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Posted on 12/04/2022
The who, what & why of servicing a loan
Mortgage servicers are companies responsible for the...
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Posted on 12/04/2022
The 3 Basic types of foundations for houses
In both existing homes and new construction, there are...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
3 Ways to Flip Houses On a Budget
Like any real estate transaction, flipping a home involves a lot of separate costs. While flipping a house can have an excellent return on investment, it can also cost quite a bit to get the process started. However, there are ways to flip houses with very little upfront cash. Here are the best ways to flip on a...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Is an Open Concept Kitchen Right for You?
Open concept kitchens have been a popular aspect of open floor plans for decades. Open kitchens do not have walls to separate prep, cooking and dining spaces, which can have some key advantages for some homeowners. However, an open concept kitchen might not be right for everyone. Here are some of the major pros and cons to consider:...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
The 4 key elements of contemporary interior design
While the term "modern design" might evoke a sense of cold minimalism, the contemporary interior design can offer warmth and comfort alongside a modern edge. If you're interested in learning more about contemporary interior design and how you might use it in your own home décor, there are some key concepts to know. Here are four major elements...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Working from home: Burnout and how to fix it
Working from home can be great for a variety of reasons, such as convenience, higher productivity and possibly increases in work-life balance. However, there is another side to working from home: burnout. Many times working from home means working at home, living at home, being at home and generally staying home much of the time. While that can...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Tips for growing indoor flowering plants
Indoor flowering plants might seem intimidating even to experienced houseplant owners. However, there are many options for low-maintenance indoor flowers to brighten up your home. It's also simpler to help your indoor flowering plants thrive if you follow some basic best practices. Here are some tips for growing indoor flowering plants: Give them enough sun While most plants...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
New construction home buying process: Options for buyers
The new construction home buying process differs significantly from the buying process for an existing home. However, one thing that remains the same in each case is that no two homes are exactly alike. While it’s common for newer developments to have “cookie cutter” homes with similar layouts, many builders have options for customization. Here is a basic...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Making DIY furniture with hardwood
Making your own DIY furniture might be simpler than you...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
3 Contingencies Sellers Should Know
Contingency clauses in a real estate contract typically come from the buyer. However, there are some contingencies sellers can use in a sale negotiation as well. While they’re less common, knowing the basics can help in selling your home. Here are the main contingencies every seller should know: Kick-Out Clause A kick-out clause is a useful balance to...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Pros & Cons of Disclosing Multiple Offers on Your Home
When selling a home, it’s not uncommon to get offers from multiple buyers. This is especially true in a hot market with low inventory. If you’re dealing with multiple offers, the question can arise about disclosing those offers. If you’re unclear about how and why to factor this into your negotiations, here is some basic info to help....
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Posted on 10/30/2022
What property owners should know about tangible personal property taxes
What is the difference between property tax and tangible personal property tax? While property taxes are commonly understood as payments on your home or land, tangible personal property is a less common term used in real estate. Referring to physical objects other than the literal land or building, personal tangible property is important in commercial and rental businesses....
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