Evaluating a neighborhood before buying a home

Chanhassen, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Two factors which will have an impact on real estate prices. They are, access to jobs and access to amenities. An area with a lot of employment opportunity nearby, has a very low risk factor in terms of fall in the price. Also, they are going to be the places that are convenient to get high-paying jobs. “Buying a home that declines sharply in property...

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Is your dog on an insurance blacklist?

Chanhassen, MN. Basement Finishing. Thinking about getting a dog? Some insurance companies don’t discriminate by dog breed. If your current insurance company does have a dog blacklist, you may still have some options with that company. It’s not wise to not to tell your insurance carrier that you have a dog, if something were to happen they may not pay anything and you would be liable...

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Post-winter home repairs

Chanhassen, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. This winter has been brutal chance are your home is going to need some repairs to prepare for the summer heat and storms. Checking for loose shingles and recaulking the doors and windows is a good place to start. Clean and repair the gutters and downspouts to divert the heavy rains away from your foundation and possiably into your basement. “Now that...

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Home equity loan vs. line of credit

Chanhassen, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. This debt management article explains the two types of home equity loans: term or closed-end loans, and lines of credit. Both types are called second mortgages because they are based on the property you own like your regular mortgage; however, in one you have access to an amount all at once and the other is more like a credit card. The article explains what...

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Painless ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

Chanhassen, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Do you want to pay off your mortgage early and have the security and the psychological benefit of owning your home free and clear? The simplest way to start is to just pay a little more principal each month, you can use the online mortgage loan payoff calculator (available at the website) to see just how many months that little extra payment could save you....

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