How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

    You can decorate a home that shows off your style and personality without breaking the bank. Use these tips to decorate your home on a budget. 1. Make a Budget: Before you start shopping, create a budget that makes sense for you. How much are you willing to spend for a quick update?…

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Neighborhood Checklist

  When you buy a home, you’re getting more than just the structure of the house — you’re getting the neighborhood, too. We recommend visiting the new area multiple times at different times of the day to get a feel for it, since that may determine your family’s experience while living there. A great house…

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Controlling Emotions When Buying a New Home

Controlling Emotions When Buying a New Home Controlling emotions is important when buying a new home, I believe most of us want a strong emotional connection to the house they buy and that’s as it should be. But, when house shopping we need to keep in mind what we need and want in a home. It may…

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Spring Buying Tips – Buyers

As the snow begins to melt, and the grass shows itself once again, the spring buying season emerges as well. Notable economist Jonathan Smoke provides us with this article, providing effective tips on spring buying. Here’s some word from Smoke on new construction: “If you are shopping in an area where new homes are being…

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2015: The Year to Buy

It’s official. 2015 is truly the year to buy your dream home. According to U.S. News, the tough market for buyers will disappear, and the power of negotiation and decision is moving back to the buyers, where it truly belongs. It also seems that the millennials are taking over the market, shrinking the population of…

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FHA Making Cuts – Buyers

The FHA wants to save you money, and the President is on board. “‘Existing homeowners who refinance into an FHA mortgage will see similar reductions to their mortgage payments as well,’ said a statement from the White House at the time of the announcement. ‘In total, this action will help millions of families save billions…

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Spouse Conflict and House Conflict – Buyers

The absolute worst time to buy a home is, not shockingly, when you’re having serious conflict with your spouse or significant other. “Buying a home is a commitment and a responsibility. To be successful homeowners, your goal should be to maintain and enhance the value of your home. It’s much harder to protect and grow…

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Insurance Tips for New Buyers – Buyers

After all the hard work you’ve put into buying and preparing your very first home, you deserve the best and most generous insurance policy you can obtain. “There’s so much to consider that many first-time buyers don’t think about home insurance — a factor that will be important when it comes to closing on their house.…

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