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Boost your home’s curb appeal

(BPT) - Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
5 eye-catching upgrades for your home
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Who doesn’t want to upgrade the looks, value, functionality or comfort of their own home? From minor tweaks to major makeovers, renovating with hardwood is a sure way to achieve one or more of those home-improvement goals. “Beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces offer a variety of colors and textures that no other material truly matches,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But most American hardwoods — whether classics like oak and walnut, or less familiar species like sycamore or basswood — are also remarkably durable, easy to work with and sustainably grown.” Here are five hardwood upgrades well worth considering for your home.

Tuesday 01/28/2020
Fully Escorted Tours Introduce Retirees to Costa Rica
Updated: March 13, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Retirees seeking comfortable climates, relaxed lifestyles, and affordable, quality medical care might find a hidden gem in Costa Rica.

Friday 12/13/2019
Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year
Posted: December 13, 2019

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

Friday 11/08/2019
Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - A national housing survey found 88 percent of Hispanics felt homeownership was a good long-term investment, with 92 percent reporting they planned to be homeowners.

Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - A national housing survey found 88 percent of Hispanics felt homeownership was a good long-term investment, with 92 percent reporting they planned to be homeowners.

Tuesday 10/29/2019
How to Buy A House Without Draining Your Savings
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Erin, who works at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, had been toying with the idea of buying her first home. She was 32 years old, and was very aware that the Durham housing market was heating up.

Thursday 09/12/2019
10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.

Wednesday 09/04/2019
How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Your Family?
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home.  

Thursday 08/08/2019
Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home
Posted: August 08, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

Tuesday 07/30/2019
Readiness Checklist: 5 Steps to Prep for Buying a Home
Posted: July 30, 2019

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

Thursday 05/02/2019
Not Your Grandfather’s Home Loan: What to Know About Today’s Process
Posted: May 02, 2019

(StatePoint) In today’s world where moving fast is the norm, you may think that finding the time to apply for a home loan is about as likely as finding the time to remove your jam-packed storage room of all the objects that don’t bring you joy.

Saturday 04/20/2019
Shopping for a Home this Spring: Map Out Your Journey
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means the weather is warming, there’s more daylight, flowers are popping up… and so are “For Sale” signs in yards nationwide.

Thursday 05/03/2018
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:48 am

(StatePoint) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.

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