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Buying or Selling a Home

Seller disclosure is critical to a smooth home sale and reducing seller liability, but not all homeowners are aware of its value to the home selling process.  Seller disclosure, the obligation of a home seller to tell any potential buyer about problems in the property, is only mandatory in...

Home Safety

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

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Buying a foreclosed home is not as easy as it sounds. It would seem like bargain hunting on a grand scale and when gazing up a tree-lined street featuring foreclosed homes, you may think there's homeowner's gold in them there hills.  But beware before buying a foreclosed home. Foreclosed homes...
Appliance Repair

For 13 years, Ken and JoAnn paid for a service contract on their side-by-side refrigerator. "We live on a fixed income and didn't want to be surprised by a high repair bill if something broke-down", said Ken.

But a surprise was exactly what they got when the compressor broke. The repair man...

Disaster Proofing

If you're considering the purchase of a vacation home, take steps to ensure that your choice offers low-maintenance enjoyment throughout the year. Start by determining whether the vacation home will be used exclusively by your family or spend most of its days as an investment property rented...

Exterior Remodeling

Planning home improvement projects are always fun. From a designer bath with plush fittings to a luxurious outdoor pool to beat the summer heat, renovating your house can add to its overall appeal and increase its value in case of a resale. But remodeling can have an added cost of increased...