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Posted on 11/29/2020
Types of Mortgages 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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Posted on 11/29/2020
How to Select a Motion Detector Spotlight
Photo by John Paulsen on Unsplash Adding a motion detector light outside your house contributes greatly to your home’s security. Besides being able to clearly see any people or wildlife approaching your home, the sudden flash of a powerful spotlight turning on discourages intruders as they cannot be sure whether the light has a motion detector or was...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Is Purchasing a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Should You Forgo a House Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Your Home Maintenance Log: What It Is and Why You Need to Start One Today
Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels Did you just park your car on top of your septic tank? If you're not sure, it's time to pull together a home maintenance binder. Your home maintenance binder contains important information, such as where your well and septic are located and the location of your drain field. It's a running tally...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Why Should You Set Up a Home Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
How to Get Rid of Stains in Hardwood
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How to Design an Indoor Pool
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you have an indoor pool, you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate in order to go swimming. Indoor pools offer a convenient way to swim for exercise or relaxation whenever you want. These pools can also add even more luxury to your home with the right features and design....
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Tips for Moving to an HOA Community
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Are you considering buying a home with a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Living in an HOA community can be very rewarding. But if you're accustomed to living without one, it can bring some challenges. Know in advance what to expect with HOA living. Checking out the biggest pros and cons HOA homeowners...
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Posted on 10/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 333 Grovers Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Looking for space and a fun active lifestyle - Come visit St Mary's by the Sea. Charming home in Historic Black Rock, Fabulous St. Mary's by the Sea. Step inside this vibrant Dutch Colonial which is warmed by an abundance of natural sunlight and rich hardwood floors. You'll appreciate the renovated Kitchen w/Granite counter tops and charming glass front cabinet doors. The spacious living room offers an entrance to the sun room / office and a large Dining Room. Your eyes will be drawn to the gorgeous front door, original stain glass windows, crown moldings, vintage style lighting and curved archways. Exit thru the kitchen to a lovely deck...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Title Insurance: Do I Need It?
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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