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How to Prevent Basement Flooding How to Prevent Basement Flooding

By Ben Levy

Basement flooding can be a serious problem for homeowners. Severe weather, sewage backups, plumbing problems and mechanical failure can all lead to costly and time consuming projects. Preparing your basement in advance and taking necessary precautions will, in almost every case, be money and time well spent.

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How to Deal with Asbestos in your Home How to Deal with Asbestos in your Home

By Ben Levy

Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can cause several serious health problems including cancer. If your home was built before or during the 1970s there may be asbestos in your home.

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How to Find a Real Estate Lawyer How to Find a Real Estate Lawyer

A real estate lawyer can be very useful when purchasing a home, especially for first-time homebuyers or for people without a real estate agent. A lawyer can help answer any questions that you might have, they can negotiate the deal for you, and they can take care of any legal details that you are not aware of. Having a good real estate lawyer can make a lot of difference in terms of how fast and pain-free your home-buying experience is.

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Landscaping Tips for your Home Landscaping Tips for your Home

By Ben Levy

The most important landscaping anyone with a yard can do is to keep your grass healthy. Having dead or browning grass detracts from your home and creates a lifeless aura around your property.

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 Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States? Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States?

By Derren Peters

Buying homeowners' insurance is an important part of owning your own home. It is the financial security blanket that protects your most valuable asset - your home. Many mortgage brokers, cities, counties and states require that any homeowner carry at least a liability policy, protecting you from lawsuits if someone is injured on your property.

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5 Simple Steps to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure 5 Simple Steps to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure

Given the present economic situation, it's a matter of concern that people are losing jobs and banks are raising interest rates. Millions of people are under pressure to make their mortgage payments, but not everybody has the skill to work out their payment defaults.

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Top Things To Remember When Renting Top Things To Remember When Renting

By Christina Kelley

Before renting any property, you should be aware of the terms of rental agreement, the costs included in entering the agreement, what is included with your rental, and all additional details. Here is a brief, helpful discussion of all the costs associated with renting.

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How Much Should My Mortgage Cost? How Much Should My Mortgage Cost?

How much home can you afford? Unless you are in the minority of homebuyers paying in cash, you will need to be approved for a mortgage. Here are a few things you need to know.

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Is Moving Insurance Necessary? Is Moving Insurance Necessary?

If you are using professional movers to move your property to your new home, be aware that you probably aren't covered properly by their insurance policies. Read on to find out how to get adequate coverage.

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Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers

By Conrad Bastable

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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