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6 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Housekeeper

6 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Housekeeper

By Tara Mastroeni / May 28, 2021
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Hiring a housekeeper can be a great experience. However, just like any other hiring scenario, you need to know a little bit about what you want before getting started. With that in mind, we have some important questions to ask…

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Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner? Here’s How to Tell

Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner?

By Aly Yale / May 24, 2021
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Homeownership comes with lots of perks. You can build wealth, put down roots, and, most importantly, stop throwing cash down the proverbial hole (i.e., your landlord’s pockets!) Unfortunately, there’s a lot that needs to fall in place in order to…

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When Two Homeowners Fall in Love: What Happens to the Houses?

When Two Homeowners Fall in Love: What Happens to the Houses?

By Aly Yale / May 24, 2021
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More and more Americans are buying homes solo — long before a partner, spouse, or marriage is anywhere on the table. But while owning a home independently is certainly an achievement, it also poses a conundrum once that knot is…

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5 Common Reasons House Contracts Fall Through

5 Common Reasons House Contracts Fall Through

By Aly Yale / May 19, 2021
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Having a house contract in place is a big win — whether you’re buying the home or selling it. But don’t celebrate too soon, because that contract is only the first step of many toward finalizing the sale. And in…

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5 Hottest Housing Markets in 2021

5 Hottest Housing Markets in 2021

By Aly Yale / May 17, 2021
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If you’re looking to make the most of your home buying dollars this year, you’ll probably want to steer clear of the Sunbelt. According to a new analysis by Zillow, that’s where the majority of America’s hottest housing markets will…

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9 Smart Graduation Gifts for the Recent Graduate in Your Life

9 Smart Graduation Gifts for the Recent Graduate in Your Life

By Tara Mastroeni / May 13, 2021
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It’s graduation season! If you have someone in your life who is making that long walk across the stage, you’re probably wondering what to get them as a gift. With that in mind, we have a few ideas for graduation…

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Someone Wants to Buy My House, But It’s Not for Sale. Should I Take the Offer?

Someone Wants to Buy My House, But It’s Not for Sale. Should I Take the Offer?

By Aly Yale / May 12, 2021
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It’s a hot market out there, and many homebuyers are getting desperate. In fact, with rising prices (up 12% over the year!) and very few listings to choose from, some are seeking out homes that are not for sale. If you’re…

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What Is a Home Warranty? (And Why You Should Consider Getting One)

What is a Home Warranty? (And Why You Should Consider Getting One)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 30, 2021
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Homeownership can come with many costs in addition to your monthly mortgage payment and utilities. Maintenance is one of them. If you don’t want to have to worry about footing the bill for a big, unexpected repair, one of the…

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The Market’s Hot: Should You Increase Your Listing Price?

The Market’s Hot: Should You Increase Your Listing Price?

By Aly Yale / April 28, 2021
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The housing market is incredibly hot right now, and with inventory so low, sellers undoubtedly have the upper hand. If you’re looking to sell your home, it might have you wondering if you can increase your listing price — and…

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How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

By Aly Yale / April 23, 2021
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If you’re considering selling your house, you might want to check for liens first.  Liens — or claims filed against the property due to an unpaid debt or bill — can often stall a home sale or prevent it entirely.…

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