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POSTJan 19, 2021
Planning on moving soon? Moving a three-bedroom house typically costs between $600 and $1,000 for a local move. If you’re planning a long-distance move, be prepared to spend between $3,400 and $4,100. Ouch. And while it’s easy to foresee a lot of the expenses you’ll encounter, like hiring a truck or shelling out for a full-service . . .
POSTDec 29, 2020
New year, new you? Many people take the turning of the calendar page as an opportunity to reevaluate their priorities and make resolutions to improve themselves or their circumstances in the new year. According to Psychology Today, 41% of Americans make resolutions. Unfortunately, 88% of resolutions fail. Financial resolutions are in the top five of all . . .
POSTApr 14, 2020
When homeowners think about home improvement, they usually think about updating a dated bathroom or replacing ugly light fixtures. The average bathroom remodel costs $19,000, and homeowners typically can only expect to recoup around 50% of that cost when they sell their home. However, some home improvement tasks will cost money up front but save . . .
POSTApr 09, 2020
Of all of the major purchases you might make in life, none are as important and costly as your home. Buyers have several options in the market today, and the main ones are renting and buying. Renters pay for tenancy in a home, usually on a month-to-month basis. Buyers gain ownership of a house upon . . .
POSTOct 09, 2017
When buying a home, it’s hard to believe the vast difference a half a million dollars can get you in different parts of the country. Can we be talking about the same country? How can it get you a “shoe box” size home in some parts and a “palace” in others? It almost seems as if . . .
POSTMay 19, 2016
Buying a home not only includes of a monster to-do list that takes about 4 months to complete, but also the consumption of volumes of new information. I don’t know about you, but it’s tough to survive an ordinary day without my “to-do” list. On the rare occasion I don’t have one, I find myself attempting to review a list in my head, forgetting one item, . . .
POSTMay 06, 2016
I am so excited about buying my first house. At my age, you’d think I should have already accomplished this once or twice. That was the first misconception I had in my home buying journey. See the many home-buying misconceptions in this FULL INFOGRAPHIC. Did you know that first-time home buyers are 33 years old, on average? Does that surprise you . . .