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Make Your Best Offer FIRST

This strategy is not about trying to negotiate the best price; it is about beating out the competition and buying the home.  It may be difficult to understand until you have lost a few homes to better offers but when the reality of the s...

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Share With Appraiser

This type of information can be helpful to share with the appraiser to receive an accurate valuation on the property.

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Your Refund Could Open The Door

One of the silver linings to filing your income tax return is finding out that you are going to receive a refund that could literally open the door to owning a home.  If you happen to be one of these fortunate taxpayers, your next decisi...

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Pre-Approved First

It's always been recommended to be pre-approved but with the low inventory situation, it should be the first thing a buyer does.

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Transferring Property Prior to Death Sometimes, as people approach the inevitable, they start trying to get their things "in order".  They may even have a will, but they decide to transfer title to real estate prior to their death which c...

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Rent Own Comparison

The investment benefits don't go to the tenant but instead, the owner, whether it is a homeowner or an investor.

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3 Ways to Add Creativity to Your Day

Creative-types can feel stalled if they don’t have a frequent creative release. But with work and family, it can be hard to make time for yourself and your creative ...

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Qualifying for a Credit Card If You Have Bad Credit

Having bad credit can be worse than having no credit at all. A lousy credit score can lead to a steeper credit hole to climb out of, and can take years to fix.

A...

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A Checklist for Retiring Early

Retiring early is a great idea if you can afford it.

Unfortunately, few people plan for retirement as well as they should. A common rule of thumb is to save 10 t...

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Protecting Your Identification With a Fake Birthday

Other than your Social Security number, birthdays are one of the worst things to share online when registering for an account. If youve also given up your mothers maid...

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How to Sneak in More Veggies

Trying to munch more veggies on the reg, but sick of salads and steamed sides? Below are a handful of simple ways you can up your veggie count with ease.

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Creating a Rustic Vibe With Wood Decor

If you’re a fan of that rustic look, or just love to feature beautiful wood in your space, then your home may already be covered with hardwood floors below, exposed ...

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A Beginner's Guide to Painlessly Going Green

You’ve heard the warnings about global warming, you feel compassion for stranded polar bears and you worry about overwhelming the landfills. As a homeowner, you may ...

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4 Stunning Flowering Houseplants

Are you the type of person who likes to take their flower garden indoors? Indoor plants do more than simply add color to your space; they can also improve the mood of ...

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Refi Options for Those With Low Credit Scores

If you want to get a second mortgage so you can make renovations to your home, it can be difficult if you have poor credit.

A second mortgage can use a homes equ...

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4 Time Management Tips

These days, we’ve all got busy schedules. From work to family and social commitments, it can be hard to fit in everything. Here’s where time management can help. C...

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