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House-Flipping Tips
Posted on 03/22/2020
House-Flipping Tips
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Helping Someone Else Get a Mortgage Loan: Should You Cosign?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Helping Someone Else Get a Mortgage Loan: Should You Cosign?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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2061 Twelve Oaks Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 now has a new price of $220,000!
Posted on 03/09/2020
2061 Twelve Oaks Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 now has a new price of $220,000!
You must see this perfect highly desirable floor plan nestled in a lovely tree-lined gated community- Fairway Isles at Bayside Lakes. Stepping into the foyer, the home flows gracefully from the living room/dining room through arched doorways to a large den that opens to the kitchen with high ceilings, bar seating and additional eat-in area. Enjoy beautiful tiling throughout. Recent upgrades include stainless appliances, new carpeting in all bedrooms and living room, new exterior painting & trim, gutters and roof. The screen porch off the den backs up to the private and lush conservation area. Community amenities include landscaping,...
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From Antique Dresser to Bathroom Vanity
Posted on 03/08/2020
From Antique Dresser to Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Should You Submit an Offer to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 03/01/2020
Should You Submit an Offer to Purchase a Home?
Deciding whether to submit an offer to purchase a house may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of submitting a homebuying proposal so you can make the best-possible decision. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether now is the right time to submit an...
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2061 Twelve Oaks Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/27/2020
2061 Twelve Oaks Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 is now new to the market!
You must see this perfect highly desirable floor plan nestled in a lovely tree-lined gated community- Fairway Isles at Bayside Lakes. Stepping into the foyer, the home flows gracefully from the living room/dining room through arched doorways to a large den that opens to the kitchen with high ceilings, bar seating and additional eat-in area. Enjoy beautiful tiling throughout. Recent upgrades include stainless appliances, new carpeting in all bedrooms and living room, new exterior painting & trim, gutters and roof. The screen porch off the den backs up to the private and lush conservation area. Community amenities include landscaping,...
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Home Updates for Aging in Place
Posted on 02/23/2020
Home Updates for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Legal Reasons to Back Out of a Real Estate Purchase Contract
Posted on 02/16/2020
Legal Reasons to Back Out of a Real Estate Purchase Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Posted on 02/09/2020
Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 02/02/2020
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Tackling projects around the house allows you to boost your skills, saves you money and ensures your home stays in peak condition -- usually. While DIY projects can be safe, successful and rewarding, there are some instances where you're better off leaving the work to a pro. From jobs that are dangerous...
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Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Posted on 01/26/2020
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Consider a Vertical Garden
Posted on 01/19/2020
Consider a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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