11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

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Nothing lasts forever -- including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it's a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start to feel cavernous and empty (or just contain more square...

How To Move On A Budget

How To Move On A Budget

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As anybody who has ever bought a house before knows, real estate is quite expensive! Many buyers, although elated that they're about to be homeowners (either for the first time or in new digs), also realize that they need to budget carefully for their move so they...

How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find the money for the deposit, you'll lose your chance to buy your...

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you’ve been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance likeoil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well-maintained home will save you money from costly...

Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

Does the brokerage matter when selling your house?

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Anyone who's bought or sold a house before is already aware that the right agent can make a big difference in your experience. But what about the brokerage where the agent is affiliated -- does the brokerage involved in your home transaction really affect you as a...

21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

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Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents ... and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you've got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction?One way to know whether you've got a good...

What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

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You're about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as "fixed" and "adjustable."

5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

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Since the real estate bubble burst, people all over the country have started doing more with fewer houses. Here are a few simple tips for getting the most out of your humble abode.