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Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers

Selling your home can be a demanding process, and making the best impression on potential buyers is one of the most important parts of it. Doing it cheaply and quickly is likely to net you the best returns.

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Avoiding Moving Scams Avoiding Moving Scams

Too many horror stories have been told about moving companies doubling, tripling, or otherwise increasing their rates to exorbitant prices - only after loading the owner's belongings onto the truck.

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What To Do If You Need To Move in a Hurry What To Do If You Need To Move in a Hurry

Sometimes there's no way to avoid needing to move before you've finished selling your house. You may need to start on your new job in a different location or want your kids to start the school year in their new school. Or you may have some other reason why you need to leave your current house in the near future. Unfortunately it often takes time to find a buyer willing to pay a reasonable price.

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Home Appraisal FAQs Home Appraisal FAQs

Home appraisals: some frequently asked questions

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Tenant Rights Tenant Rights

You, as a tenant, are entitled to a basic set of rights. If a landlord oversteps certain boundaries and acts in a discriminatory manner, refuses to tell you why he rejected your application to rent the place, or offers you inhospitable rooms to live in, you have every right to press charges if he fails to rectify his behavior.

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When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave

By Derren Peters

For a landlord, evicting a tenant is the worst case scenario in a dispute with a tenant. It becomes even worse when the tenant refuses to leave. Both parties have legal rights in this matter, and proper legal procedures must be followed.

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Rebuilding Your Credit After Foreclosure Rebuilding Your Credit After Foreclosure

By Derren Peters

The American Dream of owning a home can become a nightmare when foreclosure occurs. There are no quick fixes, but there are steps you can take to rebuild your credit in the aftermath.

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Importance Of A Home Inspection Importance Of A Home Inspection

By Christina Kelley

You've found the house of your dreams and negotiated the seller down to a price you can manage. There is one more important thing you need to do to make sure you don't end up paying thousands of dollars in hidden costs.

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Home Buying Countdown:The Moving Process Home Buying Countdown:The Moving Process

Unsure about what to do before you buy a house? Here is a step-by-step countdown of what you should do before you buy a house and move in. It will help keep you on track during the home buying process and ensure timely organization of insurance, mortgage and home inspection, general information and guidelines.

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Foreclosure Foreclosure

By Conrad Bastable

When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, the lender can often obtain a termination of the mortgagor's equitable right of redemption - in other words, the lender can sell the property without the homeowner being able to reclaim it at a later date. The property is then often sold at less-than-Market Value.

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