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Buying a Foreclosed Home: What Not to Do

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

Don’t expect buying a foreclosed home to be the same as the typical home purchase process. As a trade-off for great pricing, purchasing a bank-owned—also called a real estate owned (REO)—property usually requires extra effort to find the right deal. With your money and time at stake, you should be cognizant of the potential pitfalls […]

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Don’t Be Deceived by Neighborhood Crime Statistics

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments by

Relying on neighborhood crime statistics alone can leave people with an unnecessarily skewed impression of their home’s surroundings. Before you let moderate to high crime stats get the better of your nerves, put them in proper perspective. State crime statistics are more meaningful than local ones, which can be misleading—especially when they lack the proper […]

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Three Types of Neighbors That Will Improve Your Home’s Value

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments by

While home improvements can improve property value, neighbors are a huge factor in the determination of your property’s worth as well. We’re not only referring to Joe and Jane next door; places and organizations can be a home’s best friend in terms of improving home value. Here are three neighbors your home would love to […]

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Tips to Minimize Moving Day Headaches

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments by

Preparing for a move can be stressful and expensive. Fortunately, a little early preparation can mitigate moving day migraines without taking you off your schedule. Moving companies are in constant competition for new business. Don’t just book the first van you find. Shop around, and negotiate the best possible rate for your move. It may […]

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6 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Move

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

The stress of planning a move can be overwhelming, which can lead to making decisions that are less than budget-friendly. But there are ways to stay financially on track. Here are six money saving strategies you can take that will keep more cash in your pocket.   1.) Moving has peak times, so try moving […]

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Professional Movers versus the DIY Approach

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments

If you’re moving to a one-bedroom apartment across town, it may seem more attractive to get a few buddies to help you relocate, rather than paying for a professional moving company to do the job for you. However, there are several benefits to using professionals even for short distance moves. For instance, should you take […]

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Five Pointers on Packing for a Successful Move

Jan 04, 2012 No Comments

Packing is one of the most arduous parts of moving and can wear you to a frazzle if you don’t plan properly. Here are some tips that should make the task a little less of a chore. Start Early. If you leave things to the last minute, chances you’re sure to become overwhelmed. Packing, like […]

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