Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 16, 2013

Last week didn’t feature any housing-related news other than Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage interest rates. Reports on consumer credit, job openings and weekly jobless claims suggest that without some relief in the jobs market, Americans may be taking a “wait-and-see” stance toward buying homes. Continue reading

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Social Living – How To Buy A Comfortable Home Guests

When people are buying a home, one of the things that they sometimes forget to consider is the need to be able to accommodate guests. You likely have out of state relatives or friends who might come and visit you and you will probably want to be able to give them a place to sleep so that they don’t have to pay for a hotel. Continue reading

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A Few Reasons Why That Extra Bedroom Might Be Worth It

So you are looking at buying a home, but you are wondering whether or not it is worth it to pay a little extra for a home with one more bedroom.

It’s a tough decision to make, especially when balancing other factors such as location and the other features of the home. However, having one more bedroom than you think you need could end up being a good thing for a number of reasons. Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Insurance

If you are on the verge of buying real estate, you’ve probably heard the term Private Mortgage Insurance. Mortgage professionals talk about it a great deal, but you may be asking, “What is it exactly? And why should I care?” Continue reading

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5 Cool Ideas For Green Home Remodeling

Every home seems to have a never-ending remodeling list. As you consider tackling your next project, it usually pays off if you also think about helping the environment. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 9, 2013

Last week was relatively calm due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday little mortgage and housing related news. However, there were several positive indicators for overall economic conditions. Continue reading

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How To Create The Perfect Garage Workshop

Most men, and even handy women, dream of a perfectly organized work space where their tools are orderly and they can tackle that list of home DIY projects. Continue reading

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Don’t Turn Your Buyers Away With These Curb Appeal Mistakes

When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal refers to the “first impression” that your house gives when a buyer approaches it from the driveway or the street. Does your house look attractive and inviting, or does it appear rundown? Continue reading

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Knock Your Real Estate Listing Out Of The Park With These Powerful Buzz Words

Words are powerful and when you are selling your home, the words that you use in your real estate listing can really impact the first impression that the property makes on potential buyers. Continue reading

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What Happens If You Find Your New Home Before You Sell Your Old One?

What happens if you find the dream property that you want to buy before you have made the sale on your old property? Here are a few ideas to keep your purchase transaction together. Continue reading

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