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Home Safety Home Safety

By Jessica Hajjar

One of the most important things to consider when moving into a new home is security. Once you've purchased your new home, you'll want to install devices to keep your family safe.

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Cool Gadgets for Your Home Cool Gadgets for Your Home

By Jessica Tan

Technology has made so much of difference in the home over the years. We no longer have to do our laundry by hand and can just stick our dishes into the dishwasher. With advances in cleaning systems, rugs and showers are easier to maintain and a pleasant home is achieved with much less effort. If you're a fan of having those "wow" technologies, here are a few amazing gadgets and innovations that make your life at home that much easier:

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Maintaining a Large Amount of Land Maintaining a Large Amount of Land

By Ben Levy

Tending to a large area of land can be challenging and rewarding. The benefits of owning a large lot of land are found in your ability to do what you wish and to have enough space to do so. However, it is very challenging to maintain a large amount of land.

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Renting to Own: How It Works Renting to Own: How It Works

By Chris Piraino

Renting to own is an interesting concept in real estate. Usually done by sellers who are having trouble selling their house, renting to own comes with its own benefits and disadvantages to both sellers and buyers. The process is fairly similar to a car lease, the buyer and seller enter into a contract stating the rent-to-own agreement, and agreeing on a rental price, time period, and purchase price of the house.

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What You Need to Know about Closing Costs What You Need to Know about Closing Costs

By Jessica Hajjar

When you've finally settled on which home to buy, you'll most likely feel a rush of excitement. Of course, you'll be eager to move in, but make sure you keep a level head throughout the closing process. Don't be blind sighted by closing costs that could put you over your budget.

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How To Avoid a Disaster when Remodeling Your Home How To Avoid a Disaster when Remodeling Your Home

By Jessica Hajjar

Follow these simple tips to save yourself from having your dream home renovation turn into a complete disaster.

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Negotiating the Best Real Estate Price Negotiating the Best Real Estate Price

By Jessica Hajjar

When you find the property you want to buy its important to determine three things: the market value, the price you value the property at, and the maximum you are willing to pay.

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Landscaping Tips for your Home Landscaping Tips for your Home

By Ben Levy

The most important landscaping anyone with a yard can do is to keep your grass healthy. Having dead or browning grass detracts from your home and creates a lifeless aura around your property.

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What is a Multiple Listing Service What is a Multiple Listing Service

By Ben Levy

Multiple Listing Services are databases of homes for sale put together by real estate brokers. The primary purpose of an MLS is to make buying and selling a home as quick and easy as possible.

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Housing and Apartment Listings: Decoding the Lingo Housing and Apartment Listings: Decoding the Lingo

By Jessica Tan

Listings for apartments or houses can be daunting: they often seem like nothing but short descriptions packed with strange abbreviations and cryptic phrases. If you're new at the game of homebuying or apartment renting, then you may not be familiar with the catchphrases and "codes" that people commonly use when advertising their homes. Here are some resources to help you out!

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