July 17, 2019

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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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