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  • 3 Tips To Avoid Getting Locked Out Of Your House

    Have you ever found yourself unable to get in your home because you locked yourself out? If so, you might have experienced a mixture of panic and embarrassment. This can be a common problem that a lot of people deal with, but it doesn't mean that it's something that you can't prevent. Give these tips a try if you would like to help prevent yourself from locking yourself out of your house.
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  • 3 Ways Your DIY Staging May Be Keeping Your Home From Selling

    If you have been staging your own home and aren't seeing many results in the offers department, it may be a result of your DIY staging. It may be time to call in a professional or at least understand where you have been going wrong with your home staging. Here are three ways your staging may be keeping your home from selling: 1. Old, Faded Furniture When it comes to staging, it is important that you arrange your furniture so that it makes your home appear in the best possible light.
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  • Preparing For Retirement? 3 Tips For Picking The Best Single Family Home To Meet Your Changing Needs

    With the kids grown and gone, your newly empty nest may suddenly seem much bigger than it once did, especially when it comes to keeping it clean and free of dust and dirt. Even worse, the cost of heating all that empty space is sure to be a waste of hard-earned money that could be adding to your retirement fund or paying off debt. A good solution to this problem is to sell your current home and to look at single family homes that will be better suited for your retirement years.
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  • Shopping On A Budget: How To Get A House On A Discount

    When you consider yourself a thrifty spender or you don't have a large budget, you often find yourself eager to get a great deal on a purchase. This means you look for discounts or sales on clothing, furniture, and possibly even your home. You can make a huge home purchase while still being on a budget, you just need to know how and where to look for the best home-buying opportunities.
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  • The Challenges Of Buying A Foreclosure – And How To Overcome Them

    Purchasing a foreclosed home from the bank is often a good way to get a great home for less than it's really worth. However, the process of buying a foreclosed home can also be challenging. Here's a look at some of the challenges you may encounter during the process, along with some tips to help you overcome them. Challenge #1: Waiting on loan approval. You find a home you like and you want to put in a bid, but first you have to wait for your mortgage application to be approved by the bank.
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  • Helpful Tips For Selling Your House Fast

    If you have decided that now is the time to sell your house, you might be interested in making sure that you are able to sell it as quickly as possible. This way, you will be able to move on to your next residence as soon as possible. Get It Appraised Before You List It It is important to make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the true value of your house before you place it on the market.
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  • Money for Nothing: 4 Ways to Create a Passive Income Stream

    Creating a stream of passive income is one of the best ways to ensure a financially sound future. But you may feel that it's too difficult, too expensive, or something reserved for people with more money than you have. But the truth is that you can find the right passive income activity for any budget and personality. Here are four ideas to get you started. Rent. Rental real-estate income is something that you can earn no matter where you live and that can insulate you against changes in the economy and stock market.
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  • How Does A Property Management Company Know How Much To Charge For A Rental Home?

    Pricing a rental home correctly is extremely important. If you are asking too much rent for your rental home, prospective tenants may pass it over and it could sit empty. If you do not ask for enough rent, you could be losing out on money every month. A property management company can help you with all of your rental home needs, including properly pricing out the home. Here are a few of the tactics that a management company will use when determining how much you should charge for a rental home.
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  • 3 Mistakes That Can Stop The Closing On A Home

    When you have a house for sale, you may feel like the time will never come when you sell your home for cash. This feeling can increase when mistakes are made along the way. Try to be proactive about selling your home and avoid making these common mistakes that can stop your house from getting to the final closing. Mistake #1: Ignoring a Possible Termite Infestation May Sabotage Your Efforts
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  • 4 Ways To Sell A "Haunted" House

    While it is certainly debatable as to whether or not a house can actually be haunted, opinions run the gamut as to whether or not people want to live in a house in which something terrible has happened. These houses, in which events like murders and suicides have occurred, are often known as stigmatized by real estate agents. As an agent, you may have a lot of questions about what to do if you come across a home that has a stigma attached to it by the community.
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