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Get Your Home Ready for Back-to-School Season

It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down and kids will be heading back to school soon – if they haven’t started already. If you’re looking around your home wondering how you’re going to get organized for the upcoming school ye...

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Prepping for a Cross-Country Move

Whether you're moving across the country (or even across the state) to attend school, take a new job or just experience someplace new, a long-distance move is different from an across-town move. To take some of the stress out of the move, and t...

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New or Pre-Owned Home?

  Some homebuyers want nothing but a brand-new home with pristine appliances, sparkling bathtubs and stickers still on the windows. Others look for established homes in neighborhoods with mature landscaping, developed infrastructure and c...

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Home Loans Especially for College Grads

With outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion, and more than 40 million borrowers carrying student loan debt, the age of first-time homebuyers is edging upwards. Among millennials, homeownership is down from 43 percent a decade ago t...

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Should I Haggle Over the Price?

Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You've saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you've found the home of your dreams. You're in love and you don't want someone else to get it. Joss Whedon, the mastermi...

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Lofts — Not Just for the Young

As a real estate trend, loft living is here to stay. Originally thought of as live/work spaces for artists and musicians, the term "loft" evokes transformed warehouses and industrial spaces with exposed brickwork, open pipes and electrical cond...

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Organizing To Sell Your Home

Organizing To Sell Your Home

When you've lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year's resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell or not, y...

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Skylights...Are They a Good Investment

Skylights…Are They a Good Investment?

During the gray and cloudy days of winter, a bit of sunshine can make a huge difference in how you feel about your home and yourself. The physical and psychological affects of daylight are well documented. You could leave the drapes and blinds ...

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Understanding the Cost of Living Index

Understanding the Cost of Living Index

The cost-of-living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index, but in general it measures the differences in the cost for goods or services required f...

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Loan Programs for Home Buyers in 2015

Loan Programs for Home Buyers in 2015

Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organiza...

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