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Sept. 1, 2019

What Is a Home Warranty? Peace of Mind for Home Buyers

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What is a home warranty? In a nutshell, it's a policy a homeowner pays for that covers the cost of repairing many home appliances if they break down.

After all, lots of things you buy come with a warranty in case they break down, from cars to smartphones. But ...

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July 24, 2019

Staging and Selling a Home With Kids: Yes, You Can!

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Staging your home is universally acknowledged as one of the most important things you can do to make it appeal to potential buyers. And while no one ever goes in thinking it'll be easy, it doesn't have to be an insane amount of work, either—which is especially good ...

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July 17, 2019

Moving Is the Worst, but These Tips Will Make It Way Less Stressful

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The idea of moving can sound like a great adventure, but for most people, the actual process of moving is a giant headache, or much worse. In fact, a lot of people equate it to some of life's biggest annoyances.

In a recent Comcast Xfinity survey, 19% of respondents ...

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July 10, 2019

Should I Sell My House? 6 Signs It's Time to Move On

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Ten years. That’s the average amount of time a homeowner stays in a house before a sale, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Think that sounds shockingly short? Or way too long? The fact is, people's reasons for selling their homes are different, as are their time ...

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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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