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Posted on 05/29/2022
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update 5/29/2022
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Posted on 05/29/2022
How to start buying a house: 3 Steps to get started
With myriad steps involved, the question of how to start buying a house might feel difficult to answer. Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases you’re likely to make, and you want to make sure you make the appropriate choices along the way. To help make the process more manageable, it’s helpful to break the...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Is It Cost-Effective to Add Solar Panels to Your Home?
For many years, homeowners have wanted to transition to sustainable energy, but found the upfront costs were not necessarily offset by the return on investment. Although many feel it's wise to convert to sustainable energy sources to protect the environment, homeowners dealing with sometimes tight budgets need to make cost-effective home improvement decisions. That's why checking in periodically...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Fireplaces: Quick safety tips for using your fireplace
Chilly fall and winter nights are a great time to use your fireplace, but it's important to do so safely. Fireplaces can be hazardous regarding house fires, burns, carbon monoxide leaks and other dangers. Before using your fireplace, make sure you're familiar with the following safety tips. Schedule a cleaning and inspection Your fireplace should be cleaned and...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Variance: Quick Tips on When and How to Apply
Government bodies develop zoning regulations to enhance the peaceful enjoyment of every member of a community’s property. These regulations are part of a larger land-use plan that separates commercial, retail and residential areas. Few would disagree that zoning rules prove beneficial in the overall scheme of things. But by that same token, they also represent an encumbrance on...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Assuming a VA Loan: What You Should Know
Assuming a VA loan can be a convenient and cost-effective way for veterans to finance a new home. By assuming a loan, the buyer can take over an existing mortgage when buying a home. Loan assumption can have numerous advantages for the buyer and seller, and is considered an often overlooked VA benefit. Here are some major reasons...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Home Buying Checklist: 3 Tips for First-Time Buyers
It's already complicated buying a home. Buying your first home can be even more so. There are plenty of guides available for first-time homebuyers to offer advice throughout the journey, but before you get started, there are some key things you can do to prepare. Here's a list of the best things to do before you start actively...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Homeowners insurance: How much will it cost?
If you’re a first-time homebuyer working on a budget for your future plans, you might be wondering about homeowners insurance - how much will it cost, anyway? Unfortunately, the answer can get complicated, as it depends on several factors. To help you budget for your first home, here is a quick guide to what goes in to determining...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Which Cost-Effective Home Upgrades Boost ROI?
When you’re making upgrades to your home, aim for changes that have a higher return on investment (ROI). ROI refers to the amount of money you can expect to recoup when you sell your home. Changes that have a higher ROI mean you can expect to recoup a higher amount compared to what you paid for these upgrades....
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