How to get government grants and loans to repair your home

When you purchased your home you may not have known that in the future the house would become needy of repairs that you simply could not afford. Instead of watching the continuing decline of your home’s health, there could be some help available. If you’re a homeowner who needs repair work done but can’t afford […]

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How to lower property taxes on your home

Buying a home is a major investment in time and money. One of the many annual costs of owning a home is property tax. The taxes collected on your property help fund local schools, government, and a number of other local and federal programs. However, you do not have to overpay to be honoring your […]

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How to pick a realtor

With every city having numerous realtors to choose from to sell your home, it’s often difficult to decide which realtor can do the best job of selling quickly at the price you want. Here are a few ways to find the best realtor for the job: The first thing to do is to look through […]

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How to increase your home value

If you are thinking of doing a major renovation to your home you should know what changes will recoup most or your investment down the road. Updating your kitchen, bathroom, a room addition, painting, new landscaping; which of these and others will bring back most of your investment when you re-sell your home and why. […]

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How to buy a house: a 10 step guide

Buying a house is certainly a big part of the American Dream, and it is a dream that can come true with some careful planning. Is this a dream that you can realize? Here is a ten-step approach to successfully buying a house. Order a copy of all of your credit reports. Before you even […]

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How to make a home purchase offer?

You have found a dream house and you want it badly. Your first urge is to rush in and BUY your new home. If you are a first-time purchaser, however, writing a purchase contract can be a scary step. Your real estate agent will help you through the purchase process, of course. It will help […]

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How to lower your mortgage payment

For most people, the monthly mortgage payment is the largest in their budget. Ideally, it should comprise no more than thirty-three percent of the breadwinners’ take-home pay; twenty-five percent is better. If your budget is tight, filled with extra, unexpected medical bills, or if your income has dropped off, you may want to ponder some […]

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How to begin a home hunt

Indianapolis has been Indiana’s capitol since 1825 and has been growing ever since but more than ever in the past decade. The nation’s twelfth largest city is a one-day drive for more than half of America’s citizens and there is something in Indy to interest everyone. In the center is the city is the famous […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House

When building a house, the cost is, for most of us, a primary concern. We have all heard horror stories of skyrocketing costs, out of control builders, and homes that have to be sold before move-in date because of the unexpected costs. Fortunately, many times these horror stories arise through lack of preparation and are […]

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How to screen tenants

It’s difficult for a landlord to find a responsible tenant. How does one know whom to trust? Especially when you consider several people, all with references, are answering the same rental ad. In fact, when you think about it, the landlord is entrusting access to his or her home to a total stranger. With that […]

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