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Posted on 05/31/2020
What are Prepayment Penalties?
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
3 DIY Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re looking to add curb appeal or want to create a pleasant outdoor environment to enjoy your leisure time, investing in a good DIY project can help you to spruce up your outdoor space. 1. Install a Window Ledge A window ledge is a versatile project because it can serve a variety...
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Posted on 05/23/2020
350 Gerdes, Sun Valley, NV 89433 now has a new price of $260,000!
Enjoy privacy and open Land with beautiful valley mountain views from your Rustic Cabin-style home. Easy living near Reno on a spacious 0.47 acre lot. This cozy home features an open floor plan, a large covered patio faces BLM land to enjoy evening barbeques and...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
How to Negotiate Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 05/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 3920 Goldfinch Drive, Reno, NV 89508-8846
Modern new manufactured home loaded with upgrades on a spacious corner lot. The home features 9ft ceilings, 2x6 exterior walls, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, farmhouse-style stainless steel kitchen sink, large kitchen island, and a built-in entertainment center in the family room. Gorgeous master bath features a lighted vanity with double glass sinks plus a walk-in shower. Welcome...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Home Maintenance: Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Start a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Tips for Adding Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
How Should I Start Investing
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Home Electrical Problems: Know the Warning Signs
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Five Reasons Renters' Insurance is a Good Idea
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Generating Steady Income from Real Estate Investment
Image by Alexsander-777 from Pixabay With the rapid rebound in the real estate market over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the financial potential of this industry. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to generate a steady income in real estate. In order to take advantage of the numerous available opportunities, there...
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