Home Warranty Resources

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or you’re looking for some quick DIY tips, you can find numerous articles and infographics to help you get started. Be sure to read more and find out how to best use your Landmark Home Warranty.

Buying or Selling a House

Looking to buy or sell a house? Are you a real estate professional seeking helpful resources to educate your clients? These articles will help walk you through the process of buying or selling a home.

5 Ways To Sell Your Home For More Money

The moment you list your home on the market is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Although you have to focus on so many different things throughout the home buying and selling process, there’s often one lingering concern in the back of every sel...

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5 Ways To Sell Your Home For More Money

The moment you list your home on the market is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Although you have to focus on so many different things throughout the home buying and selling process, there’s often one lingering concern in the back of every sel...

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How to Refinance Your House

Refinancing your house, like most parts of the home buying and owning process, can be complicated. You might have a lot of questions, like when the best time to refinance your mortgage would be and how to actually make sure you’re getting a goo...

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How to Refinance Your House

Refinancing your house, like most parts of the home buying and owning process, can be complicated. You might have a lot of questions, like when the best time to refinance your mortgage would be and how to actually make sure you’re getting a goo...

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What Home Should You Buy in Each Stage of Your Life?

Buying a home is likely one of the biggest purchases you will make, but most people don’t spend their entire lives in the first home they buy! There are many times in your life that your housing needs will change; you will need more space, a di...

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What Home Should You Buy in Each Stage of Your Life?

Buying a home is likely one of the biggest purchases you will make, but most people don’t spend their entire lives in the first home they buy! There are many times in your life that your housing needs will change; you will need more space, a di...

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What to Know About Buying (or Selling) a Home with a Pool

In the summer, pools can be luxury items that attract home buyers, but as temperatures dip, maintaining a pool becomes just another household chore and they may not add much value to a home. We talked with several real estate agents to learn mo...

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What to Know About Buying (or Selling) a Home with a Pool

In the summer, pools can be luxury items that attract home buyers, but as temperatures dip, maintaining a pool becomes just another household chore and they may not add much value to a home. We talked with several real estate agents to learn mo...

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Don't Be Scared to Buy an Old Home

Buying an old home doesn’t have to be as scary as it might seem. Here are the top 5 myths about buying an older home! Myth 1: Old Homes are Dark and Dreary When looking for an older home, most people believe that older homes need a lot of TL...

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Don't Be Scared to Buy an Old Home

Buying an old home doesn’t have to be as scary as it might seem. Here are the top 5 myths about buying an older home! Myth 1: Old Homes are Dark and Dreary When looking for an older home, most people believe that older homes need a lot of TL...

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How to Choose the Best Mortgage for You

​​​​​​​ Shopping for a mortgage can affect how much you pay each month and over the life of the loan. Doing your research before you buy can save you money and make sure your home buying, owning and selling experience are positive ones! Eve...

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How to Choose the Best Mortgage for You

​​​​​​​ Shopping for a mortgage can affect how much you pay each month and over the life of the loan. Doing your research before you buy can save you money and make sure your home buying, owning and selling experience are positive ones! Eve...

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What are mortgage points?

When you’re getting ready to buy a house, one of the first things that you’re going to research is whether you can afford one! The first step before you begin looking at homes is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know what price range y...

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What are mortgage points?

When you’re getting ready to buy a house, one of the first things that you’re going to research is whether you can afford one! The first step before you begin looking at homes is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know what price range y...

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How to Pack for a Move – Free Printable Box Labels and Room Planners

;"> Summer is moving time for many families! School is out and homes are selling. U-Haul’s International spokesman Dain Howell told the Denver Press that nearly 20 million Americans move between Memorial Day and Labor Day! Over half of the m...

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How to Pack for a Move – Free Printable Box Labels and Room Planners

;"> Summer is moving time for many families! School is out and homes are selling. U-Haul’s International spokesman Dain Howell told the Denver Press that nearly 20 million Americans move between Memorial Day and Labor Day! Over half of the m...

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Five Things Home Buyers Always Forget During the Home Buying Process

Buying a home can sometimes feel slightly chaotic, especially if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time! Home buyers have so much on their plates, especially when trying to find the perfect new house for their family. Sometimes home b...

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Five Things Home Buyers Always Forget During the Home Buying Process

Buying a home can sometimes feel slightly chaotic, especially if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time! Home buyers have so much on their plates, especially when trying to find the perfect new house for their family. Sometimes home b...

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What Should You Bring to Closing – Customizable PDF Checklist for Buyers and Sellers

Closing is here! If you’re a buyer, you’re excited at the new possibilities that await you in your new home. If you’re a seller, you’re excited to turn in the keys of your old home and move on to something new! Closing day is when all the legal...

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What Should You Bring to Closing – Customizable PDF Checklist for Buyers and Sellers

Closing is here! If you’re a buyer, you’re excited at the new possibilities that await you in your new home. If you’re a seller, you’re excited to turn in the keys of your old home and move on to something new! Closing day is when all the legal...

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Increase your Curb Appeal and Get a High Return on Investment

Talk to any Real Estate agent (or avid HGTV viewer) and they’ll tell you that increasing your curb appeal is important when selling your home. Curb appeal is how attractive your home looks when a potential buyer first pulls up to look at it....

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Increase your Curb Appeal and Get a High Return on Investment

Talk to any Real Estate agent (or avid HGTV viewer) and they’ll tell you that increasing your curb appeal is important when selling your home. Curb appeal is how attractive your home looks when a potential buyer first pulls up to look at it....

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What Does Escrow Mean

If you've purchased a home, or currently are a home owner, you have probably heard of the term "escrow account." However, many homeowners aren't sure what escrow means or how it pertains to their monthly bills they pay. Landmark Home Warranty i...

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What Does Escrow Mean

If you've purchased a home, or currently are a home owner, you have probably heard of the term "escrow account." However, many homeowners aren't sure what escrow means or how it pertains to their monthly bills they pay. Landmark Home Warranty i...

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Things I Learned About Staging While Touring Homes

Recently, my husband and I went through the process of buying a home.Maybe we're just the type of buyers who are "tricked" by staging, but the homes we liked were ones where the staging was obvious. Even though we could tell the sellers were li...

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Things I Learned About Staging While Touring Homes

Recently, my husband and I went through the process of buying a home.Maybe we're just the type of buyers who are "tricked" by staging, but the homes we liked were ones where the staging was obvious. Even though we could tell the sellers were li...

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Between The Offer And Closing What Happens Next

After weeks, even months of searching, you found the perfect home and you made an offer on it. You may have had to go back and forth with the seller to get to a point where the offer is something you both agree to as far as price, closing costs,...

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Between The Offer And Closing What Happens Next

After weeks, even months of searching, you found the perfect home and you made an offer on it. You may have had to go back and forth with the seller to get to a point where the offer is something you both agree to as far as price, closing costs,...

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What Price Should You Offer On A Home

If you've found your dream home and you're ready to make an offer, you may wonder what price you should include in your offer letter. Should you offer the asking price of the home? Lower? Higher? There's no one right answer to that question, sim...

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What Price Should You Offer On A Home

If you've found your dream home and you're ready to make an offer, you may wonder what price you should include in your offer letter. Should you offer the asking price of the home? Lower? Higher? There's no one right answer to that question, sim...

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Parts Of An Offer On A Home

If you've found the perfect house that you know you want to purchase, you are probably thinking of making an offer. Making an offer is much more complex than calling the seller up and telling them you want the house. In fact, an offer is a legal...

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Parts Of An Offer On A Home

If you've found the perfect house that you know you want to purchase, you are probably thinking of making an offer. Making an offer is much more complex than calling the seller up and telling them you want the house. In fact, an offer is a legal...

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What To Do Before During And After A Home Inspection

You've made an offer on a home and it's been accepted, so now what? There's probably an ample amount of time before closing, and that's no mistake. You need to use all of that time making sure the home you made an offer on is the one you want ...

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What To Do Before During And After A Home Inspection

You've made an offer on a home and it's been accepted, so now what? There's probably an ample amount of time before closing, and that's no mistake. You need to use all of that time making sure the home you made an offer on is the one you want ...

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What Kind Of Home Should You Buy

As you're shopping for a home it may seem like everyone who has an opinion on what type of home you should purchase. You can listen to their experiences about different home types all day long, but in the end, the only person who can decide wh...

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What Kind Of Home Should You Buy

As you're shopping for a home it may seem like everyone who has an opinion on what type of home you should purchase. You can listen to their experiences about different home types all day long, but in the end, the only person who can decide wh...

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What Is A Foreclosure?

A foreclosure is the legal process a home and property goes through when the homeowner stops repaying the money borrowed from the bank. When the homeowner fails to make payments for a set period of time, the bank takes back the home in order t...

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What Is A Foreclosure?

A foreclosure is the legal process a home and property goes through when the homeowner stops repaying the money borrowed from the bank. When the homeowner fails to make payments for a set period of time, the bank takes back the home in order t...

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Selling Your Home With A Short Sale

If you've fallen behind on your mortgage payments or suffered a hardship that requires you to sell your home for less money than you owe the bank on your mortgage, a short sale may be something you're considering. A short sale is when the sale...

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Selling Your Home With A Short Sale

If you've fallen behind on your mortgage payments or suffered a hardship that requires you to sell your home for less money than you owe the bank on your mortgage, a short sale may be something you're considering. A short sale is when the sale...

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What You Need To Know About Buying A Short Sale Property

If you've browsed through property listings online, it's likely you've run across a "Short Sale" label on some. This label might not mean much to you as you look at other aspects of the home, like the space, how many rooms or its location, but...

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What You Need To Know About Buying A Short Sale Property

If you've browsed through property listings online, it's likely you've run across a "Short Sale" label on some. This label might not mean much to you as you look at other aspects of the home, like the space, how many rooms or its location, but...

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What Is A Short Sale?

If you talk about the real estate industry after the 2008 housing bubble burst, you'll find that terms like short sale, foreclosure and auction are thrown around with such regularity that it's commonplace. It's part of the market now. Whether y...

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What Is A Short Sale?

If you talk about the real estate industry after the 2008 housing bubble burst, you'll find that terms like short sale, foreclosure and auction are thrown around with such regularity that it's commonplace. It's part of the market now. Whether y...

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What Is An Earnest Money Deposit

Buying a home isn't as easy as finding the one you want and writing a check. Since it's one of the largest purchases you'll probably ever make, there are rules, regulations, and even laws about what you have to do to purchase property. For exa...

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What Is An Earnest Money Deposit

Buying a home isn't as easy as finding the one you want and writing a check. Since it's one of the largest purchases you'll probably ever make, there are rules, regulations, and even laws about what you have to do to purchase property. For exa...

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5 Steps To Prepare For Home Tours

Buying a home can be stressful, scary and exciting all at the same time. A buyer has so much to do when they decide to buy a home, and sometimes they can get overwhelmed. That's why the best way to prepare for purchasing a home is by doing thi...

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5 Steps To Prepare For Home Tours

Buying a home can be stressful, scary and exciting all at the same time. A buyer has so much to do when they decide to buy a home, and sometimes they can get overwhelmed. That's why the best way to prepare for purchasing a home is by doing thi...

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Staging Design Trends For 2016

When you're selling your home, you want your property to look up-to-date but also timeless. Individuals who are looking at the home should feel like they can move in and not have to update it to stay on-trend, but also won't have to worry abou...

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Staging Design Trends For 2016

When you're selling your home, you want your property to look up-to-date but also timeless. Individuals who are looking at the home should feel like they can move in and not have to update it to stay on-trend, but also won't have to worry abou...

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Avoid Being House Poor With A Home Warranty

When you're looking for homes, you may have heard of the term, "house poor." You are cautioned to stay away from "buying more house than you can afford" and to ensure you're not "buying too much house." Both of these phrases can be confusin...

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Avoid Being House Poor With A Home Warranty

When you're looking for homes, you may have heard of the term, "house poor." You are cautioned to stay away from "buying more house than you can afford" and to ensure you're not "buying too much house." Both of these phrases can be confusin...

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What Is An "As Is" Property?

As you are looking for listings online or with your Realtor, you may see stipulations on certain houses that say they are considered an "As-Is" property. For some individuals, these two words are enough to make them run away from the home as ...

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What Is An "As Is" Property?

As you are looking for listings online or with your Realtor, you may see stipulations on certain houses that say they are considered an "As-Is" property. For some individuals, these two words are enough to make them run away from the home as ...

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How To Find The Best Realtor For You

Find a Realtor Who Makes the Grade! Buying or selling a home is a personal and expensive decision. If you've decided to hire a real estate agent to help you along your journey, you want to make sure they're a top-notch professional. Most home...

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How To Find The Best Realtor For You

Find a Realtor Who Makes the Grade! Buying or selling a home is a personal and expensive decision. If you've decided to hire a real estate agent to help you along your journey, you want to make sure they're a top-notch professional. Most home...

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Add Value and Update Your Home To Sell To Millennials

If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, you're probably looking for ways to increase its value so you can make a profit. Although there are many ways to increase a home's value, you may want to think about your audience. Th...

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Add Value and Update Your Home To Sell To Millennials

If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, you're probably looking for ways to increase its value so you can make a profit. Although there are many ways to increase a home's value, you may want to think about your audience. Th...

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Wants And Needs When Buying A Home: Create Your Own File

As you begin your home search, you probably have heard that you need to determine what you "want and need" in a home. Every homebuyer has vastly different wants and needs. Perhaps one homebuyer thinks it would be nice to have a yard but could...

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Wants And Needs When Buying A Home: Create Your Own File

As you begin your home search, you probably have heard that you need to determine what you "want and need" in a home. Every homebuyer has vastly different wants and needs. Perhaps one homebuyer thinks it would be nice to have a yard but could...

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What's The Average Timeframe For Buying A Home

So, you've decided you want to purchase a home. Let Landmark Home Warranty be the first to wish you congratulations! Home ownership is a rewarding experience and a large investment. As you begin researching the steps to purchase a home, you ma...

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What's The Average Timeframe For Buying A Home

So, you've decided you want to purchase a home. Let Landmark Home Warranty be the first to wish you congratulations! Home ownership is a rewarding experience and a large investment. As you begin researching the steps to purchase a home, you ma...

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Reasons Why You Might Not Be Pre Approved For A Mortgage

As you begin your journey into home ownership, the first few steps you'll make are seeing how much you qualify for with a home loan. This can be stressful, but is a necessary part of your home buying experience. You can find the perfect home f...

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Reasons Why You Might Not Be Pre Approved For A Mortgage

As you begin your journey into home ownership, the first few steps you'll make are seeing how much you qualify for with a home loan. This can be stressful, but is a necessary part of your home buying experience. You can find the perfect home f...

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How And Why To Get Pre Approved For A Mortgage

If you've decided that you want to buy a home, the first step you should take isn't necessarily going online and looking at listings, or touring an open house. Before all of that, you need to know an estimate of how much money you could be qu...

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How And Why To Get Pre Approved For A Mortgage

If you've decided that you want to buy a home, the first step you should take isn't necessarily going online and looking at listings, or touring an open house. Before all of that, you need to know an estimate of how much money you could be qu...

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Being Pre-Qualified, Pre-Approved, vs. Commited to a Mortgage

As you start the home-buying process, you're going to hear a lot of jargon being thrown around in regards to what you have to do to purchase a home and particularly what you have to do to get a mortgage. If you're like most first-time homebuye...

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Being Pre-Qualified, Pre-Approved, vs. Commited to a Mortgage

As you start the home-buying process, you're going to hear a lot of jargon being thrown around in regards to what you have to do to purchase a home and particularly what you have to do to get a mortgage. If you're like most first-time homebuye...

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8 Low Cost Summer DIY Projects To Increase Your Home's Value

Raise Your Home's Value with 8 Budget-Friendly Summer DIY Upgrades Summertime is the right time to tackle those DIY home improvement projects. You don't need to bust your budget to do them, either. Check out these low-cost summer DIY projects...

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8 Low Cost Summer DIY Projects To Increase Your Home's Value

Raise Your Home's Value with 8 Budget-Friendly Summer DIY Upgrades Summertime is the right time to tackle those DIY home improvement projects. You don't need to bust your budget to do them, either. Check out these low-cost summer DIY projects...

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Mistakes You Don't Want To Make With A Home Inspection

When you're in the process of buying a home, you'll probably have a home inspection done to make sure the systems and appliances are in good working condition. Obviously, here at Landmark, a home inspection is an integral part of your home ...

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Mistakes You Don't Want To Make With A Home Inspection

When you're in the process of buying a home, you'll probably have a home inspection done to make sure the systems and appliances are in good working condition. Obviously, here at Landmark, a home inspection is an integral part of your home ...

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How To Get Your Home Ready For An Open House In 5 Steps

When you're selling your home, your realtor may want to do a few open houses to bring potential buyers onto your property. This is a great way for interested people to see the inside of your home without having to schedule a showing. Since you...

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How To Get Your Home Ready For An Open House In 5 Steps

When you're selling your home, your realtor may want to do a few open houses to bring potential buyers onto your property. This is a great way for interested people to see the inside of your home without having to schedule a showing. Since you...

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How To Spot Online Rental Listing Scams

While shopping online for houses to rent or buy, it's possible you've seen some unbelievable listings. However, which listings are amazing deals, and which are scams? Landmark is here to help you learn what are some red-flags for scam listings...

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How To Spot Online Rental Listing Scams

While shopping online for houses to rent or buy, it's possible you've seen some unbelievable listings. However, which listings are amazing deals, and which are scams? Landmark is here to help you learn what are some red-flags for scam listings...

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Watch Out For These 3 Types Of Online Rental Scams

You're an intelligent person who uses the internet occasionally to research or purchase products. If you've moved within the last few years, you've probably had the joy of searching online for apartments and homes. Yet somehow, intelligent peo...

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Watch Out For These 3 Types Of Online Rental Scams

You're an intelligent person who uses the internet occasionally to research or purchase products. If you've moved within the last few years, you've probably had the joy of searching online for apartments and homes. Yet somehow, intelligent peo...

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What Is Home Equity?

When discussing home ownership, or mortgage payments, you've probably heard the term "home equity." Although it may sound intimidating, especially when paired with the word "loan," home equity is quite easy to understand. However, knowing it ...

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What Is Home Equity?

When discussing home ownership, or mortgage payments, you've probably heard the term "home equity." Although it may sound intimidating, especially when paired with the word "loan," home equity is quite easy to understand. However, knowing it ...

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4 Tips to Sell a Home During the Holidays

You may have heard that putting your home on the market during the holidays is pointless – most buyers will start looking in the new year or wait until the summer months. However, selling your home during the holidays can be a huge advantage....

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4 Tips to Sell a Home During the Holidays

You may have heard that putting your home on the market during the holidays is pointless – most buyers will start looking in the new year or wait until the summer months. However, selling your home during the holidays can be a huge advantage....

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What Is A Property Survey And Why Is It Important?

There's a lot of research you have to do when you're thinking of purchasing an investment as big as a home. This research is also called completing due diligence, which is a real estate term. Essentially it means that you know exactly what sta...

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What Is A Property Survey And Why Is It Important?

There's a lot of research you have to do when you're thinking of purchasing an investment as big as a home. This research is also called completing due diligence, which is a real estate term. Essentially it means that you know exactly what sta...

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The Complete Guide To Due Diligence

If you've thought about buying a home, or started researching it, you've heard time and time again to "complete your due diligence!" You probably nod, knowingly, without actually understanding what that entails. Not to worry, though. Landmark...

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The Complete Guide To Due Diligence

If you've thought about buying a home, or started researching it, you've heard time and time again to "complete your due diligence!" You probably nod, knowingly, without actually understanding what that entails. Not to worry, though. Landmark...

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5 Scariest Things New Homeowners Have Found After Moving In

As Halloween approaches, you may start thinking of dark, moonlit nights and scary stories told around the glow of a campfire. They always start out in relatively the same way: a family moves into a new house, frightening things start happening, ...

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5 Scariest Things New Homeowners Have Found After Moving In

As Halloween approaches, you may start thinking of dark, moonlit nights and scary stories told around the glow of a campfire. They always start out in relatively the same way: a family moves into a new house, frightening things start happening, ...

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Nine Clever Money Making Tricks To Offset Your Mortgage

Guest Post by Kaitlin Krull For many homeowners, dealing with a mortgage is simply part of life. That said, monthly mortgage payments can easily become a nerve-wracking, financial burden. Apart from getting a second or third job to help make ...

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Nine Clever Money Making Tricks To Offset Your Mortgage

Guest Post by Kaitlin Krull For many homeowners, dealing with a mortgage is simply part of life. That said, monthly mortgage payments can easily become a nerve-wracking, financial burden. Apart from getting a second or third job to help make ...

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The Complete Guide To Buying A Home

So you've decided to buy a home! Congratulations, this is an exciting time in your life. It can also be full of stress, especially when you don't know what to expect. That's why Landmark Home Warranty has created this article that walks you th...

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The Complete Guide To Buying A Home

So you've decided to buy a home! Congratulations, this is an exciting time in your life. It can also be full of stress, especially when you don't know what to expect. That's why Landmark Home Warranty has created this article that walks you th...

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Why Pre Paying Your Mortgage Can Save You Money

Once you've bought a house, there are many schools of thought on what you should do with your mortgage payments. Some investors say stick to the minimum payment "“ if you pre-pay, and you end up moving or can't pay your loan back you lose all ...

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Why Pre Paying Your Mortgage Can Save You Money

Once you've bought a house, there are many schools of thought on what you should do with your mortgage payments. Some investors say stick to the minimum payment "“ if you pre-pay, and you end up moving or can't pay your loan back you lose all ...

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What Are The Different Types Of Mortgages

If you want to buy a home and you don't have enough money to pay for the entire price of that home as the down payment, you're probably going to have to get a mortgage. Easier said than done, however. There are a number of different mortgages ...

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What Are The Different Types Of Mortgages

If you want to buy a home and you don't have enough money to pay for the entire price of that home as the down payment, you're probably going to have to get a mortgage. Easier said than done, however. There are a number of different mortgages ...

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The Parts Of A Mortgage

Unless you're Dave Ramsey, you don't generally buy a home and pay for it in cash. Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in your bank account, you're probably going to need to borrow some money. That's where a mortgage comes in! What...

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The Parts Of A Mortgage

Unless you're Dave Ramsey, you don't generally buy a home and pay for it in cash. Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in your bank account, you're probably going to need to borrow some money. That's where a mortgage comes in! What...

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How Can You Invest In Real Estate?

When you start to look at investments, you can easily become swamped with all of the available information. There are thousands of ways to invest. Should you buy stock? Or perhaps you should start an art collection "“ that's an investment, too!...

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How Can You Invest In Real Estate?

When you start to look at investments, you can easily become swamped with all of the available information. There are thousands of ways to invest. Should you buy stock? Or perhaps you should start an art collection "“ that's an investment, too!...

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Should You Take Your Realtor's Recommendations

Buying a home isn't as simple as giving the sellers a check and then calling the house your home. Before you can purchase the home, there are a number of steps you have to take to get there. (If you're wondering what those are, check out this ...

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Should You Take Your Realtor's Recommendations

Buying a home isn't as simple as giving the sellers a check and then calling the house your home. Before you can purchase the home, there are a number of steps you have to take to get there. (If you're wondering what those are, check out this ...

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What Is A Mortgage Broker?

When making large purchases, people generally like to shop around, compare deals and make sure they're paying the right price. That could be for a car, a new computer, a home warranty or a home mortgage. Most people don't rush into purchasing...

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What Is A Mortgage Broker?

When making large purchases, people generally like to shop around, compare deals and make sure they're paying the right price. That could be for a car, a new computer, a home warranty or a home mortgage. Most people don't rush into purchasing...

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What Is A Homeowner Association?

If someone told you that your home was going to be taken away from you if you didn't mow your grass to a certain height, weed your planter and pay them money every month, would you be upset? What if they offered insurance on the outside of yo...

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What Is A Homeowner Association?

If someone told you that your home was going to be taken away from you if you didn't mow your grass to a certain height, weed your planter and pay them money every month, would you be upset? What if they offered insurance on the outside of yo...

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Make Moving Relaxing: Five Moving Mishaps To Avoid

Okay, okay ... we know that when you picture a calming, relaxing way to spend a day, moving is probably not at the top of that list. In fact, calming and relaxing are most likely the opposite of words you would use to describe moving day. No ...

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Make Moving Relaxing: Five Moving Mishaps To Avoid

Okay, okay ... we know that when you picture a calming, relaxing way to spend a day, moving is probably not at the top of that list. In fact, calming and relaxing are most likely the opposite of words you would use to describe moving day. No ...

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The True Cost Of A Home

And how the best home warranty can help you save on those costs! Buying a home costs more than just what you put down on the home and the monthly mortgage payment. In fact, there are many hidden costs that lie in wait for unsuspecting homeown...

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The True Cost Of A Home

And how the best home warranty can help you save on those costs! Buying a home costs more than just what you put down on the home and the monthly mortgage payment. In fact, there are many hidden costs that lie in wait for unsuspecting homeown...

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Three Mortgage Scams To Stay Away From When Buying A Home

Buying a home has so many caveats and limitations that it may be hard to find a dream home. It's especially hard for individuals who aren't able to pay for a home in cash and don't qualify for a mortgage loan from a lender. These individuals ...

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Three Mortgage Scams To Stay Away From When Buying A Home

Buying a home has so many caveats and limitations that it may be hard to find a dream home. It's especially hard for individuals who aren't able to pay for a home in cash and don't qualify for a mortgage loan from a lender. These individuals ...

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Don't Fall Into the Money Pits of a New Home

"Buying a home is so cheap!" said nobody ever. Purchasing a home is full of expensive (and sometimes unexpected) costs. However, homeowners tend to spend even more than they expect during the first few years of home ownership. According to a ...

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Don't Fall Into the Money Pits of a New Home

"Buying a home is so cheap!" said nobody ever. Purchasing a home is full of expensive (and sometimes unexpected) costs. However, homeowners tend to spend even more than they expect during the first few years of home ownership. According to a ...

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Ups And Downs Of Buying New Construction Versus Resell Homes

Buying a home can have so many ups and downs that you might feel like you're on a rollercoaster! There are thousands of decisions to make when buying a home, and one of those is determining if you should purchase a home that has been previously...

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Ups And Downs Of Buying New Construction Versus Resell Homes

Buying a home can have so many ups and downs that you might feel like you're on a rollercoaster! There are thousands of decisions to make when buying a home, and one of those is determining if you should purchase a home that has been previously...

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How to Find the Best Home Inspector

If you're a first-time home buyer or an old pro, finding the best home inspector to make sure the home you recently put an offer on is in ship-shape is imperative. Not only does a home inspector tell you what needs to be repaired in a home, wh...

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How to Find the Best Home Inspector

If you're a first-time home buyer or an old pro, finding the best home inspector to make sure the home you recently put an offer on is in ship-shape is imperative. Not only does a home inspector tell you what needs to be repaired in a home, wh...

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What Is A Title Company?

If you've ever been involved in a real estate transaction, you might have heard of a title company. Title companies don't necessarily get all of the credit they deserve. Surprisingly, title companies do a lot for a home sale, and without the...

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What Is A Title Company?

If you've ever been involved in a real estate transaction, you might have heard of a title company. Title companies don't necessarily get all of the credit they deserve. Surprisingly, title companies do a lot for a home sale, and without the...

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10 Questions To Ask A Real Estate Agent When Looking At Homes

If you're home shopping and you find a home that piques your interest, how do you know if it's a good house? Easy: ask your agent! If you're working with a real estate agent, you can ensure that the home is a good fit for you and your family by...

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10 Questions To Ask A Real Estate Agent When Looking At Homes

If you're home shopping and you find a home that piques your interest, how do you know if it's a good house? Easy: ask your agent! If you're working with a real estate agent, you can ensure that the home is a good fit for you and your family by...

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Why Does A Home Stay On The Market For A Long Time?

When you look at listings for homes online, they usually have a part of the listing that shows how long the home has been on the market. After 90 days, most real estate agents deem that property as "stale." This stale property may get less mo...

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Why Does A Home Stay On The Market For A Long Time?

When you look at listings for homes online, they usually have a part of the listing that shows how long the home has been on the market. After 90 days, most real estate agents deem that property as "stale." This stale property may get less mo...

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Using A Realtor Vs Using For Sale By Owner

Selling a home takes a lot of hard work, and to save money, some homeowners go about it all on their own. There are pros and cons to selling a home without a professional real estate agent, and ultimately only you can weigh those options and de...

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Using A Realtor Vs Using For Sale By Owner

Selling a home takes a lot of hard work, and to save money, some homeowners go about it all on their own. There are pros and cons to selling a home without a professional real estate agent, and ultimately only you can weigh those options and de...

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Selling A Home Is No Piece Of Cake: What Goes Into It

Selling a home is no piece of cake. If anything, it's a full cake. A full chocolate cake with fabulous decorations and a whole lot of hard work that went into making it. We're not trying to get you hungry with this metaphor, we're just trying ...

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Selling A Home Is No Piece Of Cake: What Goes Into It

Selling a home is no piece of cake. If anything, it's a full cake. A full chocolate cake with fabulous decorations and a whole lot of hard work that went into making it. We're not trying to get you hungry with this metaphor, we're just trying ...

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What Makes Up Housing Costs?

When you purchase a home, you pay for it each month. However, it's not just your mortgage payment that you pay. You also pay for insurance, property taxes, utilities and maintenance costs. When you're trying to budget for your future home, it ...

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What Makes Up Housing Costs?

When you purchase a home, you pay for it each month. However, it's not just your mortgage payment that you pay. You also pay for insurance, property taxes, utilities and maintenance costs. When you're trying to budget for your future home, it ...

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Calculate How Much To Spend On A Mortgage Payment

As you begin to find what you can afford for a mortgage payment, remember that there is a lot of conflict on the best percentage of your monthly income. Some people say 45% of your monthly income, others say 25%. Best practice as illustrated b...

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Calculate How Much To Spend On A Mortgage Payment

As you begin to find what you can afford for a mortgage payment, remember that there is a lot of conflict on the best percentage of your monthly income. Some people say 45% of your monthly income, others say 25%. Best practice as illustrated b...

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Conflicting Advice on How Much to Spend On A Home

When you are initially looking to purchase a home, you often wonder how much you can afford. You don't want to buy a home and then be strapped for cash every month because your housing costs are more than you were expecting. (That's called bein...

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Conflicting Advice on How Much to Spend On A Home

When you are initially looking to purchase a home, you often wonder how much you can afford. You don't want to buy a home and then be strapped for cash every month because your housing costs are more than you were expecting. (That's called bein...

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Best Real Estate Sites For House Hunting

Looking for that dream home at the dream price can feel like a nightmare. It's stressful, but luckily there are more than enough applications and technology that can make the process a bit simpler. Here are our favorite sites and mobile apps...

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Best Real Estate Sites For House Hunting

Looking for that dream home at the dream price can feel like a nightmare. It's stressful, but luckily there are more than enough applications and technology that can make the process a bit simpler. Here are our favorite sites and mobile apps...

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Decoding Real Estate Listing Lingo

If you're in the market for a new home, you're most likely reading dozens of listing descriptions from listing service websites. Just as a well-written listing can make you feel like you're already in the home, not so well-written listings can ...

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Decoding Real Estate Listing Lingo

If you're in the market for a new home, you're most likely reading dozens of listing descriptions from listing service websites. Just as a well-written listing can make you feel like you're already in the home, not so well-written listings can ...

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10 Ways To Increase Your Home Value On A Budget

When you sell your home, you want to sell it for every penny that it's worth. Did you know that you could increase the value of your home by doing a few simple (and cheap) updates? It's true! Here are the top 10 ways to increase your home valu...

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10 Ways To Increase Your Home Value On A Budget

When you sell your home, you want to sell it for every penny that it's worth. Did you know that you could increase the value of your home by doing a few simple (and cheap) updates? It's true! Here are the top 10 ways to increase your home valu...

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Avoid These Real Estate Pitfalls

Want to Download a Free Copy of this Infographic? Click here! If you've ever bought or sold a home, you've probably run across some (unintentionally) hilarious listings. If you haven't, take a few minutes to watch Ellen's segment "Really R...

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Avoid These Real Estate Pitfalls

Want to Download a Free Copy of this Infographic? Click here! If you've ever bought or sold a home, you've probably run across some (unintentionally) hilarious listings. If you haven't, take a few minutes to watch Ellen's segment "Really R...

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Should You Rent Or Buy Your House? A Free Downloadable Workbook

If you're currently renting or looking to move into a new house you've probably had your mother, brother and Real Estate agent give you this sage advice: "It'salwaysbetter to buy than rent!" You've heard that before, right? It's said often...

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Should You Rent Or Buy Your House? A Free Downloadable Workbook

If you're currently renting or looking to move into a new house you've probably had your mother, brother and Real Estate agent give you this sage advice: "It'salwaysbetter to buy than rent!" You've heard that before, right? It's said often...

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Home Buying Myths: Busted

There are numerous sayings, adages, and myths that prevail in the real estate industry. These are usually spread by homeowners who think they understand everything about Real Estate simply because they have purchased a home once or twice. If it...

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Home Buying Myths: Busted

There are numerous sayings, adages, and myths that prevail in the real estate industry. These are usually spread by homeowners who think they understand everything about Real Estate simply because they have purchased a home once or twice. If it...

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Home Inspections: 8 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

A home inspection is an integral and usually necessary part of a home sale. Most banks and lenders will require a home inspection to be completed before any money is lent for the purchase of the home. Sometimes buyers decide to get it done qu...

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Home Inspections: 8 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

A home inspection is an integral and usually necessary part of a home sale. Most banks and lenders will require a home inspection to be completed before any money is lent for the purchase of the home. Sometimes buyers decide to get it done qu...

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Printable, All Inclusive Moving Checklist

If you’ve ever moved before, you probably remember it as a stressful, hectic time… especially if you’re in the process of buying and selling a home while you’re packing up your belongings! That’s why Landmark tried to make the moving process as...

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Printable, All Inclusive Moving Checklist

If you’ve ever moved before, you probably remember it as a stressful, hectic time… especially if you’re in the process of buying and selling a home while you’re packing up your belongings! That’s why Landmark tried to make the moving process as...

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Budgeting For Homeownership

Purchasing a home can take a toll on your bank account, both on the day of closing and every month that follows with recurring home expenses. Many first-time homeowners think that once they've put a down payment on their home, the only thing ...

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Budgeting For Homeownership

Purchasing a home can take a toll on your bank account, both on the day of closing and every month that follows with recurring home expenses. Many first-time homeowners think that once they've put a down payment on their home, the only thing ...

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How to Prep your House for Renting

So you've decided to rent your house. You have everything ready, from the application to the lease agreement, but what about your home itself? Besides cleaning it, what else can you do to make sure it's ready to rent? Landmark Home Warranty ha...

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How to Prep your House for Renting

So you've decided to rent your house. You have everything ready, from the application to the lease agreement, but what about your home itself? Besides cleaning it, what else can you do to make sure it's ready to rent? Landmark Home Warranty ha...

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Your Guide To Renting Out A House

Trying to decide whether you should rent or sell your home? With housing markets still on the rise, many homeowners are deciding to use their property for rental income while waiting until the market is back at its peak to sell. If you're a f...

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Your Guide To Renting Out A House

Trying to decide whether you should rent or sell your home? With housing markets still on the rise, many homeowners are deciding to use their property for rental income while waiting until the market is back at its peak to sell. If you're a f...

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5 Things You Should Research Before Making An Offer

If you're in the market for a house and you've found one you love, it's hard to know the next step. It's in the right location and you love the way it looks, so you should make an offer, right? Wrong. Many homeowners fall in love with a home a...

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5 Things You Should Research Before Making An Offer

If you're in the market for a house and you've found one you love, it's hard to know the next step. It's in the right location and you love the way it looks, so you should make an offer, right? Wrong. Many homeowners fall in love with a home a...

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5 Ways To Save Money When Purchasing A New Home

Usually when people are looking to buy a new home, they don't go around telling all of their friends and family "Man! I can't wait to buy this new home, because we're saving so much money!" On a general note, homes cost money to build, rent ...

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5 Ways To Save Money When Purchasing A New Home

Usually when people are looking to buy a new home, they don't go around telling all of their friends and family "Man! I can't wait to buy this new home, because we're saving so much money!" On a general note, homes cost money to build, rent ...

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5 Ways To Simplify Your Move

Moving is stressful. It can be frustrating and scary. You're moving to a new place, with new challenges, and new neighbors (who, honestly, can sometimes be considered challenges on their own!). But before you even set foot in your new place, ac...

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5 Ways To Simplify Your Move

Moving is stressful. It can be frustrating and scary. You're moving to a new place, with new challenges, and new neighbors (who, honestly, can sometimes be considered challenges on their own!). But before you even set foot in your new place, ac...

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5 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into Your New Home

You're moving into a new home! Congratulations, home ownership is an exciting step in life. It brings permanence, and security. It also can bring headaches, nights where you wake up wondering what that sound is (it's a leaking pipe) and frustra...

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5 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into Your New Home

You're moving into a new home! Congratulations, home ownership is an exciting step in life. It brings permanence, and security. It also can bring headaches, nights where you wake up wondering what that sound is (it's a leaking pipe) and frustra...

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3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Home

If you’re considering purchasing a home, you know it can be an exciting time of life! You have so many options and choices to make. Purchasing a home is probably one of the largest expenditures you will make in your lifetime, so it can be a bit...

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3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Home

If you’re considering purchasing a home, you know it can be an exciting time of life! You have so many options and choices to make. Purchasing a home is probably one of the largest expenditures you will make in your lifetime, so it can be a bit...

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5 Things Every New Homeowner Needs

Have you just bought a house? As a new homeowner, you probably have a giant list of all the things you want to use to fill your new home. Although it’s exciting and fun to pick out your favorite sofa, the best drapes, and new rugs, you might wa...

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5 Things Every New Homeowner Needs

Have you just bought a house? As a new homeowner, you probably have a giant list of all the things you want to use to fill your new home. Although it’s exciting and fun to pick out your favorite sofa, the best drapes, and new rugs, you might wa...

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