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Had Enough Of Renting? Maybe It’s Time To Buy Your First Home

So, you think you’re ready to end your time as a renter and buy your first home. In the long-term, it’s an excellent choice, but when you begin investigating the short-term costs and labor involved it becomes much more complicated. Buy your first home, and you’ll find that there is work to do to get […]

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The Mature First Time Buyer – It’s Never Too Late To Dream

There Is No Time Limit Home ownership is much more predominant in the older part of the population. That doesn’t mean that that there are no people out there who made it to the senior section without buying a home but who may still wish to do so. The dynamics are a little different that […]

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Finding Your Core Credit Information

Each Credit Agency Has A Little List Credit is recorded by agencies that act as clearinghouses of information about consumer credit, specifically, how consumers use credit over time. There are three agencies that have come to dominate and they are the ones that lenders will turn to when they want to assess the creditworthiness of an […]

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The Breakdown For Condo Fees

Whether you are hunting for your first home or the next, you will probably want to look at condominiums as an option. They cost less than detached homes generally and there is someone to take care of the chores and upkeep of the building so you don’t have to do it yourself. All of this comes […]

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The Stages Of Home Ownership

First time buyers or recently new homeowners may feel like there is so much that must be done to set the stage for that all important first home purchase. Just the thought of it can be overwhelming. The real secret is to start modestly and keep making those home payments over time; it all adds […]

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Moving To A New Home Essentials List

An Alphabet Of Things You Need On Moving Day Here is a semi-alphabetical list of all of the things that you absolutely need to take with you on moving day. When you are moving house it is one of the most stressful times that a family can endure. Make it a little easier to get […]

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Reasons For Buying In A Good School District

Public Schools Impact Everyone The relationship between school districts and home values is an important and complicated one. Although you might want the house that is right next door to the local school you will find that having one nearby will be evaluable for your present or future family. Whether you have children of school […]

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The Most Dangerous Room In Your Home The Bathroom

What could possibly go wrong? Water and electricity combined in one small, humid room. That is what you get with the bathroom hazards that make it the most dangerous room in your home. Wet floors and tub surfaces make an easy launching point and a hard landing. Bathrooms Are Hazard Rooms The most common hazards […]

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Patio Pavers – A Primer

Pavers have been used for several years to improve the comfort of the exterior of homes, and for creating places for memorable get-togethers for families and friends. These do-it-yourself landscaping materials are also used for laying pool surrounds, paths, steps, driveways and patios around the yard. Typically made from stone, clay or concrete, pavers can […]

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Construction Costs Learn the Basics

Generally, homeowners looking to build their own home use square foot pricing to determine the overall costs so it is important to understand what it is and how it works. This method is a way to roughly compare the costs of construction for two similar houses, houses with different features and in different parts of […]

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