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Posted on 11/29/2020
Benefits of Creating a Homeowners Estate Plan
Photo by Aymane Jdidi via Pixabay Most people do not think of creating an estate plan before they are in their 40s or even their 50s. However, if you own a home, regardless of the cost of the home and regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan. Even if you are in your 20s, your...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
DIY: Refinish Your Bathroom Vanity
Image by Dorothea Lucia Pietrek from Pixabay Does your bathroom look vintage but not in a cool or trendy sort of way? If so, and you don’t have the resources or time to give your bathroom a complete remodel, you can make some minor changes to your bathroom to freshen it up. For instance, you can plan a...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
When Your Homeowner’s Insurance Has Holes
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Posted on 11/06/2020
Video Tour - 467 Sunrise Drive, Clayton, DE 19938
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/434120162/IDXS - Welcome to Jockey Hollow. This single family home community is situated in a beautiful, rural area and includes several ponds. As you approach this home there is a welcoming front porch that leads to a 2 story entrance with hardwood flooring. To the right is an office/study with double door entry. To the left is the formal living room with crown molding. The formal dining room has hardwood floors, crown molding and chair rail. The spacious kitchen with 42" cabinets provides plenty of storage and an island for added prep space. A generously sized pantry is near the sunny...
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Posted on 11/06/2020
467 Sunrise Drive, Clayton, DE 19938 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Jockey Hollow. This single family home community is situated in a beautiful, rural area and includes several ponds. As you approach this home there is a welcoming front porch that leads to a 2 story entrance with hardwood flooring. To the right is an office/study with double door entry. To the left is the formal living room with crown molding. The formal dining room has hardwood floors, crown molding and chair rail. The spacious kitchen with 42" cabinets provides plenty of storage and an island for added prep space. A generously sized pantry is near the sunny breakfast area that opens up to the family room and provides an...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Cost Considerations for Foreclosed Property
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Create a Moving Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 10/13/2020
55 Nursery Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977 is now new to the market!
Visit this home virtually: http://www.vht.com/434113103/IDXS - Immaculate ranch home in the 55+ targeted community of Willowwood. Why choose new construction when this beautifully maintained home is available now! Features include 10 ft ceilings and hardwood floors in the foyer, hallway, kitchen/breakfast room and morning room. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, 42” cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash, pantry and breakfast area. The morning room with a vaulted ceiling, can be used as an office, sitting area or dining space. It’s up to you. Head down the hall to the Owners Suite that features a tray...
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