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All About Closing CostsHome buyers need to be prepared to pay for some expenses when buying a home. Closing costs are one of the more difficult to understand expenses because they're made up of many different fees. Closing costs also cause confusion because the buyer won't know how much money they owe until close to the end of the escrow period.

All of this uncertainty can sometimes lead to some confusion that can actually disrupt the home buying process. Knowing what to expect can help make the home buying process less stressful for buyers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the fees that are paid at the end of the

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How to Construct an Outdoor Living SpaceAn outdoor living space adds value to the home while also providing an excellent space for entertaining. Certain features in outdoor living spaces can help dress up the area and make it a more enjoyable place to spend time. Here's what homeowners need to know to make their outdoor living space more attractive and pleasant.

Provide Privacy and Shelter

Adding some privacy from neighbors makes the outdoor living space more usable. Some Crieve homeowners make their outdoor living space more private by constructing walls from lattice, which they can then cover in vining plants. While these "living walls" are effective during the growing season, they can become bare and less attractive during the winter and fall.

Others use canvas drapes and

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What is the value of residential solarIt's well understood that solar panels can increase the value of a home and cut the electric bill every month. But, with the large up front cost often associated with a residential solar installation, many people are not sure whether solar will make a good investment for them or not. There are a number of ways to measure the value of solar panels. By running the numbers, a homeowner can use the answers they get to decide whether solar will save them money or adequately increase the value of their home. A few facets to consider:

Increase in Value of the Home

In surveys, many home buyers say that sustainability is one of the core things that they look at when deciding whether to buy a home. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that

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4 Tips For Buying a Home in a Seller’s MarketMany buyers may have heard the phrases “seller’s market” or “competitive market,” but what do these terms mean? A competitive market, when used to mean a seller’s market, is when there are more buyers looking to purchase a Nolensville TN home than there are homes for sale, creating competition between buyers. Buying a home in a seller’s market is different than other markets because buyers have to move at a much faster pace than they would have to otherwise. Here are some tips all buyers can use to help their odds of finding and purchasing the home they want despite the competition.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Don’t Be Too Picky

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How to Handle Unremediated WorkUnpermitted work refers to changes in the home that may have been done against the housing code of the neighborhood in which a homeowner lives. It's fairly common to find, but the steps to remediate it aren't always so simple. Learn more about how (and why) most owners probably have some type of unpermitted work in their home, and the steps they can take to make it right.

How It Happens

Because permit laws vary from town to town, it's relatively easy to make a mistake. Property owners assume they can tear down a wall or reconfigure their pipes without anyone's permission. After all, it is their property. Often, unpermitted work is completed by the owner of the home, as a DIY project. This is often done to save money and the expense and hassle

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Finding Roof Damage: Repair the Roof or Replace ItHaving roof damage can be frustrating for a homeowner, because of the opportunity for the roof to leak and damage the home. Additionally, it's not always easy to figure out where a leak is coming from or how bad the damage might be. Getting up on the roof can be another problem, especially for homes that are more than one story. But when a homeowner finds roof damage, or a professional inspection of the roof uncovers a problem, the Mount Juliet homeowner will then be faced with whether to repair the damage or replace the roof. There are some specific things to consider when making that determination.

How Bad is the Roof Damage?

For minor areas of damage, it isn't generally realistic to replace the entire roof. But there may be cases where

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Importing Selling Papers You Need to KnowSelling a home isn't as simple as declaring who owns the property on a standard deed. And while the exact amount of paperwork depends on the circumstances of each sale, Gallatin home sellers should understand the general principles behind the many documents they may need to review and sign. Learn more about the most important paperwork, and how a real estate agent can help sellers decipher the clauses and contingencies.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Usual Home Selling Paperwork

Home sellers may already be familiar with major documents from the buying process:

  • A Deed
  • A Title
  • The Purchase & Sale Contract
  • Any
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Information About Building a New Construction HomeBuilding a custom Franklin TN home can be a rewarding and thrilling experience. If you're a home buyer who is thinking about building your own home sometime in the near future, these tips can help. By planning properly, budgeting properly and by hiring a professional and capable builder, you can have a positive experience building a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Plan Properly

The great benefit of building a home from the ground up is that the buyer can design a home where he or she can live happily for many years to come. Often, a home buyer's needs will change as years pass. Home owners who want to stay in one home for

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How Taxes Work When Selling a Vacation HomeSelling a vacation home has a few distinct differences compared to selling a primary home due to the nature of the property. Because vacation homes are considered somewhat of a luxury asset, the taxes can be considerable for sellers who have seen their property appreciate over the years. Find out more about what they are, and how sellers can mitigate their financial impact.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Crunching the Capital Gains

Capital gains apply to any asset an individual might hold that has appreciated in value. They're taxed on a progressive scale based on the owner's total yearly income. The standard tax rate for capital gains is 15%,

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Causes and Solutions for a Home's Foundation DamageFoundation damage can be a very costly problem for homeowners. Knowing how to identify foundation trouble and what to do about it can help you solve your problems early, before they become more serious. In many cases, early identification and quick action can help prevent the problem from having catastrophic results.

How To Identify Foundation Trouble

Symptoms of foundation trouble can be subtle at first, so many homeowners don't recognize these problems when they first become an issue. Some of the most common symptoms of foundation trouble include:

  • Cracks in the walls and floors, especially cracks over doorways and windows.
  • Windows and doors that suddenly stick in their jams.
  • Doors that will no longer close or doors that no
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