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Protect Your Email From Latest Hacking Trend

Protect Your Email From Latest Hacking Trend DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 Many real estate professionals have become keenly aware of targeted wire fraud scams that

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6 Personal Perspectives

Want to take your career to the next level? Try implementing these 6 steps that I have learned in my time at Keller Williams called the 6 Personal Perspectives. These are

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Breaking Down the Big, Scary Listing Agreement Into a Deal You Understand LOGISTICS  CONTRACTS, DISCLOSURES, AND PAPERWORK by Corinne RiveraPosted onJuly 16, 20186-8 minute

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The 80 20 Principle

Where does the time go? Do you feel confident that the majority of your time is spent effectively growing your business, or does it feel more like your time is scattered across a variety of

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Buying A Home Take Stock Of These Things

What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There are the obvious things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are

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Millennial Home Buyers What You Need To Know

In the past, you’ve likely read about how the Millennial generation is opting to rent rather than buy property. While this still holds true for many Millennials, the fact is that a growing number

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New Home Construction Boom Expected

The housing market has been trending in a positive direction and economic indicators point to new home construction going vertical. Following the housing bubble and sluggish post-recession economy,

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4 Things To Know About Homestead Exemptions

Homeowners are well aware that peripheral costs swell over time and can put a strain on incomes. Utility bills increase, home insurance creeps up annually and taxes rise with the cost of schools and

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4 Reasons Millennials Should Buy A Retirement Home First

There’s an idea running through marketing and business circles that anything that is popular, the opposite will likely be popular as well. Consider that sugar and caffeinated beverages such as

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When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling

“Move-in ready” homes are desirable — there’s no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 20th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders and Commerce Department releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits issued. Weekly readings on

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Outdoor Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home

First impressions matter when you’re selling your home. Curb appeal is what draws potential buyers to your home. It can make or break a home sale.Attractive landscaping or an appealing entryway

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Pros And Cons Of Downsizing After Retirement

With Baby Boomers already rolling into retirement and Gen X looking forward to shrugging off the stress of the 40-hour work week, downsizing could be a strategic move. For many Americans,

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Myths About Buying A Vacation Home

Are you thinking about buying a vacation home? Maybe owning two homes is part of your retirement dream. Maybe you’d like to have a second home in your favorite holiday locale. If you are

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Myths About Buying A Vacation Home

Are you thinking about buying a vacation home? Maybe owning two homes is part of your retirement dream. Maybe you’d like to have a second home in your favorite holiday locale. If you are

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 13th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 13th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on job openings and inflation along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and

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Big Second Quarter GDP Numbers Impact Housing Market

Positive economic growth numbers are always cause for celebration and the second quarter GDP just went vertical. After nearly four years of sub-par growth, the real GDP hit 4.1 percent in the second

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4 Top Sustainable Home Trends

The emergence of sustainable energy and products have solidified the go-green movement. Solar energy and electric cars are just the tip of the iceberg. The impact of products on the environment has

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Home Trends Includes Natural Mindfulness Designs

Urban and suburban life offers wonderful conveniences and cultural benefits. But a downside that many families are experiencing is the pervasive use of electronics and disconnectedness from.

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4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

You can make the most of a small home with smart design strategies and careful planning. Maybe your youngest has finally gone away to college, and you have much more space than you really need. Or

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 6th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller, Commerce Department reports on pending home sales and construction spending and an FOMC statement. Labor sector reports on job

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Guide To Buying An AFrame House

A-Frame houses have spiked in popularity over the last couple of years. These adorable homes can be quirky or sleek and modern. They are shaped like a triangle — hence the name. A-Frame houses

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4 Important Reasons To Install A Home Generator

Home improvements are key investments when it comes to quality of life and property value. While decks, solar panels and smart technologies are trendy options, installing a home generator may be

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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper

Popular TV shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers have brought the charms of owning a fixer upper to light. A fixer-upper can be a great option if you are prepared for the experience of

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Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Whether you are a homeowner looking to get the maximum return on investment, a buyer interested in fair market value or an industry insider grappling with the moving parts of the real estate

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Selling Your Home 4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready

The garage is often the last thing on seller’s minds when it comes to home staging. It is prudent to make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are perfect for showings. Make sure that you don’t

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Check Out This Great Next Gen Kitchen Technology

There’s perhaps no better indicator that we are living in the technology age than Smart gadgets infiltrating the kitchen. Whether they are little conveniences or big-ticket items, the chef in

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3 Generations Top Housing Market Trends

Historians like to say that those who do not learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them. In the real estate industry, the chances of that happening are slim because agents and other

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Home Buying Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home inspection is complete, but a few issues have been found. At this point,

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Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that you are in the clear as far as your closing goes. However, that is not always the

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Backyard Farming Fad Or The New Future

While a kitchen herb garden or pot-grown tomatoes may be commonplace in both suburban backyards and on urban condo patios, an increasingly large number of homeowners look to backyard farming as a

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5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Sellers Market

This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they’re being listed – and for top price. Yes, it’s a seller’s market out there, which is great news if you’re

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 16th 2018

Last Week’s economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, new jobless claims and consumer sentiment. Inflation Slows in June The Consumer Price Index for June inched down to 0

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InLaw Apartments Provide Tangible Benefits For Home Owners

Many homeowners are looking for ways to maximize on their investment. One idea that is gaining popularity is a space set aside for aging parents known as an In-law apartments. These additions are

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The Case For Making A Smart Garage

Energy-efficiency, smart electronics and automation have come home to the rest of the house, but many garages still look and feel like neglected warehouses. Why not update the lighting and add some

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Rebuilding Costs Rethinking How Much Homeowners Insurance You Really Need

Rebuilding Costs: Rethinking How Much Homeowners Insurance You Really Need Buying a home comes with numerous financial planning obligations. It’s far from a turn-key operation and one of the

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Working From Home 5 Best Tips To Make It Work

Carving out space for a home office isn’t always easy, but if you have the option to work from home even part of the time, it’s essential to have a space that works for you. Here are 5 great

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 9th 2018

Last week’s economic releases included monthly readings on construction spending, public and private sector job growth and June’s national unemployment rate. Weekly readings included Freddie Mac

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Top Uses Of A HELOC

Top Uses Of A HELOC Homeowners who have equity built up in their homes can tap into that equity using a home equity line of credit, or HELOC. This financial tool can be a great way to accomplish a

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SellerPaid Closing Costs In A Sellers Market Yes Its Still Possible SellerPaid Closing Costs In A Se

Seller-Paid Closing Costs In A Seller’s Market? Yes, It’s Still Possible For first-time home buyers, closing costs are a major hurdle for home ownership. Coming up with a down payment and

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 2nd 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller housing market indices and data released on new and pending home sales. Weekly releases on mortgage rates and first-time

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Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

The rise in Millennial home buyers will inevitably change the items that promote faster and more lucrative home sales. Consider trends over the past decades that have included conveniences such as

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Understanding The Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Most consumers believe if they pay their bills on time, they need not worry about their credit score. Oftentimes, it is a rude awakening when they apply for a mortgage loan, car loan, or any

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 25th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 25th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on

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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting 3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your

In the ideal home-buying scenario, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always possible. Maybe you are relocating for a job and have to buy a house from across

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3 Programs That Allow You To Buy A Home With No Money Down In 2018

3 Programs That Allow You To Buy A Home With No Money Down In 2018 Home buyers are typically advised to put at least 20% down for a mortgage. Coming up with that amount can seem almost impossible

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House Hunting When You Are In A Time Crunch

In an ideal world, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, that does not always happen. Maybe you are relocating because of a job transfer. Fortunately, it doesn’t have

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How To Manage Investment Property While Working FullTime

How To Manage Investment Property While Working Full-Time In 2017, upwards of 75 percent of independent rental property owners in the U.S. reportedly worked another job on top of being a landlord.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 18th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included the post-meeting statement by the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee along with readings on retail sales and inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates

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Questions To Ask When Buying New Construction

Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The

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Fix And Flip Forget What You See On Television

The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality shows are not at all like real life. If you think it’s easy to buy a house that needs updating and

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Buying A Foreclosure 5 Things To Know

Buying A Foreclosure: 5 Things To Know Buying a property out of foreclosure can be a very smart move, financially. But it can also be complicated, expensive, and stressful. Here are 5 things

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Market Mortgage Rate Update 6102018

Rates have settled back into the mid 4% range for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage today (for borrowers with A credit). It has been a bit of a see-saw the last two weeks with the political turmoil

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What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities

What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities For many Americans, retirement age is fast approaching or already here: Baby Boomers account for nearly 75 million individuals in the United

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What You Need To Know About Short Sales

What You Need To Know About Short Sales On the surface, a short sale seems like the perfect deal. However, before you take the plunge, you need to understand how this type of home purchase works.

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Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure

Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure When a homeowner stops making regular mortgage payments, the bank can foreclose on the property. This means that the bank takes possession of the property in

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 4th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings on Case-Shiller home prices, pending home sales and construction spending. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released,

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How To Qualify For An FHA Loan

Borrowers who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage are often able to obtain an FHA loan. However, to secure this type of loan, you must still meet certain requirements. What Is an FHA?

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Understanding Your Debt To Income Ratio

When you are filling out a mortgage application, the lender will be asking you for specific financial information. One of the reasons they ask for this information is to enable the underwriter to

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Home Updates That Make Good MultiGenerational Sense

Home Updates That Make Good Multi-Generational Sense Multi-generational households and the growing preference on the part of many retirees toward “aging in place”have altered home design

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 29th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 29th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on sales of new and previously-owned homes along with weekly readings on mortgage

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Smart Technology Or Home Automation Whats The Difference

Smart Technology or Home Automation: What’s the Difference? Is it worth it to add smart appliances or automated features if you’re selling a home? Just how much connectivity do buyers want? And

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What You Need To Know About Your Home Appraisal And Your Mortgage

When buying a home, there are certain steps a buyer should go through before the home sale is official. First the buyer makes the offer, then the offer is accepted.Next the buyer schedules the

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Green Technology To Reduce Your Homes Carbon Footprint

When you are a homeowner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, there are a number of steps you can take to make your home earth-friendly. From passive solar heating to solar panels, you can

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Thinking About Buying A FixerUpper Know These Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

If your financial situation is limited, yet you’re handy with a hammer and nails, then purchasing a fixer-upper home can be an attractive option. Fixer-uppers typically require a bevy of updates

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PetFriendly Homes Some Selling Dos And Donts

Nearly 70 million American households include at least one pet, but most prospective buyers won’t want to see evidence of pets in a home on the market. Here are some tips about how to sell a-

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Selling Your Home FHA Learn These Tips To Ensure A Smooth Closing

Before an owner can market a property to buyers that want to use a FHA loan, he will want to familiarize himself with the FHA’s standards. FHA won’t insure loans on just any property. While

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Tips For Home Buying In The Digital Age

The digital age has changed the way buyers browse for and purchase goods and services, including real estate. While home buyers still can check out property listings via a print newspaper or by

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 14th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings on consumer prices, consumer sentiment and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.Consumer Price Index Increases in AprilConsumer

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New Home Buyer Dont Make These 3 Common Mistakes

Looking for your new home can feel like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time going through the home buying process.  Sometimes, all of the choices may feel overwhelming. You

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How To Turn A Profit Flipping Land Into Residential Property

Reality TV shows have inspired people to flip houses for profit. They make it look fun, easy and the type of business anyone with some capital can get into. Every once in a while, house-flipping

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Ensuring A StressLess Closing

Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally have keys in hand and you are ready to step into

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Dont Let A Renter Assume Your Mortgage Payment As A Landlord

When it comes to a property that’s been financed with a mortgage, homeowners can experience the need or desire to live elsewhere from time to time. Renting may be considered as a way to recover

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 7th 2018

Last week’s economic releases included readings on inflation, construction spending and private and public- sector payrolls. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were

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Financing Your Solar Roof

Going solar can make life sunnier for some homeowners. In addition to reducing energy dependence by “borrowing” energy directly from the sun, purchasers may also enjoy a 30 percent

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Understanding The Basic Interest Rates Difference Between Fixed And Variable

Understanding the Basic Interest Rates Difference Between Fixed and Variable Home loans are available in an assortment of lending packages, but the big difference that consumers need to pay

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5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market

5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market According to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, Millennials bought 34% of the homes sold; the

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5 Key Factors That Affect Your Mortgage Rate

5 Key Factors That Affect Your Mortgage Rate Many first time home buyers often wonder what factors determine their mortgage rate. Is it their credit score? Is it the type of loan chosen? Is it the

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 30th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 30th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, new and existing home sales and weekly

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Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell

Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell Spring is many people’s favorite season of the year. Obviously, there are many valid reasons why this is so. One of the best things about

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The HomeBuying Closing Process In A Nutshell

The Home-Buying Closing Process in a Nutshell The closing process for a home purchase is an exciting time. The home is finished, the purchase is ready to be finalized and it’s almost time to move

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Solar Roof Panels A Mainstream Option For Homeowners

Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For Homeowners? Do rooftop solar panels add value to a home, and are they cost-effective in terms of energy savings? The short answer is yes, say the experts.

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Equity Loan And HELOC Vs Reverse Mortgage Whats The Difference

Equity Loan and HELOC vs. Reverse Mortgage – What’s the Difference? There are times in our lives when the idea of freeing up cash becomes desirable or necessary. Near retirement, this

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Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements For Homeowners

Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements for Homeowners Before delving into tax-deductible home improvements, it’s important to understand that these tax deductions won’t be applied immediately.

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Pros And Cons Of Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Pros and Cons of Adjustable Rate Mortgages When you are in the market for a new home, you may be faced with numerous options for financing your home. One of the choices you will have to make is

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Should You Pay Discount Points When You Get Your Mortgage

Should You Pay Discount Points When You Get Your Mortgage? One of the challenges you will face when deciding how much money to put down on your new home is whether to put down a larger down payment

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 16th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 16th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation, the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open

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The Humble Vegetable Garden A Fun Healthconscious Home Project For The Entire Family

The Humble Vegetable Garden: A Fun, Health-conscious Home Project for the Entire Family Whether you are hunting for a project that will pry the kids away from their phones or you just want a head

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Look Beyond The Interest Rate What Else Matters When Choosing A Mortgage Lender

Look Beyond The Interest Rate: What Else Matters When Choosing A Mortgage Lender?Most consumers securing a mortgage plan to remain in that loan for 30 years. During that time, the borrower maintains

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How The 2018 Tax Changes Can Affect Your Mortgage

How The 2018 Tax Changes Can Affect Your MortgageWhen the chatter was at its peak on the 2018 tax law changes being proposed, one of the big areas of concern for homeowners was the elimination of

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Manage These 3 Items Before Applying For A Mortgage

Manage These 3 Items Before Applying For A Mortgage Mortgage lenders weigh the risk of getting their principal and interest paid back by looking at the qualities of the prospective borrrower. And

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 9th 2018 Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week A

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 9th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on construction spending, mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. Other labor

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Should You Consider An Adjustable Rate Mortgage For Your Home Purchase

Should You Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage For Your Home Purchase? With mortgage rates finally looking like they may move upward a bit as the overall market improves the adjustable rate

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Questions And Answers Regarding The Veterans Loan Program

Questions and Answers Regarding The Veterans Loan Program Owning a home is important to military veterans just like the majority of other consumers.  The Veteran’s Administration has

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 2nd 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 2nd, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings from Case-Shiller, pending home sales, and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on

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7 Tips To Plan A Spring Yard TuneUp Before Listing A Home For Sale 7 Tips To Plan A Spring Backyard

7 Tips To Plan A Spring Yard ‘Tune-Up’ Before Listing A Home For Sale The oft-repeated maxim that there is never a second chance to make a great first impression is especially true when it

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A Mortgage PreApproval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations

A Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations A mortgage pre-qualification is an initial estimate of what type and size of mortgage a borrower could get. It is limited,

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5 Tips For Prospective Buyers To Submit A Winning Offer

In a hot real estate market, agents often tell buyers they must expect to make multiple offers before one is accepted. Disappointment may be the new normal rather than an exception.

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Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions

Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions US homeowners now have over 5 trillion dollars in home equity which is a very large amount of money! So this year may

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 26th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 26th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on new and pre-owned home sales and the Federal Open Market Committee’s

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6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling 6 Top Trending Green Features

6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling Sustainable materials, energy savings and smart home technology are high on the list of buyer wants in a home. But there are some other

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What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018

What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018? The FNMA HomeReady Program Those who are involved in the mortgage industry must keep updated on changes to FHA, and Fannie Mae (FNMA)

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7 Excellent Ideas For Building An EcoFriendly Home

7 Excellent Ideas For Building An Eco-Friendly Home In recent years, building an environmentally friendly home or updating an existing home to be more energy efficient has become much more

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The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage The Best Questions To Ask Before Ref

The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage 1) Do I have enough equity to get a mortgage? To get a conventional loan, you will usually need to have at least 20 percent equity.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 19th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 19th, 2018 Last week’s economic news included readings From National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on housing

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Moving From An Apartment To A House Heres What You Need To Remember About Your Lease

Moving From An Apartment To A House? Here’s What You Need To Remember About Your Lease The major problem that the vast majority of buyers will run into – especially when purchasing their first

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What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase

What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase? Several generations ago, lenders required home buyers to have a 20 percent down payment in order to get a.

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What Items Can Change My Mortgage PreApproval Status

What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status? When you are purchasing a home, your lender may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home of your dreams. There

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Can I Have A Co Signer For My Mortgage Loan

Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan? Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their application. However, a co

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 12th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 12th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included reports on Non-Farm Payrolls, ADP payrolls, and the national unemployment rate. Weekly

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The Benefits Of Using A Veterans VA Loan To Purchase Your Home

The Benefits of Using a Veterans (VA) Loan To Purchase Your Home U.S. military veterans have opportunities to enjoy some richly-deserved benefits in other aspects of their lives, including some

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Should You Improve Your Home Before Selling Or Not

Should You Improve Your Home Before Selling Or Not? Selling your home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through and one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.,

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 5th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 5th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on new home sales, pending home sales and Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

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Can Your Waistline Be Affected By Your Kitchen Colors

Can Your Waistline Be Affected By Your Kitchen Colors? Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry? Rarely do people think about the colors that they choose to paint their

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Should You Get PreQualified Or PreApproved For Your New Home Purchase

Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase? Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their dream home only to discover they are not able to get a

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DIY Home Improvement A Much Better Bedroom In Just A Few Hours

DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less

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How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment To Achieve Your Home Buying Goals

How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals When you are considering purchasing a home , understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 26th 2018 Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Wee

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, a report on January sales of pre-owned homes

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3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available To Them Right Now

3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now The economy seems to be heating up rapidly, but home loan interest rates are still at historically low levels. Real estate

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3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage Tips To Sidestep Common FHA Loan Problem

3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify as easily for conventional

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Questions And Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts

Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 20th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018 Last week’s weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits

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Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mor

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now? Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today’s low interest rate for the next 15 or 30 years. While interest rates now

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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Insurance

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance Homeowners insurance and title insurance may not be the only kinds of insurance you need when you buy a home. Many buyers also have to purchase

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 12th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018 Jerome “Jay” Powell was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Reserve amidst wild fluctuations in U.S. stock markets. Analysts

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Down Payments 101 Is It Worth It To Put More Than 20 Percent Down

Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down? Are you thinking of buying a new home this spring or summer? If so, you’re not alone. Many thousands of individuals and

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3 Reasons Why Buying An Investment Property Is The Best Way To Build Your Net Worth

3 Reasons Why Buying an Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth Whether you have recently graduated from college or are getting close to retirement, it’s likely that you have

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CaseShiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward In November Reading

Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year.

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CaseShiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward In November Reading

Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year.

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The 4Step Financial Checkup To Get Ready For A Mortgage In 2018

The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage in 2018 Are you ready to join the ranks of homeowners in our local community? Congratulations – homeownership is a big step towards

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 5th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 5th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on pending home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and construction.

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What Is Mortgage Insurance And How Does It Benefit Me Lets Take A Look

What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Benefit Me? Let’s Take a Look Are you in the market for a new home? If you are considering a mortgage, you may be curious about mortgage insurance,

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The Mortgage Helper How To Find The Perfect Tenant For Your Basement Suite The Mortgage Helper How T

The Mortgage Helper: How to Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Basement Suite Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you are missing out on

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The Mortgage Helper How To Find The Perfect Tenant For Your Basement Suite

The Mortgage Helper: How to Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Basement Suite Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you are missing out on

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Curious About Homeowners Association HOA Fees Heres What You Need To Know

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How To Use A Mortgage To Buy A Home After Going Through A Bankruptcy

How to Use a Mortgage to Buy a Home After Going Through a BankruptcyWhile it is sometimes the best option to get your finances repaired, the bankruptcy and following discharge period can be tough.

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Upgrading Your Home 5 Great Reasons To Make The Switch To Hardwood Floors

Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood FloorsAre you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet?

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IDEAS FOR ACCENT WALLS

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Four Mistakes To Avoid When Making An Offer For Your Dream Home

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Real Estate Negotiations 3 Tricks That You Can Use To Ensure Yours Is The Winning Bid

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BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2017

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week October 2 2017

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 2, 2017Last week’s economic reports included Case-Shiller’s Home Price Indices, readings on new and pending home sales and Freddie Mac

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3 Tips For Getting Your Home Sold In The Fall

3 Tips For Getting Your Home Sold In The FallFall’s reputation for being the most difficult time of year to sell a home, discourages many sellers from putting their houses on the market. The -

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Homeowners Who Remodel Gain Equity And Enjoyment Say Realtors

Homeowners Who Remodel Gain Equity and Enjoyment, Say Realtors® Share Media Contact: Jane Dollinger 202-383-1042 NAR Media Contacts

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20 Small Bathroom Ideas That Save Time And Money

20 Small Bathroom Ideas that Save Time and MoneyImage: KohlerClever, readers! Your ideas on our water-wise bathroom remodeling series deserve a special blog post of their own.SHARE THISEmail ThisPin

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Kitchen Remodels Offer Big Paybacks At Resale

Kitchen Remodels Offer Big Paybacks at Resale DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Homeowners looking for a remodeling project may be smart to tackle a kitchen renovation—that,

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5 Key Maintenance Tasks To Prepare Your Home For The Winter

5 Key Maintenance Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the WinterThe days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and the kids are heading back to school. The approach of autumn means that winter

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4 Things You Really Wish Your Sellers Knew DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 You don’t want to hurt your clients’ feelings. But undoubtedly there are a few things that pop

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Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster With These MoneySmart Strategies

Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster With These Money-Smart StrategiesAs with any loan or line of credit, there are benefits to getting your mortgage paid down. You’ll pay less in interest, potentially

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7 Home Hacks That Make Maintenance Easier

7 Home Hacks That Make Maintenance Easier These tricks make tackling prickly household chores easier.Image: Annika Erickson/Blend/Offset SHARE THIS Email This Pin This Tweet This

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CaseShiller Home Prices Higher In July Home Prices May Have Peaked

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Higher in July, Home Prices May Have PeakedCase-Shiller reported higher sales of new homes for July; the national reading for new home sales increased by 0.10 percent to a

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Did You Know Your Choice Of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage Heres How

Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here’s HowIf you are in the market for a new home, you’ve probably begun the process of choosing the neighborhood or

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6 Surprising Benefits Of Buying Or Selling Your Home In The Fall

Seeing fewer for-sale signs now that summer is over? That can be great news for buyers who are looking to score a new home and buyers who want to get rid of their place and buy a new one. If you

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week September 25 2017

Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week September 25 2017Last week’s economic news included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and sales of pre-owned homes. The Fed’s Federal

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Kitchen Color Schemes How To Avoid Kitschy Colors

Kitchen Color Schemes: How to Avoid Kitschy ColorsImage: Anna Williams/Offset.comThe never-regret kitchen starts with the right hues. SHARE THIS Email This Pin This Tweet This ,

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5 Ways To Use Real Estate Investing To Achieve Your Financial Freedom

Benefits of Landscaping  By Jesse McCarl Whether you’re a homeowner looking to increase your home value or a seller looking to increase market price, the

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See Inside A Listing Styled By A Former White House Decorator

See Inside a Listing Styled by a Former White House DecoratorPosted in Uncategorized, by Blog Contributor on August 21, 201722Submitted by TopTenRealEstateDeals.comPhotos

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DIY Home Projects Creating A Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused

DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay FocusedIf you’re a parent of school-aged children, you’ve likely been concerned with their study habits at some point.

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Its Preapproval Time How To Get Your Finances In Order For Your Mortgage Approval

It’s Pre-approval Time: How to Get Your Finances in Order for Your Mortgage ApprovalBuying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences a person or family can have. Of course, before you can

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Smart Phones Cost How Much Now? The Answer, And More, In Five For WednesdayPosted in Five for Wednesday, by Joseph Sullivan on September 6, 20171Pricing for the iPhone 8 hasn’t been

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The NAHB Reports Builder Confidence Dropped After Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane DamageHome builders had less confidence in housing market conditions in September. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, builders worried that

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What Your Down Payment Should Be

How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let’s Take a LookAre you thinking about buying a new home? If you are going to take out mortgage financing, one consideration you will

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What To Do If Your Home Doesnt Sell September 20 2017

What to Do if Your Home Doesn’t SellPosted in Staging, by Blog Contributor on September 18, 20175By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior DecoratingHas your property been

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Homeownership Incentives Vigorously Defended At Senate Finance Committee

Homeownership Incentives Vigorously Defended at Senate Finance CommitteePosted in Uncategorized, by Jon Boughtin on September 14, 2017With talk of tax reform heating up on Capitol,

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Effect Home Staging Tips To Spark Love At First Sight

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Effect: Home Staging Tips to Spark Love at First SightPosted in Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on September 11, 201787By Phil Karp, guest contributorPhoto

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Business Book Best Sellers

Business Book Best SellersPosted in Best Sellers, by Meg White on August 10, 201713Every once in a while, we like to look at what made The New York Times’ best seller list for

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Story Idea Selling A Home

Story Idea – Selling a Home? Consider Staging!Posted in Story Ideas, by Jane Dollinger on August 23, 2017Most home sellers know the importance of keeping their house clean and

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Siri Vs Google Assistant Vs Bixby

Siri vs. Google Assistant vs. Bixby, Another Two-Sided Phone, and More in Five for WednesdayPosted in Five for Wednesday, by Joseph Sullivan on July 26, 20173 A voice assistant

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Story Idea How To NOT Get Scammed By A Contractor Sep 13 2017 13618 1

Story Idea – How to NOT Get Scammed by a ContractorPosted in Story Ideas, by Jane Dollinger on September 8, 2017While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is

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5 Ideas To Increase Basement Value Sep 11 2017 13618 F

5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a BasementPosted in Remodeling Adviser, Uncategorized, by Blog Contributor on July 24, 2017200Photo courtesy Shannon DittmannArticle Submitted by

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Sep 8 2017 13618 2 Android Oreo Is Here

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Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsSuccessful staging is key to selling your home quickly and at the best price. From cleaning to styling, these tips can helpLaura GaskillJune 13, 2012

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30 Can't-Miss Home Staging Tips Designed to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging.

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Rules For Working With Your Real Estate Agent

Rules for Working With Real Estate AgentsPlaying by the rules keeps the peace between buyers and real estate agentsOne of my buyers is a brilliant neurosurgeon, top of her class in med school, but

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Best Buys Of The Year

17 best things to buy on Labor Day weekendIf you’re not squeezing in one last summer getaway this Labor Day weekend, it’s a good time to do some shopping to score deals on a wide range of

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Best Deals Of The Year Are Here

17 best things to buy on Labor Day weekendIf you’re not squeezing in one last summer getaway this Labor Day weekend, it’s a good time to do some shopping to score deals on a wide range of

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21 Staging Tips To Sell Fast

Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsSuccessful staging is key to selling your home quickly and at the best price. From cleaning to styling, these tips can help1. Boost curb appeal.This is something

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21 Staging Tips

Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsSuccessful staging is key to selling your home quickly and at the best price. From cleaning to styling, these tips can help1. Boost curb appeal.This is something

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Technology, Inventory and Competition Among Firms’ Top Challenges: Realtors® SurveyMEDIA CONTACT: COLE HENRY / 202-383-1290 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E-MAIL)WASHINGTON (August 22, 2017) – 

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uly 2017 Existing-Home Sales SnapshotAUGUST 24, 2017Download (PNG 358KB)The information in this infographic is from July 2017 Existing-Home Sales data.See more data.Read the news release about

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Back To School Life Tips

24 Back to School Organization IdeasThese back to school organization ideas make the perfectionist in me so happy! I’m not a very organized person, so I can promise you that if you open my mudroom

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Back To School Tips For Everyone

24 Back to School Organization IdeasThese back to school organization ideas make the perfectionist in me so happy! I’m not a very organized person, so I can promise you that if you open my mudroom

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5 Rules To Buying A House

How to Buy a House: The 5 New Rules That Can Make or Break Your OfferThe rules on how to buy a house have changed, folks—so if you're serious about becoming a proud homeowner in the near future,

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How to Buy a House: The 5 New Rules That Can Make or Break Your Offer The rules on how to buy a house have changed, folks—so if you're serious about becoming a proud homeowner in the near

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Take The Real Estate Plunge

I Want to Buy a House': A Guide to Taking the Real Estate PlungeMaybe you're renting in an overpriced neighborhood and are sick of writing a huge rent check. Maybe you're living in a yurt and

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Buy The House Take The Plunge

I Want to Buy a House': A Guide to Taking the Real Estate PlungeMaybe you're renting in an overpriced neighborhood and are sick of writing a huge rent check. Maybe you're living in a yurt and

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Endless Summer In Your Own Backyard

With summer winding down and cooler weather approaching, it’s time to think about how to make the most out of an outdoor living space. One way to extend your time outdoors is to incorporate a fire

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Summer Oasis All Year Round

With summer winding down and cooler weather approaching, it’s time to think about how to make the most out of an outdoor living space. One way to extend your time outdoors is to incorporate a fire

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Aug 162017Saving Real Estate Commissions at Any Priceby Dr. Michael Sklarz and Dr. Norman Miller  |  August 16, 2017Download a PDF file of this research paper here.AbstractHere we examine

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Study: FSBOs Net ‘Significantly’ Lower Profits DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 For-sale-by-owners tend to sell their homes for lower prices than homes sold through

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5 Changes To Reinvent Your Home

Five Changes to Reinvent Your HomeWhen you are looking to reinvent your space, there are some key changes you can make, both indoors and out, that can easily transform the entire look and feel with

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How to Sell Your House: 100 Tips to Sell Faster and For More Moneyby Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.comAlthough I strongly believe holding onto properties for the long term is the

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13 Tips for Selling Your HomeBY TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON4.1KSHARESWe’ve all heard about how “bad” the real estate market is. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these,

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Closets And More Closets

Custom Storage Ideas for Your HomeMany of us probably have at least one junk drawer in our North Jersey home. However, some people also have a junk closet, pantry, or even a whole room dedicated to

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Customized Closets

Custom Storage Ideas for Your HomeMany of us probably have at least one junk drawer in our North Jersey home. However, some people also have a junk closet, pantry, or even a whole room dedicated to

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September 7 - September 11, 2017NFL WEEK 1OUR PREDICTIONSWeek 2THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7PATRIOTS VS CHIEFS at New England

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NFL Preseason 2017: Complete Week 1 Schedule, Odds and Expert Predictions Alex Kay ,   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their

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August Checklists

Check Yourself: 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in AugustThe dog days of summer are barking and Labor Day is just around the bend, signaling the end of yet another epic season in the

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16 Storage Solutions for Small Spaces8.1kTOTAL SHARES LIKE OGP ON FACEBOOK : When it comes to creating your home oasis, organization is.

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Aug 21 2017 13618 1 Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones’ Jon and Daenerys romance is weak as hellWait, why are we rooting for these two again? byMegan Farokhmanesh@Megan_Nicolett Aug 21, 2017, 3:54pm EDT  SHARE 

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Moving Box

Plan a (Relatively) Stressless House MoveTips on how to hire a mover (or move yourself), pack your belongings properly, and move your home with relative ease.Whether your last move was across the

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Time Is Now For Home Buyers

When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home?People ask me financial planner questions all the time.  I’m a mortgage guy, ask me mortgage questions and I will try my hardest to get the

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Your First Fall Dinner In Your New Home

6 Ways to Style Cute Place Settings for an Early Fall Dinner PartyGet inspired with different ways to set a chic and simple place setting at your next dinner party.With summer ending and fall just

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Back To School Home Office Organization And Work Space

Are you in need of some back to school and home office organization? Build Your Own – Daily SystemFall is almost here and that means back to school season is upon us. If you’re like me,

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Back To School Organization Home Office And Work Space

Are you in need of some back to school and home office organization? Build Your Own – Daily SystemFall is almost here and that means back to school season is upon us. If you’re like me,

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5 Things Buyers Should Never Say When Closing On A Home

5 Things Buyers Should Never, Ever Say When Closing on a HomeBy the time home buyers make it to the closing, it’s smooth sailing, right? Wrong.For home buyers, the adage “loose lips

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5 Dating Tips That Apply To Home Shopping

5 Dating Tips That Apply to Home ShoppingDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS Are your home shoppers desperately trying to find “the one?” Finding the perfect housing match can be like finding the

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Wow Your Buyers With A Chic And Stylish Powder Room Reno

11 Chic & Stylish Powder Rooms  Powder rooms are an excellent place to make a statement with your designs, using bold patterns, bright colors, and distinctive hardware and.

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Add Value To Your Home With A Chic And Stylish Powder Room Reno

11 Chic & Stylish Powder Rooms  Powder rooms are an excellent place to make a statement with your designs, using bold patterns, bright colors, and distinctive hardware and.

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Buying A House You Can Afford

Are you shopping around for a new house or apartment? One of the key considerations you will need to make is figuring out how much you want to invest in your new home. Below you'll find our quick

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Why Young People Prefer Owning Vs Renting

At some point in their lives, every renter thinks about home ownership and whether or not it's worth it. Let's explore the top 5 reasons why young individuals prefer the idea of owning a home over

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TRAINING MAGAZINE NAMES KELLER WILLIAMS #1 TRAINING ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD 2017These are the organizations that excelled at employee training and development in the last year.Posted: January

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Avora Condos Offer Manhattan Views, Pool, Fire Pit, Screening Room, Away Service By Darrell Simmons  -December 6, 2016 0This article is sponsored by Avora, a luxury waterfront

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Only 1 Modernly-Finished, Full-Floor Home Remains at 205 Washington, Paulus Hook By Jersey Digs  -November 15, 2016 0This listing is sponsored by Jim McCarten of 

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8 Outdoor Projects You Can And Should Do Over Fall And Winter

You already know that you can score a sweet deal by buying a home in early fall—after all, you procrastinated waited just long enough to miss the summer rush. But if your green thumb is

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Listing Agent Vs Buyer Agent Who Works For You

It may seem perfectly logical to call the agent on the yard sign while driving around your dream neighborhood searching for your next house.The sign might have a QR code or text code to allow you to

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Check Yourself Home Maintenance Tasks You Need To Tackle In November

We’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.” Instead we like to think of November as a large-scale dress rehearsal for winter—the month that’s cold but not yet bone-chilling,

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How To Make Money In Real Estate A Beginners Guide To Investing

Curious to learn more about how to make money in real estate? We don’t blame you—real estate can be a solid investment as part of an overall portfolio. Only what’s the best way

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How Much Does Home Staging Cost And How Much Will You Gain

Home staging—where you decorate your house in an effort to entice buyers to bite—may seem counterintuitive at first blush: Why spend money on a place if you’re

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Real Estate Titles Explained Agent Broker REALTOR

If you’re entering the real estate market for the first time, you may find real estate professionals’ various titles a little confusing. Sometimes consumers use these titles,

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6 Home Selling Myths You Need To Stop Believing Immediately

When you get ready to sell your home, you might very well have a false sense of security. After all, you got through the hard part of buying. Now all you have to do is call a Realtor, put your home

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6 Scary Things That Might Be Hiding In Your Home Right Now

With Halloween around the corner, the specter of ghosts, ghouls, and zombies might seem to be lurking around every corner, too. But let’s get real: The odds that you’ll set foot in a 

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7 Crucial Tips For FirstTime Renters

Getting the keys to your first apartment is a rite of passage for first-time renters—especially if you’ve been living under Mom and Dad’s roof for too long. Ah, sweet independence! Time to cue

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7 Reasons Fall Might Just Be The Best Time To Buy A Home

Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often

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Terrified To Buy A Home Your Top Fears Debunked

You wake up in a cold sweat. There’s something lurking in the dark, visible by flickering computer light. Something’s haunting you. It’s… the real estate listings! Deep down, you

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Learning From The Storm Are We Prepared For The Next Hurricane

Taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island may be a memorable experience for visitors to Liberty State Park, but an assessment of the surrounding area reveals the challenges our

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7 Fun Alternatives To Trick Or Treating

For most children, Halloween is the night when they get to go out into the neighborhood, ring their neighbor’s doorbells and ask for free candy. As a kid, what could be better? As a parent,,

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Renovated Brick & Brownstone Townhouse For Sale on One of Hoboken’s Best Blocks By jerseydigs  -October 12, 2016 0This listing is sponsored by its owner. If you have a listing

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Hoboken to spend $30M to buy land for city's largest park1/15 The City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday, Oct. 5, on proposal by Mayor Dawn Zimmer

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What Is An Open House A Chance For Sellers To Showcase Their Home

If you’re selling your home, you may be pondering hosting an open house. So what exactly is an open house?The classic definition is it’s a time when sellers open their home so&

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How To Buy A Condo Its Different From Buying A House

We totally get why people buy condos: They’re cheaper and require less maintenance than a traditional house (no mowing grass!). Plus, they’re often stacked with cool common

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The Best Pets For Apartments LowMaintenance Companionship For Close Quarters

It’s a sad fact of apartment life that not all landlords love tenants with pets. However, even if your dwelling doesn’t allow cats, dogs, or capybaras, that doesn’t mean that

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7 Halloween Decorations To Avoid If You Ever Hope To Sell Your House

As Halloween nears, strange things start creeping up in neighborhoods across the country. Zombies hang from trees, inflatable pumpkins pop up on lawns, and freakier-looking clowns start

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Purge Your Home Of These 9 Things Before You Move

A new home means a fresh start: new paint, a new bedroom, even a fresh take on arranging your old furniture.But your new space won’t feel so wonderful if it’s weighed down with junk you

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7 Natural Disasters That Can Destroy Your HomeAre You Covered

Maybe, just maybe, you prioritized your life so you could move your family and all your worldly possessions—lock, stock, and beagle(s)—to a region of the U.S. almostguaranteed to

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Hoboken’s Only Hotel May Soon Have a Shiny New Competitor By Chris Fry  -October 3, 2016 0Credit: Cooper Carry AssociatesPhiladelphia-based KMS Development Partners have

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Hoboken Set To Debate ‘500-Foot’ Liquor License Law By Chris Fry  - September 22, 2016 0Stewed CowA Hoboken liquor license law that’s been on the books for over two

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8 Maintenance Tasks All Homeowners Should Do Once A Year

You have the basics of homeownership maintenance down. You change the ceiling blade direction every summer and winter, you scrub the inside and outside of your windows each

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6 Reasons You Should Never Buy Or Sell A Home Without An Agent

It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses

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NFL Superstars Shockingly Modest Home Tops This Weeks Most Popular Listings

When we dropped back to pass you this week’s most popular homes on realtor.com®, we were sacked by this week’s winner. The Texas home of NFL superstarJ.J. Wattslammed the competition this

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Microsoft Reaches Out To Small Biz Why Apple Might Kill The Headphone Jack And Nothing About Pokemon

Windows 10 Enterprise Edition — previously only available to large companies — is now available via the cloud to smaller businesses. At $7 per month per user, it sounds like a great.

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How To Install Floating Shelves

Seeming to defy gravity, floating shelves are a chic, streamlined addition to a home’sdecor. But how do they actually stay up, and how many knickknacks can these bracketless wonders actually

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How Will Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Split Their Real Estate

Yes, yes, we’re all quite upset over global warming, terrorism, urban strife, racial intolerance, and the most depressing presidential campaign in American history. But let’s take a moment to

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Useless Home Exercise Equipment That Will Give Your Abs A Workout From Laughing

When it comes to getting in shape, some people are willing to try anything—especially if it can be done within the slovenly comfort of their own home rather than an actual gym. 

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Oktoberfest NYC 2016 Guide

Calling all beer, polka and German culture enthusiasts! Get pumped for Oktoberfest NYC 2016, including great brews, bratwurst, dancing and live music.Strap on those lederhosen—really, people will

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First Apartment Essentials Every New Renter Needs

When you’re moving into your first apartment, there’s a seemingly endless number of things to buy. To keep sane, everything should be broken down into two categories: the stuff you

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What Colors Make A Room Look Bigger

Most people crave spacious homes. But, sadly, the reality is often quite different. The good news: If your bedroom or office feels cramped, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need

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Kids Eat Healthy As A Panda

Joanna Parker's Panda Plates delivers healthy heat-and-serve meals for kids directly to customers' doors.As a former elementary school teacher and the mother of three children under age six, 

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Obama 3000 Beautiful Lives Lost On 911 Will Not Be Forgotten

President Obama delivered remarks outside the Pentagon, to memorialize the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling gatherers that the "3,000 beautiful lives" lost that day

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The Oddly Controversial Debate Of Where To Put Your TV Resolved

America loves to debate all kinds of issues surrounding television: Was the ending of “Lost” stupid? (No, haters.) Should Ross and Rachel have gotten back together? (Again, no.)

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Labor Day NYC 2016

Make the most of Labor Day NYC 2016 with the best parties, beaches and barbecues in or just outside of NYCBefore you say sayonara to summer, go out with a bang on Labor Day (NYC has more to offer

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Full List Of Winners At MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Beyoncé’s politically impassioned Formation triumphs at this year’s ceremony, picking up six moonmen, with a further two awards for her visual album LemonadeVideo of the yearAdele:é:

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WHAT A GREAT ROOMThere is no doubt that the kitchen is the hub of the home. This has been true since the time that our colonial ancestors sat around the hearth. It is also true now as homeowners

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Secret Life Of Pets

Film Review: The Secret Life ofPetsThis cute animal movie might be disposable, but it's pretty quick and funnyBYDOMINICK SUZANNE-MAYERCHRIS RENAUD, YARROW CHENEYCASTJENNY SLATE, KEVIN HART,

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BEST OF ROTTEN TOMATOESMovies with 40 or more critic reviews vie for their place in history at Rotten Tomatoes. Eligible movies are ranked based on their Adjusted Scores.Year:2016Sorted by Adjusted

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If you want to be the best, you have to know how to play with the best.Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, with the U.K. as the latest country to join the fray. People everywhere are seemingly

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Seven tips for playing 'Pokémon Go' Brett Molina, USA TODAY8:49 a.m. EDT July 12, 2016 0:00 0:00   Sponsor

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The Best Architecture of 2015London’s Design Museum unveils its annual Designs of the Year exhibition tomorrow. Take a look at some fabulous finalists from the architecture category.TEXT BY 

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House hunters now take average of eight visits and up to 16 weeks before putting offer in on their ideal home House hunters need to visit eight homes before they choose one, according to new study

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Jersey City, New Jersey is one of the most populous cities in the entire state. In fact, only Newark has more people living in it. Jersey City is considered part of the New York Metropolitan area,

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ature are here! If you'd like to escape the heat but can't go too far, consider these hotels with amazing pools!      Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Sunset Pool,

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mer is right around the corner and you’ll want to jump into a swimming pool to celebrate. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most awesome swimming pools on earth for you.#1. Infinity pool

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     Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Sunset Pool, Six Slides, Dive-in Movies, Five Diamond Resort!POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK RESORT - DIVE IN MOVIES, LAZY RIVER, AND MINIATURE

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Even a house that seems perfect may not be so when it comes to a home inspection, which is meant to discover potential problems with the home's systems, appliances, and structure."Depending on the

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Jun 2 2016 13618 1

BREAKDOWN OF THE HOME BUYING PROCESSSo you want to purchase a home, but where do you start? Speak with your local Realtor: You want to find a Realtor that you will feel comfortable with and

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May 18 2016 13618 1

City of Hoboken, NJ    311HOBOKEN 311 Hoboken 311 Home Knowledge Base (FAQ's) DOWNLOAD MOBILE APP  NEWSLINKSLATEST

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May 16 2016 13618 1

Five and a half years ago, I got engaged on a snowy bridge in Central Park on a cold Friday evening after work. A few months later, Drew, my now-husband, and I were married in a sunny garden in

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May 13 2016 13618 1

Skip to content Home blacklist NJ Foreclosure Plan – We’ll deal with it tomorrowPosted onMay 13, 2016bygrimPosted inForeclosures,New Jersey Real Estate|46 CommentsFrom

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May 11 2016 13618 2

The Bachelor/BacheloretteWomen Shouldn't Have Sex/Men Shouldn't Say I Love YouBY MELISSA AMES11 May 2016WHY DO WE,AS VIEWERS, INSIST ON HOLDING CONTESTANTS TO THE SAME TIRED, GENDERED DOUBLE

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May 11 2016 13618 1

HOBOKEN -- With more than its share of Zagat-rated restaurants and authentic Italian cuisine -- not to mention Carlo's Bake Shop -- Hoboken has been ranked as the second best non-metropolitan city

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May 10 2016 13618 1

Giovanni da VerrazzanoFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Giovanni da Verrazzano Born 1485Val di Greve, Republic of Florence (now)

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May 8 2016 13618 3

Landmarks in HobokenAssembly of Exempt Firemen Building[edit]Main article:Assembly of Exempt Firemen BuildingCarlo's Bakery[edit]A famous bakery and setting for the TLC reality television

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May 8 2016 13618 2

The Tragic, Forgotten History of ZombiesThe horror-movie trope owes its heritage to Haitian slaves, who imagined being imprisoned in their bodies forever. 'The Zombies' by Hector Hyppolite, which

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May 8 2016 13618 1

The Tragic, Forgotten History of ZombiesThe horror-movie trope owes its heritage to Haitian slaves, who imagined being imprisoned in their bodies forever. 'The Zombies' by Hector Hyppolite, which

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May 6 2016 13618 1

283shares1 Predicting who dies in Game of Thrones is a fool’s errand, especially considering that everyone is fair game and whoever you are absolutely sure can’t die is

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Apr 20 2016 13618 1 Zombie Apocalypse

U.S. States Most And Least Likely To Survive The Zombie ApocalypseGiven the growing frequency with which zombies appear in movies, TV shows, and your worst nightmares, it’s inevitable the zombie

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Apr 18 2016 13618 1

Anyone who knows me knows ice cream is my obsession, but then again, who doesn’t like ice cream? To me, a night isn’t complete without a pint of Haagen-Dazs or a few scoops of really great ice

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Top Tips For Wearing A Suit

1. The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel. SMALTO /malemodelscene.netIt’s all about BALANCE.2. In general, thin lapels are more modern. Wide lapels are more old

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Apr 14 2016 13618 1

10 Reader Tips For A Stress-Free Beach Vacation 14 by Nicholas DeRenzo Beaches, Trip Ideas, Family Travel 2556 A stress-free beach vacation? Try

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Mar 29 2016 13618 1

Where to DineHoboken is one of New Jersey’s culinary destinations offering an array of dining options for the discriminating palate. Hoboken’s restaurants reflect the city’s past and present,

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Mar 25 2016 13618 2

Many people have learned that Investing in real estate is not as easy as it seems. At least that is true for investors trying to get a fair deal. For those of us who have been investing for years,

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Mar 25 2016 13618 1

Setting the stage for a home salePrintEmailByKimberly L. Jackson | For The Star-Ledger Email the authoron March 22, 2010 at 11:30 AM, updatedMarch 22, 2010 at 6:44 PM This breakfast nook

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Sep 16 2015 13618 1

Zillow fires back at Move in trade secrets case, gets parts of anonymous letter put under seal BY BLAIR HANLEY FRANK on April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm3 Comments  Share ;

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11 Private Islands For Under 300k

Ever wish you could own your own private island getaway?  Well now might be your chance!1. Sweet Island, British Columbia, Canada: Price: $82,900 USDLook at that, it’s even got a dock and a

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10 Steps To Investing In Real Estate

Many investors today want to add real estate to their investment portfolios, but they don’t understand the complex nuances of real estate investing or how to begin the process. Real estate

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10 Best Places To Live In New Jersey

Jersey may be well known for Atlantic City and the shore, but we’ve run the numbers to once and for all reveal which city is the best. The winner? Fair Lawn. Fist pumps all around!Fair

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Pros And Cons Of Single Family Home Investing

View Currently Available Lisings!Greetings, fellow investors! Today we are going to talk about single family homes as buy and hold investments. We got started with SFHs and still own some today. We

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Boy Trips In Museum And Punches Hole Through 1 And A Half Million Dollar Painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a painting, smashing a hole in it. Exhibition organisers said

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30 Staging Tips

30 Can't-Miss Home Staging TipsDesigned to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging.

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Ruins Of Viking Settlement Found Near Hudson River

Stony Point, NY| A team of landscaping workers, proceeding to an excavation near the banks of the Hudson river, has discovered the archaeological remains of a Norse village dating from the

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Aug 19 2015 13618 1

Trattoria Saporito  328 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Directions  Today 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM All Hours  

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How To Repair My Credit And Improve My FICO Scores

How to repair my credit and improve my FICO ScoresIt's important to note that repairing bad credit is a bit like losing weight: It takes time and there is no quick way to fix a credit score. In,

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First Timers Guide To Buying A Hoboken Apartment

 First Timer's Guide To Buying A Hoboken Apartment    Buying an apartment in NYC is different than buying real estate anywhere else. Your team will consist of a

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12 Key Decorating Tips To Make Any Room Better

I hate to break it to you, but designers don’t follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do. We are creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream and

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Jersey City Luxury Living At The Beacon

The BeaconBeacon Way, Jersey CityView Current Available Listings at The Beacon: Units Available for RentUnits Available For PurchaseThe Beacon in Jersey City is a new mixed use

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Lagging Supply Leads To Slowdown

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of theirExisting Home Sales Report. Despite the fact that properties are selling faster than they have at any other time

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5 Upgrades For Under 5000 To Put Your Home At The Top Of Every Buyers List

  (BPT) - It's a sobering truth of real estate that sellers often have to spend money to make money. Even if your home is relatively new, you still face costs associated with getting it ready

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10 Tips To Help You Save Home Energy

  Before you spend money on the latest energy-efficient gizmo that's supposed to save you money, let's look at some energy saving ideas that will really help you save home energy. The

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More Buyers Putting Less Down

A recent post by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that in the months of December 2014 through February 2015, there was an increase in the number of first-time

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Demand Up Supply Down Prices Increase

Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latestquarterly report. The report covered three important aspects of the housing market: Buyer Demand Supply

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You Want To Raise My Rent How Much

We recently reported that investment purchases in 2014 fell 7.4% for the year, that combined with a diminished supply of distressed inventory allowing for big profits, has real estate

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Homeownership Still A Great Investment

Four recent news articles confirmed that most Americans still see real estate as a great long term investment. The Gallup organization polled the American people and discovered

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4 Reasons To MoveUp This Spring

Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1.)

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This Advice On Homeownership Hasnt Changed In 200 Years

Last month, we reported that billionaire John Paulson believes in the financial advantages of homeownership. He has often repeated: "I think, from an individual perspective, the

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Theres No Place Like Home

Last week, we reported on the financial reasons purchasing a home in today’s market makes sense. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a

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Home Sales Skyrocketing

Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increaseover the same

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Selling This Spring

Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that.

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Does Homeownership Make Sense Finacially

Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue.RealtyTrac 

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I Need A Vacation Home

Some Highlights: Vacation Home Sales were up 57.4% in 2014 1.13 Million Vacation Homes Sold 2014 marked the highest level of sales;

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New Study Homeownership Creates Family Wealth

Matthew Rognlie, from the Department of Economics at MIT, recently released a paper:Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share. One of the major findings of the report is that

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Selling Your House Price It Right Up Front

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price

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Do FirstTime Home Buyers Need An Agent

The National Association of REALTORS® would like me to tell you that all agents are ethical, honest, experienced and care about their clients -- especially aboutfirst-time home buyers-- but

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How Can Buyers Buy A Home During A Spring Home Buying Frenzy

Question: How Can Buyers Buy a Home During a Spring Home Buying Frenzy?A reader asks: "My wife and I tried to buy a home last spring, but every time we made an offer, somebody else beat us

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Simple Designer Tricks For Creating A Stunning Master Bedroom

“When designing a space in your home, it’s always a good idea to go through the process in a methodical way to achieve the results you want,” says Jill Winninger, Allied ASID, CID, and senior

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Habit Burger Opens Its Second Bergen County Restaurant In River Edge

A good burger should take you someplace—and I don’t mean a drive-thru window—so I was excited to sink my teeth into a piping hot patty at The Habit Burger Grill at the Fair Lawn

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Take The Best Gyms In Bergen County For A Test Run

You swore this was the year you’d get in shape, but somewhere between good intentions and your best laid plans, working on your fitness has fallen by the wayside. No more excuses! To help you get

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Add Economical Living Space With An Outdoor Room

(BPT) - Adding living space to your home can be an expensive prospect. However, creating an outdoor room is a budget-friendly option that gives you more square footage, as well as additional

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Conversations With Your Children Have A Positive Effect

(NC) When it comes to mental health, a communication gap divides Canadian parents from their kids. You can do a lot to protect your child just by talking, say advisors in this.

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Business Loans Spruce Up Your Business

With this kind of loan, you can buy raw materials, equipment or office furniture to stay ahead in this highly competitive business world, where various businesses of the same nature crop-up every

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Tips For Making Moving Day Easier

Using your truck will make the move much easier, as you shuttle belongings - both large and small - from your old home into your new abode. Be sure your truck is equipped to

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Homeownership Rates Are They Crashing

The Census recently released their 2014 Homeownership Statistics, and many began to worry that Americans have taken a step back from the notion of homeownership.Easy… Chicken LittleThe national

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What People Say About Bond Street Mortgage In Paramus

Satisfied Home Buyers Discuss Their Experience With Bond Street Mortgage Vice President, Michael LiPari In case you hadn't heard about our preferred lender, take a moment to browse

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What People Are Saying About Bond Street Mortgage In Paramus

Satisfied Home Buyers Discuss Their Experience With Bond Street Mortgage Vice President, Michael LiPari In case you hadn't heard about our preferred lender, take a moment to browse

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FHA Lowers Mortgage Insurance Premium MIP

According to the executive order announced yesterday FHA will almost immediately cut .5 percent from the annual premium for the FHA backed loans with terms greater than 15yrs. For most FHA loans

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Time To Refinance Your FHA Loan

According to the executive order announced yesterday FHA will almost immediately cut .5 percent from the annual premium for the FHA backed loans with terms greater than 15yrs. For most FHA loans

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Orama Restaurant In Edgewater New Jersey A New Bergen County Restaurant

No matter how many harsh New Jersey winters we’ve endured (and it’s been a lot!), it always seems that we’re counting down the days until the mercury climbs above “cold as hell!” and

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Most Romantic Restaurants For Valentines Day In Bergen County

Book the sitter and round up the romance, Valentines Day is actually a Saturday this year. Here’s a list of top romantic restaurants in Bergen County that’ll light up those love flames.Picnic on

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Valentines Day Ideas For The Married

Some holidays are more exciting with kids, like Christmas or Halloween. But others take a pretty steep tumble once you’re a parent.  And in this category, I place Valentine’s Day. ’

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Free Up More Time By Revamping Your Laundry Room Routine

Today, time is an incredible luxury - one that we too rarely have. Between family responsibilities, work commitments and everyday stresses, it can often be hard to accomplish everything on the to-do

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Renovation Loans Give Homebuyers An Edge In A Competitive Market

“Move-in-ready homes may be selling like hotcakes, but older homes or damaged properties are often passed over,” says Margaret Kelly, CEO with RE/MAX. “This is a big opportunity for smart

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Soullifting Home Improvements That Are Good For Your Wallet Too

No matter how value conscious a homeowner may be, few people ever make a home improvement simply to increase their house’s resale value. People also undertake home improvements to enhance their

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Is A Surveillance Camera Right For You

Many people turn to surveillance cameras as a way to make their home and office more secure. There are so many different types of security measures on offer, however, that it can be hard to know

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Tips On Choosing The Right Life Insurance

Here’s a pressing question for you: are you staying on top of your financial needs? If you’re like most people, you’re doing your best to manage your savings and debt. But, how are you on the

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Introduction From Bond Street Mortgage

Our preferred lender, Bond Street Mortgage's CEO James DiPiazza discusses what makes Bond Street Mortgage the right choice for your home financing!

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