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Budgeting for a New Home? 3 Unlikely Costs to Consider in Your Overall Budget
By Peta-Gay
April 11, 2016

If you're planning to buy a new home in the near future, you're probably working hard to prepare a budget and determine how much you can afford before you start viewing homes. While it's good to have an idea of what you can pay for a new house, many buyers routinely miss several key home buying costs that can later cause a variety of problems. Before you start looking for your new home, make sure you add these three commonly forgotten ...

Investor Thoughts: What Home-buyers Can Learn from a Real Estate Investor's Stand-point
By Peta-Gay
April 14, 2016

There are plenty of things to consider when purchasing a home, from the size of place that you're looking for to the amount of home you're able to afford. While it's certainly worth knowing what you want going in, here are a few factors that investors often think about when it comes to making or breaking the appeal of a real estate purchase.

Will The Location Last?

'Location, location, location' is a popular expression for a ...

5 Documents First-time Home-buyers Need for a Smoother Purchasing Process
By Peta-Gay
April 1, 2016

With all the work that goes into finding the kind of home you'll want to put an offer on, it can be easy to forget about all the little things that happen after the deal has been made. While the paperwork involved in purchasing may seem like a long way off, here's a quick review of some of the documents you'll need when the time comes to seal the deal.

Your Credit Report

It's important ...

5 Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Curb Appeal
By Peta-Gay
April 4, 2016

It can be easy to forget, but the first thing people will see when they come to your home is the outside, so it's important to have a well-maintained and picturesque property that represents the inside of your home positively. If you're looking for a few ways to boost your outdoor space, here are a few tips to help with curb appeal.

Plant A Flower Bed

Whether you decide on a tiny plot or a ...

5 Fun Ways to Spring Clean with the Kids
By Peta-Gay
April 5, 2016

Spring-cleaning might seem like a necessity if you've accrued a lot of stuff through the fall and winter seasons, but it can be hard to determine how to get your kids involved. If you're looking for tips on how to get this task done and engage your children at the same time, here are a few fun ways.

Play Some Tunes

It goes without saying that almost everything is more fun with music, and kids will ...