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Liven Up That Living Room’s Look

The living room—that main gathering spot in a home—is a critical part in your showings. Home stagers recently chimed in at Apartment Therapy with their favorite tips for creating a better-staged living room. One of their biggest pieces of advice … Continue reading

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Home-Buying Myths About Mortgages

Think you’re not ready to unlock home ownership yet? That the financial hurdles are too high? You may be short-changing yourself. Many of the things renters believe about home-buying are myths. Here’s the real deal. Myth: I Have to Put Down 20%. … Continue reading

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Distinctive Real Estate Statistics for 9-15-14

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Tri Cities Aquatic Center’s Future up to Voters

The August 6th ballot is a make or break for the Tri Cities Aquatic Center. On the ballot is a proposition to raise the sales tax 1/10 of a cent to help pay for the operating costs of the center. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Take A Leap

Mortgage rates took a sudden jump last week, going from 3.93% to 4.46%. This is the largest weekly hike mortgage rates have seen in 26 years and have reached the highest level since July of 2011 according to Freddie Mac’s … Continue reading

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Home Affordable Modification Aid Extended

The main Obama administration initiative, Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), designed to give aid to borrowers having trouble paying their mortgage payments, has been extended until the end of December 2015. This will give homeowners an additional two years to … Continue reading

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Keeping your home and budget cool

          With temperatures increasing almost daily, you may be tempted to turn up your AC unit. What you may not know is cooling costs account for at least 40% of the average summer electric bill. A few simple changes can … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 9: Not prepping for an appraisal

Mistake No. 9: Not prepping for an appraisal. Once you have an offer, you may be tempted to relax your housekeeping standards a bit. that is a mistake. “When the appraiser arrives, you need to make sure your home reflects … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer

Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer Always ensure that the communication between your Realtor and yourself is exceptional and that you are both reachable at all times. Once an offer on a home is made time is usually of the essence, … Continue reading

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