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How To Be a Home Staging Star

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If you are planning to sell your house , you have probably encountered the term “staging your home”, which is constantly used by many estate agents. It usually refers to the whole process of cleaning and decorating the house so that it looks appealing in the eyes of the potential buyer. You are probably wondering why staging is that important. Well, the main reason is that it gives you the chance to sell your house quickly and for a considerable price.

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Home Buying Tip

for the weeks of: December 14

FINAL WALK-THROUGH

It is highly recommended that you complete a final walk through the home you are going to buy before going to closing. Have available the home inspection report.

Review each item on the report to make sure everything is functioning as specified. Once you close, any troubles that happen on the home become your problem.

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7 Ways To Find That Place You Can Call Home

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If you are still searching for a place to call home, you have quite a few options for conducting your search. With today’s technology, you can do plenty of research from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. You may also have to take some scouting trips to see how you like certain places. Let’s look at the seven best ways to find your ideal home.

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Why You Should Invest In A Home Warranty

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With all the excitement and activity that comes with moving into and owning a new home, it is important to not get sidetracked from investing in protecting your new asset. Investing in a home warranty for a new home protects a buyer who has potentially purchased a ‘money pit.’ What will you get out of a home warranty?

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Purchased Your First Home? Here Is a List of the Best Kitchen Utensils for a Healthy Smart Move

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Buying your first property is an important step in life and an exciting moment meant to be celebrated and enjoyed. Everything you own is carefully packed in boxes waiting to be opened and reorganized. Your old place is already a memory and the new one is a dream come true. You can’t wait to meet the neighbors and organize your first housewarming party.

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Home Safety: What To Do In Case of a House Fire

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House fires kill more than 2,000 people every year in the United States. In addition, over 12,000 others are injured in these home fires. To help prevent a home fire from taking a tragic turn, it is important that you know what to do in the event one breaks out in your home. Here are some tips you can follow to stay as safe as possible when a fire occurs in your house.

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home affordability tips

Ideas on how can afford a home purchase

  • start saving money:
    view budgeting techniques and rebate cards

  • view first-time options:
    FHA programs and zero-down mortgages

  • watch the interest rates:
    when they hit low levels, be prepared to act

  • have good credit:
    good credit means lower monthly payments

  • maintain good debt ratios:
    lenders view this as low risk

  • understand the process:
    understand how to negotiate best terms

read about these and other tips to help you afford a home purchase

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what is the value of the home

Check the market value of the home you are reviewing and neighborhood. It is a report you can use to structure your home purchase offer.

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Home Buying Guide and Home Search

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Simply start with our quick home buying checklist that summarizes the home buying process. It references our free 7-step guide on home buying plans and home buying tips. Review our guides on home affordability, home buying numbers, escrow payments, home inspection, home location and neighborhood, home buying contract negotiations, home mortgage financing, closing and settlement, and more. Use this resource center to find the the right home, in the right location, and at the right price.

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