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What to Do When You Can't Afford Home Repairs?When a home needs a major repair, such as a new roof, most owners will immediately shudder at the sticker-shock of the initial costs. Those who choose to leave their roof as-is because they can't (or choose not to) pay for the roof would be guilty of deferred maintenance. Whether it's because a homeowner is planning to sell the home, even in a buyers market, or because their finances just aren't available, deferred maintenance is never recommended. The good news is that owners may have more power than they think, even if their bank accounts are severely depleted.

The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance

It costs about four times more to fix a problem that's been left alone than it does to fix a problem in its earliest stages. For example, a

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The Architecture Styles Home Buyers Should KnowBuying a home starts with asking some rather basic questions about what type of property will best the lifestyle of the people living in. Part of this equation is considering how an architectural style will influence how each person interacts with the home. The following tips can help home buyers streamline their open house experience because they can eliminate certain styles before they even get started. Learn more about how buyers can keep a fresh eye and clear perspective for every home they see.


Starting with the more obvious of choices, traditional homes are typically two stories and have a symmetrical quality to them. They're popular because they were constructed to be as beautiful and sustainable as a more expensive home

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Everything You Need to Know About Short SalesWhen a homeowner is having trouble paying their bills on a home that is "under water", a short sale can be a tool to help the homeowner get out of debt. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about selling your home as a short sale, you should understand how short sales work and how a short sale will affect you. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is a Short Sale?

A short sale happens when a homeowner sells their home for less than they owe on the property. Usually a short sale happens when the homeowner is under water on their mortgage, meaning they owe more on their mortgage than the property is worth. Short

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