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How to Craft a Home Buying BudgetBuying a home can be costly! Between the down payment, closing costs, moving costs and then the monthly mortgage, you'll have many expenses to budget for when buying a home. Establishing a budget before getting started with the home buying process can help ensure that you're ready to buy a home. Here's what you need to know.

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

1. Know What to Expect

Before starting the home buying process, it's important to know what major expenses must be covered when making the purchase. Below are some of the most common expenses home buyers face when making their purchase:

  • Closing costs, 2%-5%. Closing costs…

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How to Sell a Condemned HouseAre you trying to sell a condemned house? Don't let stereotypes about condemned real estate get you down; there are many investors and buyers who see the potential value of these properties. A condemned house is any property that's been claimed by the government for a variety of reasons related to safety, vacancy, or building violations. Whether you've inherited a poorly maintained home or purchased a fixer-upper that doesn't pass a home inspection, several steps can help sell your home quickly, even if it's condemned.

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

Determine the Home's Overall Condition

Not every condemned home is completely…

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4 Popular Window Types For Your HomeAll homes need windows in order to let light inside and make it more comfortable to be inside. However, there are many different types of windows out there. When a homeowner chooses a type of window for their home, they aren’t just choosing a piece of glass. All the different types of windows have different uses and functions that make them ideal for certain rooms. There are windows that open, windows that never open, windows that can be doors, and even windows that help create a unique shape on the home. When a homeowner is choosing new windows for their home, they have a lot of options. Here are some different types of windows and what makes them unique.

Hung Windows

When it comes to hung windows, there are single-hung and double-hung windows…

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How to Conduct Market Research Before Buying a HomeAre you buying a home soon? The first step of the home buying process is to do market research. Knowing the prices of homes in the area, talking to real estate professionals and lenders, viewing listings and taking similar steps can help you prepare to buy a home. Knowing what's available and how much homes cost in your area can help you when the time comes to buy a house.

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

Look at Homes in the Community

One of the ways that home buyers can get a sense for the type of home they would like to buy is by viewing homes that are for sale. Showings can be done in person or online through video tours. It's a good…

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Moving to Nashville

Nashville is a vibrant city with a long history rich with culture and plenty of entertainment for everyone. The culture of this city draws people in, and although moving to Nashville isn't always easy, it's definitely worthwhile. The more you know about the area, the easier your relocation to Music City, USA will be. There's a lot to learn about Nashville's public transportation, strong economy, the resources it has for locals, and things to do in the area. Knowing about all the great features that Nashville has to offer can make life in and around Nashville rewarding.

No matter who you are, Nashville has a little something for everyone. Here's what you need to know about relocating to Nashville.

Relocating to Nashville, TN

  • Cost of…

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What You Should Know About Home AppraisalsWhether buying a new home or selling a current one, appraisals are an important part of both processes. Having a home appraised is helpful for both home buyers and sellers, so everyone needs to know what appraisals do and how to get the most out of them.

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

What Is a Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal is when a professional appraiser comes to the home and inspects it in order to come up with the most accurate price estimate possible. Home appraisals are done both when buying and selling a home. While sellers often choose to use an appraisal to decide on a price for their home, buyers will also get a home…

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Efficient Garage Organization IdeasMillions of homeowners have garages that are so full that they cannot park a car. Organization is the solution to this problem. However, the issue is that many people have no idea where to start, so their attempts to organize their garage keep failing. With these tips, homeowners will have a better sense of what they can do to get their garage clutter under control.

1. Create a Storage Plan

Creating a storage plan helps homeowners identify what they want to do with the garage, which makes it easier to implement. People should start by making a list of:

  • What to store
  • Where it should go, like on a wall or hanging from the ceiling
  • How often it will be used, and by whom

This list will make the next steps run more smoothly.

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