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I write tips and tricks to help buyers and
sellers save time and money.

Should I buy a new or existing home?

That letter from the bank: You know the one — it says you’re approved to buy a home for a certain amount of money. It’s burning a hole in your pocket. Now it comes down to deciding what type of...
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What credit score do I need to buy a house?

Three digits. They may be all that is standing between you and your own home or continuing to rent. Known as your “credit score,” those digits reflect how risky it will be to lend you money. The score may also...
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Create your dream patio in just 5 steps

Wisteria blooms elegantly along the back fence, temperatures are gradually nudging their way up, grilling season is oh, so close and you’re ready to give your patio or balcony a shot of pre-summer sprucing. Few things in a busy life...
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Budget your way to a new home

Buying a home isn’t as easy as walking up to a lender and requesting a mortgage. You’ll need cash for a down payment and the loan’s closing costs, unless you’re applying for a VA or USDA loan. If you’ll be...
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Home Improvement Projects with the Best ROI

Not all home improvement projects are created equal Trying to figure out which home improvement projects will give you the most bang for your buck? Check out these suggestions:       Powered by WPeMatico
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Must-have tech gadgets for the home

Last week I came across an article about the latest tech gadgets for the home. There is some pretty cool stuff out there, some of it new and some that has been around for a few years. If you’re in...
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3 Critical Home Seller Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Real estate isn’t a game for the faint of heart. To ensure that you walk away from the deal with the maximum amount of money possible requires following a time-tested process. Unfortunately, not all real estate agents counsel their clients...
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Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes: Are you prepared?

Hurricane season in 2018 was brutal. We saw eight hurricanes, with Florence and Michael producing the most significant damage. Hurricane season this year begins on June 1. Last month, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, declared a state of emergency in preparation...
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How to sell a home as a landlord

Tenants come in two “flavors,” affable and nightmarish. We hope, for your sake, that when it comes time to sell your rental your tenants are the former. The whole process will go much smoother. If they are disagreeable, you may...
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5 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

Most of us homeowners consider spring cleaning as the project that clears the home’s interiors of winter’s nastiness. You know, the mud in the mud room, the stale odors, the fireplace scent clinging to draperies and rugs. The home’s exterior...
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