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July 1, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Bathroom Tile for Your Walls, Floors, and More

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Selecting bathroom tile can be a daunting task, because there are just so many gorgeous options out there. Where to begin?

In this latest installment of our Dream Bathroom Remodeling Guide, we'll lay out all the information you need to know. Here's what you should consider to find the ...

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June 29, 2019

Does Magnetic Paint Work? Creating a Nail-Free Art Wall

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Magnetic paint will not magically make your wall as sticky as your refrigerator door, but it can create a cool design effect throughout your home if you use it right. It might sound as easy as slapping on some paint and instantly having a magnetic surface, but proceed with caution. Creating a magnetic ...

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June 27, 2019

What Really Happens When You Sell Your House for More Than You Owe on a Loan

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What happens if you sell your house for more than you owe on your loan? If you find yourself asking this question, congratulations are most likely in order. Selling a house for more than the value of your mortgage often means you'll walk away with a nice profit.

But ...

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June 16, 2019

What Is a Homeowners Association? HOAs—Explained

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What is a homeowners association? If you're buying a condo, townhouse, or free-standing home in a neighborhood with shared common areas and amenities—such as swimming pools, tennis courts, parking garages, or even just the security gates and sidewalks in front of each residence—odds are high these areas are maintained by a ...

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May 22, 2019

4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Move

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Moving is the worst. But for those who can be flexible in scheduling their move, choosing the right season to relocate can make the whole experience smoother. So which time of the year is most preferable?

For renters and buyers looking to move in the near future, the longer, sunnier ...

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May 20, 2019

4 Good Reasons to Not Get a Mortgage Online

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Applying for a mortgage these days can be accomplished entirely online—no need to schlep to a bank and suffer hand cramps filling out paperwork.

Instead, you can punch some basic info into an online mortgage site, and up pops a bunch of loan choices. An industry renowned for being slow ...

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May 1, 2019

How to Clean Out a Deceased Loved One's Home Without Burning Out Emotionally

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After the loss of a loved one, the thought of sorting through that person’s belongings can be heart-wrenching. But in many situations, there’s no time to delay, especially if you’re in a time crunch to get a late family member’s house ready to sell.

Before you embark on the emotional ...

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April 30, 2019

What Is a Property Title Search? Why It Matters for Buyers and Sellers

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What is a property title search? When you buy or sell a home, a property title is essentially a fancy way of saying who has the right to own the property—and thus, to sell it.

While it may seem straightforward that a home seller owns his house, there could be hidden ...

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April 30, 2019

A Guide to Mortgage Interest Rates: Why They Go Down and Up, and What to Do

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Mortgage interest rates are a mystery to many of us—whether you're a home buyer in need of a home loan for your first house or your fifth.

After all, what does “interest rate” even mean? Why do rates swing up and down? And, most important, how do you nab ...

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March 14, 2019

What is Estate Planning? And Why Is It So Important?

As a real estate professional who handles probate sales, I have seen first hand the difficult situation and lengthy process families have endured because they were not prepared with an estate plan. Simply stated, estate planning helps protect your family in the event that something bad happens to you. And yet ...

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