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Aug. 12, 2015

Top Mistakes Most Buyers Make on Home Inspections

Top Mistakes most home buyers make

Nobody wants to make a mistake so if you can prevent them before they occur then you can be ahead of the game and march confidently into homeownership. Having a home inspection is a huge part of the home buying process. Here are some top mistakes many buyers make on their ...

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July 24, 2015

6 Keys to Selling Your Home in Today's Market

6 Keys to selling your home

According to the National Association of Realtors®, more than 4.25 million homes sold in 2011. That’s a lot of real estate and such numbers raise the question: How are sellers doing it?

Because individual homes are unique, there isn’t one single strategy that works equally well for every property ...

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July 24, 2015

Renovating Kitchens

Renovating Kitchens

Linda Roth Conte wanted to expand her home to create a dream kitchen, but she didn't have the money. But she was desperate to do something.

"I jerryrigged the place," Conte says, recounting how she had used thick tape to bridge the sizable gaps between her countertops ...

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July 24, 2015

How to Chose a Contractor for Your Remodel or Custom Build

Choosing a Contractor

Everyone's heard the horror stories — the contractor who rips out the back of a house, has a nervous breakdown and disappears, one day before the homeowner leaves town for vacation. Or the builder who never shows up on time, does poor work and overcharges.

Home ...

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July 21, 2015

5 Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Appealing to Buyers

Tips, suggestions and advice on staging your bathroom for today's homebuyers.5 Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Appealing to Buyers

Oh the Bathroom…. That tricky space in your home that is not always the prettiest and usually is one of the more challenging rooms to stage when prepping and listing your home for sale. Some bathrooms need a ...

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June 11, 2015

How to Make an Offer Stand Out

How to make your offer stand out on your favorite home

As you have been looking at listings, driving around neighborhoods, and maybe even wandered into a open houses you might be wondering what your offer will need to have in order for you to get the keys to that ...

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June 8, 2015

6 Must-Dos Before You List Your House

Six Musts Before You List Your Home

6 must dos for listing your house

 

Organize Your Paperwork: 

 If you're ready to list your home it's best to gather all the paperwork of past repairs, upgrades and renovations that you've completed on the property. This will help the real estate agent understand any ...

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June 4, 2015

Low Maintenance Yards and Outdoor Living Spaces

Tired of mowing the lawn? Want an outdoor oasis that feels as much like home as your house?

 The outdoor living room is a common saying here in Palm Beach County. Yes, we love the weather but we also love our air-conditioned inside as well. When we want the best ...

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June 3, 2015

How Do You Know if You're Getting a Good Loan?

 

A home loan in today’s market has quite a few more hoops to jump through, but the real challenge is determining if you are getting a good loan or getting some loan that is going to be a bad investment.

Are you getting the best loan?

Your loan is something you will probably be attached ...

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Dec. 30, 2014

More Home Loans?

Changes in Mortgage Rules Could Launch Millions of New Home Loans

After the mortgage crisis in 2007 in 2008 lenders tacked on stricter rules for underwriting and approval. But now, underwriting standards may be changing, especially those who have been locked out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, government-sponsored ...

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