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Posted on 02/19/2024
Thinking of Buying a Fixer-Upper? Here Are 3 Things to Think About
If you have a tight budget and love DIY, buying a fixer-upper might seem like a straightforward decision. Fixer-uppers are homes that need repairs and updates rather than being “move-in ready,” and can be affordable options in any kind of market. However, fixer-uppers require significant money, effort and careful planning. If you’re trying to determine whether a fixer-upper...
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Posted on 02/12/2024
Top trends in fireplace design
A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature, and...
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Posted on 02/05/2024
Fun home improvement DIYs with paint
Sometimes, all you need is some fresh paint to completely...
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Posted on 01/29/2024
Hosting a dinner party: 4 Expert tips
Hosting a dinner party can be as malleable a process as you...
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Posted on 01/22/2024
Assuming a VA Loan: Pros & Cons to Consider
Assuming a loan allows you to take over the mortgage of another homeowner. Doing so allows you to skip the long, expensive process of applying for a brand new mortgage. While there's still paperwork involved, it can be a very convenient option. Assuming a VA loan has its own set of specific pros and cons for military buyers...
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Posted on 01/15/2024
How mortgage works: Nuances to know
Getting a mortgage is a major part of the homebuying...
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Posted on 01/01/2024
Should you insulate outlets at home?
If you've ever noticed cold air leaks while plugging...
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Posted on 12/25/2023
First-time homeowner mistakes to avoid
Becoming a first-time homeowner is challenging yet...
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Posted on 12/18/2023
Budget basics: Remodeling house costs
If you’re planning a home renovation, the first thing...
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Posted on 12/11/2023
How to make compost tea from kitchen waste
If you’re interested in making your own sustainable plant...
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Posted on 12/04/2023
Comparing VA & Conventional Loans: What First-Time Homebuyers Should Know
You have many choices for financing your first home purchase. If you're a U.S. veteran, it might seem like an easy decision to opt for a VA loan over a conventional loan. However, understanding the major differences between the two options will help you get the best financing for your needs. Here are the basic things first-time homebuyers...
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