Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the Difference? By Lisa Gordon via REALTOR.com

Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the Difference? By Lisa Gordon | Jun 20, 2017 AlexRaths/iStock; bortonia/iStock When buying a home, cash is king, but most folks don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying in the bank. Of course, that’s why obtaining a mortgage is such a crucial part of the process. And securing mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval are important Read More

5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Buying a House by Julie Ryan Evans Via REALTOR.com

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5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Buying a House By Julie Ryan Evans | Sep 13, 2017 Hero Images/Getty Images Buying a house isn’t like buying a Slim Jim at the corner bodega. Infinitely more money, thought, and prep work go into acquiring real estate—and given that it’s not a purchase you make often, it’s understandable Read More

7 Pricing Myths to Stop Believing If You Ever Hope to Sell Your House By Cathie Ericson via REALTOR.com

BsWei/iStock Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? Right? Well, not Read More

7 Home Improvements That Could Turn Your Neighbors Against You

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By Stephanie Booth | Jun 29, 2017 Via REALTOR®.COM GregorBister/iStock The good news: You’re upgrading your home! The potential downside? You might be downgrading your neighbors’ quality of life in the process. Sadly, not every home or yard improvement you embark upon is a boon for all the people who live around you. Think of it this way: It’s Read More

7 Feng Shui Mistakes That Can Give You Bad Vibes

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By Jennifer Geddes | Jun 23, 2017 via REALTOR®.com h3ct02/iStock Let’s face it—some of us need all the good fortune we can get. So what if we were to tell you that you could step up your success with even the simplest of decor decisions? That’s the essence of feng shui, the ancient Chinese philosophy of living in harmony with Read More

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

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By Daniel Bortz | Jun 8, 2017 If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you’re stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there’s another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie Read More

6 Outdoor Projects You Can Do With Your Kids

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By: John Riha via HouseLogic.com Published: July 13, 2012 Get your kids outside and spark their creativity with fun, simple home improvement projects. Plus, you’ll boost your curb appeal. If you’re looking for ways to unplug your children and get them some fresh air, try these engaging outdoor projects. You’ll introduce them to a little Read More