15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

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In a society where we refer to our homes as our castles, it makes sense that we also want to feel safe and secure in our residences. But as we spend more time inside looking at screens and less time outside making connections with neighbors, it also makes sense that...

How To Help Your Adult Kid Buy: Advice For Mom And Dad

How To Help Your Adult Kid Buy: Advice For Mom And Dad

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As a parent, it's hard to watch your kids struggle with anything, but watching them struggle to buy a house can be especially tough. We all want the best for our offspring, and owning a home is one of the best ways to build wealth -- so if kids are having trouble...

33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

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Not too long ago in our country's history, talking about making your house "greener" might get you labeled a hippie tree-hugger. But times change, and as gas, electricity, and water prices creep up, more and more homeowners are seeing the (strong) advantages that come...

11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

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Nothing lasts forever -- including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it's a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start to feel cavernous and empty (or just contain more square...

21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

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Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents ... and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you've got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction?One way to know whether you've got a good...

What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

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You're about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as "fixed" and "adjustable."

How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find the money for the deposit, you'll lose your chance to buy your...

Smart Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Property

Smart Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Property

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Daydreaming about owning your own home is one of the most intoxicating practices known to modern man, especially now that HGTV and all the house flipping shows make it look like a cake walk. But when the time comes to actually put your money where your daydream is, it...