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Posted on 12/04/2022
3 Major Benefits of Assuming a VA Loan
Assuming a VA loan can be a convenient and cost-effective way for veterans to finance a new home. By assuming a loan, the buyer can take over an existing mortgage when buying a home. Loan assumption can have numerous advantages for the buyer and seller, and is considered an often overlooked VA benefit. Here are some major reasons...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Pros & Cons of Investing in Sweat Equity
If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper or are interested in flipping homes, it’s important to understand sweat equity. This concept has to do with the time and effort you put into improving a property. Because it’s not based on dollar amounts, it's difficult to calculate. However, there are major pros and cons to investing your time as...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Restoring & remodeling: Old house basics
When it comes to remodeling, old house projects number...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Centipede grass: Important factors to remember
Centipede grass is possibly one of the easiest grasses to...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Coastal Decorating on a Budget: How to Get Beach Vibes for Less
The coastal vibe is light and airy with plenty of relaxing elements throughout the home. However, overdoing the theme and decor can put a large dent in your budget and leave your home feeling "overdone." Here are a few ways to incorporate a brilliant, relaxed coastal theme while staying within budget: Invest in a natural rug Natural fibers...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Small bedroom tips: Designing a small space
Designing a small space can be challenging. When you want to add style and comfort to a room with little square footage, every design decision becomes more important. Small bedrooms can be especially tricky to decorate without making them feel cramped. To help, here are some ideas for decorating a small bedroom: Layout matters If you're decorating a...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Home safety improvements: What type of funding could you get?
Making upgrades to your home can improve its safety, but these types of upgrades aren't always cheap. If you're avoiding these upgrades due to the cost, keep in mind funding options are available. These funding options can make some projects more affordable. Weatherization Assistance Program The Weatherization Assistance Program is available for households with incomes below a certain...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Tips for Adding a "Bump-Out" Extension to Your Home
When your garage doesn’t have enough space for your car and storage items, you don’t have to start parking in your driveway. A garage bump-out addition can give you the extra space you need. Building one of these additions can be simple or complex depending on how much space you need and other factors, such as adding features...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Your guide to video cables: Types & styles to know
Setting up your own home theater requires basic knowledge...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Major Types of Veteran Mortgage Relief
If you have a VA loan, the U.S. government has options in place to assist you in case of financial hardship. There are multiple programs available to help you avoid late payments and foreclosure if your mortgage meets eligibility. Here are the major veteran mortgage relief options to know: Refund Modification A refund modification affects the principal and...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Holiday Gatherings Safe & Healthy
For those with family and friends at close distance, holiday gatherings are much simpler. Without the need to travel, you can save time, money and avoid the risk of exposure to contagious germs and illnesses. However, even keeping a small, local gathering can be safer with some simple logistics. Here are some ideas for how to plan and...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Top Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Modular Home
Buying a modular home can give you a great housing option when you need to move within a short timeframe and stay within your budget. While these types of houses tend to be affordable and available quickly, it’s important to understand the purchasing process. Knowing more about buying a modular home can help you avoid making potentially costly...
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