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  • Make A Checklist Before You Shop For A House

    If you look on any given day at all the homes for sale in your area, you are likely to find dozens or hundreds of them. While having a lot of choices is nice, it can also make the decision harder to make. Because of this, you might find it useful to create a checklist to use to help you narrow down your decision. Here are several things you should include on the checklist you make for the house you want to buy.
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  • 3 Tips For Keeping Rats Outside Where They Belong

    When you hear rats scurrying in the brush outside of your home, you may immediately become concerned about the possibility of them entering your home and becoming new residents. Before you panic, there are ways to minimize the chances of having a rat problem. Maintain Structural Integrity You should regularly inspect your home for places where rats may enter your home. Some vulnerabilities can include cracks in the walls, weathered roofing material, or pipes leading inside your home.
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  • Selling Your Home Fast: Four Things to Check Before You Put Your Property on the Market

    Do you need to sell your home fast? If you need to sell property quickly, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you're prepared. A little preparation and research can go a long way towards making sure that the property sale goes smoothly. 1. Check for Any Liens Against Your Property Believe it or not, there could be liens against your property that you don't know about.
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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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