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IS IT OKAY TO BE SNOOPY WHEN HOUSE HUNTING

Posted by Rod Smith on February 23, 2017 in  home buyer  real estate agent  Realtor  Realtors
House hunting can definitely be an exciting experience, but let's face it: Conducting a thorough walk-through can sometimes feel mighty awkward. After all, even though the seller is probably glad you're there, not everyone is comfortable with letting strangers peek into their bathrooms or rifle through their closets. As off-putting as these chores might be, they're part of doing your due diligence, and they're a necessary step towards finding out as much as possible about the home you're thinking abo... read more
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If you are a first-time home buyer, it's natural for you to have a few reservations about entering into home ownership. After all, for most people, purchasing a home is the biggest financial decision they will make in their life. Interestingly enough, many first-time buyers choose to purchase a condo instead of a home, as it carries quite a few unique benefits that are definitely worth considering. Below are some key reasons why purchasing a condo as a first home can be a good move to make.... read more
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Refinancing your home can be quite an undertaking, and it can get even more complicated when you're trying to do so with little to no equity in your home. If you're current on your mortgage payments but you owe as much as (or even more than) your home is worth, you will definitely want to look into the HARP Refinancing Program. Launched by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in 2009, the Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP) was introduced as one of the components of the federal gover... read more
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Most of us know Myrtle Beach as the go-to destination for sunbathers and thrill- seekers, but it's also a great place for lovebirds as well! If you've been thinking about  getting away to the Grand Strand for Valentine's Day, below is a list of fun and  romantic things to do with your significant other during this famous celebration of  love.  Cupid's Comedy Capers (February 10) If you and your date like to keep things lighthearted on Valentine's Day, try checking&nbs... read more
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Things All Homeowners Should Know

Posted by Rod Smith on January 30, 2017 in  Home for sale  home seller  homeowners association
Owning a home is a huge responsibility, but there are quite a few "tricks of the trade" that can make home ownership a much easier affair all the way around. Below are some important tips and ideas that every homeowner should be aware of in order to get the most out of their number-one investment.  1. A poorly insulated attic can wreak havoc on your heating and cooling costs. If you look into your attic and see missing, damaged or sparse insulation (e.g., less than 6 inches in thickness), ... read more
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