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I write tips and tricks to help buyers
and sellers save time and money.

DIY that unfinished basement

Even if you aren’t considering selling your home in the near future, a finished basement offers more living space – something most homeowners dream about. If you are considering selling, you’ll recoup 70 percent of the cost of the remodel,...
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Who will buy your home?

Writers have a target audience in mind as they peck away on the keyboard. Radio DJs are admonished to hold a mental image of their audience (one person of a certain age group, by the way) every time they open...
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Hold the perfect garage sale

What on earth are you doing with all that stuff? You do know that you can make money by selling it, right? One man’s (or woman’s) trash is another’s treasure and a garage sale is the perfect way to feed...
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Can I use my retirement account to buy a house?

There are few things in life more frustrating than that longing to own your own home combined with the very real fact that your bank account is a bit on the skimpy side. The media is full of stories about...
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If you want to sell your home this fall, start doing these things now

When trying to forecast the future housing market, most experts look at pending home sales. If they’re consistently trending upward, we can comfortably look forward to a robust near-future. For most of this year, the pending home sale statistics have...
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3 ways an HOA can derail your home purchase

The United States is home to more than 350,000 homeowner associations (HOA). This represents more than half of all owner-occupied homes in the country, according to HOA-USA. This means that the chances are good that the home you will fall...
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Be safe this summer

Americans love summer. Whether it’s because it presents the perfect opportunity for the annual getaway or because of the additional amount of sunshine on these deliciously long, summer days, summer, not winter, is truly the season to be jolly. The National...
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Yes, you can: A millennial’s guide to buying a home

That moment when you just can’t stand writing one more check to your landlord so that he can pay his mortgage payment. That is the moment you are emotionally ready to buy your own home, at least according to investment...
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Is it time for a closet makeover?

If you’re digging through sweatshirts and turtlenecks to reach your tank tops and shorts, it’s time for a closet makeover. It’s like eating an elephant The job is much easier, especially for those of us who tend to procrastinate, by...
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What’s lurking in your home’s plumbing system?

While the surgeon general hasn’t taken up labeling water heaters as possibly harmful to your health, they may be. In fact, any of the many components that make up a home’s plumbing system are rife with the possibility of breeding...
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