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Applying for Your First Mortgage
Posted on 12/08/2019
Applying for Your First Mortgage
While buying a home is a huge decision that should entail a lot of planning and preparation, applying for a mortgage can be surprisingly easy. Just like with other lenders and creditors, a mortgage lender will want to know that letting you borrow money will be a safe investment. Applying for a mortgage is all about ensuring just that....
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Why It's Important To Go To Open Houses Before You Set Out To Buy
Posted on 12/08/2019
Why It's Important To Go To Open Houses Before You Set Out To Buy
In today’s world, everything is online. You probably have started your home search online as well. It’s plain fun to look at real estate. You can dream of living in a place you can’t afford. You might never see any of those listings that you’re browsing in person. Should you? No matter when your home search may become a...
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Video Tour  - 52 Wolfpit Avenue #2B, Norwalk, CT 06851
Posted on 12/04/2019
Video Tour - 52 Wolfpit Avenue #2B, Norwalk, CT 06851
Check out this great, affordable 1 bedroom, 1 full bath Condominium. Why Rent When You Can Own and get Heat and Hot Water Included in the low Common Charges. Ideally located close to Route1 and all the amenities this offers, also convenient for commuting via I95 or...
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52 Wolfpit Avenue #2B, Norwalk, CT 06851 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/04/2019
52 Wolfpit Avenue #2B, Norwalk, CT 06851 is now new to the market!
Check out this great, affordable 1 bedroom, 1 full bath Condominium. Why Rent When You Can Own and get Heat and Hot Water Included in the low Common Charges. Ideally located close to Route1 and all the amenities this offers, also convenient for commuting via I95 or...
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Tips for Choosing A Dining Table
Posted on 12/01/2019
Tips for Choosing A Dining Table
Photo by: Annie Gray via Unsplash In many homes, the dining table is the ideal get-together spot to share a meal, hold gatherings and talk about important topics. However, it’s not only for eating, clinking glasses or having family discussions. It’s one of the focal points of your house and should be carefully considered. If you're interested in...
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Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/01/2019
Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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Can the Home Selling Journey Be Quick and Easy?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Can the Home Selling Journey Be Quick and Easy?
There is no reason to stress about the home selling journey. In fact, there are many things you can do to enjoy a quick, seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the home selling journey. 1. Enhance Your House's Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a key part of the house...
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How to Field a Low Offer on Your Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Field a Low Offer on Your Home
Receiving a low offer on a home can be frustrating for a seller. But, you’re likely to see at least one or two offers on your property that are lower than you would like. Right now, the housing market is filled with young professionals burdened with student loans, rising costs of living, and stagnating wages. So, it’s no wonder...
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Mortgage Loan Rejection: What Next?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Mortgage Loan Rejection: What Next?
Having your home loan rejected can be disappointing, but it is not the end of the road. This article is full of ideas to help get your loan approved on your next try: Re-edit your borrower profile Banks are vigilant on all aspects of credit, including the profile of the borrower. Remember that many criteria are crippling. Any...
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First Rental Properties: Dos and Don'ts
Posted on 11/17/2019
First Rental Properties: Dos and Don'ts
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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Create an Engaging Home Listing
Posted on 11/10/2019
Create an Engaging Home Listing
An engaging home listing can play a key role in your ability to sell your house. If your listing hits the mark with potential buyers, the likelihood increases that buyers will set up showings to view your residence. And as a result, it may be only a matter of time before you receive multiple offers to purchase your house....
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Preparing Your Soil for a Vegetable Garden
Posted on 11/10/2019
Preparing Your Soil for a Vegetable Garden
When deciding to grow a vegetable garden, the first thing to consider is the soil required to build the garden. For the healthy growth of tree, shrubs, and vegetables, the land has to be in good shape. When your soil is in good form, the need for fertilizer or pesticide might not arise. When you prepare your garden...
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