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Category: Home Ownership (37 posts)


How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying?

 

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family. The answer to that varies due to different factor...

 
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When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

 

Spring may be the most popular time of the year to buy a new home, but is it the best time of year to go home shopping? While the best time to browse real estate is when you need a new home, there are...

 
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

 

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot...

 
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10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

 

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro...

 
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7 Reasons to Start House-Hunting in the Winter

 

In most parts of the country, spring and summer are the peak periods for the property market. If you're planning to buy a home, it's traditional to start looking for property in April or May, with the...

 
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Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

 

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who ...

 
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Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

 

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to ...

 
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Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

 

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b...

 
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5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

 

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figure ...

 
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Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

 

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar...

 
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How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

 

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke...

 
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Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

 

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke...

 
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Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

 

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that...

 
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Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

 

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe...

 
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What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

 

Buying a first home is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the elements. In addit...

 
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Seven Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas for a Quick Sale

 

When your home is on the market, first impressions matter more than ever. If a potential buyer doesn’t like what they see in the first few minutes, that bad start could color the rest of their e...

 
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Buying Your First Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

 

If you are in the market for your first home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing costs, sought out the best deal on a mortgage, and ...

 
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10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

 

Buying your first house can be an exciting and stressful time. There are so many things to consider that you can find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here are some common mistakes first-time homebuyers ...

 
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4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home

 

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m...

 
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3 Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

 

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to help it sell quickly. How can you make your home more appealing without investing a lot of time or money? The answer ...

 
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Getting Your Whole Family on Board When Selling Your Home

 

If you are selling your home, this can be a challenge when you are in charge of getting your family on board as well. Selling a home with kids has its own challenges, but it isn't impossible. Here are...

 
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Going Away for the Holidays? Protect Your Home against Burglars!

 

Burglars look for opportune moments to enter homes in search of valuables, and they don't take breaks for the holidays. In fact, many burglaries take place during the holidays, especially when people ...

 
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Curb Appeal on a Budget

 

If you're like most people looking to sell your home quickly, you already know the importance of curb appeal. While more and more homebuyers are looking online for homes for sale, a majority still do ...

 
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5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

 

Investing in a rental property is a great step toward earning passive income and building wealth. Unfortunately, becoming a landlord for the first time can also be challenging and lead to a financial ...

 
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7 Tips for Buying a Condominium

 

There are many advantages to living in a condominium. You aren't required to mow the grass or shovel the snow (if any). You have access to amenities such as pools and fitness centers. And you probably...

 
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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

 

If you are working up to selling your home, there are a few quick updates that you can do to get it in better shape for the market. Minimal time upfront getting your property ready to sell can make al...

 
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Tips to Ease the Moving Process

 

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that...

 
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Rent or Buy? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

 

The decision to buy or rent a home in is one that should not be taken lightly. After all, the choice you make is going to affect you for at least a year and probably much longer than that. While this ...

 
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Why is Saving Money so Hard?

 

Saving money is a lot like dieting -- easy to understand but difficult to execute and follow through. Intellectually, you know that having that extra piece of pie or second helping of French fries is ...

 
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Before You Hire a Realtor Ask These 5 Questions

 

Selling a home is a big decision. An equally big decision is choosing a Realtor. On a basic level, your Realtor is responsible for finding the best buyer for your home at the price you're asking. Howe...

 
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Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

 

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe...

 
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5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

 

Whether you want to buy a house or just get a better rate on your credit card, your credit score will play a big role in how well you do and how much you have to pay.   If you do not know your ...

 
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Location, Condition, Price: The Top Three Features Of A Good Rental House

 

When you are shopping for an investment property you should make some of the same assessment criteria important that you would use if you were buying the property for yourself. A nice home in a good l...

 
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Important Steps to Take in Your 30s to Prepare for Retirement

 

Some adults begin planning and saving for retirement immediately after graduating college and entering the workforce. Others delay retirement planning, believing that they have several decades to save...

 
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Five Sure Signs it's Time To Downsize

 

As you grow older, your needs will start to change.  One of the main things that you may want to consider altering is your accommodation or property.  But how do you know when it is time to ...

 
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Ten Cheap Home Upgrades That Pay Off

 

If you're thinking of renovating your home, you're in good company. According to Toronto-based real estate consultants Altus Group, Canadians spent a record $67.8 billion in home renovation in 2014 - ...

 
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4 Ways To Make Your Backyard A Summer Haven

 

Enjoying your backyard in the summer months is a treat if you have been cooped up indoors during the cold and wet months. Here are four ways you can spruce up your yard and make it a summer haven. 1. ...

 
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