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Avoiding Moving Scams Avoiding Moving Scams

By Dee Collard

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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Home Appraisals: Why Do You Need One? Home Appraisals: Why Do You Need One?

By Lisa Jones

For most Americans a house will be the biggest purchase of their lives, and with such large figures at stake lenders need to be extra sure they can avoid enormous losses. This is where the appraisal comes in, as that little bit of "extra" certainty.

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Saving on Home Owner's Insurance Saving on Home Owner's Insurance

By Lisa Jones

It may seem obvious to some, but many home owner's completely neglect to shop around for quotes from multiple insurers, costing them money that could have been saved on a better deal.

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Two Strategies for Debt Reduction Two Strategies for Debt Reduction

Whether you're planning to start a family, buy a house, or make any other large investment in the near future, yet have a significant amount of debt, you'll need to take a look at strategies for debt deduction. Here are two of the most popular strategies for debt reduction that you can do on your own.

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Tips on picking a vacation home Tips on picking a vacation home

By Deb Perro

Getting or renting a vacation home is a great idea. To improve your experience make sure that you know who to contact in the case of an emergency, pay with a safe method like a credit card, and make sure you see the location of your property.

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What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low? What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low?

You negotiated the price, drew up all the contracts, and bought champagne for the closing. Then the appraisal came back lower than the sale price. Now what?

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Homeowner's Insurance Homeowner's Insurance

A common term that homebuyers will find in their mortgage loan contract is the requirement to purchase a homeowner's insurance policy. Here is an overview of what homeowner's insurance entails, and why is it essential to virtually every home purchase involving a mortgage.

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Tenant Insurance Tenant Insurance

By Adam Pavidis

Many people believe that when they rent property, their landlord's insurance covers their personal possessions in the apartment. In reality it only covers damage to the structure of the property, and rarely any caused by you.

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How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams

By Matt Schwartz

Scams often promise to save you from foreclosure. Con artists often know who is falling behind on their mortgages, since mortgage lenders are required to publish notices before foreclosing on homes and private firms compile and sell lists of foreclosed properties to distressed borrowers.

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Passage of Title Passage of Title

By Sandra Belakonis

One of the most important legal steps of buying a house is the Passage of Title, and for the same reason, it also tends to cause the most trouble. Here are some key facts to know about the passage of title on your own property.

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