Real estate

Jan. 28, 2016

Ice Dams - Be Prepared

Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble.  That's because they can lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour ...

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Aug. 12, 2015

Buyer Beware: Buying a Fixer-Upper

Are you looking for a deal when buying your next home? Buying a fixer-upper home just might be the way to go but there are some important things to know before you buy. These helpful hints can help you save time, money and a lot of headaches when buying a ...

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May 27, 2015

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Short Sale

In this market, short sales can sometimes be a good deal for a buyer but they also come with some potential pitfalls. A short sale is when a seller needs to sell their home for less than they owe on their mortgage. In order to get a bargain and not ...

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March 11, 2015

Real Estate Lingo Revealed

Sometimes reading the description of a home for sale can be like trying to interpret a foreign language. Some of the information is pretty straightforward but often agents use acronyms or other abbreviations to describe a home and that can leave a potential buyer confused.

Here are a few of ...

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Jan. 28, 2015

Now is a Great Time to Invest in a Rental Property

It is a great time to be a real-estate investor. If you are looking to jump in the investor market low home prices and low interest rates make this a great time. According to Zillow.com. the real-estate market is starting to recover: U.S. houses lost $489 billion in ...

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Jan. 14, 2015

What to Ask Before You Add On

If you are thinking of adding an addition to your home there are some things you will wants to be aware of.

If you decide to add a new space, ask yourself the following questions:

* Can I finance the home improvement with my own cash or will I need a ...

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Dec. 3, 2014

Money Saving Tips on Moving

Moving can be an expensive endeavor. Even if you decide to rent a truck and move your belongings yourself there are lots of other expenses that can add up. Luckily, there are a few simple ways consumers can save money hauling their belongings from their current home to the next one ...

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Aug. 6, 2014

Investing in Real Estate

Buying property can definitely be a very lucrative investment. However, before you decide on buying and selling real estate, you have to have a good understanding of the markets. In other words, if you are looking to buy so that you can sell down the road to make a profit ...

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July 23, 2014

Today's Kitchen Trends

With the abundance of smartphones and technology-driven appliances, it’s no wonder that kitchens are in a state of transformation.  What is interesting to witness in this transformation is the use of modern features not entirely devoid of elements from the past. What is also interesting is to see how ...

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June 25, 2014

Buyers are Saying It Is Time to Buy

Is it time to buy a home? According to a Gallup poll, 67% of people polled say yes!

According to Gallup, “Overall, there is good reason for most Americans to think now is a good time to buy a house. Interest rates remain near historic lows. Home prices are down sharply, providing many incredible buys ...

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