Buy a Fixer With an FHA Loan

April 4, 2014

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Most real estate agents have tales of clients who just can’t seem to look beyond a home’s minor flaws, be they ratty floors or sagging screens. Then, there are those clients who can envision the possibilities of a house that’s seemingly being held up by a prayer. If you fall into the latter category but [...]

Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

August 30, 2013

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Remodeling a bathroom on a budget requires careful thought and more elbow grease, so to speak, than simply going out and buying whatever you want at the first place you see it. Still, it can be done. Certain strategies will help keep you from going over budget. Here are some tips to keep in mind as [...]

Kitchen Redecorating on a Budget

February 8, 2013

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Although many claim that they’re willing to undertake minimal cosmetic fixes, the typical homebuyer wants a home that is move-in ready. Two rooms in particular are important to them: the bathroom and the kitchen. Outdated, worn and unattractive kitchens and bathrooms drag down the value of the home and may make it harder to sell. [...]

Lead-Based Paint: Keep Your Family Safe

October 12, 2012

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Lead is a metallic element found in rocks and soil virtually everywhere in the world. Tiny lead particles can be toxic if individuals inhale or swallow them. Over time, those inhaled or ingested lead particles may accumulate in blood, bones and soft tissue. The lead can cause permanent damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, [...]