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Why robots will never replace real estate agents

Scientists may worry about robots advancing beyond humans, but real estate is one industry where you won't see robots replacing workers. The real estate industry remains a relationship-driven business, involving the biggest purchase decision in most people’s lives....

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How you can help your kids buy a home

Have you ever wondered if there's a straightforward way to help your kids buy a home? Well, there is, and it's one of the oldest programs available: An FHA loan. Your best bet is to work with a local mortgage lender to walk you through the specifics, but here's how it...

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The biggest disadvantage to renting

If you’re a Millennial—or have a son or daughter who is a Millennial—you’ve probably had a discussion about renting or buying a home. It can be a hard question to answer, especially with the steadily-rising prices of houses. However, there are clear disadvantages to...

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Disaster preparedness: Do you have a plan?

Every family needs to have a disaster preparedness plan. Being ready will give you and your family peace of mind before something happens, and can make the difference if and when something does. The America Red Cross suggests that planning can be as easy as 1-2-3:...

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Did you know you have multiple credit scores?

Every buyer wonders, “What is my credit score?” But the correct question is “What are my credit scores?” When you apply for a mortgage to buy a home, your lender will pull three credit scores, not just one. You have credit scores from three different credit firms:...

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This could be the most dangerous appliance in your home

Believe it or not, one of the most important appliances in your home – your water heater – also has the potential to be the most dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to make sure it is well maintained. Water heaters have a thermostat designed to monitor and prevent...

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Have you taken an insurance inventory of your home lately?

Insurance: It’s the one thing that every homeowner has and hopes they never need. To make sure you’re always prepared, experts recommend that you keep a complete home inventory on hand. State Farm says that a home inventory can help expedite an insurance claim after...

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The dangers of overpricing a property

It’s said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s especially true when it comes to pricing your home for sale. One mistake you don’t want to make: overpricing it. What are the dangers of overpricing a home? Pricing a home too high can stall...

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How color psychology can help sell your home

We use color to describe our emotions: she’s feeling blue, he’s red-faced, we're green with envy. Researches say that colors play into human psychology and can even impact how we react to what we see, and what we want to buy. How can color psychology help you sell...

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