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Posted on 11/22/2020
HOA Pros and Cons in a Nutshell
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
What are the Advantages of a Buyer Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels If you're a first-time homebuyer and you've already started exploring available properties, you might think to yourself, "Why do I even need a buyer agent?" After all, you've been looking at homes for sale and the realtors who showed you the properties were very nice and helpful. But here's the deal: Those...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Home Maintenance: Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Residence
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Video Tour - 57 Moriarty Street, Dover, DE 19901
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/433878854/IDXS - Cute 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit townhouse in Stoney Creek. Living and family room separated by kitchen. Newer vinyl laminate flooring downstairs, touch up painting and freshly cleaned carpets upstairs. The basement walls have been dry locked. Fenced rear and side yard. Centrally located to Routes 1, 13, 113, shopping and public transportation. SPECIAL CLAUSES 1) NO SMOKING 2) Renters Insurance required 3) Tenant pays all utilities 4) Must abide by all HOA rules 5) Tenant responsible for lawn maintenance and snow removal 6)Prospective tenants must make 3 times the...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
57 Moriarty Street, Dover, DE 19901 is now new to the market!
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/433878854/IDXS - Cute 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit townhouse in Stoney Creek. Living and family room separated by kitchen. Newer vinyl laminate flooring downstairs, touch up painting and freshly cleaned carpets upstairs. The basement walls have been dry locked. Fenced rear and side yard. Centrally located to Routes 1, 13, 113, shopping and public transportation. SPECIAL CLAUSES 1) NO SMOKING 2) Renters Insurance required 3) Tenant pays all utilities 4) Must abide by all HOA rules 5) Tenant responsible for lawn maintenance and snow removal 6)Prospective tenants must make 3 times the...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Pros, Cons, & Home Values of 55+ Communities
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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