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Packing & Moving

Moving Made Easy – Relocation Tips and Tricks

October 8, 2013

Moving to a new home is an exciting process, but it can also be confusing and chaotic. To save you time and stress, we’ve compiled a number of moving tips and online resources to help you stay on track for a successful moving day. The home search. The first step in the moving process is deciding exactly where you’ll be moving to. You may want to start by perusing local listings and the websites of homebuilders in your desired area. These will give you an…

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Buying a Home

Tips on How to Buy a Second Home

August 13, 2013

There are a number of reasons for wanting to purchase a second home: to have a vacation getaway, as an investment, or even for a place to eventually retire. No matter the motivation, recent years have seen more people buying second homes. In fact, according to Yahoo! Finance, sales of secondary properties have jumped 7% since 2011, with more than 500,000 second home sales per year. So, is buying a second home right for you? Consider these tips as you navigate the second-homebuying process. Determine…

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Selling a Home

Love It. . . or List It? Know When to Renovate or Sell Your Home

July 22, 2013

As the title of the popular HGTV show “Love It or List It” suggests, you have two options when your house no longer feels like home: renovate it into a space you can love, or list it for sale and move on. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home or are simply looking to upgrade, consider these four factors before you commit to renovating or selling: Time When considering whether to renovate your home or relocate, remember that renovations generally take months to complete. Renovations will…

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Buying a Home

5 Steps to Get Out of the Rental Market (and Into Your Dream Home!)

March 13, 2013

With rent skyrocketing in many areas, renters are asking themselves “Would it be cheaper to buy a home?” In many cases the answer is yes! Research the rental market in your city and weigh your options. If you’re ready to stop renting and start building equity, here are some quick tips to get you into a home sooner: 1. Save, save, save If you’re planning to stop renting and buy a home, you’ll need to save for a down payment. The amount of the down…

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