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When you buy a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, you will indefinitely need a credit score and a good one at that. The credit score is a vital part of the home buying process, yet there are many people, especially those who are buying their first home, that don't know what it is and why it is important. If this has ever caused you to wonder, then you are in the right place. Today we are going to give you a basic understanding of what a credit score is, why it’s important. Please consider however that this is only a basic lesson. There are more things to know about credit scores that we don’t have the time to explain today. Make sure you talk with a professional such as a lender or a loan officer at a bank for more information.

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Buying a home consists of numerous payments. From down payments to recurring costs over time, and not to mention any renovations or changes that may need to be made, it can add up to quite a large sum of cash. However, although it’s quite pricey to buy a home, if you do it right and know ways to save here and there, you will end up keeping more money in your pocket than if you just went in unknowing. For good tips on how to save money when purchasing a house, check out the following list of money-saving techniques:

*Think ahead. If you start saving and thinking ahead of time—well before you are actually searching for houses to buy—you will come out on top. Start saving for a down payment. Down payments are typically 10%, but the more you put down

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The phrase “For Sale By Owner” is something most of us have heard but not a lot of us really understand. When it comes to houses on the market, what does it really mean to the buyer and seller for a house to be “For Sale By Owner” (also referred to as FSBO)? On the surface, the difference is simple: when a house is FSBO, there is no listing agent associated with the house and its selling process. That’s right—the seller is their own agent. This seems like it could be either really beneficial or really awful, right? Well, when done correctly, it can be an amazing path to take. However, it’s not the path for everyone.

If a person were to sell his or her house without a listing agent, he or she would need to be familiar with the housing market

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Taking a home from old school to modern is something that a lot of homeowners want to do this year and there are fewer times like the present to make that happen. 2017, like all the years before it, has promised to bring about many new improvements for homeowners, but which ones will make your house the most chic and functional? This year, let’s take advantage of all the awesome new innovations and gadgets on the market and make your home as modern as we can.

Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home

Smart technology is not a new concept. There are numerous smart devices out there nowadays. However, the real crime is that, even with all this technology, we still haven’t seen it get fully integrated into a plentitude of homes. Yes, sure, there are a

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Renting can be a drag. Always having to listen to the upstairs neighbors race with their pet elephants, trying not to make noise that will bother the downstairs neighbors and still hearing them bang on the ceiling signifying your slippered shuffles are too loud, and many other grievances tend to come with renting from an apartment complex. Living in a separate rental home isn’t always the greatest option either. Often, landlords take a bit of time to get things fixed and you can’t shower since you must wait for a plumber to come clear out the drains. Sometimes, renting can be a great situation with a landlord who gets your jokes and lives to care for their properties. Though, a new chapter in your life may just around the corner.

Buying a home

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The decision to buy a house is a big one and one that can end up costing you quite a bit of money. After the actual mortgage payment that goes into buying a house there are actually a lot of other expenses that you need to be aware of. We are going to explore these extra expenses, the hidden costs if you will, and help you get ready to pay for the dream home you have always wanted. It is important to know that this is not an exhaustive list of expenses and costs; the actual amount you will be paying and the number of costs is dependent on your local laws, the lender you work with and chosen real estate agent.

The Down Payment

Down payments are very important when it comes to buying a house and are a cost that everyone needs to be aware of.

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When it comes time to pick where you want to live, you actually have quite a few options. You see, there are many different types of homes out there, but there are few that have carried as much confusion as duplexes, townhouses, apartments, and condos. Though these may seem virtually identical in many aspects, they can actually be quite different. Even though they are small these differences can have quite the consequences. So, if you are thinking about moving into one of these multi-family units you should probably know all you can about your different options before you make a decision.

Duplex

Let’s start with a duplex. A duplex is a house that, instead of being designed for one living space, is made to house two separate living spaces

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Let’s just start out by saying that this article is meant for educational purposes and is not to be confused with actual training. Before you venture into the world of real estate investing you should do much more research than just reading this article; it is a good place to start and get a foundational knowledge of the world of real estate, however.

There are many investment vehicles out there, but there are few as great as real estate. But what makes investing in real estate different from other investments? Well, let’s start by looking at paper assets. Paper assets are things like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and the sort and they represent the buying of part ownership in a company, debt from a company or the government, or the pooling of

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Basements can be more than just space under the house where boxes and spiders are stored. Many folks have founds ways to make their space work for them in ways that are out of the box and creative. Here are a few ideas for the homeowner who is itching for a change in their basement. For anyone who is not looking to build a whole new world under their home, but rather would enjoy a few special touches here or there, here are a few ideas. There are also a few options for those who would like to go big or go home. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list of ideas- if an idea can be thought of, it can be done with a little bit of skill and imagination.

Movie buffs would be thrilled to find a cool piece of furniture that will turn the heads of

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Life hacks are tips and tricks to make people’s lives easier. The internet is full of them, and most of the time you don’t always get what you want. Well, today we are promising you nothing but our best life hacks when it comes to the subject of lighting your homes. In fact, you may even call them “light” hacks.

Maximizing the light your home is more than just something you do on a whim. In fact, if you are a homeowner, you will want to do all you can to make your home seem brighter. A bright home will look more attractive, be more useful, and leave you and your guests feeling warm and safe. But if your home is not as bright as you would like, what are you supposed to do? Do you need to call an electrician to wire up a few more lights? Well,

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