Ten Ways to Make Your Home Irresistible at an Open House

Put fresh or silk flowers in principal rooms for a touch of color. Add a new shower curtain, fresh towels, and new guest soaps to every bath. Set out potpourri or fresh baked goods for a homey smell. Set the table with pretty dishes and candles. Buy a fresh doormat with a clever saying. Take…
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Common Closing Costs for Buyers

The lender must disclose a good faith estimate of all settlement costs. A check to cover your closing costs will probably have to be a cashier’s check. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for: Downpayment Loan origination fees Points, or loan discount fees you pay to…
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Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part. Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church-- you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engaging in your…
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