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The Best And Worst Times Of The Year To Sell Your Home

Does the time of year when you put your home on the market affect how well it will sell? What about the final sales price? According to many studies in housing trends, the answer is yes. The time of year when you sell your home can have an effect on how many people are interested …

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 15, 2013

The Fed’s release of the minutes for the June FOMC meeting was the most noteworthy economic event last week; the minutes repeated the Fed’s recent statement concerning the wind-down of its current monetary easing policy. The minutes indicated that about half of meeting participants wanted to end the quantitative easing (QE) policy by year end, …

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Go Green By Faking It With Artificial Grass

The summer heat is starting to take its toll on you and your thirsty lawn. Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars every summer striving to grow healthy grass and keep it green. If you’re sick of trying to maintain a manicured lawn, then you can go green another way. Install artificial turf. The Grass is Always …

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7 Smart Tips To Painting Your Own Home This Summer

Winter may have taken a toll on your home’s exterior this year. You’ve been noticing the cracking paint for months, but you don’t want to shell out the big bucks to hire a professional painter. Don’t fret! With the weather warming and the nice summer weekends, it’s the perfect time to tackle that project of …

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Free Yourself From Your Mortgage With This Simple Plan

What if you could accelerate the mortgage payment on your home so that you own your property several years earlier than your 15 or 30 year term? Making your final mortgage payment and owning your house is an incredibly good feeling and there is a simple way that you can bring about that rewarding day …

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5 Important Tips To Help Smooth Your Move When You Have Teens In The Home

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her …

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How To Improve Your Credit Score For Better Financing Terms

Imagine that you’ve found the perfect home and are ready to apply for financing. Your home loan approval amount comes back lower than you would have expected and at an interest rate significantly above what you have heard is available on the market. This could be because you have an average to poor credit score. …

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Fixing Up An Historic Home : The Three Rs

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Restoration, Renovation, and Repair — the three Rs of fixing up an historic home.