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goldhouse_buchachon_450realtor.com - When you’re searching for your perfect home, you have different types of houses to choose from. Each has its upsides and downsides. Depending on your needs, you might prefer one of the following:

  • A single-family home
  • A multifamily house
  • A condo
  • A duplex

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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - As the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to do a little financial housekeeping. Here are a few smart moves to consider:

Tackle your outstanding credit card debt

Seven percent of Americans are still carrying debt from last year’s holiday season, according to Consumer Reports. Come up with a pay-off strategy — whether that’s paying off the cards with the highest rates first or paying off the card with the lowest balance — and put it to work. You’ll save a bundle on interest.

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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450realtor.com - Looking at sprawling villas in the suburbs and 2,000-square-foot condos in the middle of downtown is one thing. How much home you can afford may be entirely different.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with looking. But when it comes down to finding a place that fits perfectly in looks, size and price, you need to know your affordability factor.

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kitchen_primoz_jenko_450For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home — a room in which we greet the day, make important plans and break bread with family and friends. Given the significance of this gathering place, it seems like a given that the colors used to decorate it should be both energizing and easy to live with. Which hue is right for you? The choice is a personal one, but we’ve found 10 inspirational examples to point you in the right direction.

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sale_chris_boswell_450When buyers hear the term “short sale,” they typically think about distressed sellers and good deals — especially in markets where prices have ticked upwards. But the word “sale” can be misleading. In fact, many real estate agents have renamed “short sales” as “long-and-drawn-out sales.”

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interest__max5128_450Mortgage rates dipped for the second consecutive week, with the most popular loans falling to their lowest marks since late November.

Key rates saw a sharp dip last week amid signs that the economy and housing market may be too weak to handle a large upswing in home prices.

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househill_sellingpix_450In a perfect world, every buyer could afford the house of their dreams in a neighborhood they adore. In reality, most buyers need to compromise on something when they buy a home, particularly their first home.

A REALTOR® can give you expert advice on home values and often can show you homes in communities that you didn’t know about or that you hadn’t considered. In the end, though, you need to set your priorities so you can decide which home to buy.

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menhouse_sellingpix_450zillow.com - Before any lender will loan you money to buy or refinance a home, the lender will attempt to get some idea of what the property is worth. After all, the real estate serves as the collateral that you will be putting up to secure the loan.

Typically the lender will order an appraisal report. The value returned on this report will determine how much the lender is willing to lend.

Here is a simple guide to help you understand this sometimes very confusing document.

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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.25 percent, up from 4.14 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate spiked to 4.22 percent on Wednesday and hovered between 4.23 and 4.28 percent for the majority of the week before dropping to the current rate this morning.

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menhouse_sellingpix_450Once you’ve made the commitment to sell your home, chosen a Realtor to represent you, and established a list price, it’s time to work with your Realtor to market your property so it sells as quickly as possible. Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts.

The day your home goes on the market it should be in prime condition and priced right to attract the most potential buyers. While your Realtor can help you determine an appropriate price and can offer suggestions to make your home more appealing, your job is to put in the work to get your home pristine clean and to remove clutter and personalization. Buyers want to see a home where

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