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Posted on 01/24/2021
5 Home Loan Options to Explore
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
DIY: Wood Storage Shed
Photo by Maksim Shutov on Unsplash Building a storage shed for wood can be advantageous for several reasons: it allows you to store your firewood properly. When firewood is dry, your fire will be warmer, smoke far less, and you'll burn less wood at a time -- and a shed with good airflow that is slightly elevated will...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Selling Your Home with Previous Flood Damage
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Each year, flooding causes more than eight billion dollars in damages to homes in the United States. Despite that, many affected homeowners go on to sell their houses so that they can relocate. When your home has damage from a tropical storm, heavy rains, or rising water from a hurricane, here are...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Heater
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Should You Establish Property Buying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Why You Should Expect Recording Fees to be Part of Your Closing Costs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
What to Look For Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Photo by timokefoto via Pixabay Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate: 1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water On the surface, it may...
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Posted on 12/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 180 Pearsall Drive #5G, Mount Vernon, NY 10552
New to the market at an affordable price!! Fifth floor one bedroom with galley kitchen and all hardwood floors throughout. Get to know Westchester's best kept secret, the Vernon Woods Gated Community. Pet-friendly, but NO DOGS. ALL FREE: immediate one parking spot, clubhouse with kitchen for those special affairs , fitness center with indoor track and lots of work out machines , 3 tennis & 1 racquetball courts, BBQ area, playground, 24/7 person at the gate, and much more! A laundry room in the building. The free shuttle will take you to the Metro North train station and back again during rush hours or you can park your car there. And...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Tips for Making Your First Rental Purchase
Photo by Tumisu via PixabayMaybe you’ve thought about buying rental property. Wouldn’t it be great, you think, to own something that someone else pays for? It can work out that way, with your property increasing in value while you pocket money every month. But with the wrong home, the wrong tenants or the wrong management, it can go...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Use Common Sense During the Home Selling Journey
Common sense is powerful, particularly for those who plan to sell a house in the near future. If you use common sense as you consider myriad home selling decisions, you may be better equipped than ever before to make the best-possible choices. Now, let's look at three tips to help you take a common sense-oriented approach to selling your...
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Posted on 11/18/2020
70 Sherman Avenue #1F, Yonkers, NY 10705 now has a new price of $129,000!
Welcome home to this pet-friendly one bedroom SPONSOR UNIT NO BOARD APPROVAL REQUIRED co-op. Enjoy cooking in your kitchen with great cabinet storage and counter space, adjacent to a sun lit breakfast nook that can alternatively serve as a home office with two large windows. At the end of the day prior to dinner you may want to sneak a quick nap in your large bedroom that can accommodate a king-size bed. After dinner you may want to steal an hour or two watching TV in your living room or zooming with friends in your home office. This immaculately clean, environmentally sensitive building offers a laundry room for your convenience and a part...
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