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Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Real Estate to LOVE?
Written By: PJ Wade

Sellers who are considering a move from a home they small-L love to somewhere new theyll big L Love and buyers intent on purchasing a home to Love, can all benefit from asking themselves the same question and taking time to answer it.What do I want to LOVE about the real estate in my near future? is a great starting question for buyers and selle...
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How Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality Can Help You Achieve Your Goals and Prioritize Your Life
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

The emotions raw. And the Mamba Mentality, a persona he created for himself that epitomized his killer instinct on the court, has been brought into fresh focus.nbsp;nbsp;Kobes un>But you dont have to be a fan of Kobe or basketball or even sports to appreciate the Mamba Mentality. As ESPN sports personality, Stephen. A Smith, noted during NBA Cou...
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Looking to Buy a Home This Year? Credit Score Changes Could Make It More Challenging.
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

What is the new scoring system?Fair Isaac Corp., commonly known as FICO, has built anbsp;new suitenbsp;of scoring models that will be available from all three credit reporting agencies Experian, TransUnion and Equifax to lenders by the end of 2020, said Experian. The new models will treat late payments and debt more seve>Just how could this impa...
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Is It a Trend or a Fad? How to Know the Difference When Updating Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

In a macro sense, Anbsp;fadnbsp;is a short-lived phenomenon, fading in a >As it >How can you tell between a fad and a trend?Take the barn door. It started out looking like a fad, merged into a trend, and then became so oversaturated Try finding a flip or renovation on HGTV that didnt have one over the last couple of years that people became tire...
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DIY Management In A Homeowner Association
Written By: Richard Thompson

According to The Owners and Managers Guide to Condominium Management: "For self-management to be successful, unit owners must have plenty of time and experience, and a professional attitude toward their work for the association. For example, the treasurer must understand accounting and be willing to devote a significant amount of time to the mai...
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Easy Curb Appeal Updates For 2020
Written By: Lani Gregory

Tidy Up The YardYou may not have the time or the money to invest in brand new landscaping, but that doesnt mean that you cant make the yard look clean. You can buy mulch in bulk at Home Depot for cheap. Having mulch is the easiest way to transform your yard and make it look neat and fresh. Plant some new flowers in pots placed near your front do...
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Save Big by Going Green With These Sustainability Tips
Written By: Sofia Belnap

Practicing Sustainable Laundry HabitsWhen it comes to trimming the electric bills or finding more effective ways to minimize the utility costs, the laundry room is the perfect place to start. Washing with cold water, hanging clothes up to dry rather than using a dryer and making other small changes can often make a big difference. Households tha...
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Home Restoration vs Home Renovation: Their Stark Differences and Their Best Uses
Written By: James

Well, the words home restoration and home renovation are kind of like that in terms of how easy it is to mistake one for the other and even worse, interchange them when you really mean the other word.In the real estate sector, its common knowledge that different homes require different types of work. There are many aspects that work encompasses....
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3 Tips for Buying a House That Will Support Your Lifestyle
Written By: Riley Swanson

You need a home that will conveniently fit your routines, hobbies, and expectations. Whether thats a ranch in the country or a small city townhouse, its up to you to decide if the home will support your life>Here are three important aspects to consider when determining if a house is a good fit for the life you and your loved ones lead.nbsp;1. Co...
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Divorce, Separation and Home Loans
Written By: David Reed

When two or more people apply for a mortgage to buy a home, each person who will live in the home and on the application agree to be responsible for the mortgage payments. The legal documents signed at the closing table have language that obligates each individual and what can happen if they stop paying. Essentially, non-payment means the lender...
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How Much Will New Home Upgrades Cost?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youre thinking of buying a new home, understanding and considering these extra costs is important. Many buyers fall in love with a model home and are disappointed to see that the real home they are buying is full of builder basics, like unimpressive flooring and countertops, and no fancy backsplash or tiled shower. There may not be any grass ...
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Promoting Safety and Preventing Property Damage
Written By: Lewis Fein

Regardless of what the law requires, the real estate industry needs to be at the forefront of safety.Regardless of what the law says about assumption of risk, real estate agents owe it to themselves to do what is right.They owe it to themselves to maintain the trust they enjoy, the honor they possess, and the referrals they continue to receive. ...
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The Sneaky, Costly Little Secret of FHA Loans
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

First, a little primer on mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance protects lenders from losing money if you default on the loan, said NerdWallet. Most lenders require private mortgage insurance PMI for conventional loansnbsp;when the home buyer makes a down payment of less than 20. All FHA loans have mortgage insurance, regardless of down payment...
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Jeff Bezos Didn’t Use an Agent to Buy His $165 Million Estate. Here’s Eight Reasons Not to Be Like Jeff
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

The property is, admittedly, stunning. Geffen reportedly auctioned off about 11 million worth of original furnishings, which he deemed too musty and museum-like, after he purchased the property, said The Los Angeles Times. But he did keep an imported wood floor"said to be the one upon which Napoleon proposed to Josephineas well as the paneled wa...
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Ask The HOA Expert: Can The Board Modify Architectural Design Policy?
Written By: Richard Thompson

Answer: This kind of policy is generally amendable by the board when its in resolution form a separate document outside the recorded governing documents. If the policy is part of the governing documents, a vote of the members is needed. But even if the board has the authority to amend, it is strongly recommended that proposed amendments be circu...
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4 Home Security Features to Increase Safety and Peace of Mind
Written By: Carol Evenson

There are a million scenarios like this each year--in fact, 3.7 million of them. Of these 3.7 million homes with break-ins in the United States, only 17 had some sort of security system in place. How safe are you in your home? Do you have any security features in place to protect you and your family in case of a break-in or other emergency?If yo...
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Growing Wealth in the Vacation Rental Market: Advice for First-Time Investors
Written By: Katie Conroy

The Right SpotFirst, think like a vacationer. You want a place in a beautiful and easily accessible natural setting, with lots to do and see. For many people, that means the beach. For others, it could be a mountainside cabin. Remember, people are looking for an unforgettable experience, a vacation theyll reminisce about for years. That makes th...
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FHA Cash Out Refinancing in 2020
Written By: David Reed

At some point however, homeowners could consider refinancing an existing mortgage. Maybe rates have fallen lower than the rate currently on the note. Thats typically the most common reason refinancing can make sense but there are other reasons. Changing loan terms can also be a valid reason to refinance. Different loan terms simply means shorten...
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