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2014 

Home equity is the difference between what your home can sell for and what you owe on it. Generally, the longer you own your home, the more equity you build. This is money you can use before you sell your home through a home equity loan. Just keep in mind that a home equity loan is secured with y...
02/23/2014
Selling your home is a complex process and there are a lot of factors that you will need to consider. Your goal will be to sell your home in a timely manner, while getting the highest price you can. However, many properties sell at a discount because the buyer is able to negotiate a lower price o...
02/23/2014
If you enjoy history and fixing things, then it may be hard to drive by historic homes for sale without feeling the urge to buy one and fix it up. Before you do, you need learn the three R’s of fixing up historic homes and the differences between them. The three R’s of fixing up historic homes ar...
02/23/2014
Let’s face it, selling your home can be an emotionally difficult process – especially if you have lived there for a long time. When you make a house your home, it holds many of your memories and it becomes a part of your identity. How can you sell the house in which your child took their first st...
02/14/2014
  Buying your first home is a major milestone in your life, similar to graduating high school or moving out of your parent’s house. When you buy a property, you are making a long-term investment decision in your future and potentially taking the first step toward your future financial security. H...
02/13/2014
When we are going through a difficult and stressful time, our bodies naturally react to the situation. This “fight or flight” reaction to stress makes us more alert and ready to avoid danger, so it is helpful in the moment. However, if you are in a constant state of stress on an ongoing basis, th...
02/13/2014
Out with the old, in with the new. The beginning of 2014 can have you wanting to reinvent yourself — and your home. It’s time to start fresh. Paint the walls, change the curtains and get new furniture. It’s important to have your home be a reflection of you; however, all that remodeling can get e...
02/13/2014
You’re ready to purchase a home, but you’ve looked at everything on the market and can’t find the perfect place. You’ve researched the school districts, neighborhoods and nearby amenities, and you know exactly in which area you want to live. However, anything that comes on the market in that part...
02/07/2014
Oh, the dreaded/happy DOM question: “How long has this house been up for sale?” If it’s your home for sale we’re talking about, you’re probably wondering about the split “dreaded/happy” bit. For that matter, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, you’re probably asking, “what the heck is ‘DOM’?” Day...
02/07/2014
If your monthly energy bill has started to make you cringe, then it might be time to conduct an energy audit on your home. Hiring a professional can cost you a pretty penny. So save the dough and examine your home yourself. With a few tools and the tips below, you can identify problem areas that ...
02/07/2014
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