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Securing a Mortgage Loan Against Another Property
Posted on 10/13/2019
Securing a Mortgage Loan Against Another Property
Most people that obtain a mortgage loan against another property usually plan to buy a second house. This means that they are not ready to sell or move out of their existing place of residence, but they wish to have a second house that they can occupy later, use as a vacation retreat or as an income property....
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Looking to Get a Second Mortgage?
Posted on 10/06/2019
Looking to Get a Second Mortgage?
A second mortgage is a loan that enables you to take funds against the value of your property's equity above your primary mortgage. An asset like a home has every tendency to gain value over time. Second mortgages are an excellent means of using your property for other projects without selling it outright. What is a second mortgage?...
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Tips for Selling Your First Home
Posted on 09/29/2019
Tips for Selling Your First Home
Anyone who has been into real estate long enough knows that the home buying process is entirely different from the home selling process. Most home sellers are first-time sellers who intend to move from their current home due to job search, increasing family, or maybe just to experience a new neighborhood. They tend to run into several roadblocks...
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Staging Your Home for Showing
Posted on 09/22/2019
Staging Your Home for Showing
If you need to stage your home no doubt that you know that it needs to look neutral to be appealing to the audience that sees it. What you may not know is how to do that, or you may think that you will need someone to come in and do it for you. If you follow a...
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Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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How to Create a Luxury Living Room
Posted on 09/08/2019
How to Create a Luxury Living Room
If you're a lover of high-style interiors, this article is for you! The most beautiful interiors of the world are distinguished not only by their external designs but also by the structure and decoration of their interior spaces. The modern luxury living room has some basic principles: Furniture - This type of living room is often furnished with...
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Downsizing With Your Pets
Posted on 09/01/2019
Downsizing With Your Pets
What if your move to downsize doesn't include a yard? Maybe you opted for a small balcony or patio to maximize your living area or community amenities. Whether your outdoor pet is used to a larger yard or your indoor pet is accustomed to a larger house, they'll be transitioning to the new lifestyle at home just as...
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Pennywise Moves for Retirees
Posted on 08/25/2019
Pennywise Moves for Retirees
Downsizing to a new home that requires lower upkeep ushers in the start of a new life of less responsibility, no job to report to, new friends to make, and working your way through that bucket list. But one thing holds true, if there are discounts to enjoy, a wise retiree on a fixed income should take advantage....
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Why you Need a Real Estate Professional
Posted on 08/18/2019
Why you Need a Real Estate Professional
When looking to purchase real estate, you will have a lot of questions. That is where a real estate professional can help you out. Not only with the questions you currently have but with those things you did not even know to ask. At first, it may just be about the market in general. Is it time to...
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Are You Ready to Employ a Moving Company?
Posted on 08/11/2019
Are You Ready to Employ a Moving Company?
If you buy or sell a house, you may need to hire a moving company as well. That way, you can work with an expert moving company to ensure all of your personal belongings can safely make it to your new address. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to put yourself in the best position to...
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Why Downsize Before Retirement
Posted on 08/04/2019
Why Downsize Before Retirement
You might think that only retirees should consider downsizing their homes to accommodate a change in lifestyle. Wrong! Today downsizing might be the right decision for many reasons. There are many pros to simplifying your lifestyle and moving to a smaller home. Take a look at your situation, house, and financial goals to see if downsizing is right...
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Reducing Your Home's Carbon Footprint
Posted on 07/28/2019
Reducing Your Home's Carbon Footprint
The world today is experiencing high amounts of pollution and energy usage that stresses the environment. But being environmentally conscious helps to reduce the number of greenhouse gases that your home produces. Here is how to reduce your home's carbon footprint: Hire a professional to carry out an energy audit of your home. This stage of the energy...
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