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Should I buy a Home Warranty?

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 24, 2020 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
First things first: a home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance. Home owners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes, and certain types of water damage that could affect the entire structure and/or the homeowner’s personal possessions. A homeowners insurance policy can protect your home against damages that occur to the house itself and your belongings inside. Homeowners coverage can also protect your property, some of your personal possessions and you. For instan... read more
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Senior First Time Home Buyer?

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on January 01, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
Seniors can be first time home buyers. Even if it’s not your very first time, it may be the first time you’ve bought a home in a long time!   1. Take the time to formulate questions and identify your goals. Make sure you feel comfortable with the process.   2. Get your finances in order before you apply for a mortgage. Order a copy of your credit report so you can check it for accuracy. If you are paying cash, or cashing in other assets to buy the home, make sure you get appropriate financia... read more
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Popular Trends in Home Furnishings 2019-2020

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on January 01, 2020 in  Decorating  Real Estate Advice
With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time. Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style. Lighter finishes: In keeping with ... read more
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Can I rent my house on AirBnB?

Posted by Karen Johnson on January 01, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Rentals and Tenants
Answer: Maybe. It depends on where you live and under what circumstances.  If you have considered renting out your home on a site like AirBnB or VRBO you are not alone. Many people are looking at the possibly of offering up their house as a short term rental especially since it's tempting to make some extra cash during the time that the home may be sitting empty. In our area, as the number of short term rentals have grown, municipalities have started to look at or even regulate the offer of residences as ... read more
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According to www.uslegal.com, a deed restriction is defined as: … private agreements that restrict the use of the real estate in some way, and are listed in the deed. The seller may add a restriction to the title of the property. Often, developers restrict the parcels of property in a development to maintain a certain amount of uniformity. So what does that mean? Imagine that, after months of searching, you finally find the home of your dreams. Your escrow deposit was deli... read more
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