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Top 10 Home Improvements for Adding Home Value

    Finding ways to beautify your home without having to put yourself within the poorhouse? Whether you are preparing to market your home or perhaps would like to spiff up at low costs for your enjoyment, we have got 10 excellent strategies for you to take into consideration. The real cost as well as [...]

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8 reasons it’s better to be a renter

  While owning a home may be an aspiration for many Americans, it's often just less expensive and more convenient to be a renter. For many years, it had been drilled to the mind of lots of American that renting making you a second-class citizen. You simply rent in the short term and soon you [...]

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5 ways your house can make you go broke

  Riding out the life cycle of a mortgage isn't for the faint of heart -- or wallet. It can cost big bucks to buy, maintain, renovate and sell a home. And if you're not careful, your dream house could send you to the poorhouse.   [information]<a href="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/5-ways-your-house-can-make-you-go-broke.jpg"><img alt="5 ways your house can make you [...]

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4 steps to prevent a remodel gone wrong

With the real-estate market in the doldrums, many remodeling contractors are trying to drum up business by offering discounts to homeowners. But that remodel "bargain" could turn into an expensive headache if the newly installed kitchen cabinets are crooked or the basement contractor disappears after the deposit check has been cashed. [information]<a href="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Landlord-Eviction-Rights-and-How-it-Works.jpg"><img alt="Landlord Eviction [...]

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4 cheap staging tips

Most home sellers are eager to garner the highest possible price when they put their home on the market. To maximize profits, your home must be in the best possible condition so that buyers compare it favorably to a model home. At the same time, you should minimize the amount of cash you spend. [information]<a [...]

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8 ways homebuyers annoy sellers

  Selling a house is stressful. And also badly behaved home buyers increase the tension. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers' buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. If you're a buyer, take this as a list of things not to do. The [...]

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5 steps to buying a foreclosure

    With over 1 million U.S. houses in certain stage of foreclosure, great bargains are all around - if you are aware of separating the wheat from the chaff. According toDaren Blomquist of RealtyTrac.com, "The No. 1 reason to buy a foreclosure is the potential for a good bargain." Bank-owned properties, or perhaps homes [...]

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Downsides of Refinancing

Anyone who borrowed money for real estate this year may want to frame their interest rate on the wall. To boost the economy, the Federal Reserve has taken steps to help drop rates on 30-year-fixed loans from about 6.5% four years ago to historic lows in recent months. Millions of people who can borrow are [...]

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5 mistakes emotional homebuyers make

  Real-estate agents say emotional mistakes are common among homebuyers, who sometimes let good deals pass them by. Or worse, buyers overpay for their "dream homes" because they let feelings cloud their judgment. [information]<a href="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-mistakes-emotional-homebuyers-make.jpg"><img alt="5 mistakes emotional homebuyers make" src="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-mistakes-emotional-homebuyers-make.jpg" width="568" height="1024" /></a>[/information]

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5 tips for homebuyers in 2014

Homeowners enjoyed double-digit price growth in the first half of 2013, greatly exceeding experts' predictions of a year ago and even settling into pre-recession values in many markets. [information]<a href="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-tips-for-homebuyers-in-2014.jpg"><img alt="5 tips for homebuyers in 2014 " src="http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-tips-for-homebuyers-in-2014.jpg" width="568" height="1024" /></a>[/information]

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