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Busting the 3 biggest private mortgage insurance myths

One of the most frustrating issues we’ve dealt with over the past few years is the confusion over private mortgage insurance (PMI). Folks on the internet aren’t helping clear the confusion; instead, many are feeding it with misinformation. The truth…

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DIY staging tips that won’t break the bank

OK, so you don’t have a warehouse full of designer furniture, accessories and home décor items or a degree from an interior design school. Don’t let that stop you from fashionably staging your home before you put it on the…

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Tips for House Hunting when Relocating to a New Area

The best part of moving to a new town or city is the newness of the whole thing. Getting to know the amenities, finding a new favorite eatery, new parks, new people and a new lifestyle is exciting stuff. The…

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3 Reasons your Home isn’t Selling

A home languishing on the real estate market is one of life’s more frustrating ordeals. Especially if you’ve owned the home for some time, there’s that emotional attachment that tells you, “Hey, this is an incredible house. It should sell…

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My mortgage application was turned down. Now what?

Sure, the results of an appraisal and the home inspection can stop a real estate deal dead in its tracks, but what if you never get that far in the process? What if the lender turns down your loan application…

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An important thing about your new home that your real estate agent is forbidden to tell you

“What’s the crime rate in this area?” It’s a common question and we understand completely why homebuyers want the answer. Unfortunately, real estate professionals are forbidden from answering it. So, when your question is met with silence, or you’re directed…

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3 benefits of buying a newly-constructed home

Look at three or four resale homes during your house hunt and you’ll start getting the feeling that, should you purchase one of them, you will be buying someone else’s poor design ideas, lousy home maintenance and lack of cleanliness….

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Want maximum profit from your home sale? Hire a listing agent

Selling a home looks so easy, doesn’t it? After all, what does a real estate agent do to get homes sold that you can’t do? Russel Baze, the winningest jockey in thoroughbred horse racing, makes his job look like a…

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What you need to know about buying a home on a septic system

Not all homes are on city services – some have their own systems to deliver water and remove waste from the property. If you’re considering putting in an offer to purchase a home that has a septic system, read on…

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Who Pays for Termite Inspections in FHA Loans?

Warning: We’re about to give you the creeps. It’s termite swarming season – that time of year when subterranean termite populations within colonies reach the carrying capacity and they swarm out in search of new digs. Although they may start…

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