5-STEP CHECKLIST TO SPRUCE UP A BACKYARD

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Amber Freda, a landscape designer in New York, recently shared with The New York Times a checklist for decorating an outdoor living space. Some of her tips include:Choose the right furniture. Don’t...
IT’S A GOOD TIME TO LOCK IN MORTGAGE RATES

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 Borrowing costs stayed low for yet another week for home buyers and refinancers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to hover near its lowest average in three years.“Mortgage rates have been...
DOS AND DON’TS FOR A FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER

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 Purchasing a home for the first time is one of the most exciting and important decisions someone can make. Making a mistake in the process can be devastating. However, most first-time home buyer mistakes...
CREDIT MISTAKES POTENTIAL HOME BUYERS MAKE

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Maintaining a strong credit score is one of the most important things potential buyers can do if they want to qualify for a mortgage, since credit scores are used by lenders to measure financial health. A...
KITCHEN MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR UNDER $1,000

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Kitchen remodels can cost upwards to $20,000 or more. But there are a few simple and inexpensive tweaks that can give a dated kitchen a more modern edge. RISMedia recently highlighted some of the following...
7 BENEFITS OF A HOME’S OUTDOOR SPACE

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 It’s common today for backyard space to be used as an extension of a home’s livable space. Creating an idyllic and cozy outdoor environment can also benefit when it comes time to sell. While...
REAL ESTATE IS THE BEST INVESTMENT

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 Americans ranked real estate as the best long-term investment, even over stocks and gold, according to a recent Gallup Poll of about 1,000 U.S. adults. Real estate has been the top investment choice for...

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The winter is the peak time for carbon monoxide exposures, since the cold weather means homes are often sealed up tight.Carbon monoxide gases result from the burning of wood, natural gas, oil, and kerosene. It...