33 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

33 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

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Winter is coming ... so what does that mean for homeowners? There's a lot of information out there about the best way to winterize your house for the approaching season, but the actions you take should depend more heavily on the climate where you live, the typical...

How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

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Paying less than the listing price for a house might seem like a pipe dream in some markets, but for savvy buyers who know what they're doing, it's a very real possibility. That said, making an offer that's lower than the listing price can also be a dangerous game to...

4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

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First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession showed us in the late 2000's, the collective consequences of unprepared...

21 Steps To Hosting The Perfect Open House

21 Steps To Hosting The Perfect Open House

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An open house is a huge opportunity for anyone hoping to sell -- it's a chance for you to present your home looking its very best to a wide pool of buyers who can walk through and decide whether it's a fit. When you hold a successful open house, it's not uncommon for...

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

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When you buy a home in a rural area, it’s much more of a lifestyle decision than deciding to settle down in a city or even close to a city. And if you aren’t deeply familiar with the place where you want to move, then you’ll need to research what...

11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

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Buying a house is something most of us do only a handful of times in our lives -- if we're lucky! So it's not surprising that so many buyers use a real estate agent to help them through the process; agents understand negotiation and home transactions, and they've...

9 Fixture and Upgrade Tips for New-Construction Homes

9 Fixture and Upgrade Tips for New-Construction Homes

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Building a new home is a perfect opportunity to customize your space according to your own needs and wants -- and it can also feel completely overwhelming. Many homes built from the ground up will require the new owner to make more than one thousand decisions about...

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

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Whether you're renting out a single property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it's been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps you just don't really know what tenants want and need in this...