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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Money Talk  Real Estate 101

Did you know it’s still possible to be eligible for a home loan with a low credit score? Many people assume that because their score is below 700, they won’t even be considered for a mortgage and therefore give up before even trying. The truth is, there are quite a few options out there to get you into your new home with a credit score as low as 580. Here are a few of the best options we found but remember – repairing your credit score, paying back debts and waiting to buy a home is always your best bet!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Seasonal  Staging

Just because the snow is falling and the wind is howling doesn’t mean the buyers aren’t looking. Selling your home on the Winter market is a whole different ball game than selling in the more popular Spring and Summer months, so if you’re braving the storm, we’ve got 5 ways to sell your home quickly, no matter how frosty it is outside.

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Celebrity  Real Estate

Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane, has moved up and out of the home he previously shared with ex-wife, and Beverly Hills Housewives star, Camille Grammer. But don’t feel sad for this star for the breakup of his (3rd) marriage and temporary displacement, because he made a hefty $8.94 million dollar profit off the sale of his Malibu home. He has also since remarried and had an adorable daughter, Faith, so things are looking good for Frasier!

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate 101

House hunting can be daunting and unfamiliar territory for most people, especially those taking their first venture into homeownership. Since we’re here to help you get the home of your dreams, we thought we’d share with you some of the biggest real estate buzz words that will perk up your ears, but not necessarily mean good things ahead. Like any industry, real estate is all about the marketing, and the best tool you can have when braving this uncharted territory is knowledge of the local language – in other words, the “lingo”. Here we’ve found the top 7 buzz words used often to describe less than perfect homes, and now you’ll be able to spot them from a mile away!

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Cleaning  DIY  Home Improvements  Living

You know those people whose houses always look like they’re straight out of a magazine or like they secretly live somewhere else and this is their “entertaining” home? Yeah, we know a couple too but none of us are one of them. That’s why we decided to look up some tips on how to better keep our homes neat and tidy all year round since we are, in fact, in the home business. The tips we found from Trulia and beyond were so helpful, we decided to share them with you as well! So whether you’re home is a spotless show home, a less than tidy frat house or just somewhere in between, we have 6 secrets to help keep it that way, or get it back in shape!

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Celebrity  Real Estate  TV Homes

Selena Gomez has had quite a year, and to top it all off, she’s selling her $4.5 million dollar home in the coveted Hollywood hills city of Calabasas. You may remember not long ago (read: last year) that Selena sold her Tarzana home to Iggy Azelea and boyfriend Nick Young for a cool $3.45 Million dollars to move closer to now ex-beau Justin Bieber. Now that the couple are a thing of the past, Selena is moving on once again to bigger and better things.

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Staging

If you’re like the vast majority of home owners, you’re probably not dreaming of your home sitting stagnant on the market for months or even years without so much as a nibble. That’s why we thought it was important to make a list of factors that determine just how long you’re going to have to wait before getting out of your old home. While there are many other factors that are beyond a sellers control like the state of the economy and market demand, there are also a variety of things a seller can control that can (and will) determine how long your home is on the market. So if you’re looking for a quick sale, you’ve come to the right place!

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Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to buying a fixer-upper, it’s essential to acquire as much information as you can to make the best decision about your future home. While this is an important step in all Real Estate transactions, fixer-uppers bring a whole new set of potential problems and possible hidden costs to the table. So whether you’re just beginning to think about adding fixer-uppers to your list of potential homes, or you’re in the middle of finalizing your sale, this list will provide you with the 9 Key Questions to ask your Realtor, Contractor and yourself before diving in head first.

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DIY  Home Improvements  Renovations

While large home upgrades such as renovating your kitchen or adding an extra room may be out of the budget, these simple and unique DIY upgrades just may fit the bill. Projects like these not only to give your home a bit more personality, but may also add a bit of resale value to boot.

Like we’ve said in previous posts, choosing upgrades that are functional and traditional are best for adding value to your home. But, there are some options that blur the lines and can add a touch of personalization as well as  functionality. Below we’ve listed 5 of our top picks for adding the best of both worlds to your home.

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Celebrity  Curb Appeal  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  TV Homes

Well Flintstone’s fans, it looks like it’s come time for Fred and Wilma to leave their old digs and look for something a bit more contemporary. Their iconic “Home” has recently come up for sale, and while it (sadly) isn’t located in a town called Bedrock, it is located near beautiful San Francisco (which we’re willing to bet has a lot more modern amenities). And although this home may be old, we’re talking prehistoric here, it’s not going to come cheap! It’s current listing price is $4.2 Million and that doesn’t even include super-cool next-door neighbours Barney and Betty Rubble.

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