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Pitfalls to Watch out for When Buying a Foreclosed Home
Posted on 04/06/2020
Pitfalls to Watch out for When Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Video Tour  - 218 Bankside Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167
Posted on 04/03/2020
Video Tour - 218 Bankside Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167
Welcome home to 218 Bankside Drive! This great family home situated on a dead end street is waiting for it's new owners. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with big 20X20 bonus room on lower level of this Tri-Level home. Huge lot with nice backyard and over sized porch with new landscaping. Upgraded granite counter tops in kitchen. Put this on your list you won't be...
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218 Bankside Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/03/2020
218 Bankside Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to 218 Bankside Drive! This great family home situated on a dead end street is waiting for it's new owners. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with big 20X20 bonus room on lower level of this Tri-Level home. Huge lot with nice backyard and over sized porch with new landscaping. Upgraded granite counter tops in kitchen. Put this on your list you won't be...
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Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Posted on 03/30/2020
Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF
Posted on 03/23/2020
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Planning for Storm Damage as a Condo Buyer
Posted on 03/16/2020
Planning for Storm Damage as a Condo Buyer
Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay With about 8,500 miles of shoreline, Florida has the second-longest coastline of all the United States. This makes living on the coast an attractive option for home and condominium owners. Living on the coast can provide some amazing sunrises and sunsets, easy beach access, stunning views and refreshing ocean air. It also...
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How Can You Tackle Homebuying Challenges?
Posted on 03/09/2020
How Can You Tackle Homebuying Challenges?
The homebuying journey may prove to be difficult, and assorted challenges may arise that make it tough to quickly find and buy your dream house. Whether it's encountering problems during a home inspection or negotiating a house price with a property seller, there is no telling what may happen during your pursuit of your dream home. However, if you...
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Tips on Re-Grouting and Polishing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tile
Posted on 03/02/2020
Tips on Re-Grouting and Polishing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tile
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Jumbo Loans: How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Posted on 02/24/2020
Jumbo Loans: How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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How to Handle Moving into the Neighborhood
Posted on 02/21/2020
How to Handle Moving into the Neighborhood
Photo by Ricarda Mölck via Pixabay Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it, well, the new neighbors. Although you may be an exceptionally private person — others, by nature, are naturally curious. They want to know who’s moved in next door. This is particularly true when your house is just a few feet or a few inches...
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Moving On Your Own
Posted on 02/21/2020
Moving On Your Own
If you’re in the process of moving, you don’t necessarily need to hire a moving company. Hiring movers is only one option of many when it comes to getting your stuff from place to place. If you want to save some money on your move, you should check out alternatives to hiring movers. Containers If you don’t want to...
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What to Include in a Home Listing
Posted on 02/21/2020
What to Include in a Home Listing
If you intend to sell your house, you'll need to put together an engaging home listing. By doing so, you can increase the likelihood that homebuyers will want to check out your residence in-person – something that eventually may lead to a home sale. It is important to do everything possible to differentiate your home listing from others. This...
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