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How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

Finishes, furniture, and fixtures: what you see isn’t always what you get. Many sellers realize that staging their home is a great way to sell. Staging involves hiring a professional to move in furniture (that isn’t yours) to help sell your empty home. Sometimes, however, sellers will display really nice furnishings and buyers will want

Know What 4 Things Won’t be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Know What 4 Things Won’t Be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Don’t forget about these areas that may be outside of your home inspector’s knowledge.  Your home inspector examines every square inch of your house to determine if there are any faults with your home. They check everything from faulty electric wiring, bad construction, inefficient insulation, and everything else in between. Home inspectors try to avoid

3 Questions to Ask if You Want Your Security Deposit Back

3 Questions to Ask If You Want Your Security Deposit Back

When you’re moving, it’s important to have as much money as possible in the bank.  When you’ve been approved for your new rental, a security deposit can sure take away any euphoria you were feeling at the time. It’s important to be on your toes when it comes to getting your deposit back because, as

Top 10 Cities in Which Millionaires Choose to Reside

Top 10 Cities In Which Millionaires Choose to Reside

Where do millionaires live?  The nation’s millionaire class grew by 4 percent in 2015. This marks the fastest growth in that category since 2011! In which cities are they looking to reside? On a state level, Maryland was shown to have the largest number of millionaires compared to any other state, with 7.7 percent of

Get Your Bargain Dream Home Before It’s Too Late

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For home buyers who are looking for a chance to buy low, they may not want to drag their feet too much longer. “Home prices have probably bottomed in most markets,” David Crowe, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders, said in an NBC News-hosted Web chat with online visitors last week. “Mortgage

WHERE HAVE ALL THE HOUSES GONE?

While buyer demand is picking up, many consumers increasingly are finding fewer choices in housing these days. The number of homes for sale continues to remain at record lows with the nationwide inventory of for-sale single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and co-ops is about 19 percent below inventory levels from a year ago, Realtor.com reports in

Clean House Naturally and Avoid Toxic Cleansers

It’s time to tackle the annual home cleaning. But just because you’re thoroughly washing, scrubbing and disinfecting your home, doesn’t mean you need to turn to cleansers with harsh ingredients and chemicals. In fact, you can easily clean using inexpensive products already in your kitchen, such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. Use these

There Go the Legislators Again, with Unintended Consequences

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Twenty-five states have bills in front of lawmakers that seek to make it more challenging for banks to foreclose on home owners, The Wall Street Journal reports. But lenders argue that the bills are roadblocks that are hindering a housing recovery. For example, on Monday, California state lawmakers approved a bill that would apply a