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moving tips

5 Things to Do Immediately after Moving to a New Place

We’ve already covered a topic on how to find an apartment within a short notice. Moving into a new place is a colossal task. Besides, you have to take care of some things as soon as after the move. Read More →

home selling 2017

5 Killer Strategies for Selling Home Faster In 2017

We’ve already covered a topic on the benefits of listing homes at the beginning of 2017. So, if you’ve decided to sell your home and even listed it already, now it’s time to arm yourself with strategies so that you can sell your home as quickly as possible. Read More →

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Real Estate Markets Poised to Grow in 2017

The New Year brings new possibilities, and the same goes for the real estate market. Some cities have the potential to grow this year while some others may lose their appeal because of decline in the job growth or increase in the costs of day-to-day life. Read More →

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5 Ways to Find an Apartment within a Short Notice

You may don’t have any intention to move to another place or at least not in the near future. But, who knows! You never know when life throws you a curve! You may have found a new job that requires you to move halfway across the country within a week or two. Or, a sudden change of circumstance may force you to change your current apartment when it’s just a week or two before your lease is up. Read More →

home selling 2017

4 Reasons to List Homes at the Beginning of 2017

The housing price hike across the country was 6% on an average last year. However, the price hike is likely to remain between 3% and 5% in 2017. With a low inventory and rise of interest rates at the end of 2016, it’s almost certain that the housing stock will grow bigger this year.

So, if you have been planning to sell your home in 2017, it’s the best time to get cracking. Besides, starting early by listing your home at the beginning of the year will give you some advantages. Here are four of them: Read More →

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5 Things to Consider Before a Mortgage Refinance

Refinancing is one effective way if you want to pay off your mortgage early. However, like every method, it has its perks and drawbacks. If you have decided to refinance your mortgage, you should know what you are signing up for.

Refinancing gives the homeowners an opportunity to restructure their finances. But, you have to consider some factors to figure out whether or not a mortgage refinance right for you. Peruse these few considerations before applying for a home refinance: Read More →

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How to be a Flipper in 2017

House flipping is going to be tougher because the Feds have hiked up the interest rate, rising house prices, and a tight inventory. Besides, the popularity of reality TV shows such as Flip This House, Flip or Flop, or Rehab Addict have encouraged more and more people to jump into this business of buying homes, renovating them, and then selling for a profit. So, competition these days are tougher too than it’s ever been. Read More →

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5 Effective Ways to Negotiate a Lower Rent

It’s particularly difficult to negotiate a lower rent in a booming rental market. In fact, landlords these days don’t want to lower the rent even if you are willing to sign a long-term lease. In most cases, the renters have to rent the apartment or sign a new contract at the amount fixed by the owner.

However, fret not! Sharp tenants always find some ways to take a negotiation in their favor. Check out the following ways to know how to gain the upper hand while negotiating rent with your landlord: Read More →

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4 Proven Ways to Become Mortgage-Free Early

An obligation to a financial commitment is stressful. Even if you are financially solvent and have no problem in paying your loans and mortgages, every homeowner is familiar about the mental strain the monthly mortgage payment can inflict on them.

The mortgage term is fixed and it can be short-term or as long as 30 years. The term is usually fixed during the approval of the loan, but you can still speed up the process to see yourself mortgage-free before the due time. Read More →

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Common Insurance Claims Made by the Homeowners

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial moves in a person’s life. So, it makes sense to buy a home insurance for the protection of your property and its belongings from specified damage. Read More →