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Home Inspections from Different Perspectives

Home inspections are essential if you intend to buy a home. Property inspections are not the easiest of things to understand, and even if you have a home inspection checklist, there might be some confusion about home inspections. You might love the house, but a negative report could mean you are unable to get the […]

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Standard Mortgage or FHA Mortgage: which Should You Choose

There are many questions regarding differences between standard or FHA mortgages. An FHA mortgage is not offered by the FHA (Federal Housing Administration), but is insured by that body. In effect, the FHA will underwrite a loan offered by a lender that would not normally have offered the loan. If a mortgage applicant is deemed […]

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Home Appliance Maintenance Tips: Keep Your Appliances Working

These home appliance maintenance tips are intended to help you to extend the life of your home appliances, such as your dishwasher, home laundry equipment, refrigerator and so on. Many people neglect their home appliances in the belief that they will last forever, or that there is little they can do to extend their life. […]

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Selling Your House: Biggest Turnoffs When Touring a Home

When selling your house you must be aware of some of the biggest turnoffs when touring a home if you want to be given the offer you want. There are several aspects of the normal home that are definite turnoffs to those viewing with the objective of purchasing it. Staging your home properly is very […]

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Buy a Foreclosure: Tips on Buying Foreclosures

When you buy a foreclosure, it is not the same as buying a home on the general real estate market. Here are some tips on buying foreclosures that could get you a good home at a significantly lower price than its genuine value. Some foreclosed homes may be sold at auction, although it is more […]

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Staging a Home For Sale: Interior or Exterior First?

When staging a home for sale you should look at your property the same way as a prospective buyer would. From the curb! What would be your priorities when buying a new home – in fact what are your own priorities right now?  If you are selling a home, presumably you are also buying one, […]

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Who Owns My Mortgage Loan – my Lender or Freddie Mac?

“Who owns my mortgage loan?” This is not an unusual question, but the answer is not as straightforward as you might think it to be. The owner of your mortgage loan is almost certainly not the person you arranged it with, nor even the company he or she works for. As long as you maintain […]

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Joint Mortgages: The Pros and Cons of a Joint Mortgage

Joint mortgages can be beneficial in terms of qualifying for a larger loan, but there are also some disadvantages to this arrangement. Here we shall discuss why people agree to joint mortgages, and also look at some of the reasons why they might not be such a good idea. Benefits of Joint Mortgages Larger Mortgages: […]

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Mortgage Prepayment Penalties Basics

Mortgage prepayment penalties are still applied to certain mortgage accounts, even though they are not as common as they were a few years ago. Fundamentally, a prepayment penalty is an agreement between you and a lender that you will pay extra to the lender if you repay your loan earlier than the contracted period. They […]

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Moving Home: Should You Buy First or Sell First?

When selling your home it is always best to make sure you have somewhere to live when your home sells. Sure, you might have plans to rent between selling your current home and buying your new home, but things can go wrong. Rental costs can easily eat into your deposit and cash for closing fees […]

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