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Two Down Payment Myths Dispelled

Myth: You need about 10% down payment on a house. Most consumers, in fact 20% of them according to Fannie Mae, believe that you need between 6% and 10% as a down payment. The reality is that most home buyers … Continue reading

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Beware, There's A New Scam For Your Down Payment

In a cruel new twist, scammers have found a way to steal homebuyers' down payments. The new scam involves tricking a homebuyer into sending their down payment to an account the day before or the day of closing. When the … Continue reading

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A Lawn In The Desert May Not Be A Great Idea

Low maintenance landscaping might be the way to go if you're looking to save money on your water bill and have less hassle all year long. Perhaps this will come as news to anyone reading a blog that's about Las … Continue reading

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Staging Your Home For Sale

With the advent of smartphones, photos are everything. You need to have an outstanding image to get attention from all of the other listings online. Staging works because it lets prospective homeowners see what their life might look like inside … Continue reading

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What Buyers Want From An Energy Efficient Home

Fixr, a home remodeling contractors site, surveyed potential home buyers and asked them what energy efficient product they want to see in a home that they buy. Some of the answers are surprising. 1. Dryer - Energy efficient dryers have … Continue reading

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Rules For Sellers

There are some unwritten rules of selling a house that your real estate agent won't (or can't) tell you that you need to know. These are simple rules that will let you sell your house faster and with a lot … Continue reading

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Why You Need A Real Estate Agent

Often, people think that they can buy or sell a home without a real estate agent. They figure they can save money and handle everything themselves. In truth, it's a bad idea. Here are five reasons that buying or selling … Continue reading

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Understanding HOA Resale Certificates

Ah! The Homeowner's Association (HOA). The butt of many jokes on TV and in movies, but more and more of us live in communities that have them. As with most things in life, an HOA has rules that they need … Continue reading

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Three Energy-Saving Items You Need Now!

Saving energy is cool. No matter how little you do, saving energy is better for the planet and your wallet. Here are three energy-saving devices you can purchase now that will save you money for years to come. 1. Smart … Continue reading

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The Quick List of First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

This list will take you through some of the most common first-time homebuyer mistakes. Don't do these things. Talking to one lender - No one lender, either a bank or a mortgage broker, can offer you everything. Talk to at … Continue reading

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