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There are many costs to consider while you are looking for a home, but the costs that come after purchasing your home are easily overlooked. Once you have purchased your home and gotten your keys, the excitement is all you can think about! But remember that there are costs after the big purchase too. So what are they?

Insurance Costs

Homeowners insurance is an important purchase because it provides a safety net. If your home or its contents are damaged or destroyed, financial compensation can be provided as well as financial support for legal costs in the event that someone is injured in your home. Here are a few things that you should know about insurance costs:

- Ideally, you want to have

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When trying to put your home on the market , it is important to know the various types of listings that can go into pricing your home. We are here to help you with this confusion by explaining the difference between a list price and a sales price.

List Price

The list price occurs when you put your house on the market.  This means it is the seller's advertised price on the market for the home.  This number can fluctuate higher or lower depending on the wishes of the seller. The list price can also be looked at as the goal amount the seller wishes to receive for a property.  The asking price is determined by the agent or broker by comparing your home to surrounding houses. The final price is

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Getting your home appraised can determine how much you will be able to sell it for, but is there a big difference between the market value and the appraised value? Here are some key things YOU need to know about the difference between the two and which can be more valuable.

What is Market Value?

Market values are consumer driven and usually the price that you will sell your home for, not the price for which it could sell. Many factors influence the price or market value of your house, but the majority of them have to do with either the buyers or sellers motivation to buy or sell the property.

If your home is located in a good area of the city, close to reputable schools, and is located in a good neighborhood, then the market value of your

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Growing a garden doesn’t only have to happen in the Spring! You can grow a garden in the fall that can result in fresh vegetables, vibrant colors, and an amazing view. Knowing where to start a fall garden can be hard, so we are here to provide you with some tips and advice to make your garden full of life!

When to Start

In order to start growing luscious vegetables this fall, you need to count back approximately 12-14 weeks from the first fall frost. The soil you need to plant your seeds in should be diverse with organic matter in order to optimize the vegetables growth. Things such as manure, compost, or even chickens can add organic materials to your soil. By adding these organic materials, you are able to replenish the plants with micronutrients

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Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a daunting process. When looking at potential homes, it is important to ask specific questions so that you are confident in purchasing your new property. Here are some great questions to ask your Realtor in order to get the most out of your new home!  

What is this property worth in today's market?

Agents can not flat out tell you how much to offer on a home, but they can show you comparable market analysis or comps. These comparables show you how much a similar home or houses nearby are worth or in order for you to have a good estimate of the home in question. Though your agent may not be able to tell you how much to offer on a home, they are able to tell you other information like how

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Buying a new home should be a great experience. However, that experience can go bad pretty quickly if you aren’t careful, because there are plenty of scam artists who want to take advantage of homebuyers. Fret not, future homebuyer — most scams can be deterred with a little legwork and some vigilance. Below are a few tips to help protect you during the homebuying process.

Protect Your Identity

Last year, identity fraud affected 12.7 million Americans, according to Javelin Strategy & Research's Identity Fraud Study. The amount stolen: $16 billion. Real estate identity fraud is a relatively new crime, but buyers must keep this threat in mind. From pre-qualification to closing, the buying process requires you to divulge tons of personal information

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Before you officially place your home on the market, it is important that you prepare in order to sell quickly. Here are several steps that you can take in order to make selling your home a much more efficient process.

Step 1: Get a home inspection 
-If you get your house inspected before the buyer, it will let you know in advance what kind of repairs or fixes you will need done
-This will allow you to fix any issues on your own time as well as allow you to choose who will fix it and for what price
-In such a competitive market, it is always better to be proactive rather than reactive

Step 2: Fix up your home
-Be sure to put your best foot forward!
-Fixing up your home does not only mean through renovations,

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Picture yourself here!-Lush country setting with chirping birds, towering trees and plenty of breathing room! A slice of peaceful acreage just on the outskirts of town. Escape to River Place to find a growing subdivision of luxury homes.  

Looking for a little ground to spread out? Build your custom dream home on this partly wooded and serene land of quiet Texas country... ready for your vision! Awesome view of the pond from the back is the ideal spot for adding the outdoor kitchen and entertaining areas.

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From the outside, your “dream home” might look perfect to you. But what if on the inside of those walls there were major problems that you didn't even know existed? A home inspection is a perfect way to get a full depth look of what is really going on with your potential home. Here are a few reasons why you should strongly consider getting a home inspection:


Having your home inspected could potentially save you a trip to the hospital. Specialized inspectors can perform a variety of tests including mold, pest and termite, radon, well water and septic tank, and asbestos testing, all of which could be hazardous to your health!


Home inspectors not only check health related

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Elegant 4 bedroom/2 bath home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Shenandoah.

This home offers open concept with spacious living room and kitchen. The kitchen features island, walk in pantry, and stainless appliances.
The large open living room features tall ceilings, crown molding, and a brick facade fireplace.   Recent updates include fresh paint, new built-in microwave, and a beautifully tiled master shower.   Whether your are looking to relax and soak in the tub or host family events, this house accommodates all.
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