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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Take Advantage of an Early Mortgage Renewal

Over the life of a mortgage, it’s typical that at some point home owners will have to renew at a higher rate when mortgage terms come due. But for the past few years, homebuyers and owners have been able to take advantage of the lowest mortgage rates in history. Of course, this extended low interest […]

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Classic Characters and Their Living Spaces

People have long been inspired by the lives their favorite fictional characters lead. From the clothing they wear to their personal interests, the women and men of literature and screen can be extremely inspiring, especially to young women seeking inspiration. What can be a better outlet for that inspiration than the furniture and accessories a […]

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What Happens if Your Soon-to-be Home is Damaged During Escrow?

After months of house hunting, you finally found the perfect house. You’ve put in an offer which was accepted, signed on the dotted line, and handed in your deposit. But now you’ve entered a period known as ‘escrow,’ which means the end of the road still hasn’t been reached. During this time period, anything can […]

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House Passes Bill to Protect Mortgage Industry Experts and Homebuyers Under New Mortgage Disclosure Rules

On October 3rd, the House passed bipartisan legislation to eliminate delays for homebuyers closing on their new homes The bill, named the Homebuyers Assistance Act, passed 303-121 with bipartisan support, and is now headed to the Senate, followed by an imminent threat of veto from the White House. The Act would provide businesses making a […]

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Should You Expand Your Present Home, or Move to a Larger Home?

Should you move or improve? That is the million dollar question. When your family is growing, or you begin questioning whether or not those little quirks in your home are still charming, you may start to wonder whether you should move to a larger home or simply invest in renovating it. Your home no longer […]

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Emergency Tips Every Homeowner Needs to Know About

Owning and maintaining a home doesn’t come with an instruction manual, though it would be great if it did. After you’ve found the home you love and moved in, the real fun starts. But sometimes the fun can be rudely interrupted by certain scenarios that can put the home – and even you and your […]

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5 of the World’s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets (Infographic)

While cities like New York, London and Paris still make the list of some of the world’s hottest luxury real estate markets, sales have cooled somewhat. This makes room for other international cities to emerge on the list of markets boasting spiked values in luxury homes. The trend we seem to be experiencing is the […]

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6 Unique Bar Ideas for Serving Guests in Your Home

If you entertain regularly, you know that alcohol can be a great addition to any party. Even if you serve only beer and wine, it’s important to have a good selection to satisfy each of your guest’s tastes. But the majority of the time, you likely won’t need a full bar on a daily basis. […]

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10 Amazing Apps That Will Make Your Next House Move a Breeze

Gearing up for a move in the near future? Everyone who’s been in the middle of a real estate transaction knows that the process can be stressful – from the selling and buying process, to the move itself. That’s why any little bit of help in this department is much appreciated and welcomed. These days, […]

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These US States Have the Lowest Property Taxes

Property taxes are probably the most loathed type of tax that homeowners are stuck with. Even renters indirectly feel the wrath of property taxes, as these pesky expenses tend to affect rent prices. Certain states property taxes costs are far lower than others in the country. Keep in mind, however, that just because property taxes […]

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