lying around your kitchen, waiting for the next time you want to bake. But did you realize that baking soda can be very useful for carrying out multipurpose cleaning tasks around the house? Find out more below. Sprinkle baking soda into your sweaty sneakers to get rid of that terrible...
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Setting Your Home Up for Daytime Sleeping
Posted on 09/01/2019
Setting Your Home Up for Daytime Sleeping
In today’s world, a more significant number of people work non-standard schedules. These new schedules can be anything from weekends and early mornings to completely nocturnal. Most alternative lifestyles are easy to plan for and work well with standard home designs, but overnight living requires some extra design work and planning. This article contains some tips to make...
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