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Another Property Rented - 1525 E Campbell Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Posted on 12/06/2019
Another Property Rented - 1525 E Campbell Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85234
SINGLE LEVEL 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE WITH 2 CAR GARAGE. GREAT ROOM FLOOR PLAN WITH EAT IN...
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Prepare for Today’s Smart Buyers
Posted on 12/01/2019
Prepare for Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Repurpose your Moving Boxes
Posted on 12/01/2019
Repurpose your Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
Posted on 11/24/2019
Reasons to Negotiate with a Buyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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How Can I Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?
Posted on 11/17/2019
How Can I Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?
You can ask any homeowner-buying and owning a home is expensive. Mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and other bills quickly add up. If you want to buy a home but don’t have a large down payment saved, odds are you’ve discovered something called private mortgage insurance (PMI). PMI is an extra monthly payment that you make (on top of...
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Tips for Avoiding Blocked Drains
Posted on 11/17/2019
Tips for Avoiding Blocked Drains
Clogged drains are one of the common preventable plumbing issues that occur in the home. Places that are more vulnerable to this problem are the toilet, showers, and the sink. In most cases, drain blockage is because of the accumulation of debris. You might not be able to fix the issue yourself if you had neglected the problem...
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What Are Mortgage Payment Holidays?
Posted on 11/10/2019
What Are Mortgage Payment Holidays?
Are you having money issues? Well, you are not alone. Financial problem is something that affects everyone from time to time. When money is tight, and your mortgage is due, you might have heard this advice many times — " Take up a mortgage payment holiday" But before you do that, get this: taking a break from your...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a Residence for the Right Price
Posted on 11/10/2019
Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a Residence for the Right Price
If you want to buy your dream house in the near future, you likely will need to put together a competitive offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a property seller after you submit your homebuying proposal. Ultimately, it helps to know what differentiates a competitive homebuying proposal from a...
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Mortgage: Is Bigger Better?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Mortgage: Is Bigger Better?
When dealing with mortgages, people erroneously believe that the smaller the mortgage taken out, the better for them. This article will clarify the reasons why even as daunting as it sounds, the larger and more prolonged the loan, the better. People who apply for mortgages are those who want to own a house but don't have sufficient cash...
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Considerations When Choosing a Mortgage
Posted on 11/03/2019
Considerations When Choosing a Mortgage
People focus mostly on the interest rate when looking for the best mortgage. Other than the interest rate, there are some other variables to consider when looking for a mortgage that is ideal for you. One of the variables that you should consider is the length of the mortgage agreement. There are various options available, so you need...
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Key Issues to Address Before You Purchase a Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Purchase a Home
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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