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A Quick Guide to PMI
Posted on 12/08/2019
A Quick Guide to PMI
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Limit the Risk of a Home Selling Fiasco
Posted on 12/01/2019
Limit the Risk of a Home Selling Fiasco
For those who want to enjoy a fast, profitable and seamless home selling experience, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are many things that you can do to minimize the risk of a home selling fiasco, and these include: 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A house inspection usually is completed after a seller accepts a buyer's...
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An Introduction to Home Equity
Posted on 11/24/2019
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Posted on 11/17/2019
6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent. However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget. The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive...
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Tips for a Well-Groomed Dog
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for a Well-Groomed Dog
Image by Autri Taheri from Unsplash Keeping dogs well-groomed is an important part of helping them stay healthy and happy. The amount of grooming your dogs need depends on certain factors, such as the kind of coat they have or whether or not they tend to roll around in dirt or mud. The following grooming tips can help...
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Planning for a Garage Sale
Posted on 11/03/2019
Planning for a Garage Sale
A successful garage sale is not as straightforward and simple as it seems and requires adequate planning. If you are planning on selling your garage, go through the following tips carefully: Plan your garage sales at the right time Knowing the right day and time is the first step towards a profitable garage sale. However, you must be...
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Another Property Sold - 1424 Sharon Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Posted on 11/02/2019
Another Property Sold - 1424 Sharon Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Smoking Deal in Mozley Park! Super-Sized 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Brick Bungalow with Fireplace in Living, Bonus Room, and Partial Unfinished Basement. Quiet Street Dead-Ends at Mozley Park and the Beltline Path Connector. Property Sold As-Is with some Interior Smoke Damage. Lots of Rehabs in the Neighborhood - Great Investment...
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Another Property Sold - 5193 Central Church Road, Douglasville, GA 30135
Posted on 11/01/2019
Another Property Sold - 5193 Central Church Road, Douglasville, GA 30135
BACK ON MARKET! - Buyer could not secure financing. Their loss is your gain! Partially finished basement bonus room is NOT part of heated sq. ft. Be encouraged to finish it off! Workshop is a buyers dream w/ a loft and plentiful amount of storage. Enclosed parking for four w/ detached workshop & attached two car garage. PLUS additional parking in workshop front or side carports. Large front deck & back deck for entertaining. Dog run behind workshop for your canine friend. Minutes from shopping &...
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Common Real Estate Mistakes By First-Time Sellers
Posted on 10/27/2019
Common Real Estate Mistakes By First-Time Sellers
Unless you are a real estate professional, you're probably not an expert in buying or selling houses. There are so many legal complications and webs that may occur whenever one is in the real estate market, and to help sort through the complications here are some common mistakes made by first time sellers and how to avoid them....
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What to Know When Relocating to a New City
Posted on 10/20/2019
What to Know When Relocating to a New City
Relocating to a new city, and moving into a new home you bought at the same time, can be a complicated process. From hiring a real estate agent and buying a new house, to planning your move, the to-do list is growing. To make that move a smooth and successful one you need a guide and some helpful...
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Compelling Reasons to Start a Home Garden
Posted on 10/13/2019
Compelling Reasons to Start a Home Garden
There are many ways that a home garden can be of benefit to you. From improving your health, to helping burn calories and beautifying the surroundings, there are many reasons to start home gardening. Here are fabulous reasons to start a home or family gardening. Access to fresh and healthy Food Eating freshly grown foods is one of...
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Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Posted on 10/11/2019
Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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