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While social media and social network platforms have been great for reconnecting with friends, family members and individuals from across the globe, it serves a myriad of other purposes that can come in handy in everyday life. If you are currently in the market for a new home, consider using social network platforms to help you find a home that is not only within your price range but is also truly reflective of the home you envision for you and your family.

 

Let Your Network Know You're in the Real Estate Market

 

If you already have established social media accounts, reach out to your family members, friends and even your business associates to let them know that you are in the real estate market. Sharing a public post informing others that

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Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. However, purchasing a house is only the first part. You must take other things into consideration such as repairs and home maintenance. 

 

Maintaining your home can be expensive, so offsetting some of the cost is a must. A home warranty can help lower the costs, but at what price? Here’s what you need to know about buying a home warranty.

 

What is a Home Warranty?

 

Before you rush to get a home warranty, it’s essential to know what you’re getting into first. Home warranties are used to help people pay the price of either repairing or replacing one of the home’s systems or appliances.

 

Here is a list of some of the things a home warranty can cover:

 

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Having lived in your home for a while, it's easy to ignore the outdated light fixture or damp basement walls. However, a prospective buyer will not tolerate these problems. Before you sell your home, take the time to make these critical updates.

 

Mold Remediation

 

Toxic mold is a problem in homes across many parts of the country. A burst pipe might be all that it takes to set off an explosive growth of mold in your home's walls. A sewer backup or flood could also cause mold growth. Naturally high humidity levels, an air conditioner malfunction or a severe weather event could also trigger the growth of toxic mold. Hire a licensed, bonded and insured mold remediation company to get rid of the mold and make essential repairs.

 

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Cleaning a home meticulously requires time and energy as well. With the busy life that you have, you might not have the hours to do so. On that account, you need professional cleaners who will do a perfect job. We’ve rounded up critical reasons why you need to hire experts to do it for you.

 

Great Results

 

Proficient cleaners have training and experience to give you the best outcome. They will work on the bathroom and kitchen sinks and make them spotless. All your windows and floors will be super clean once they complete the exercise. Plus, the whole house will ooze fresh air since they use excellent detergents.

 

Pocket-Friendly Services

 

Professional cleaning is utterly beneficial since it comes with economical prices. The

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A home that is on the market for more than a few days may struggle to sell at all. Therefore, it is in your best interest to make sure that your property is as appealing to buyers as possible the moment it is listed. However, even if your home doesn't immediately find a buyer, there are things that you can do to attract interest in the property.

 

Hire a Real Estate Agent



While it can be possible to sell a home without a real estate agent, it can be a lot easier to do so with a professional's help. A real estate agent can help you determine the proper list price for the property and share the listing with his or her email and social media contacts. Furthermore, an agent can help you stage the home so that it looks appealing to those who

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When you are preparing to sell your home, your real estate agent may advise you to hire a home staging professional or to depersonalize the space. If you thought about storing all of your extra stuff in your closets, garage or basement, this is not a wise decision. A storage unit is a great idea for sellers, and here are four reasons why.

 

Remove Clutter

 

Clutter makes a space look smaller. If every one of your drawers, cupboards, shelves and closets is packed full, this gives prospective buyers an idea that your house is not big enough. Clutter also makes it difficult for buyers to imagine how they would decorate and live in the space. A good rule of thumb is to remove enough items so that drawers, closets and cabinets are only

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When you are selling your home, you expect your realtor to go all out for the marketing process. The more people who read about, hear about and see your home, the more offers you are likely to get. These are some of the best digital marketing apps and social networking tools that your realtor should be using in order to market your home to potential buyers.

 

Facebook Live

 

Facebook Live is an app that allows your realtor to create a video and share it live with their smartphone. All they need to do is download and log into the app. The app connects to their main Facebook account. Their followers will see that they are live, and they can click over to watch the video in real-time. Followers can also watch the video at a later time. The

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For many people, owning a home is a long-time dream. As one of the benefits to veterans of the United States armed forces, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers mortgage loans. Typically called VA loans, these mortgages have some different rules and distinct advantages when they are compared to conventional mortgage loans. Here are some of the benefits of buying a home with a VA loan.

 

No Down Payment Required

 

If you qualify for a VA loan, you do not have to make a down payment when buying a house. For many people, saving the typical 20% down payment required for a conventional loan is a challenge. High rents make it difficult to set enough aside for a 20% down payment. A VA loan allows you to finance the entire

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There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking to purchase your forever home. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be somewhat nerve-wracking because you want to make the best possible decision. Below are several considerations that should be made to ensure you find a home that you’ll love for years to come.

Preferred Location

In real estate, location will always be the number one priority. Where you choose to purchase a home will depend on where you work, the types of schools you want your children to attend, housing prices in the neighborhood and crime statistics. There are other factors, but these are some of the most important considerations. You’ll need to narrow down your priorities. This is something that can and should take time.

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Given the advancements in technology, you might find it interesting to know that many home buyers remain interested in features that have been popular for decades. While there are some tech-focused features, other trends are for the purpose of convenience. Let’s delve a bit deeper into home buying trends.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy efficiency is a big deal when buying a home. It’s something that can save you money every single month. Buyers understand this fact and want a smart home that contains energy-efficient appliances. This includes Energy Star certified heating and cooling systems. An energy-efficient home will likely do well on the market. Although windows are not considered an appliance, buyers are often interested in making sure

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