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Turn Your Property Into a Dreamy Airbnb Destination

Just as Uber has revolutionized the transportation market, sites like HomeAway and Airbnb have dramatically changed the way travelers search for accommodations. Vacationers are no longer forced to rely on hotels when they need a place to stay while on the road. Homeowners across the country simply rent out their own homes to travelers. Airbnb […]

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Condo, Strata, HOA & Co-op – What’s the Difference?

For a lot of urban dwellers, buying a property in a common interest development (CID) is an affordable option. Not only are the prices typically a lot cheaper than your average freehold home, the location and amenities of such properties are usually a lot more desirable. But when it comes to CIDs, there are a […]

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Take Advantage of an Early Mortgage Renewal

Over the life of a mortgage, it’s typical that at some point home owners will have to renew at a higher rate when mortgage terms come due. But for the past few years, homebuyers and owners have been able to take advantage of the lowest mortgage rates in history. Of course, this extended low interest […]

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Why Your House Plants Keep Dying, and What to Do About it

While some people are really good at keeping plants healthy and happy, others are unfortunately just as good at killing them. We all have good intentions when we bring a plant home, but without learning a little about them, their demise is virtually inevitable. There are a few things you might be doing to cut […]

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What Happens if Your Soon-to-be Home is Damaged During Escrow?

After months of house hunting, you finally found the perfect house. You’ve put in an offer which was accepted, signed on the dotted line, and handed in your deposit. But now you’ve entered a period known as ‘escrow,’ which means the end of the road still hasn’t been reached. During this time period, anything can […]

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Great Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

Homeowners work hard to make a house a home, but Mother Nature can wipe it all away in a matter of minutes. For those who live in the Southeast and California, the risk is even higher, since these areas have been designated most prone to natural disaster. But whether you live in a coastal area, […]

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What is an “Umbrella Policy,” and Do I Need One?

Do you need to purchase home insurance when you buy a property? You should – just about every mortgage lender will need to see proof of property insurance in order for a loan to be approved. And even if you don’t need or have a mortgage, having home insurance is definitely money well-spent in case […]

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More Than Magazines: 6 Great Ideas for Decorating Your Coffee Table

Twenty years ago, decorating a coffee table was as simple as tossing a few magazines and some coasters on top. But magazines have been replaced by online publications and news sites, read on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers. For a while, coffee table books became a good alternative, but even those seem more like decoration than […]

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More Americans Moving Back to the City, Flipping Suburban Migration Trends

  It used to be that folks would flee the big city in favor of suburbs in an effort to combat the sky-high real estate prices that urban centers traditionally have. People would be willing to spend more money in fuel and more time commuting to the city in order to reap the benefits of […]

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Use ‘Smart’ Technology to Control Your Home – Even When You’re Not There

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have noticed how much technology has taken over every aspect of our lives. But technology isn’t just about waiting for the next generation of smart phones and tablets to come out: it can also play a key role in helping you save energy in your […]

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