25 Home Decorating Trends That Haven’t Aged Well

25 Home Decorating Trends That Haven’t Aged Well

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Style is as individual as human beings are, but we can generally agree that there are some style trends that should be left in the past -- some in the very recent past, others long ago -- because they make your rooms look, well, terrible. And dated. Before you jump on...

How To Pick A Neighborhood

How To Pick A Neighborhood

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If you've always rented before, then you might not have put too much thought into which neighborhood you were planting your (temporary) roots. After all, most leases are up after a year, so you can change your mind in a matter of months. Buying a house, however, is a...

9 Types Of Mortgage Loans To Consider

9 Types Of Mortgage Loans To Consider

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If you've never bought a home before, the sheer number of mortgage loan options can be overwhelming. What's the difference between a conventional loan and a government loan, and should you go with an adjustable-rate or fixed-rate mortgage? Even if you have bought a...

Is Spring Truly The Best Time To Sell Your House?

Is Spring Truly The Best Time To Sell Your House?

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Conventional wisdom states that the very best time of year to sell a home is in the springtime -- but conventional wisdom doesn't apply to every home sale, or even every real estate market. If you're thinking about selling your home and you have some flexibility in...

Everything Sellers Should Know About All-Cash Offers

Everything Sellers Should Know About All-Cash Offers

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Selling your house can be a very stressful experience for homeowners. It can be emotionally challenging to make repairs or upgrades to a house that you're about to hand over to a buyer; you often need to keep the home in pristine condition for marketing and showings;...

Buying A House In Another State: A Guide

Buying A House In Another State: A Guide

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There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to buy a house in a different state from your current location -- and thankfully, modern technology makes it possible to shop for a home and work hand-in-hand with trusted professionals who can make the process easier...

11 Things To Do When Selling A Fixer-Upper

11 Things To Do When Selling A Fixer-Upper

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In most markets, it's customary for sellers to work on their home until it's in top condition before listing it for sale. But sometimes sellers need to offload their home without making those cosmetic touch-ups -- or major repairs -- for one reason or another. There's...

Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

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Lots of us enjoy whiling away an hour or three watching those shows on HGTV that involve an attractive couple buying a house, spending what seems like a few hours (or days) making some repairs and upgrades here and there, then either moving into the home of their...

18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

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The final walk-through is an exciting time for buyers: The house is almost yours! It can be tempting to spend the time set aside for the walk-through mentally planning where you'll place your furniture and hang your wall art -- but there are some things you should make...