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Sources of Funding for Home Buyers
Posted on 02/16/2020
Sources of Funding for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 now has a new price of $3,500!
Posted on 02/13/2020
501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 now has a new price of $3,500!
Bayviews, the only unit in the line 01 with two and half bath and double vanity in master and second bathroom plus high ceilings, more than 20K in upgrades! Building allows monthly rentals, perfect for the winter season. Don't miss this opportunity, send an...
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Joyful Homeownership
Posted on 02/09/2020
Joyful Homeownership
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Do You Need a Property Buying Plan?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Do You Need a Property Buying Plan?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 now has a new price of $3,800!
Posted on 01/30/2020
501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 now has a new price of $3,800!
Bayviews, the only unit in the line 01 with two and half bath and double vanity in master and second bathroom plus high ceilings, more than 20K in upgrades! Building allows monthly rentals, perfect for the winter season. Don't miss this opportunity, send an...
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501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/30/2020
501 NE 31st St #301, Miami, FL 33137 is now new to the market!
Bayviews, the only unit in the line 01 with two and half bath and double vanity in master and second bathroom plus high ceilings, more than 20K in upgrades! Building allows monthly rentals, perfect for the winter season. Don't miss this opportunity, send an...
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How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Improving an Older Home's Efficiency
Posted on 01/19/2020
Improving an Older Home's Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Choosing the Right Home For Your Family is a Process
Posted on 01/12/2020
Choosing the Right Home For Your Family is a Process
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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Home Maintenance 101 for New Homeowners
Posted on 01/05/2020
Home Maintenance 101 for New Homeowners
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Homebuying Tips: Enter the Real Estate Market with a Strategy
Posted on 12/29/2019
Homebuying Tips: Enter the Real Estate Market with a Strategy
If you intend to find your dream house, it helps to establish a homebuying strategy. That way, you can enter the real estate market with a plan in place to accomplish your desired goals. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying strategy. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know where you...
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Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Posted on 12/22/2019
Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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