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September 2017

Found 5 blog entries for September 2017.

A Home Seller's Guide to Wood FlooringWood flooring still holds appeal for potential buyers. If you are a homeowner looking to sell now or in the near future, you may want to consider regional preferences toward home flooring. Hardwood flooring has been around since the 80s and is often found in family rooms, living rooms and dining rooms in upscale homes. It is recommended that homeowners become aware of the different types of wood flooring now available to appeal to the ideal home buyer before replacing their floors.

Wood Flooring

Hardwood is a preferred flooring option for many and can be refinished or re-stained as needed. This makes it easy for an owner to get a traditional hardwood floor looking as good as new or to update it to match a remodeling project. This durable

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Should You Renovate Yourself or Hire a Professional?It’s the dream of many potential homeowners: finding a property at an incredibly low price, and one that only needs a bit of love and attention to make it look outstanding. While many might jump on this purchasing decision, the plan for the home’s repairs could require some extra thought.

Depending on one’s skill level, budget, and time, taking on home repairs in a DIY fashion can be a great idea, or the scope of the project might require professional help from the start.

Benefits Of Doing It Yourself

Certain home improvement projects can reap an immense amount of rewards if they’re viewed from a DIY approach, yet there are always certain considerations to keep in mind. One of the more prominent pluses is the idea of the project running

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Though no one welcomes this added expense, it's often a necessary compromise when purchasing a home or refinancing. The good news is that it doesn't last the entire life of the loan. In fact, there may be actions you can take right now to get rid of PMI sooner! 

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI as it's more commonly called, is an insurance that is often required if you bought a home with a down payment of less than 20 percent. Mortgage insurance protects the lender from defaulted loans. 

As the borrower, you pay the premiums. However, many homeowners don't realize that you will also pay PMI if you refinance your home with less than 20 percent equity. 

Ways to Remove Private Mortgage Insurance 

You must have at least 20 percent equity in

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Do You Need a Permit for your Renovation?Updating an older home or making major changes to a fixer-upper are exciting projects that homeowners get to enjoy, and they can be done in a DIY fashion or completed by a professional contractor. Either way, certain home renovations require permits issued by the city to ensure that the work is being completed safely and is up to code. While it’s not an overly complex issue, obtaining proper permits is an important step in any home project.

The Basics of Permits

A home renovation permit is typically issued by the city and means that the changes you make will go on record and can give officials permission to inspect the work that was done. Having an accurate idea of the features of a home allows for property taxes to be calculated correctly,

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The Importance of Having a Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell a HomeWhen it comes time to sell a home, there can be an immense amount of moving parts that many people don’t realize. From listing it on the market to completing paperwork and everything in between, oftentimes selling a home is too much for the typical homeowner.

It’s these instances in which hiring a real estate agent can greatly benefit you, not only in that they will take a lot of work off of your plate, but they will ensure everything is done correctly. The benefits of hiring an agent usually far outweigh any potential concerns that could come up.

Why Hire A Professional?

A real estate agent is an expert in their field and often knows tips and tricks that can either save homeowners a lot of money or can simply just make their lives a whole

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