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An Overview of the Mortgage Auction Process An Overview of the Mortgage Auction Process

The majority of you are interested in owning a house. But the mortgage payment that you will be required to pay can be burdensome. From an

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Home improvement loans: what you need to know about them Home improvement loans: what you need to know about them

You take out a home improvement loan to arrange for the required cash to renovate your own home in the best way possible. Mostly the home...

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How to Decorate a Small Room How to Decorate a Small Room

By Christina Kelley

One of the common challenges of owning or selling a home is coming up with great designs for rooms that are really small. To make the best use of the room, the design must be both practical and beautiful. Here are some tips for decorating a small room.

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Top Things To Remember When Renting Top Things To Remember When Renting

Before renting any property, you should be aware of the terms of rental agreement, the costs included in entering the agreement, what is included with your rental, and all additional details. Here is a brief, helpful discussion of all the costs associated with renting.

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How Much Should My Mortgage Cost? How Much Should My Mortgage Cost?

How much home can you afford? Unless you are in the minority of homebuyers paying in cash, you will need to be approved for a mortgage. Here are a few things you need to know.

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What is Included in an Appraisal Report? What is Included in an Appraisal Report?

By Derren Peters

Appraisals are vital reports in the real estate market, because they are relevant to buyers, sellers, and lenders. The value that an appraiser determines in their appraisal report ultimately sets the guideline for what a lender is likely willing to lend to a potential buyer. Given that is such an important element of any real estate transaction, it is useful to know what a typical appraisal report contains. Here are more details about the contents of an appraisal report.

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Subletting Basics Subletting Basics

By Eddie Gallese

How to make subletting easy and hassle free

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Landscaping to Sell Landscaping to Sell

By Derren Peters

The first impression potential buyers have of your home is of its exterior. If you are trying to impress your potential buyers, you have to do it from the moment they set their eyes on the exterior of your property, so it would be wise that you spend time improving the landscaping. Having a great looking exterior can significantly improve your chances of selling and usually returns 100% the investment you put in.

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Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers

By Conrad Bastable

Selling your home can be a demanding process, and making the best impression on potential buyers is one of the most important parts of it. Doing it cheaply and quickly is likely to net you the best returns.

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Avoiding Moving Scams Avoiding Moving Scams

By Derren Peters

Too many horror stories have been told about moving companies doubling, tripling, or otherwise increasing their rates to exorbitant prices - only after loading the owner's belongings onto the truck.

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