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Get Pre Approved

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved! 6.3KSHARES 5.9K 97 100 174 In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes

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Know What To Expect

Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection 3.6KSHARES 3.3K 74 23 119 So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home

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So Refreshing

This year, I decided to give my watermelon a little bit of upgrade and turned it into a thirst-quenching drink that’s ideal for a hot summer’s day. Watermelon Cooler Cocktail is

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Easy Eats

Make Meatloaf in a Muffin Pan – it cooks in 15 minutes!When my husband and I first moved in together, we had no qualms when it came to making dinner. We both liked all the same foods, and he never

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Can I Live With You

Multigenerational Homes Are On The Rise 3.8KSHARES 3.6K 85 19 116 As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? 

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True News

The Ultimate Truth About Housing Affordability 3.2KSHARES 2.9K 74 19 123 There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real

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New Home Buyer

10 Steps To Buying A Home [INFOGRAPHIC] 9.9KSHARES 9.5K 129 101 197 Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is

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Spring Cleaning

Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for

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Fur Babies Home Too

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are In High Demand 7.4KSHARES 7.1K 121 30 186 One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ 

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Hire Irene Marie

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner! 5.6KSHARES 5.2K 142 103 218 With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some

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Time To Move

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable 999SHARES 829 64 19 87 Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest

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Why Rent

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less 5.7KSHARES 5.3K 161 41 218 In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have

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Do You Know Yours

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House? 10.0KSHARES 9.6K 144 44 242 There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was

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What Is Your Home Worth

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)? 4.6KSHARES 4.3K 112 37 166 In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers

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The Time Is Now

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale 8.9KSHARES 8.5K 153 34 252 The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is

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Spring Up

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring! 3.0KSHARES 2.7K 113 30 184 Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is

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Call Me Today

Thinking Of Selling Your House? This Is A Perfect Time! 3.9KSHARES 3.4K 154 38 256 It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying.

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Check Your State Out

How To List Your Home For The Best Price 2.4KSHARES 2.0K 128 99 209 If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts

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Stand Out

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One! 3.1KSHARES 2.7K 128 41 189 In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained:

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Will This Be You

2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers 3.0KSHARES 2.5K 129 105 223 Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have

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Feb 1 2019 37064 1

Buying A Home Young Is The Key To Building Wealth 3.7KSHARES 3.3K 139 35 217 Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement

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What Do You Prefer

Do You Prefer The Charm Of An Existing Home? 1.5KSHARES 1.2K 83 24 132 When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases,

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Do Not Wait

Why It Makes No Sense To Wait For Spring To Sell 2.6KSHARES 2.3K 125 31 178 The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of

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Has Yours

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value? 1.3KSHARES 1.0K 110 28 144 Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if

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Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients1/2 cup butter1 (16 ounce) package brown sugar1/2 cup milk3/4 cup peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugarPrep 15 min    Cook 5min   

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No No

Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner 1.1KSHARES 885 72 15 100 In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider

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American Dream Still

Homeownership Remains A Huge Part Of The American Dream 2.3KSHARES 1.7K 100 300 157 As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing

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The Market 2019

Where Is The Housing Market Headed In 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC] 1.8KSHARES 1.5K 108 35 158 Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout

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Jan 1 2019

Here’s To A Wonderful 2019! 230SHARES 196 11 4 19 We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and!

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No More Rent

75% Of Renters Have Been Misinformed 2.2KSHARES 2.0K 103 31 139 Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than

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Rent No More

75% Of Renters Have Been Misinformed 2.2KSHARES 2.0K 103 31 139 Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than

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Call Today

Home Sellers In Q3 Netted $61K At Resale 1.4KSHARES 1.2K 82 22 116 According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes

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Buyers 101

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised By Closing Costs! 2.1KSHARES 1.7K 123 101 136 Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their

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Dont Wait

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter! 549SHARES 458 36 11 44 Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to

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Rent Vs Owning

The True Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home 4.8KSHARES 4.3K 151 74 33 217 Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the

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Ready To Move

Baby Boomers Are Downsizing, Are You Ready To Move? 2.4KSHARES 2.0K 116 59 31 177 For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market

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I Can Be On Your Corner

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner 2.4KSHARES 2.0K 119 56 30 171 With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong,

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Still Renting

Are You Spending TOO Much On Rent? 1.7KSHARES 1.4K 107 49 31 148 Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing

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No Fear

Taking Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process 1.6KSHARES 1.3K 101 33 24 112 A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due

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Moving On With Your Life

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall! 3.6KSHARES 3.0K 147 79 103 232 Here are five reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe

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Why Hire A Realtor

A+ Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.0KSHARES 1.5K 101 64 114 167 Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream

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Wondering Why

Why Are Existing Home Sales Down? 2.3KSHARES 1.9K 96 58 37 117 The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors

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Top 3 Myths

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market 3.2KSHARES 2.8K 110 66 35 192 There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate

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Hire A Professional

A+ Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.0KSHARES 1.5K 101 63 114 166 Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream

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Has Your Home Appreciated

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% In 2018 2.4KSHARES 2.1K 106 50 28 170 Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices

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Act Now

If You Are Thinking Of Selling You Must Act NOW! 2.4KSHARES 1.8K 120 50 200 182 If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time

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Equity Rich

25% Of Homes With A Mortgage Are Now Equity Rich! 1.7KSHARES 1.4K 77 42 22 141 Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been

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Sell This Fall

4 Reasons To Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.2KSHARES 1.9K 110 59 37 165 Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a

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Pro The Easy Way

13 Tips On How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro Listotic 46

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Pure Love

Video of a seal playing with a butterfly is the purest thing on the internet Share on Facebook Share on Twitter BY AMANDA LUZ HENNING SANTIAGO2 DAYS AGO Kaya, a harbor

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Save Save Save

500 Frugal Money Saving Tipsby prudentpennypincher.com | Jun 20, 2018 | Frugal Living, Saving Money | 4 commentsThis is the ULTIMATE list of ways to save.

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Good Eats

100 Best BBQ Side Dishesby prudentpennypincher.com | Jun 7, 2018 | Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 commentsGet all the best BBQ side dishes right here

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Getting Ready For School

75 Back to School Organization Ideasby prudentpennypincher.com | Jun 30, 2018 | DIY | 0 commentsBack to school time is quickly approaching so start the school year

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October Get Ready

75 Easy DIY Couples Halloween Costumesby prudentpennypincher.com | Jul 27, 2018 | DIY, Fall, Uncategorized | 0 commentsDress up with your significant

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The Keto Way

20 Keto Recipes You Can Meal Prep for the WeekMEAL PREPJULY 2, 2018Ah, summer — where the sunny days seem just as endless as our excuses for why we need to buy every straw bag possible.

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Recession

For Buyers,For Sellers,Housing Market Updates,PricingNext Recession In 2020? What Will Be The Impact? 865SHARES 725 66 50 24 0 Economists and analysts know that the

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Summer Wars

Buying This Summer? Be Prepared For Bidding Wars 741SHARES 649 44 30 18 0 Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and

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Trending Pocket Doors

Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a StatementPosted in Home Trends, Staging, by Melissa Tracey on April 9, 201864By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) MagazinePocket

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Check Out Your Style

Which Remodeling Personality Type Are You?Posted in Remodeling Adviser, by Blog Contributor on April 16, 2018142What’s your home improvement persona: The Sensible Improver, the

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All About Lighting

Hot Home Trend: Edison BulbsPosted in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey on May 21, 201814By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® MagazineDoes your listing’s lighting need a contemporary

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Make It Your Own

How to Make a New House Your OwnPosted in Room Makeovers, Uncategorized, by Blog Contributor on May 28, 201851By Julea Joseph, guest contributorThe keys are in your buyer’s

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Inventory Needed

House Prices: Simply A Matter Of Supply & Demand 4.2KSHARES 4.0K 129 0 24 0 Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There

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Hire A Pro

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner 2.8KSHARES 2.6K 114 0 39 0 With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be

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What Is My Home Worth

How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value Over The Last Year? 619SHARES 561 39 0 19 0 Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In 

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Why To Sell

5 REASONS WHY TO SELL THIS SPRING! 3.4KSHARES  3.3K  156  0  34  0 Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is

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Housing Market

Competition will be fierce for home hunters this season: Zillow The median value of a US home rose 8% to $213,146 while inventory shrunk by 9% BYVERONIKA BONDARENKO TODAY 7:53 A.M.EMAIL

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Looking To Sell

5 Reasons Why To Sell This Spring! 3.4KSHARES 3.3K 156 0 34 0 Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest

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Looking To Buy Or Sale

House Prices: Simply A Matter Of Supply & Demand 4.0KSHARES 3.8K 129 0 24 0 Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the

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Apr 18 2018 37064 1

US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’! 1.8KSHARES 1.6K 92 0 99 0 According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing

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US Housing Market

US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’! 1.8KSHARES 1.6K 92 0 99 0 According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing

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First Step

Buying Myths,First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Move-Up BuyersGetting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step 3.5KSHARES 3.3K 126 0 36 0 In many markets across

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Investments

4 Real Estate Investing Principals To Live ByPOSTED BYPAUL ESAJIAN//AUGUST 16, 2017The real estate investing business is more than numbers and properties. You can spend your days studying

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Buy With A Friend

Date: October 26, 2017 THREE CONVERSATIONS TO HAVE BEFORE BUYING A HOME WITH A FRIEND Some of them have been around since you were a child. Some you may have found in college. Some

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Vacation Homes

Points to Ponder Before Buying a Vacation HomeOver the years, you’ve spent many happy summers at that lake, beach, or mountain resort. The kids think of it as a second home. Maybe it’s time to

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Mortgage Woes

Why Can’t I Get A Mortgage? 5 Reasons Home Buyers Can’t Qualify Tweet9Share121Pin111Share87+1Stumble1Buffer177EmailSHARES506What Are The Top Reasons Why Potential Buyers Aren’t

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We Work Hard For The Money

184 Things REALTORs® Do To Earn Their Commission By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More Listed here are 184 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review

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Back Yard Trends

‘Pub-Sheds’ Quickly Becoming Hot Trend in Backyard Entertainment By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More Backyard sheds are a dime a dozen. Most of them are useful for

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So True

Top 10 Reasons You Should Date or Marry a Real Estate Agent By Mike Bell  |  Read Bio Having a real estate agent as your significant other definitely comes with

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She Sheds

Introducing “She Sheds”: Women’s Answer To The Man Cave By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More It’s been said that sheds are the answer to men’s ailments. But why

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Low Inventory

BIG SHIFTS IN THE HOUSING MARKET EXPECTED IN 2018Posted by RT | Nov 30, 2017 | RT Blog, Trends | 0  |     National

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Refering Request

“All things being equal, people will do business with and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust” – Bob

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Keep It Simple

Think Simple Now“Success, in life, is most easily measured by the number of days you are truly happy.” - Eric Edmeades“Chief Happiness Officer” Tina Su started Think Simple Now back in

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Inspiration

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”- Hermann Hesse,

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More For Your Buck

First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Interest Rates,Move-Up BuyersLow Interest Rates Have A High Impact On Your Purchasing Power 2.1KSHARES 1.7K 112 0 17 288 According

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Quit Wasting Money

Buying Myths,First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Move-Up Buyers,Rent vs. BuyThe Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home 3.7KSHARES 3.1K 123 0 8 472 Owning a home has great

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ALERT

Buying Myths,First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,For Sellers,Housing Market Updates,Move-Up BuyersBubble Alert! Is It Getting Too Easy To Get A Mortgage? 1.5KSHARES 1.2K 65 0 15 200

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Sell Fast

For Sellers,Move-Up BuyersAccess Is An Important Factor In Getting Your House SOLD! 1.4KSHARES 1.1K 80 0 31 191 So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve

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Increased Value

Which Homes Have Increased In Value The Most? 2.2KSHARES 1.7K 89 0 28 434 Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing

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Protect Yourself

Hiring An Agent To Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING! 2.2KSHARES 1.8K 92 0 31 303 There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services

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Sell Now

The #1 Reason To List Your House, NOW! 3.3KSHARES 2.7K 122 0 31 433 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest 

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Know The Process

The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.1KSHARES 1.6K 99 0 28 402 Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment

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No FSBO

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner 8.1KSHARES 6.6K 18 143 74 1.3K In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might

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Jimmy Carter Cured

Here’s a Look at Keytruda, the Drug Jimmy Carter Says Made His Tumors Vanish by MAGGIE FOX SHARE Share Tweet Email Print Jimmy Carter

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Break Through For Cancer

New Hope At Stage 4 Adrienne Skinner awoke from cancer surgery to stunning news. “I came to, and he told me we couldn’t do it,” Skinner says of her surgeon, who had planned to

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Oct 9 2017 37064 1

Down Payments,First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Move-Up BuyersNo… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW! 944SHARES 728 69 0 17 130 The Aspiring Home Buyers

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Empty Nesters

4.2KSHARES 3.6K 104 0 101 396 Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two

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Choosing Agent

You Don't Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the.

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Sell Quick

How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home 2.5KSHARES 1.9K 98 0 28 419 Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling

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Oct 2 2017 37064 2

Top 5 A+ Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] 2.1KSHARES 1.7K 100 0 21 299 Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home,

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American Dream

e-Up BuyersReport: Homeownership Is A Precondition Of The American Dream 1.6KSHARES 1.3K 62 0 25 262 Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American

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Oct 2 2017 37064 1

2.2KSHARES1.8K84024325The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest

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Over Pricing

2.1KSHARES 1.7K 64 0 103 223 There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something

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What Is Your Home Value

1.8KSHARES 1.3K 107 0 24 359 The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0

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Do You Qualify

2.3KSHARES 1.9K 93 0 22 371 The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required

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Do You Qualify For A Home Loan

2.3KSHARES 1.9K 93 0 22 371 The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required

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Housing Shortage

1.6KSHARES 1.3K 76 0 5 236 The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what

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Sep 13 2017 37064 1

4.5KSHARES3.9K132027426Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports;

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Married Couples Dominating The Market

168SHARES 153 0 0 2 13 Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home

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5 Reasons Why FSBO Sales Fail

5 Reasons Why FSBO Sales FailBy Cathie Ericson | Aug 8, 2017 nazdravie/iStockFor-Sale-by-Owner, or FSBO, transactions are commonly seen in seller's markets or whenever

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6 OffPutting Home Features That Shouldnt Be Deal Breakers

Steven Taylor/Getty Images; stocknroll/iStock; dtimiraos/iStockBuying a house is a lot like shopping for a used car—you don’t always get everything that’s on your wish list.Unless you’re

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Buying Or Selling

Are you considering purchasing a new home? Are you thinking about selling your current home? Or, maybe you're just eager to refinance while interest rates are low?Whatever the case may be, you'll

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5 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Hot Housing Market

5 Mistakes Buyers Make In A Hot Housing MarketThe home-buying process moves quickly in a seller's market. Be sure to keep positive as you search for your dream home.By Tara-Nicholle Nelson;|

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Jun 25 2017 33686 1

It’s a sellers’ market again in South MississippiBY MARY PEREZmeperez@sunherald.com It’s taken a decade, an oil spill and a national recession, but now could be the time

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Jun 15 2017 33686 1

Don't skimp on property insuranceThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   01/14/2017 08:50:53 AM ESTWhen selecting the amount of property insurance coverage, a homeowner considers the cost to replace only

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Zero Down Mortgages Are Back

JUNE 13, 2017 8:44 AM No money? No problem: Zero-down payment mortgages are back BY KENNETH R. HARNEY kenharney@earthlink.net They were all the

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Jun 8 2017 33686 1

Why more millennials are finally getting into the real estate marketBy Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin June 7 Marriage and children are big factors in spurring millennials to buy.

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Buy Now Or Wait

When Is the Best Time to Buy a House: Right Now, or Wait?By Cathie Ericson | Feb 22, 2017 sturti/iStockYou know you should buy a home. Eventually. But timing matters when it comes to

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