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I write tips and tricks to help buyers
and sellers save time and money.

Yes, you can: A millennial’s guide to buying a home

That moment when you just can’t stand writing one more check to your landlord so that he can pay his mortgage payment. That is the moment you are emotionally ready to buy your own home, at least according to investment...
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Is it time for a closet makeover?

If you’re digging through sweatshirts and turtlenecks to reach your tank tops and shorts, it’s time for a closet makeover. It’s like eating an elephant The job is much easier, especially for those of us who tend to procrastinate, by...
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What’s lurking in your home’s plumbing system?

While the surgeon general hasn’t taken up labeling water heaters as possibly harmful to your health, they may be. In fact, any of the many components that make up a home’s plumbing system are rife with the possibility of breeding...
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3 reasons to think twice about looking at for-sale-by-owner homes

The housing market is moving at warp speed, with homes that are in decent condition and priced right flying off the market in a matter of days. When it will end, nobody knows. One thing that is certain is that...
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The down payment isn’t the whole enchilada – here’s how much cash you’ll need to buy a house

The real estate industry has done a bang-up job on letting consumers know they’ll need some cash when they purchase a home. Typically, it’s the down payment that’s mentioned. Seldom are closing costs brought up so they end up a major...
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3 Low-Cost Tips to Increase your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you need to sell your current home before buying that adorable bungalow you’ve had your eye on, you have your work cut out for you. Getting your house ready for the market requires work — cleaning, de-cluttering, repairs and...
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3 ways to avoid home catastrophes while you’re away on vacation

Call it the “Murphy’s Law of Home-Buying” if you will, but there’s a good chance that shortly after you move into your new home the water heater will die. It may trickle as it gives up the ghost or it...
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Psst: Millennials, come on out – it’s time to buy a home

Quick! What’s the number one reason that so many millennials aren’t getting into the housing market? No-brainer, right? It’s all about that stubborn student loan debt they racked up. In fact, a recent study by the Federal Reserve claims that...
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Building a home? Go green and ensure its future value

In all the excitement of choosing your lot, your appliance package and all the other extras that go into buying a new home, something important may fall through the cracks: your new home’s future resale value. Sure, it seems a...
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Baby, it’s hot outside: 5 ways to keep your home cool and save big bucks this summer

The weather folks are saying that residents of the eastern U.S. can look forward to warmer-than-average early-summer temperatures, while those in the west will have “well-above average” temperatures come mid-to-late season. Don’t even get us started with summer weather in...
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