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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.

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    Two Secrets To Better Curb Appeal

    Everybody knows that a visually appealing home sells more quickly than one that isn't well kept -- but exactly what does that really mean? Sure, you can guess that planting a few flowers and mowing the lawn neatly can jazz up the front entrance. But, there are a few other curb appeal tricks that aren't quite as obvious. Read on to find out two curb appeal tricks that will really wow potential home buyers.

    Dangers Of A Low Reserve Fund Balance In Your Homeowner's Association

    If you live in a multi-family home that has a homeowner's association (HOA), you have the right and responsibility to keep up with what is going on in the HOA. One aspect you should pay close attention to is the reserve fund the HOA keeps. This account is used to pay for expensive, long-term renovations to the community; if the fund is low on money, you may encounter the following three issues.

    4 Cheap Home Staging Ideas

    When selling a home, you want to do whatever you can to give yourself an edge over other sellers and present your home in its best possible light. One way to do this is to incorporate concepts of home staging, which involves rearranging your home in a way that best showcases it to buyers. Home staging companies are expensive, but luckily there are things you can do on your own for very little money that will still have a big impact and impress buyers.

    Custom-Built Home Features One Can Add Depending On Their Personality

    If you are gearing up to plan out a custom-built home, you might be excited, but this can also be an overwhelming process. If you can start with your own personality and tastes, you might be able to narrow down areas of the house you should play up for your needs. Here are four personality types and what custom-built features might guide you to building the perfect home. 1. The Entertainer

    Having Trouble Selling Your Coin Collection? 3 Reasons To Bring It To A Coin Dealer

    Coin collecting is an interesting hobby to have as you can find so many rare and collectible coins to collect, but the market is fairly small, so trying to sell such a collection is not an easy thing to accomplish. But, this does not mean that selling coins is impossible, nor does it mean that you have to take a huge cut on the value of your coin collection, it just means that you need to find the right place to sell your coins.

    Things To Look For When Looking To Rent An Office Space

    If you are looking for some office space to rent, it is important to make sure that you are keeping some important points in mind. Check out the following points to help you find the best space for your professional needs. Potential For Growth Even if the square footage of the office that you are looking at seems to be everything that you need, you want to consider the future needs that you might have.

    Renting An Apartment? Here's How To Make Your Experience More Pleasant

    If you're a renter, you may feel a little left out when compared to people who actually own their home. But renting comes with all kinds of perks ranging from not having to worry about paying for repairing a broken air conditioner to having the ability to move after a year if you need a change of view. For renters, apartment living can provide some challenges, but here are a few ways you can ensure your life as a renter is a lot more pleasant.

    Moving Unexpectedly? How To Choose The Best Property Management Company For The Home You Leave Behind

    Moving is difficult even under the best circumstances, such as those where you have ample time to plan the move and sell the home you are leaving behind. However, when you are a military family or work in an industry that requires frequent relocation, the process can be much more difficult. In these cases, it often becomes impossible to quickly find a good buyer for your current home, forcing you to consider renting the home to cover the mortgage payments while you rent or purchase another home in your new location.