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Oct. 6, 2019

8 Mortifying Questions You'll Be Asked When Applying for a Mortgage

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If you need a mortgage to buy a home, rest assured: Prospective lenders will ask you a lot of questions. After all, loaning someone money is a risky proposition, so they'll want some assurance you'll pay them back!

So what questions might they ask you? Allow us ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How long does it take to close on a house? During your house-hunting adventures, you've turned on (and hopefully off) at least 20 water faucets and peered into about 50 closets (oh, the things you've seen!). And now, at long last, you've saved your down payment, researched ...

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Oct. 1, 2019

How to Buy a House in Your 20s—and Why You Really Should

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Curious about how to become a homeowner in your 20s? If you're dubious it can be done, we get it. Between entry-level salaries, college loans, and the desire to just be young and have fun, 20-somethings often think buying real estate is beyond their reach. No so! It is ...

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Oct. 1, 2019

What Is a Property Lien? An Unpaid Debt That Could Trip Up Your Home Sale

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Property liens are one of the most common conditions that can slow down a real estate transaction. So what exactly is a lien on a house? In general, it is a legal notice that's put on file as the consequence of an unpaid debt. When creditors want you to ...

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Sept. 23, 2019

5 Dire Mistakes People Make Moving Their Pets to a New Place

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Moving involves so many tasks: planning, packing, hiring movers, enlisting emotional and physical help, and lots more. Moving with pets can add even more to your to-do list.

When we moved a couple of years ago, I never really considered how our two Lab mixes, Coco and Cookie, would handle ...

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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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