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Why Home Inspections Matter

One of the best pieces of advice you can heed when it comes tobuying a houseis to order a home inspection. Regardless of whether you're afirst-time homebuyeror an old pro, you might have on rose

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No Down Payment For A Home No Problem

Are you considering buying a home but struggling with putting together a down payment? Are you aware of the government assisted down payment programs available to you? There are grant programs which

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Home Buyer Procedure Where Do You Start

Home Buying Procedure: Where do you start?1.Agent Representation: We play a pivotal role in your transaction. Our fiduciary responsibility is

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Make Your Garage A Selling Point

Create a Home Storage CenterA garage can a great place to toss everything you don't use on a regular basis. Depending on the size of your garage, there are a few options: Overhead storage: 

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4 Things Your Agent Knows About Negotiating

Negotiating your deal is one of the most critical aspects of your real estate journey. It's also one of the parts of the process where your agent's experience can make the most dramatic difference.

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Online Resources For Caring For Your Home

The internet offers so many resources, it's hard to know where to begin: endless images for inspiration and even step-by-step how-to videos to walk you through projects. Here are our favorite places

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4 Tips To Help Kids Adjust To A New School After A Move

At any age, a move can be stressful. But for school-age kids, a major move means changing schools, adjusting to new curriculum and finding new friends. Here are a few things you can do to help ease

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Maintenance Tips For Protecting Your Biggest Investment

Focus on Enemy No. 1: MoistureSlowly and insidiously, water can attack your house and wreak havoc with your home. Check and clear your gutters seasonally. Make sure your windows and doors are

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4 Steps To Winning A Home Bidding War

With housing inventory tight in many parts of the country, many home shoppers are finding themselves in a bidding war with other buyers. Use these tips to help you successfully act fast during the

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5 Home Maintenance Tips

Trying to save money? Home maintenance is so much more affordable than emergency repairs. Here are five routine maintenance projects that can help prevent unexpected costs and save you money year

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4 Ways Having An Agent Sell Your Home Is Better That Selling Yourself

1. An agent may increase your profitMany people think they'll make more money if they avoid paying an agent a commission and instead handle their own home sale, but the statistics show otherwise.

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4 Potential Surprises When Buying A Home

No. 1: Low inventory means you have to act fast ...In many cities around the U.S., inventories are tight, meaning there are too few homes on the market for potential homebuyers. Homes in good

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Should You Sell Your Home Or Rent It Out

Sometimes, you decide exactly when you'd like to move. Other times, life swoops in and decides for you. Your company might transfer you, a family emergency might require relocation, or you might

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5 Tips For Staging Your Home Yourself

So you've decided to sell your home. While you're preparing for this next chapter in life, keep some of your attention and energy on the importance of preparing your home to outshine all others on

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Easy Affordable Smart Home Features That Could Help You Sell Your House Faster

Fresh paint on the walls, professional staging and an asking price that ends in 999 — when you're selling your home, you'll do whatever you can to help it stand out and sell faster. Because the

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5 Closing Mistakes To Avoid

1. Don't mess with your income-to-debt ratioThe ratio of your monthly income to your monthly debts is one of the main factors the lender considered when qualifying you. And your lender will probably

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5 Closing Mistakes To Avoid

1. Don't mess with your income-to-debt ratioThe ratio of your monthly income to your monthly debts is one of the main factors the lender considered when qualifying you. And your lender will probably

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7 Tips For Packing And Moving Quickly

1. Gather your toolsPick a place to be your packing station so you don't waste time constantly wandering the house, hunting for your Sharpie or the right-sized box. Stock it with plenty of tape,

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Top 4 Financial Tips For Buyers

Getting ready to buy a house? Before you head out on your first home tour with your agent, arm yourself with the following advice.1. Double check your creditIf you're thinking about buying, you

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4 Ways To Use Your Tax Return To Boost Your Homes Exterior

Did you receive a nice chunk of change with your tax return? Consider using it for home improvement projects that will increase your home's curb appeal. The following upgrades are all under $3,000.

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School Ratings Matter When Buying A Home

Schools can have a big impact on property value and quality of life. If you're buying a home, here are a few reasons local school ratings matter, even if you don't have kids. The next buyer will

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San Marcos Open House Sante Fe Hills

Open House this Saturday July 8th from 12-4. Stop by our open house to view this beautiful upgraded Sante Fe Hills home! No HOA! Super low taxes! Solar! Pride of ownership, tastefully

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Firsttime Homebuyers Youre Closer To A Down Payment Than You Think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it's a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home,

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Pros And Cons Of Solar Panels

The cost of installing solar panels on a home has dropped dramatically over the past decade. Is it time for your home to run on sunshine? Here are some pros and cons to consider.1. Pro: Demolish

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7 Closing Mistakes to Avoid When Buying A HomeThe seller accepted your offer, the inspector didn’t find anything that's a deal killer. You’re in the homestretch! While you can breathe a little

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Mortgage Rates News May 10th

BY:MATTHEW GRAHAMMortgage Rates Continue Slow Trend HigherDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeMay 9 2017, 2:29PMMortgage rates haven't necessarily moved higher every day recently.  For

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Mortgage Rate News Today

BY:MATTHEW GRAHAMMortgage Rates Continue Slow Trend HigherDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeMay 9 2017, 2:29PMMortgage rates haven't necessarily moved higher every day recently.  For

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From Sale To Sold

Most people have an idea of what their dream home would look like (and if you need inspiration, we've created several Pinterest boards). You can't always get everything you want in a home – but

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The Housing Report

1. Home sales increased year-over-yearMarch home sales were 6.6 percent higher than the report's previous March record, set last year. Thirty-eight of the 53 metro areas in the report showed year

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What To Expect With Home Inpspections

A home inspection can be a nerve-racking part of the home-buying process – but it is also a vital step. Here are a few things an inspector may find that could add to the cost of a home – or save

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Top 4 Financial Tips For Home Buyers

1. Double check your creditIf you're thinking about buying, you should already be "keeping score." Know your credit score, and make sure to rectify any credit reporting errors before lenders take a

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Fannie And The Fed Rates

BY:JANN SWANSONFannie Mae Sees Faster Fed Rate HikesDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeApr 19 2017, 10:36AMFannie Mae has moved its projected timeline for further Federal Reserve price hikes

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BY:JANN SWANSONFannie Mae Sees Faster Fed Rate HikesDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeApr 19 2017, 10:36AMFannie Mae has moved its projected timeline for further Federal Reserve price hikes

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Vacation Homes Take A Downturn

BY:JANN SWANSONVacation Home Sales Plunged in 2016, Mortgage Use UpDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeApr 11 2017, 10:15AMWhile home sales in 2016 were the strongest in years, the National

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Loan Applications Set A New Record

BY:JANN SWANSONPurchase Loan Applications Set New Price RecordDecrease Font SizeTextIncrease Font SizeApr 12 2017, 7:37AMThe volume of mortgage applications reversed a three-week losing

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4 Financial Tips For Buyers From The REMAX Collection

1. Double check your creditIf you're thinking about buying, you should already be "keeping score." Know your credit score, and make sure to rectify any credit reporting errors before lenders take a

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Housing Report 4 Things To Know In 2017

Low home inventory in February drove home prices up to a record high in the 9-year history of the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Here's what you need to know from the March 2017 edition.1.

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ARE SOLAR PANELS FOR YOU

ARE SOLAR PANELS FOR YOU?The cost of solar panels has dropped dramatically over the past decade.Is it time for your home to run on sunshine? Here are some tips to consider!1. Pro: DEMOLISH YOUR

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Landscaping Trends For 2017

4 Landscaping Trends for 2017Warm weather and long days are on the horizon! Time to get your yard in shape for summer!According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals these are this

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