If you’ve only ever rented before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into – but that all changes when you become a homeowner. Now, when a water heater breaks or the fridge starts to […]
If 2020 is the year for you to buy a home, consider making these 5 New Year’s resolutions to help you be as prepared as possible to become a homeowner. 1. Cut down on monthly subscriptions With each month, there is a new subscription service out there. What starts as convenience turns into an endless […]
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If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re likely realizing that one of the most important parts of the process is getting approved for a mortgage that works for you. To get the best rate and avoid losing your deposit, steer clear of these common mistakes. Leaving out details from your financial profile The […]
More people than ever are working from home. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24 percent of employed people in the US work from home at least part of the time—and that number jumps to 42% of workers with advanced degrees. And as more people make the shift towards working from home, the demand […]
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Finding the right home is a serious process. Just like any other long term commitment, you’ve likely spent a great deal of time finding a home that you love and can picture yourself spending your life in. So what happens when you think you’ve found the right one but the seller rejects your offer? Here […]
From spooky decor to candy galore, the Halloween season is meant to be a fun and festive time for all ages. But according to Traveler’s insurance, along with tricks and treats, this autumn holiday sees 17% more crime-related home insurance claims filed than any other day of the year. With theft and vandalism prevalent, taking precautions […]
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Moving always has the tendency to sound stressful, but adding downsizing to the mix can seem daunting. There are certain challenges that come with downsizing, but that doesn’t mean it has to be more stressful. By changing the way you approach downsizing and moving the experience can actually be a positive one. Downsizing gives you […]
Just like other details of your home, sometimes fans (and their light fixtures) can make or break a room. While their appearance is important, keep in mind there are other factors you should consider. Different fans offer different amounts of breeze and depending on where you live, that range can make a difference when it […]
When you put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly—and profitably. And one of the best tricks you can use to sell your home faster and for a higher price? Scheduling a home inspection before you list. A recent article on Realtor.com broke down the benefits of having your home inspected before you start showing […]
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According to a recent survey from Fannie Mae, a huge percentage of Americans are overestimating what it takes to secure a mortgage—and those misconceptions about mortgage qualifications could be holding people back from purchasing their dream home. Fannie Mae’s survey aimed at exploring how well consumers understand the basic requirements for obtaining a mortgage. And […]
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