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10 Expert-Approved Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Buying your first home is an occasion worth celebrating. But before you get caught up in decorating and planning that housewarming party, it’s important to make certain your new home is secure. New homeowners are especially vulnerable to security risks, as they are just beginning to learn about their new home and neighborhood. Get a head start with these 10 home security tips for first-time buyers from experts in the home security field. Assess the security situation before you buy. Aim to be an informed resident of your neighborhood before even moving in, try to move into the best...

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5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Home Search

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

The home-buying process can take some interesting twists and turns. If you find yourself missing out on homes when they hit the market, or you can’t find the exact home you want, you might need to adjust your criteria. Here are some areas to troubleshoot and pivot your search.  Rethink the neighborhood Just not seeing what you want in your first choice area for the price you can afford to pay? If you’ve been looking in a neighborhood for a while without success, it’s unlikely that the perfect home will suddenly appear in your price range and if it does, you’ll likely face stiff competition....

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Home Shopping? Walk Away If You Spot This in the Kitchen

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

There are a lot of things that can set you back when you’re buying and flipping houses, but most of them aren’t going to be deal breakers, if you do your research and plan your rehabs right. With that said, if you’re buying a house for yourself or you’re worried about a tight rehab budget for a fix-and-flip house, there are definitely a few things you should look out for, and many of the big ones are in the kitchen. Some of these problems can be deal breakers and leave you wishing you had waited for a different property. Water damage Water damage is an important thing to look for in any room...

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You Live in a Hot Market … Should You Buy or Sell?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

The real estate market is full of ups and downs. So when the market in your area is at the boiling point, should you strike while the iron is hot to buy or sell? When you’re thinking about testing the waters with either a home purchase or sale, there’s a lot to consider before you make a decision. Here are some tips to get you started. Determine just how hot your market is Unless you actively seek out financial news, it may be difficult for many homeowners and potential buyers to know whether or not their market is at its peak. Once buyers and sellers determine that their market is doing...

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What Do You Mean My Home Isn’t Legal?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Home may be where the heart is, but good luck convincing the authorities of that if your home is illegal. Your heart or finances may lead you to hang your hat in any number of atypical dwellings, but the truth is, it takes more than love to make a house a legal residence. Here’s a summary of the legal status for a few of the most popular forms of alternative housing. Mobile and manufactured homes The granddaddy of alternative housing, the modern mobile home (or trailer home) developed after World War II as a response to a newly mobile workforce looking for cheap housing in the midst of a...

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