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Five Ways To Find Out if Someone Died in Your Home – Written by ballengroup

United States homebuyers are a superstitious lot. Most are spooked by the thought of buying a former crime scene and few will touch a house tainted by death, no matter how innocent the circumstances. Anecdotally “stigmatized properties,” as the National Association of Realtors calls them, linger on the market a full 45 percent longer than homes that are not psychologically impacted by death. The problem is, in most states, a homeowner does not have to disclose a death in the propert

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Good Credit Is Just As Important After Your Home Purchase – Written by Jaymi Naciri

 Everybody knows how important it is to have great credit when you're buying a house. But keeping your credit good after you've purchased is just as critical. Letting your score take a hit after you close escrow can negatively impact you in a few important ways.Credit CardsIt's easier than you think to get into trouble with credit cards once you become a homeowner. One late or missed payment is all it takes to get your first ding.Even if you don't have any credit cards when you buy your home,

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How Do You Qualify To Refinance? – Written by Blanche Evans

You may think it's your last chance to refinance your mortgage before interest rates go through the roof. Or, you feel your home's value has risen enough that you can get a better deal on your mortgage debt. So how do you determine whether or not you qualify to refinance? First, establish how much equity you have. To refinance without paying private mortgage insurance, your LTV has to be 78 percent or less. According to Zillow, you should find out how much your home is worth and how m

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House Flipping: A Beginner’s Guide For Success – Written by Realty Times Staff

Flipping a house means buying a home with the intention of fixing it up and selling it within six months for a profit. Americans flipped 26,947 single-family homes in Q3 2014, accounting for 4 percent of all home sales in that period, according to real estate data firm Realtytrac. The average gross return for investors was $75,990 per home, up 2 percent from Q2.Flipping houses can be profitable, particularly when home values are rising and interest rates remain at historically low levels. The F

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Non Invasive Leak Detection Methods

When it comes to protecting your home from damage, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Some of the most important facets that you should keep in mind are: Protection from natural disasters, especially if you live in an area which is prone to such events, Ensuring that there is no leakage in terms of gas or water, Pest control measures and Ensuring that your home is free from pathogens and other germs which can cause a bunch of diseases. Sometimes, even with the be

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