Size Matters: Finding the Perfect Size Home for You
How do you find the ideal home size for you and your family?
If you’re house shopping, there’s probably one question that’s been on your mind often: “What size home should I buy?” At a glance, the answer seems obvious: as big as you can afford! But that’s only a small piece of the puzzle. Home size matters on many levels from personal preference to resale value, future plans, your budget, and more.
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Tax Breaks for First Time Home Buyers
What exactly is tax deductible when buying a house for the first time?
Buying a home can sound like an intimidating undertaking if you’ve never done it before. The thought of relocating and the sheer level of financial investment gives many people anxiety. Luckily, the government wants to make the process easier and less scary, with a range of tax breaks for first time home buyers.
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Toss These 5 Things Before You Move For a Fresh New Start
While you’re packing, consider throwing out these household items and give yourself a fresh start in your new home.
Houzz Contributor, Aly Finkelstein
It’s a great feeling to walk into your new home and know you have a blank space to work with. But making sure your new home stays this fresh, clean and exciting is much harder. Here are five things to consider throwing away before your next move.
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The Good and the Bad of DIY Lawn Care
When you have your own home and are responsible for your lawn care, should you do it yourself?
Guest post by Jackie Greene
When you have your own home and are responsible for your lawn care, should you do it yourself? There are two sides to DIY, good and bad. On the bad side first, if you don’t know what you’re doing, there can be consequences. But you could consider it as a learning experience too, and it will save you money.
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HOA Fees: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home
Homeowners’ Association Fees (HOA fees) are charged in many communities, yet they cover a wide range of costs.
JENNIFER A. DIGIOVANNI
Homeowners association Fees (HOA fees) are charged in many communities, yet they are not a uniform type of expense. Monthly dues charged by homeowners associations cover a wide range of different expenses, which varies from community to community. If you are curious about the homeowners association in a particular com... read more