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How to Start Renting Out a Room in Your Primary Residence

Renting out a room in your primary residence might seem like an easy way to bring in some extra cash, but there are a lot of personal and legal factors to weigh […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What to Look For in an HOA and Why They Matter to Homeowners

Before you say “No way” to HOAs… HOAs, otherwise known as homeowners associations, often get a bad rap. You’ve likely heard stories of strict HOA guidelines, dictating things like what color you […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
School District Impact on Property Values and Home Prices

Did you know? School district impact on property values can influence home prices and home buying trends. It’s back-to-school season and we can’t think of a better way to get into school […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Multiple Offers on a House? Here’s How to Choose the Best One

Buying a new home often involves selling your current one. And in this market, that likely means you’ll receive multiple offers from potential buyers. So, if you receive multiple offers on a […]

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Purchase 4 min read
Home Appraisal vs. Home Inspection

Home appraisal vs. home inspection: what’s the difference and why you need both. It’s easy to confuse a home appraisal with a home inspection, or think they’re the same thing. In both […]

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Home & Garden 5 min read
The “Welcome Home” Checklist: 6 Homeowner Tips to Help You Get Settled

Buying your first home is an exciting, life-changing experience. But it’s no secret that it comes with a lot more responsibility than, say, renting. Locks. Maintenance. Mail. Lawn care. It can seem […]

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Home & Garden 6 min read
10 Interior Design Tips for Every Budget

If current rates have you staying put, that doesn’t mean your decor has to stay the same, too. There are plenty of great ways to use interior decorating to refresh your space […]

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Home & Garden 5 min read
How to Reduce Traffic Noise in Your Backyard

Nothing says serenity like the shrill of sirens, blaring of horns, and jarring cacophony of traffic. Your backyard should be a place to get away from it all. But, if you live […]

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Purchase 5 min read
Should You Buy or Sell First?

So you’re ready to move, but should you buy or sell first? It’s time. Your family’s getting bigger and you need more space, or maybe you’ve got an awesome job opportunity somewhere […]

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Purchase 6 min read
The Cost of Home Ownership

For many, the dream of home ownership seems out of reach. Between the high cost of homes, a competitive market, and the relative ease of renting in comparison to owning, it’s easy […]

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Home & Garden 6 min read
The Most Popular House Styles and Where to Find Them

Environment influences architecture, so knowing where to find the most popular house styles is a great place to start your home search. Whether you’re dreaming of a classic Colonial or a Contemporary […]

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Purchase 6 min read
8 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Eight things first-time home buyers need to know before they start shopping. It’s about that time, isn’t it? Paying rent every month for an apartment you don’t own is finally getting to […]

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