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How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer

If you take care to price your home correctly – that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently – then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price. That doesn’t mean you won’t ...

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Avoiding Waste when Watering Your Lawn

The following tips will help you avoid waste when watering your lawn: Use a low-angle, pulsating sprinkler. Water sprayed high into the air produces a mist that loses much of its moisture through evaporation.Water the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway.Lawns need about an inch of water per week. To determine ...

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Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value

It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value. Often, these plans overlap with other protection programs you already ...

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Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

When you see a new home you like on the market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious recreation room that has plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all your excitement ...

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HOW TO PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE 10 YEARS EARLY AND SAVE $72,000 IN THE PROCESS

HOW TO PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE 10 YEARS EARLY AND SAVE $72,000 IN THE PROCESS A mortgage is the single largest debt the average Canadian or American will ever have to pay off. How about paying off your mortgage in 5 years…or 10 years? Well, that’s a goal many a homeowner ...

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Who Pays the Real Estate Agent When You Buy or Sell a Home?

    For both buyers and sellers, the help of a knowledgeable broker is valuable, but who pays for the services of the real estate agent? If you're about to start your home-buying journey, you're likely thinking about hiring a real estate agent. Buyers and sellers are responsible for paying for different fees, so it's ...

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