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MORTGAGE INSURANCE EXPLAINED

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Mortgage Insurance – Do You Need It Even if It’s Not Required by Your Lender? Finding a proper mortgage loan and understanding the processing procedures behind the loan is the basis of good research. The down payment on a mortgage loan is typically significant when dealing with mortgage insurance. Most loan applications with less than 20% down payment are required …

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TREEHOUSE KIDS WILL LOVE SPRING DIY PROJECT

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A treehouse is a childhood delight not to be missed.  Besides the fact that treehouses provide kids with hours of entertainment, they can also confer other benefits that are hard to quantify. Some advantages of owning a treehouse are: It can improve property values by boosting curb appeal. There is a handy alternative to the proverbial “doghouse”, when needed. It provides …

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A PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION IS A GOOD IDEA

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A pre-sale home inspection is a good idea, when selling your home. Imagine this scenario: You find the perfect buyer for your home. The offer is clean. The buyer is making few demands, and the transaction begins humming along. Then, the home inspection results come in.  Negotiations start over,  and that formerly speedy progress toward closing comes to a screeching …

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FOUR TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE HOME OFFICE

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For an increasing number of Americans, a 9-to-5 doesn’t involve any commute to work. Video conferencing, online collaborative software, and increasingly reliable messaging systems have made it easier for workplaces to function even without face-to-face interaction. In fact, nearly 50% of American workers have a job that involves some amount of work from home, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Although …

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THREE SUBTLE PAINTING TRICKS FOR SPRING

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Three subtle painting tricks that will make your home look amazing this Spring are: Tissue Paper Texture Sponge Color on Color Taped Stripes When it comes to painting the walls of a house, sometimes subtle is best. You want to add design, color, and texture to the walls, but you don’t want it jarring to the eyes. Here are three …

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4 GREAT REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

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Here are 4 great reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. The bottom in home …

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5 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME NOW

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As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list your home now. 1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically …

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR YOU IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD

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What makes a neighborhood a great place to buy? As a Realtor, I cannot stress enough the number one rule for home buying – location, location, location!  Though this is excellent advice, there are also several other important things to consider when choosing the right home for you in a great neighborhood. Because all homes eventually get sold, it is …

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213 ESSEX DRIVE STERRETT AL 5 BR 4 BA LUXURY HOME FOR SALE

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213 Essex Drive Sterrett AL 35147 is a wonderful luxury home for sale in the Chelsea School District. This home features 5 large bedrooms, 4 full baths, plus a bonus room, and a private view lot with a flat backyard for entertaining. Equipped with the latest SmartHome technology, this home is truly a best buy on the Highway 280 Corridor. …

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NEED MORE SPACE? FIVE WAYS TO TELL IF IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME

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It was exciting buying that first home of your own, but lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped.  You gaze with longing at those larger homes. Maybe you need more space. Here are five ways to tell if it’s time to upgrade your home. #1 Upgrade Your Home For Your Growing Family If you have added …