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    What to Expect from An Appraisal?

    Are you planning to sell your home? If so, what are you expecting? The truth is that a home appraisal is not a magic solution or a financial get-rich-quick scheme. However, it can help you save time, money, and effort. And, in some cases, it can help you avoid the pitfalls of buyer’s remorse. In recent years, the market for real estate has grown more competitive and more challenging. This trend is only expected to continue as the economy grows and the need for more and better housing. To this end, every real estate professional should consider the value of appraising their properties. The following tips will help you learn…

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    What Are Shared Ownership Properties?

    The fundamentals of buying and owning real estate are pretty straightforward: choose a home, live in it for a while, and then sell or rent. But what if you’re not ready to move out? What if you’re worried about the price of the market? What if you want to share ownership with family or friends? This blog post was written to provide insight into shared ownership properties, the concept, and how they are offered in the industry. Shared ownership refers to a type of property ownership whereby a percentage of the property is owned by the tenant, who pays a monthly sum to the owner, with the option to purchase…

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    Where Are The Most Affordable Neighborhoods In The US?

    You may have heard of the “one-quarter to one-half” rule for housing affordability, but you might be surprised to learn there are many other factors that go into determining where you should move if you are trying to buy a home within your means.  Typically, when it comes to where to live, most people think about where to buy a home, but there is a lot more to it than that. A neighborhood has a lot to do with how much you can afford, how safe you feel, and how easy it is to get to the grocery store. So, where are the most affordable neighborhoods in the US? For…

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    Home Guide for Building Your Deck Curb Appeal and Other Essential Tips to Selling Your Home

    Your deck, patio, or porch is one of the most overlooked parts of your home. A place to relax, entertain, dine, or enjoy nature can be well worth the time and money it takes to build one. Here’s A Home Guide for Building Your Deck Curb Appeal and Other Essential Tips to Selling Your Home: Landscaping Curb appeal is critical when selling a house, even more so with a deck. A deck can add both value and beauty to a landscape, but poorly made decks often look like they are an afterthought. And a deck that is not built to code or that falls out of compliance with local building…