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Moving With Kids? How to Learn About the School Districts in Your New Area

Your search for the perfect house involves more than just the home itself. Beyond seeking out the perfect number of bedrooms and an entertainment-ready backyard, you also need to find the right neighborhood. And if you have kids, buying a house situated in the right school district will likely be at the top of your decision-making list. Read on to learn how can you learn about the school districts there before you buy a house.

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Maintenance Tips for Protecting Your Biggest Investment

While it’s not a dramatic renovation project, regular home maintenance will help you maintain your home’s value. In fact, proper maintenance actually increases the value of a house by about 1 percent each year, according to research from the University of Connecticut and Syracuse University. Here are some strategies for keeping on track.

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Understanding The Perks of Pre-Qualification

When a homebuyer is prepared, the home-buying process can often move quickly. One way to help keep it speeding along is being pre-qualified for a mortgage loan. Here’s why being pre-qualified can accelerate the path toward homeownership

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“Does it Come With The House?”

Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your REALTOR mention them as features of your house.

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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood Before You Buy the House

Would you buy a car without giving it a test drive? Probably not. Buying a home is an even bigger commitment. After all, you’re not just buying the property itself, but a new life in terms of your community, your commute, the local restaurants – you name it. The good news is, moving to a new place doesn’t need to be a completely blind leap of faith. Take the neighborhood for a little test drive first. Here’s how.

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4 Tips for a Great Home Theater

Creating a home media center means you’ll never have to put up with the annoying guy at the theater who talks through the whole movie (unless, of course, you’re married to him). Here are a few tips to get you started.

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