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Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall

It’s still sweltering for most of us, but cooler temps will be here before you know it. So much can go wrong with a house during the winter, but just a little babying will go a long way to make sure your home stays in tip-top shape all the way through spring (and beyond, with any luck). These are all quick, easy things any homeowner can do right now to prevent a disaster. Continue reading “Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall”

Buying Together: How Income and Credit Impact Your Ability to Buy

Most people buy a home with someone else, though there are more single homebuyers than ever before, especially women. Often, it’s a married couple buying a home, but there are also many unmarried couples and partners who aren’t romantically involved who are taking the homebuying plunge together. Continue reading “Buying Together: How Income and Credit Impact Your Ability to Buy”

The True Cost of Maintaining Your Home

One of the biggest unknowns for many homeowners and potential homeowners is the real cost of maintaining a home. There are all kinds of expenses when you own a home, and it’s wise to plan for them in advance so that you’re not scrambling for money when something comes up. And trust me, there are many of those times when you’re a homeowner. Continue reading “The True Cost of Maintaining Your Home”

What’s Included in a Home Inspection (and Other Inspections You May Want)

One of the most important things you should do as you go through the process of buying a home is hire a home inspector to make sure it’s in great shape. Even though this is technically an optional expense, it’s not something you should ever go without. The house could have problems that would be easy for you to miss, even after multiple walkthroughs. The home inspector’s job is to uncover those flaws. Continue reading “What’s Included in a Home Inspection (and Other Inspections You May Want)”