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Turn Your Property Into a Dreamy Airbnb Destination

Just as Uber has revolutionized the transportation market, sites like HomeAway and Airbnb have dramatically changed the way travelers search for accommodations. Vacationers are no longer forced to rely on hotels when they need a place to stay while on the road. Homeowners across the country simply rent out their own homes to travelers. Airbnb […]

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6 Ideas for Creative and Unique Housewarming Gifts

As the real estate market picks up, almost everyone knows someone in the process of buying a house. Once the boxes are unpacked and the place starts to feel like home, it’s only natural to start planning a housewarming party. Tradition advises attendees to arrive with items like bread, salt, and wine, but many of […]

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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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Ways to Customize Your Rental Unit Without Taking Out the Paint Brush

Just because you don’t own the place you’re currently living in doesn’t mean you have to put up with boring neutral forever. While rentals can pose a number of challenges – from the ugly floors to the outdated light fixtures – there are plenty of ways that you can customize your space and really make […]

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What is an “Umbrella Policy,” and Do I Need One?

Do you need to purchase home insurance when you buy a property? You should – just about every mortgage lender will need to see proof of property insurance in order for a loan to be approved. And even if you don’t need or have a mortgage, having home insurance is definitely money well-spent in case […]

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Buyers Are Now Armed With More Detailed Information Thanks to New Mortgage Disclosure Rule

As of October 1st, home buyers will be armed with more information about their mortgages, and will be given more time to review their mortgage rate and fee quote documents. Right now, the law requires borrowers to fill out two disclosure forms when applying for a home loan. In addition, two forms also need to […]

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Selling Your House? 4 Tips for Staging Your Home on a Budget

With home sales trending upward, homeowners are starting to feel confident enough to put their homes up for sale. If you’re one of those homeowners, you may be looking around your home, wondering what you need to do to give your house the best chance possible of selling quickly. While there are many things you […]

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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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