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Why Selling a House on Your Own Isnít As Hard As You Think

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There are countless benefits you can gain by choosing to sell your own home. This is one of the best ways to make the most of a low-equity situation, and reap the rewards of your own hard work. Not only can you sidestep agent commissions entirely, but youíll also maintain total control over the timing of your sale. Fortunately, there are a wealth of resources that can make these efforts much easier.

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Home Buying Tip

for the weeks of: February 07

ABOUT HOME CLOSING COSTS

Closing on your home is one of the least understood home buying process.

And many times, new home buyers underestimate the total costs associated with closing.

So understand the closing process and associated costs before you finalize the offer.

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Tips for Designing Your Outdoor Patio Space

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Designing a comfortable, cozy, useful, and welcoming patio space is a fun and affordable way to expand your entertainment capabilities at home and make better use of your backyard. Below are some easy tips you can use to get started designing.

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How To Make Sure You Are Getting The Best Deals When Buying A New Home

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According to the US Census Bureau, the average home price in the United States in 2010 was $272,900. While home values fluctuate due to location, size, condition, age and other factors, your home will likely be the largest purchase you ever make. With this in mind, you want to make the best purchase possible. If you’re looking into buying a home, here are some tips for getting the best deal.

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Five Common Home Renovations Made Easy

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Whether you’d like to increase resale value or simply put your personal stamp on your castle, home renovation is always worth the effort. If you don’t know where to begin, you can choose a tried-and-true upgrade that’s guaranteed to make a difference. Here are a few evergreen ideas, as well as some tips for making them go more smoothly.

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Thrifty Ideas for Reworking a Tired Home Design

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If your home is in need of a redesign and you don’t know where to begin, you are not alone. Many homeowners face this challenge after years of living in outdated rooms and areas that scream for an update. Redesigning and remodeling does not have to be expensive though. There are many ways to redecorate your home on a budget, and still give the space a chic and stylish look.

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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

Buying a home? You have landed at the right place. Our goal is to keep your home buying experience simple and straight to the point. Find home MLS listings, FSBO homes, foreclosures, new home construction, home classifieds, real estate agents, mortgage financing, home services, home buying steps, and just about everything to find and make a buy home decision.

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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And when you are ready to fund your project, SayHomeBuy.com uses a referral network of lenders and brokers nationwide segmented by City/State to help find the best rate and terms for home purchase loans. Click to view our national network.