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Updated: Saturday, June 10, 2023

How Appraisers Determine Comps
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

You may go through an appraisal if youre buying a home with a mortgage or refinancing your current mortgage. An appraisal can also be a key part of the transaction if youre selling to anyone aside from an all-cash buyer. Understanding how appraisals work is important whether youre a buyer, seller, or owner.The appraisal is an unbiased opinion of...

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Styling the Most Welcoming Guest Room
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

Your guest room is a part of your home you want to be a welcoming oasis for everyone who comes to visit, for a night or even longer. A hotel-like guestroom experience will ensure your friends and family feel comfy, cozy, and like theyre important and special to you.The following are tips to get that perfect guest room design in your home.Its All...

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What Happens To Your Mortgage During a Recession?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

A recession is an inevitable period in the economy, often referred to as a pause in an otherwise expansionary period. Recessions do end, but that doesnt mean they dont cause damage along the way. They also affect real estate markets and interest rates.A healthy economy includes low unemployment, increases in manufacturing, income security, and s...

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I Am Selling! Why Would I Put Money into a House I am Leaving?
Written By: Christine Rae

I would say this is the most frequently occurring questions professional stagers field every day On the surface you can certainly understand why the question is raised repeatedly. There are many reasons to support the process of staging a property prior to bringing it to the public for review. Lets look at a few of them.Who is Buying?Whether you...

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Preparing Your Home For Long Term Travel
Written By: Jony

Are you about to go on a long vacation? If your travels take you far from home for an extended period of time, its crucial to make sure your house is well-prepared in advance for your long absence. Here are some helpful hints for making sure your home stays safe from plumbing disasters, appliance mishaps and more while you are away.Set Your Ther...

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What to Know About the “Days on Market Metric”
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

When youre buying or selling a house, there are some >Days on the market are the number of days a property has spent on the local MLS until the point at which the seller accepts an offer and signs a contract. You might also hear it called market time or time on the market.If theres a house you have your eye on thats only been on the market for a...

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May Real Estate Roundup
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Freddie Macs results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that "The U.S. economy is showing continued resilience which, combined with debt ceiling concerns, led to higher mortgage rates this week. Dampened affordability remains an issue for interested homebuyers and homeowners seem unwilling to lose their low rate and put their home on th...

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5 Outdoor Projects for a Beautiful and Fun Homecation Space
Written By: Cristina Miguelez

As the weather warms up, more families are starting to look forward to getting outside of the home to have some fun or just >There are numerous projects that you can do to add some fun and recreation to your yard. The following 5 projects can help you maximize your space, improve your property, and increase your enjoyment of your space with the ...

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Cash-Out Refinance vs. A Home Equity Loan
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

When you have equity in your home, which is likely your biggest investment, you can use it to achieve other financial goals. A cash-out refinance is one way to get cash out of your house, as is a home equity loan. With both options, you can do various things with the money, like consolidating debt or renovating your home, but there are differenc...

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Can You Manage an Airbnb Remotely?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

There are different scenarios where you might be interested in the feasibility of managing an Airbnb remotely.Maybe you have a second home or are considering one that when you arent using it, youd like to rent on Airbnb. This is common. Another scenario might be if you want to travel the world for a while or take a sabbatical, and you want to re...

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Understanding Squatter's Rights
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

If youre a landlord, you only want people living in your property who are paying rent. Unfortunately, this isnt always what youre dealing with. nbsp;An unauthorized tenant is also known as a squatter, referring to any individual or group of people staying in a property they arent paying to rent.Squatters rights are also known as adverse possessi...

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Ask the HOA Expert - Special Assessment Notices
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: I am a real estate agent who represents condo buyers. As part of an offer, we negotiated with a seller to pay an outstanding special assessment to repair the decks. After my client closed the deal and moved in she was told the repair was only for the penthouse decks and not for her unit. Should I have gotten a copy of the special asses...

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How To Protect Yourself From Insurance Fraud: Tips From A Lawyer Who’s Seen It All
Written By: Galen M. Hair

Are you navigating the stresses of insurance fraud? Youre not alone: this happens to thousands of people each year. As a property-casualty attorney, Ive seen what can happen when insurance companies dont work in their clients best interests, or even worse, commit insurance fraud.One thing to know in any property damage situation is this: your in...

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10 Homemade Remedies for Bug Prevention
Written By: Lydia Lee

Unwanted pesky bugs and pests can put a dent on the delight you should get from your home. Surprisingly, there are common household products you can use to get rid of flies, ants, aphids, spiders, and other insects you want to steer away from your space. Try mixing some of these natural ingredients and make your own bug prevention solution. Thes...

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10 Things You Haven't Thought Of That'll Make Your Move Easier
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Moving is one of the most stressful activities there is. Its true - experts put it right up there with getting married - and divorced - and remodeling a house. If youre getting ready to move or are in the process of buying or selling a house, you may have been thinking about the unpacking and the packing and the change of address and turning on ...

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