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Tina and Kristin Know LoCo
Hard to argue with Reddit (No really, have you ever tried? It's impossible.)
Even if you think you've thought of everything, there may be a few things you missed that will come in handy now that you're no longer renting.
The danger in a high LTV ratio for a buyer is the possibility that you'll end up house poor.
Most of us who have bought a home have at least some awareness of the loan-to-value ratio, or LTV - one of the factors lenders use to determine whether a borrower is qualified for the loan they want. The danger in a high LTV ratio for a buyer is the possibility that you'll end up house poor.
Not only does this atrium provide more privacy than a backyard, the natural light and 360 outdoor views is amazing! Do you prefer an atrium or a backyard?
Great read for all first time buyers!
Lack of knowledge can be costly in homebuying, so listen up.
$2 of increased sale price for every $1 spent on staging! Plus it sells faster!
Is your laundry room a bit lackluster?
Bright color and smart design details can make doing the wash pleasant and efficient
Good read on how to research neighborhoods!
A bad neighborhood isn't always obvious. Sometimes you need to do some digging to know if it's a community worth buying in. Here are some telltale signs.
Vinegar doesn't play well with wood and stone!
Spring cleaning on a budget: Here are three little cleaning habits that you're wasting time and money on from HouseLogic. While vinegar works great on lots of things, it could damage others.
Thinking of painting? Some advice from the pros:
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner the basics of painting a room perfectly
Congratulations to my friends and clients, DO & DB, on the sale of their beautiful home!
The mosquitoes are coming: www.house.one/mosquitoes
What term defines the right to use the property of another owner?
Right of Way
The answer is: Easement
Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property, allowing individuals to access other properties or a resource
Do you care?
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's former home in Beverly Hills is for sale for $49 million. The actors spent three years renovating the four-bedroom house.
Forget the scientist! Find a real estate agent, buy a bunch of homes!
🙈 Close your eyes and pretends it's just a nightmare!
From creepy marionettes to overcrowding an already tight space, Instagram is rife with #stagingfails. Look on and learn how to not stage your home.
Some pro tips on picking finishes:
Is it faucets first and sinks second, or should cabinets lead the way? Here is a timeline for your kitchen remodel
Have you ever felt like this when signing mortgage documents?
Did you just buy or rent a new home? Here are some moving tips to avoid extra headaches.
Moving can be messy and complicated; lack of adequate preparation can cause problems and unnecessary grief. But don’t stress! You’re not the first person to move and you won’t be the last, but you can learn from others!
How Much Does a Pool Add to the Sale Price of a House? https://bit.ly/2wzhqu1
The features that help homes sell faster:
All communication should be done through your agent anyways!
“Why are you selling?” might seem like an innocent question from a home buyer, but watch out—for the home seller, this is a dangerous question to answer.
What a great open floor-plan! Looks like they knew what they were doing when laying the hard wood floor since they framed the pool table.
Not much work would get done in the home office...
It says this: Buy lots of houses.
Here it is: your chance to read work by Albert Einstein that won't turn your brain into a black hole. This isn't his theory of relativity; this is his ...
Dipping into your retirement savings is usually a bad idea but, did you know some employers offer down payment assistance? There are also organizations that can help out low income buyers!
There are plenty of ways to amass a sizable down payment fast. We explain five tactics, along with their pros and cons.
It was only a matter of time before the tiny house trend turned tragic. Time to invent some tiny house locks!
Home burglaries can happen to anyone—but having your entire home stolen can actually happen. Learn about the risks of buying a tiny home.
Isn't this corner tub a great use of space and a pleasant size upgrade? Boring rectangular tubs be gone!
How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a Home?
Thinking of exaggerating on that loan application? Here is what can happen: http://bit.ly/1HL6iqG
The information on your mortgage application directly affects whether you'll get approved, and for how much. Here’s what happens if you fudge the details.
Spoiler alert: It's a lot!
You can get much more for your money in some parts of the country.
Adding lighting behind a piece of furniture helps it stand out and make the room feel more open. You can find light strips at your local hardware store that easily attach to the back of furniture.
All homes should be designed with a spectacular view from the sink and stove.
Not long at all if you have cash!
How long does it take to buy a house? And how long does it take to close on a house? If you're ready to say goodbye to landlords, find out the steps to buying a house so you can get your timing just right.
What do you like the most about your home?
It's OK to take a peek inside 👀
These lavish estates have it all so feast your eyes on what’s on offer across America right now
This before and after shot of an empty house vs. a staged house highlights just how important staging your house for buyers can be.
I wouldn't recommend it...
Home-staging is often used to sell a home, but on the other end of the spectrum is "white-boxing." What is this selling strategy and does it actually work?
How fast was this building constructed? View more to see the answer!
The answer is: 15 days
The 30 story Ark Hotel in China was built in15 days using pre-fabricated modules. For details check out http://dailym.ai/2jX85Iq
Nothing terrifying about this...
You love lists right? Here's one with 22 items that I can help you with!
Selling your home often requires a necessary amount of planning and preparation.
This underground nook seems like the perfect place to hide away and read a good book or watch some television. Where's your serenity place?
Thinking of painting kitchen cabinets yourself? https://bit.ly/2KKKecV
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