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Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Not all home-buying experiences are cut-and-dry. You have options, and if one of these is to invest in a foreclosure, there are some things you need to know before you buy. Most professionals will tell you this might not be a good idea.  Why would you want to invest in a property where there could…

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By Kayleigh, 02/13/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

We’re going to talk about something that might be a little scary for some: money and your mortgage down payment. When you’re buying a new house, you need to think about money quite a bit. How much should you have saved up to make that down payment on the home? Typically, we hear 20% as…

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By Kayleigh, 01/30/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

Maybe this year you’re looking to change up your location and find some new opportunities for this new year. Maybe you’re looking to retire somewhere outside your hometown. Maybe your child is looking to move away for college and you’re looking to move somewhere close–but not too close–just in case. Or maybe you’re looking for…

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By Sarah, 01/20/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

With the start of a new year finally here, you may be getting ready to make a big commitment. The ultimate fresh start at the top of your list this year: buying a new home. The thought of that might be a little… intimidating. Not sure where to start? Here are 8 tips to help…

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By Kayleigh, 01/16/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The “Surban” Trend Should Be Big in 2017

The “Surban” Trend Should Be Big in 2017

When looking towards 2017 housing and market trends, don’t be surprised if you encounter a new word for your internal dictionary: surban. No, that’s not a typo. “Surban” is like a celebrity supercouple name fusion: it refers to the mix of urban and suburban living. These surban areas are new or redeveloped suburban downtown districts…

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By Sarah, 01/09/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
What You Should Purchase for Your New Home

What You Should Purchase for Your New Home

If you’re in the process of purchasing your first home, there are a few things you should know about. For example, you’re going to need to keep on buying things after you make that down payment. New home purchases are a must for most. But what do you need for your new house? Here’s a…

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By Kayleigh, 01/04/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
5 Small Dream Homes

5 Small Dream Homes

If you lead a simple lifestyle, a small home might be right for you. With less square-footage, there’s less to clean, decorate, and update with the seasons. You’re not just limited to an apartment or a traditional-style home when looking for a smaller living space. Here are some unique home styles you might want to…

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By Kayleigh, 10/29/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Essential Moving Tips: Change of Address Checklist

Essential Moving Tips: Change of Address Checklist

A lot changes when you take the steps to move into a new home—especially your address! Moving can be stressful—amid the packing, renting a truck, gathering moving supplies, and finding some help, it’s easy to forgot who you’ve already notified about your move. This list will help you prioritize who to tell first—before and after…

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By Sarah, 10/13/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
A Good Time to Buy

A Good Time to Buy

Interest rates are at an all-time historic low. If you are interested in buying a new home, the current low interest rate may help you decide whether to buy now or later. Borrowers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a home with a 4% or lower rate on a 30-year mortgage. And…

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By Ally, 10/09/2016