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What to update before selling your house

12/09/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

How do you decide what to upgrade or fix before putting your home on the market?

Categories: Sellers

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4 signs the home you’re considering might need a foundation evaluation

12/02/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Use these warning signs to check if a home might warrant further inspection for foundation damage.

Categories: Buyers

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Five reasons to include a home warranty with your home’s sale

11/18/2016 | Author: by Whitney Bennet, guest expert

How home warranties can benefit buyers and sellers.

Categories: Sellers

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What a pivotal moment in world history can teach us today

11/11/2016 | Author: Mark Lehman

Reflecting on a historical event after a tumultuous election.

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5 home security lessons learned from the big screen

11/04/2016 | Author: Anne-Marie Pritchett, guest expert

Criminals depicted in movies and TV shows can teach us about ways to improve home security.

Categories: Homeowners

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4 easy ways to update the kitchen before you sell

10/28/2016 | Author: Alexandra Bohigian, guest expert

You don't need to bust your budget to make your kitchen more appealing to buyers.

Categories: Sellers

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What else is on your ballot?

10/25/2016 | Author: Mark Lehman

The presidency isn’t the only race on November 8.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, In Lehman's Terms

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You sure you want the internet to solve your real estate problems?

10/14/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

You can post your real estate questions to online message boards ... is that a good idea?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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How smart home features can make you safer

10/07/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Beyond opening doors or changing temperatures, smart home devices can make you feel more secure.

Categories: Buyers

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What’s the point of mortgage points?

09/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

The questions to ask when considering prepaid mortgage interest.

Categories: Buyers