21 Mar 2019

Ten tips to maintain a good credit score

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Do you suffer from FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out? It's that nagging feeling that someone, somewhere, is having fun without you, and it can be crazy making. Whether your Fear of Missing Out is mild or severe, there's one area where FOMO is completely justified, and may even make your life better: credit scores. People with good credit scores get access to all kinds of perks, including: low interest rates on houses, cars, and credit accountsapproval for higher loan amounts with lower interest rateslow to no security deposits on phones and utilitiesmore apartment or home choicesreward credit cards that earn airline miles, cash back, or hotel pointsbetter auto insurance rates The common denominator on all these perks? More money. When your...
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14 Mar 2019

17 tips for selling a home

Much like buying a first home, selling your home can be tricky if you don’t know what to expect. From staging to showing your home there’s a lot to navigate, so we’ll walk you through the entire process, step by step. 17 tips for selling a home Tip #1: Find the right real estate agent Your first step is to choose the right listing agent. You’ll need someone who can leverage their expertise to get your house sold, and this is certainly no small feat. During the listing appointment, the right agent should present you with a full marketing plan as to how they plan on successfully selling your home in a timely manner and for the right price. You’ll also want someone...
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8 Mar 2019

Home buying: What is a Homeowners Association?

If you’re looking to purchase a home, condo or townhome in a planned neighborhood built post 2000, there’s a good chance you’ll need to become a member of it’s homeowners association (HOA.) And if you’re new to the home buying process, the question “What is an HOA?” may be coming to mind right about now. What is a Homeowners Association? A HOA is an organization that determines the rules of the community it manages and ensures that community rules are followed by all residents. These types of rules may cover issues such as exterior paint color, whether you can have a satellite dish, the size and type of pets permitted, permissible types of fences and types of vehicles allowed to park...
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