ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed the numbers and found that over a span of 16 years and more than 50 million single family and condos sales, February is the best month for home buying bargains, and eight of the top 10 best days for buying a home are in February.

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10 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

No matter how large your home may be, there’s always one room that’s just a little too small. Luckily, with some quick design tricks, any room can appear larger. Try a couple of these suggestions and watch your room magically expand.

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Buying a Home? Know your Must-Haves

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

By Maria Patterson

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have.

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Adam Long, president of HomeTeam Inspection Service

Q: What are the best ways to prepare a client for a home inspection?

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by Margaret Heidenry

The hardest parts are over: You’ve found that perfect home in a haystack of listings, negotiated a deal you’re happy with, and secured a mortgage—and you’re now in the home stretch of the home-buying process. Just one more critical hurdle lies ahead: the home closing. Also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” this is a day when all involved parties meet to make this transaction official.

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5 Tips for a Smooth Home Purchase

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

5 Tips for a Smooth Home Purchase

If you’re planning on purchasing a home this year, here are a few tips to keep things moving smoothly throughout the process.

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Buying Your First Home?

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Buying Your First Home? Simple Tips to Keep the Process Running Smoothly

By Keith Loria

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5 Books You Need to Read Before Buying a Home

By Keith Loria

Before jumping into the housing market and looking for a home, many prospective buyers seek advice from friends and family to better prepare themselves for what lies ahead. For those looking for additional perspective, books written for those going through the home-buying process can serve as a valuable tool.

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Q: Do I Have to Be Concerned with Building Codes and Permits

A:  Depending on how your contract is written with the home improvement professional, either you or the contractor will be responsible for securing government approval to perform most remodeling jobs.  Building codes set minimum public-safety standards for such things as building design and construction.  Codes vary from one state, county, city, and town to the next, but specialized codes generally exist for plumbing, electricity, and fire.  Each usually involves separate inspections and inspectors.  In addition, permits are generally required when any structural work is planned or the basic living space of a home is altered.  They generally cover new construction, repairs, alterations, demolition, and additions to a structure.  Some jurisdictions require permits to be posted in a visible spot on the premises while the work is being done.  Besides structural changes, permits also may be needed to cover the installation of foundations for tanks and equipment, as well as the construction or demolition of ducts, sprinkler systems, or standpipe systems. 

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How to Hire a Mover

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

How to Hire a Mover

Moving from one home to another is an arduous task; hiring a mover for the job may be even more challenging. But before you decide to forgo the services of a professional, consider the following:

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