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Interested In Working From Home? 3 Things To Look For When House Hunting

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Working from home can be rewarding, but it’s so important that you have a home that you’re comfortable working from so that you can be productive and enjoy your workday. If you’re currently on the hunt for buying a new home, there are several things that you can look for to make sure that the home you end up in will have a comfortable room to enjoy using when you’re working from home.…

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How To Value Your Commercial Real Estate Property

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Whether you are buying or selling a commercial property it’s a good idea to understand how commercial real estate is valued. This will help you in determining what selling price you wish to set your building at, or if you are buying, what prices you can expect to see for the type of property you want to buy. There are a few different approaches in valuing commercial property and here are three of them.…

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Considering A VA Mortgage To Purchase A Single Family Home Loan? Helpful Information Buyers Need Know

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Designed to make home ownership easier and more affordable for military families, the VA mortgage can be an excellent financing option for those who meet the qualifications. Guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), each home loan is made through a bank or private mortgage lender. Because these mortgages do not require borrowers to use a down payment or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) costs, successful applicants often find them to be a very affordable way to purchase a home.…

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What To Look For In A 55 And Older Community

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When shopping for a home in a 55 and over community, there are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration beyond the features of each house. Use the following guide to find the right 55 and over community to meet your needs so you can get the most out of your retirement years. Security When looking at 55 and older communities, you want to be sure that the area you are moving to is safe.…

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Six Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Rental Security Deposit

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Most security deposits on rented properties tend to be significant amounts of money. It could be a blow to your finances if you lose your security deposit when you move out of a rented property. Unfortunately, a lot of renters unknowingly make mistakes that put their security deposit at risk. While you know you could lose your deposit if you damage your rented property, this is not the only way you can lose a deposit.…

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Don't Settle For The Same Old Vacation: Why Renting A Vacation Home Is So Much Better Than A Hotel

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Now that you’re planning your summer vacation, don’t book a hotel. Book a vacation home instead. Hotels are a great place to stay for the weekend, or when you’re going on a business trip, but for a fantastic family vacation, you want a home instead. Renting a vacation home allows you to enjoy all the comforts of home, without the cleanup afterwards. If you’re not sure what benefits you’ll receive from renting a vacation home instead of a hotel, here are four of those benefits for you to consider.…

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4 Questions To Ask When Seeking A Custom Home Builder

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Building a home can be a great way to get the home of your dreams. Plus, having a home that’s brand new can provide added peace of mind. One of the first steps you’ll need to take in your custom-home journey is that of choosing a builder. It’s recommended that you interview at least a few potential builders, asking them some key questions along the way that should help you reach your decision.…

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Two Things You Can Do With That Unused Living Room Space

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Although family rooms and finished basements have become the preferred areas for entertaining these days, many homes still have areas set aside for formal living rooms. If the idea of decorating a space that may only get used once or twice a year doesn’t appeal to you, here are two things you can do to make the space more functional. Adult Beverage Station For people who entertain frequently or who just enjoy a good drink, turning the formal living room into an adult beverage station may be the best use of the space.…

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Real Estate Agent Create A Capturing Listing Of Your Home

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The first step to getting buyers interested in your home is to create a listing. Not only that, but a listing that stands apart from all the others that are out there. While your real estate agent can help you put this listing together, there are some things you will want to do on your own to help them. Here are four ways you can do this: Spend the Money on a Photographer: The first way would be to take the initiative to spend the money on a home photographer.…

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Why You Should Buy a Duplex With a Friend or Your Family

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Buying real estate is usually a good decision. If the price is right and the area is a good place to live, buying a new home is a good decision. One of the types of houses that is often available is duplex housing. Duplex housing is similar to townhomes, with two homes attached by a joined wall. If you find that a suitable duplex is on the market with both sides for sale, finding a friend or a family member to purchase with you is a good idea.…

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