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Rating the Ratios in Real Estate Terminology
Posted on 09/17/2019
Rating the Ratios in Real Estate Terminology
In real estate terminology, you may hear about various ratios and where you need to fall within the ratio to qualify for the home you want. A ratio simply expresses a relationship between two values: they compare two things, so a student/teacher ratio might be shown as 18:1, or one teacher for every 18 students. Different ratios apply...
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4 Tips For Successful Mortgage Closing
Posted on 09/10/2019
4 Tips For Successful Mortgage Closing
Pick a date The best time to set a closing date is at the end of the month as interest at the table is at its lowest then, and you'll want to pick a closing date around the same time your current lease is set to lapse. Take your time The conclusion of the closing means you have...
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Have you Thought About Going on a River Cruise?
Posted on 09/03/2019
Have you Thought About Going on a River Cruise?
A river cruise is a magical experience. It welcomes you to an enchanting world of beauty, allure, and luxury. Some say a river cruise is best in the evenings when the lights of a city can stand out against the black night. It makes for an amazing view, but still, a daytime cruise can be equally exciting. If...
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Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Posted on 08/27/2019
Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Resolutions are well on their way with the New Year. If organizing your kitchen is one of yours here are some tips to help get it going. Getting started Figure out how you want the space you do have to work, enabling you to measure out the type of organization you need. For instance, if it is a...
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How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Sun
Posted on 08/20/2019
How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Sun
The summer is the time for a holiday. Summertime is the time families go on vacation and enjoy time together. Different places come to mind, and such situations lead to exposure to sunlight for many hours - the beach is a good example. When you visit the beach with your kids, you may expose them to sunlight for...
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Surviving A Hurricane While Keeping Your Property Value
Posted on 08/13/2019
Surviving A Hurricane While Keeping Your Property Value
So many people face two choices when it comes to natural disasters. Do you stay in your home to protect it, or do you evacuate with your family? Whether or not they like it, the truth of the matter is that nobody has to face their problems alone if they only know how to plan. If you are...
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Know Your Closing Costs
Posted on 08/06/2019
Know Your Closing Costs
When buying a home, nothing could be worse than getting down to the hour of closing only to discover you don't have enough money in your account for all those insane fees you didn't know about. These fees are due to the lender and other third parties such as the title company at the close of the deal...
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What Does It Really Cost to Buy a House?
Posted on 07/30/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Buy a House?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Nature Colors for Your Home
Posted on 07/23/2019
Nature Colors for Your Home
Whether you’re renovating an old home or moving into a new house, you want to put your personal stamp on your environment by selecting beautiful paint colors to make your home unique to you. This year paint trends are moving toward nature and natural themed coloring and effect. You can choose a warm color scheme or a cool...
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What Happens if You Can't Sell Your Home
Posted on 07/16/2019
What Happens if You Can't Sell Your Home
It can be quite frustrating for a homeowner with a home on the market for an extended period that cannot find the right buyer. Because a lot goes into listing a house and many plans depend on the sale going through, there is an added pressure to get the process over with quickly. Luckily, there are some things...
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How to Stage your House to Sell
Posted on 07/09/2019
How to Stage your House to Sell
Home staging is essential because it makes your house look beautiful to potential buyers. That is, the house will look its absolute best for homebuyers who care to check it out. Home staging helps you to improve the appearance of your home by highlighting the most impressive assets of your home to draw the attention of prospective buyers....
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Some Benefits of Tankless Hot Water Heaters
Posted on 07/02/2019
Some Benefits of Tankless Hot Water Heaters
In recent times, tankless water heaters have grown in popularity with homeowners across the United States. Many homeowners are enjoying the benefits of tankless water heaters over regular tank units. If you intend to buy a water heater, it is vital that you understand why a tankless water heater may be the best thing since sliced bread. No...
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