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A Plan for First-Time Homebuyers: Go from Prepared to Purchase

If you’re a first-time homebuyer who has succeeded in saving enough for a down payment (remember, you don’t necessarily need 20%) on your very first home – congratulations! You’ve tackled one of the hardest parts of the homebuying journey, but you haven’t crossed the finish line to homeownership just yet. Here’s a plan to help get you to closing day

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Staging Your Home for Selling Season

If you own a home, it is likely one of your largest investments. When the time comes to move up or downsize, you want to do everything in your power to protect your equity and get your asking price – or more. One way to ensure your home is listed, and purchased, at the right price point is to work with a real estate agent to boost your home’s buyer appeal. Check out these home-staging tips to get your home sold.

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How Cash-Strapped Consumers Can Become Homeowners — and Build Equity

Anyone who has saved for a down payment for a home knows it’s tough — especially for first-time homebuyers. It’s a misconception that a 20-percent down payment is required for a home purchase, when in reality, many home loan options exist that may be able to put consumers into a home for as little as three percent down. RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage put together a list of the most popular loan options for first-time buyers.

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Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

The cost of installing solar panels on a home has dropped dramatically over the past decade. Is it time for your home to run on sunshine? Here are some pros and cons to consider.

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Modern-Day Tips for Arranging Your Furniture

Today’s couches are so much more than the three-seater pieces of days past. Sectionals are useful and stylish, and their shape provides a built-in conversation area. Chaises — perfect for lounging — eliminate the need for an ottoman or footstool. Sometimes, though, it can feel challenging to find the best layout for your room. Here’s a guide full of modern-day tips for arranging your furniture in any space.

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The Ultimate Guide to Popular Architectural Styles

One of the first things that capture a home shopper’s attention is the architectural style of a house. In the United States, a plethora of architectural designs exists from coast to coast. Some styles are region-specific, while others can be found all around the country. As you are browsing for your dream home, here’s the ultimate guide to popular architectural styles.

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Tech Tools to Empower Homebuyers

The 21st century homebuyer is powerful. They’re well equipped, informed and ready to fight for their dream homes. Still, with all the tech tools the buyer has at hand – nothing beats having an experienced, knowledgeable real estate agent in your homebuying corner. Here are 3 ways today’s buyer can better prepare to partner with the right agent.

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