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  If you have ever gone house hunting then you know how easy it is to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of available homes on the market.  So what should you do?  Your head is telling you to look at everything because you might miss out on that perfect deal.  But your heart is telling you to hurry...
Do you ever wonder if homeownership is right for you?  Well, let me ask you this;  do you dream about doing your own yard work, home repairs, puttering around in the garage.  If so, then homeownership may be for you.  No one really dreams about paying a monthly mortgage, property taxes, insuranc...
  You know when you are buying a home, that you will need a home inspection.  But when it comes time to read the inspection report you feel like you need a translator!  Here are a few important questions you should definitely ask your home inspector to help you understand the inspection report be...
  You are ready to move and have found the perfect home for you and your family.  The only thing left to do is to sell your current home.  Sounds simple right?  Well, it can be, but there are several things that you may be doing that are making your buyers run for the door. Here are a few surefi...
  It's that time of year again.  Spring has sprung and there are chores do be done.  Routine maintenance is a big part of home ownership and hopefully you have a yearly calendar of routine tasks and when they need to be performed.  Deferred maintenance will cause bigger, more expensive problems d...
What are termites - termites are small, burrowing insects that eat wood , especially damp wood,  and they resemble small white ants. How do I know if I have termites - there are some indicators that let you know you may have a termite infestation.  The most common termites in the United States a...
  Buying a home is the American dream and you have decided that it is time to start looking into buying a home of your own.  That's great!  However, you probably know that there are things you should be doing before you begin your search -  but where do you start?   The first thing you need to ge...
    Most people consider buying a home the best decision they ever made.  So why not spend a little to make your best investment a little more comfortable for you.   What would you say if I told you you could do that for under $1000?  Well, you can!   Here are several projects that you can do for...
    Unfortunately, mortgage scams are very common.   So exactly what can you do to protect yourself from one of these scams.  The first step in protecting yourself is education.  Learn the types of scams that are out there and how to recognize them.   Here are a few of the most common mortgage sc...
  When you are trying to sell your home, staging can be an invaluable tool.  That is - if it is done right.  An investment for a few hundred dollars or even a few thousand dollars can bring you huge returns.   So that is reason enough to make that investment and have your home staged.   Buyers ca...

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