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You have just found the perfect new house for your growing family, but it is a bit out of your price range -- unless you can get an extra $20,000 for your home. One can never be sure how much a house will sell for. It is always possible to list a home for a little more than it may be valued in th...
05/12/2010
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Your family has outgrown your home in town, but you have roots in the community that make it difficult to leave. Is remodeling the solution?Get professional advice before you jump into a major renovation project. Decide what changes you want to make, and get bids from several contractors. When yo...
05/11/2010
Some neighborhoods have the reputation of being terrific places to live, and the difference is often the investment that people make in their community. These neighborhoods embody a community spirit that reflects the pride of the people who live there. In addition to the financial investment the ...
05/10/2010
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Many people recognize a decorating style they like when they see it, but they find it difficult to put together colors, fabrics, furnishings and window treatments to create the look they want.Where can you find a good decorator? If you like your friends' home, ask them for recommendations. Many c...
05/08/2010
Many purchase offers today have a contingency clause which allows the buyers to have an inspector or professional expert to inspect the property. If there is a significant defect in the property, the buyer can cancel the contract without losing the earnest money deposit. Such contingencies may ma...
05/06/2010
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Interest rates fluctuate as changes occur in the general economy. If you purchased your home when interest rates were higher, you may want to consider re-financing your loan at a lower rate.You will have to apply for the new mortgage and have your current income eligibility assessed. Depending on...
05/06/2010
You already own a house, but one day you hear that the house you have desired for years is on the market. Out of curiosity, you call your favorite Realtor and arrange to see if the inside of your dream house is as terrific as the outside, and--suddenly you are in love. The sellers need a relative...
05/05/2010
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Question: Which offers you the best deal, a low interest rate mortgage with "points" or a higher interest rate loan with no "points"?Answer: It depends. Consider a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage for $100,000 at 8 3/4% interest and no points. Monthly principal and interest payments would be $787. To...
05/03/2010
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Typically there is a chain of events that occurs when an offer comes in on a home. After a meeting of the minds, the buyer often brings in a home inspector who usually finds a few items that need to be repaired. The Realtor gives the homeowner a list of the requested repairs. What comes next?The ...
05/03/2010
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You have just found a new home that you love and are planning to place your current home in town on the market. When the day arrives for your first open house, you begin to think of all of the things that could break down or go wrong. The air conditioner may stop working or your trusty old dishwa...
05/02/2010
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