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Read tips and tricks for buying or selling that save you time and money.

Mortgage rates too high? Check out 3 government-backed loan programs

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At this writing, mortgage rates are at 5.3% and we can expect them to rise again in late September. This...

Sick of renting? Take these Easy Steps to Homeownership

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So, are you tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage payment yet? If you answered yes, and you’d much pref...

5 myths Too Many Home Sellers Believe

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More than half of today’s home sellers are selling a home for the first time, according to Zillow’s Consum...

3 of the Best Home Organization Blogs

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If you’ve just purchased a home, putting all your “stuff” away is something you’re most likely not loo...

What are you looking for in a home?

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When I bought my first home my priorities included a big backyard and the home had to be two-story. What’s.....

The costs and benefits of staging a home for sale

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What if we told you that you could turn $402 in cleaning supplies into $2,024 extra in the sale of...

Concerned about home security? What to look for when buying a home

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Depending upon where you live in the U.S., home security may be your biggest concern when buying a house. Urba...

Open house? How to prepare your home for the big day

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The open house has been a part of home selling for more than 100 years, according to the National Association....

Landscape your way to additional home value

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Yes, Mom, money does sometimes grow on trees. The experts at the Appraisal Institute say that anything you do ...

Selling your home? Take these 3 steps to an irresistible garage

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When you’re getting ready to move, it’s common to want to lighten the load. Unfortunately, most of your ex...

Top Home Selling Myths Debunked

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The process of buying and selling homes is somewhat mysterious to many Americans – especially first-timers. ...

How nearby schools impact your home’s value

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It’s no mystery that, at any given time, the current economy impacts home values, but that’s not the only ...

Dreaming of a gourmet kitchen?

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Ask any architect to define a gourmet kitchen and you’ll likely get a definition that goes somewhat like thi...

Buying a home before the wedding

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Planning a wedding is one thing. Add a home purchase to that chaos and you have a recipe for a...

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