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Locked in a Bidding War? 3 Tactics That Will Ensure That You Reign Supreme with a Winning Bid

Bidding wars can be ugly, nasty things - but with the right tactics, you can come out a winner without having to double your offer. Welcome to basic training - today, you'll learn how to navigate the obstacle course that is a real estate bidding war and come out on top. Put these three strategies to use and you'll easily win the home of your dreams. Offer To Pay The Deposit In Cash It's not usually wise to make a down payment in cash, but paying cash for the deposit is a brilliant strategy that will put you first in…
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Four Tips on Selling a Home With Pets

There are more residential homes with pets in the U.S. than in any other country. However, that also means that the home also takes on the characteristics of the pet, including the smells, and that can make things a bit difficult when it comes time to sell that home. Homeowners with pets will have to work at removing any signs the pet has left behind. Here are four tips on how to do that. Get Rid of the Obvious Evidence As much as homeowners love their pets, when it comes time to sell a home any sign of the pet has…
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An Overview Of A Smart Fridge: What To Know

Today, technology has come a long way, and this includes refrigerators. There are many people who have smartphones, home connected devices, and smart TVs. Now, there are smart refrigerators as well. While a smart refrigerator is still a relatively new addition to the market, this gives users more control over their fridges and how they work. For example, it is now possible for homeowners to use a smart fridge to send and receive information using an electronic screen on the exterior of the refrigerator. How does this technology work and why is it so important? What Can Homeowners Do With…
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Popcorn Ceilings and the Trend to Remove Them

During the 1970s, home building picked up on the idea of a cheap but effective way to reduce sound travel from one floor to the next: popcorn ceilings. Essentially, after the drywall was installed, a finisher would come in with a plaster mix and spray on the ceiling drywall for a bit of a lumpy effect. The disparate clumps and bumps not only created a texture to an otherwise flat-looking ceiling, they also helped break up sound waves. After being spray-painted in white, the ceiling texture essentially blended with the rest of the room to produce a finished look. Popcorn…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 20, 2021

Last week’s scheduled economic reporting included readings on consumer prices, retail sales, and the University of  Michigan’s preliminary Consumer Sentiment Index. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. Consumer Price Growth Slows in August The Consumer Price Index reported that consumer prices grew by  0.30 percent in August as compared to July’s consumer price growth pace of 0.50 percent. Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile food and fuel sectors, also slowed in August to a pace of 0.10 percent as compared to July’s reading of 0.30 percent growth. Used-car prices fell for the first time in…
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