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6 Ways To Create A More Serene Stress-Free Home

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Your home is supposed to be your haven, the place where you can relax and wash away the stresses of the day. But, if your house is messy, cluttered, or designed in a way that opposes certain Feng Shui principles, it could actually be adding to your stress. Apply a few tips to make your…

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How Single Parents Can Buy a Home

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Couples have double the buying power of single home buyers, making buying a home easier for two-income families. But that doesn’t mean that single parents are out of luck when trying to buy a home. Many assistance programs are available to help single parents buy a home and overcome challenges such as a modest income,…

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Best New Security Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Vacation

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Nothing kills your vacation buzz like getting a call from the police back home letting you know your home has been burglarized. Basic home security tips are great, but safety measures are continually evolving, with new and more refined ways to keep you and your home safe. Vary your inside lights “There are differing opinions…

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9 Dishwasher Placement Solutions for Your New Kitchen

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Although every kitchen layout is different, there are reliable guidelines to help you plan where to place everything. And when it comes to appliances, the placement of the dishwasher is key. Ideally, it should be located somewhere that makes loading and unloading quick and easy. But it also pays to ensure that your dishwasher door…

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The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide To Grown-Up Furniture

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

You just bought your first home. Congratulations: You’re an adult! Now it’s time to fill it up. But if you were planning to pack up those ratty old beanbag chairs and the bed that awakens you with a morning backache and move them to your new place, we have a few suggestions. It’s time for…

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Easy Ways to Make Your Patio Look Great This Summer

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Summer is the perfect time of year to be outside with family and friends. The cold weather, snow and rain are gone, and you see bright, sunny days ahead of you. If you’re getting ready for a season full of pool parties and barbecues, here’s everything you need to make your patio look great: Update…

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How To Buy A House Without Going House Poor

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

How To Buy A House Without Going House Poor How much house can you really afford? Is it the amount the bank tells you when preapproving your loan? That’s what most people go by, oftentimes spending up to their max approval amount to get as much house as possible – or to be able to…

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How to Get Denied for a Mortgage After Preapproval

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

How to Get Denied for a Mortgage After Preapproval You’ve done the work to clean up your credit score, scrape together a down payment and pry a preapproval letter from your mortgage lender. Cheers! Getting preapproved is a smart move, especially in a seller’s market characterized by tight inventories and, in some regions, bidding wars….

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Passive Income Is Great, But Are You Really Cut Out To Be A Landlord?

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Passive Income Is Great, But Are You Really Cut Out To Be A Landlord? The idea of buying an investment property to rent out and collect some passive income sounds good, does it not? After all, being a landlord is one of the greatest and most time-tested ways to build long-term wealth. Especially when rents…

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