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What Does A Title Company Do?

Whether it’s your first time buying or selling a home, one of the most confusing aspects of either process is learning the lingo. Fixtures, encumbrances, contingencies – real estate jargon starts flying fast and furiously. The various players in the...
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Stage Your Kitchen To Sell

You don’t have to be an impeccable housekeeper when selling a home – you just need to look like one. That’s the beauty of staging a home for sale – it gives buyers the perception of “impeccable,” and perceptions sell....
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Autumn: The Deadliest Season For Pedestrians

Across the country, leaves turn crimson, the air gets crisper and thoughts turn to the end-of-the-year holidays. It can be downright distracting which is why, perhaps, that fall is when the country experiences the largest number of pedestrian fatalities, according...
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What You Don’t Know About Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Cost You

When shopping for a mortgage, have you noticed how much lower the rates are for a variable mortgage than a fixed? For example, as of this writing, the average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 3.69 percent, while the average rate for...
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Inside America’s Most Expensive Home For Sale

Sure, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, and hubby Justin Theroux and Jay-Z and Beyonce own drop-dead gorgeous homes in Los Angeles’ swanky Bel Air community. But, theirs don’t hold a candle to the newly-crowned priciest home in the U.S. right now....
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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Healthier And Happier

Nature is good for us, according to psychologists. In fact, there’s an entire branch of their profession devoted to studying how nature impacts our happiness and well-being, known as environmental psychology. When we incorporate natural elements in our home’s décor,...
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Disaster Assistance For Homeowners: What You Need To Know

Atlantic hurricane season: June 1 through November 30. Wildfire seasons vary, depending on region. Earthquakes have no season – they strike without warning. Depending on where you live, natural disaster preparedness may be a vital undertaking, but stocking food and...
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The 3 immutable laws of home selling

The sun will always rise in the east and set in the west. All people will someday die and, as long as you make a certain amount of money, you’ll always pay taxes. There are some things in life we...
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Lost your job? What to do about your mortgage

It happens to the best of us – one day you’re gainfully employed and the next day you’re not. Despite the fact that the nation’s unemployment rate is at a 17-year low and job growth is strong, layoffs are still...
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Forget about your parachute – what color is your home?

Want to make an extra $1,500 on the sale of your home? Paint the front door dark gray or navy blue, according to a study by Zillow. Nab another $1,500 by painting the home’s exterior greige (a mix of beige...
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