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I don’t know if there’s an official survey out there, but I can tell you from experience that water heaters wait until the new homeowner moves in to fall apart. This is why home warranties are such a good idea.What about pleasant surprises? We don’t hear much about those. Jana M. moved into her W...
This blog post is a good reminder that home values are be based on hard facts as well as emotional factors, depending on whether it is the homeowner, homebuyer or appraiser who is assessing value. If you're buying or selling a house, keep these points in mind as you consider home values and price...
Just as your real estate agent turns the knob on the door of a house you think may finally be “the one,” she mumbles, under her breath, “The seller has done some (cough) improvements.”Cue the scary organ music here. All of today’s popular home and garden TV shows have everyone convinced they harb...
People come in two flavors: those who live for today and those who consider tomorrow. Some folks see only what’s right in front of them while others consider the big picture. We are either nearsighted or farsighted. Okay, some of us have 20/20 vision, but even that only means one has clear vision...
With tax season approaching, this blog post is a good reminder to keep track of what tax deductions you can take for a rental property. New homeowners should also be aware of the home mortgage interest deduction for their primary residence.It's hard to believe that tax season is nearly here! If y...
Shopping for a new home is both fun and frustrating. When you finally settle on your dream home and the seller accepts your bid, the rest of the purchase process brings yet more frustration and stress - especially when it comes time to have the home inspected.A quick word here about your purchase...
Not everyone makes decisions the same way. Some use a pro and con technique, while others prioritize the items from which they’re trying to choose. Then there are those hardy souls who flip a coin or go with their gut. The last two techniques aren’t recommended when it comes to the biggest invest...
You may be lucky enough to stumble across your ideal home. If not, you may find that your current house can be transformed with a little hard work. Before you start knocking out walls and hiring contractors, however, a few things should be considered. Home remodeling requires a clear vision of th...
Winter's coming up and we all like to save money. GREAT ideas on how to save some extra cash. I'm not so sure how to set my hot water tank temp at 120 degrees but I'm sure I'll find out. Thanks so much for the great post!Ten Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs.  It is just beginning to get cold aga...
There are lots of different reasons to consider investing in beach rental property. Some people wish to have a vacation home that doubles as a rental property, others seek to invest in beach properties for lifestyle reasons or as an eventual residence for their retirement. Here are some guideline...

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