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How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs Like a Pro

How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs Like a Pro

By Tara Mastroeni / July 9, 2020
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When you’re in the process of buying a house, negotiating after you’ve completed your inspections is a big deal. After all, it’s only natural that you would want your new home to be in the best shape possible once you…

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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

By Aly Yale / June 25, 2020
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Buying a new place is exciting. You get to decorate, meet the neighbors, and make that new house a home.  One thing you may not expect, though? That’d be all the mail that typically comes with it. Are you moving…

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Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

By Aly Yale / June 18, 2020
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It’s a good time to improve the house. We’re staying home more than usual, we’re probably a little bored, and improving our homes can sometimes mean more in sales profits later on down the line. But upgrading your home isn’t…

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8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

By Tara Mastroeni / June 15, 2020
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Managing a long-distance move is no small feat. However, with a little planning and forethought, it can be done without it feeling overwhelming. To that end, below are eight of our best tips for effectively handling a long-distance move. Read…

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8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

By Aly Yale / June 8, 2020
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Kitchen renovations are usually some of the best ones you can make as a homeowner. According to Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel may result in a 77.6% ROI and more than $18,000 in added resale value when it comes…

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It’s Go Time: How to Prep Your Home to Sell

It’s Go Time: How to Prep Your Home to Sell

By Aly Yale / June 4, 2020
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If you’re planning to sell your home, then naturally, you want the highest price possible for it. The key to that? Well-planned, thorough preparation. Properly prepping your home is critical to both maximizing your sale price, as well as reducing…

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Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

By Tara Mastroeni / May 28, 2020
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When you’re moving out, giving your old place a good scrub down is essential. Whether your main motivation is to leave your former home looking nice for the new owners or simply to get your security deposit back, a top-to-bottom…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: When You Can’t Move In, Renovate First

By Tara Mastroeni / May 27, 2020
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Welcome to the start of a new series for Embrace Home Loans. I’m Tara, one of the blog writers for the site. While I usually bring you mortgage and real estate content, this time I’m doing something a little different.…

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Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

By Tara Mastroeni / May 22, 2020
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Vinyl siding is a polarizing topic. Some people love it, but others would rather see their home coated with just about anything else. If you’re not sure where you fall on the spectrum, keep reading. We’ve outlined the pros and…

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