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If your windows are difficult to open or letting in drafts, it's time to replace them. Wouldn't it be nice to simply flip the lock and slide them open to let in the spring breeze? New windows can make a big difference in your monthly energy bill, reduce noise from the outside and boost your home's resale value. If it's time to go window shopping, take the following factors into consideration:


Your replacement windows should look good and fit your home's design. Keep size, color and shape as well as configuration (how it opens or closes) in mind when shopping. Writer and architect Michael J. Crosbie told This Old House he recommends small double-hung windows with divided panes for traditional or
colonial-style homes and large, metal-frame

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When it comes to securing a loan, many strenuous words get thrown around that can make you ask yourself, “what do I do first?”. We understand that this financial jargon can be exhausting, but once you’ve found the perfect home, you’ll want to be sure that you’ve obtained financial pre-approval for a loan. Many first time home buyers confuse pre-qualification and pre-approval as being the same step towards obtaining a loan. So what is the difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification?

The Difference: Pre-qualification is an initial assessment of your financial information and is the first step towards obtaining a loan. Pre-approval is a much more in depth look at your finances and requires the completion of a mortgage application.

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 An affordable jewel!

Budget friendly as well as a great buy. You will be impressed by the well maintained condition and functional floor plan. Spend quality time in the spacious living area while cozying up next to the brick fireplace. The comfortable kitchen features plenty of usable counter and cabinet space while offering an eating bar that opens up to the dining area. 

Head outside to find a lush backyard where you can play in the fresh air, listen to nature and soak up the sun. While this home has many charming aspects, you will also enjoy the convenience to nearby schools and shopping. 

Don't house around...Grab this one quick!

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When you buy property, whether in a rural, suburban, or vacation area, be sure to check if you are buying everything that lies below and above the ground.  Typically, when you purchase a home, you do own whatever lies in and around the property. However, in some parts of the country, homeowners are realizing the land they paid for does not include the land beneath it. Another party, home builders or home sellers, may own the mineral rights. This means that, they may turn around and sell some energy company the right to extract gas or oil from your land without your consent, affecting your property value for years while another party collects the royalties. Here are a few precautionary steps to take before you purchase your property.  


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Many folks out there may think it impossible to get a home without a down payment. The truth of the matter is there are a few ways that allow you to get a home with 100 percent financing. Before considering any of these ways you have to be sure and have a credit score of 700 or better, have a clean payment history, have consistent income that includes a solid work history of at least two years, and finally have the ability to afford a mortgage payment. If you meet all of these requirements, you are probably golden!


1.Family-Owned Homes

When the property that you are looking to buy is being sold to you by a family member, the down payment could come in the form of a gift of equity. This is possible because there is a relationship between the buyer

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Owning a new home is a dream come true for most. It means no more surprise rent hikes from your snaky landlord or costly pet deposits that you have to pay when moving in your beloved pets. But do not forget, owning a home is more than freedom to do as you wish but it is a big investment with a lot of responsibility. Owning a new home takes a lot more care and preventative maintenance than most people realize.

Why should I care about preventative maintenance?

1.  Preventative care can save you a lot of money. For example: a tube of caulk costs just a few dollars at your local hardware store but replacing an entire wall due to deteriorated or missing caulking around your bathtub or sink could mean you having to shell out thousands of dollars.

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Don't miss this great listing!! Updated 1955 home with original solid wood custom cabinets in the large eat-in kitchen, updated fixtures, double pane windows, covered front porch, fenced yard, & slab foundation. All electric with the exception of gas heat. Great neighbors and an amazing location!
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Purchasing a newly constructed home has the potential to be very complicated. There are many factors to take into consideration; regardless of what stage in construction, a homebuyer will need an experienced realtor to give their expert advice and relieve some of the stress that can accompany their big purchase.

A realtor can likely save the buyer thousands of dollars by catching little things the buyer may overlook. This could include having a first home inspection after the home is framed, but before the walls and flooring are finished. In doing this, the home inspector can get a good look at the structure, framing, plumbing, and electrical. A realtor can assist the buyer when negotiating special concessions or a lower asking price. Some home

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How many people are you paying to upkeep your home? Pruning and mowing, shoveling and raking, pouring chemicals and fishing leaves from the water—sure, you pay to be hassle-free, but the manly part of you is starting to feel a little neglected (not to mention the money you could save in contractor payments). Get your hands dirty by becoming more involved with your home and yard maintenance. Plus, you know an afternoon adult beverage tastes way better after sunshine, labor and the sweat of a job well done. Here’s a look at three areas you could take over:

Pool Care

Whether you use it to swim laps or lounge with your floating cooler, you want a clean pool to dive into. If you skim the pool’s surface every few days, you won't have to pull debris from

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