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Pre-Approval - Why it MattersPotential buyers should never make an offer on a home until they have been pre-approved for a mortgage by their lender. Sellers prefer to work with buyers who are pre-approved, because when those buyers make an offer on a home, they intend to buy it. Needs and WantsBe...
12/14/2008
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The lender will not consider large expenses like college tuition, weddings for your children, or luxury vacations. Likewise, the lender will not ask you about your hobbies or your plans to purchase new furniture. Nevertheless, these are important considerations when you want to buy a home, becaus...
12/14/2008
The Ins and Out of Preparing to Buy a Home People used to buy a home only once or twice during their lifetime. That is no longer the case, with large families downsizing later in life and relocation being the key to career advancement for many people. The average family moves at least once every ...
12/14/2008
If your water heater is more than five years old, you may need to replace it in the near future. If it is more than ten years, definitely consider replacing it before it stops functioning. Water heaters are an enclosed mechanism and therefore cannot be repaired. It is always good to know which re...
12/14/2008
Water Heaters 101 If you are a new homeowner, you may not realize that your home's water heater uses the third largest amount of energy of all your household appliances. A water heater is crucial and in most cases you cannot reduce the amount of use that it gets. However, you can increase the eff...
12/14/2008
Trim Limbs. Fall is the best time of year for trimming back unruly trees. During the winter, ice can form on trees and make the limbs significantly heavier. Therefore, cut back any limbs that touch your home, or they might pose a danger to siding or windows if they become loaded with snow or ice ...
12/09/2008
Let's Winterize!The following list of projects is designed to help you to winterize your home. With the cold season approaching, check out these valuable time- and money-saving tips to protect your home from damage caused by harsh winter weather. Your home is a significant investment and it is im...
12/09/2008
Dealing with the House During a DivorceThe last thing you want to think about during the divorce process is how to deal with the house, but unfortunately, decisions like this need to be made. Keep in mind that there is no easy answer. All decisions will carry implications that will cause emotiona...
12/09/2008
Make A Small Room Appear LargerEveryone has at least one room in their home that is too small. Here are 10 ways to make any room look bigger.1. Using soft, lighter colors, as opposed to bright or dark colors, makes a room feel larger. So, work with pastels, neutrals, and/or whites.   2. Choose mo...
12/09/2008
How to Live Through the Remodeling ProcessRemodeling is exciting in the beginning, but as the excitement of the renovations begin to take longer than you expect, you struggle to remain sane among the ciaos. Living among the ruins is more difficult than first anticipated. But do not fret, because ...
12/09/2008
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