7 Things to Remember When Buying a Home With a Guesthouse

Buying a home with a guesthouse is more complicated than just buying a house. Here are 7 things to know when buying a home with a guesthouse.

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Finding a Property that Works as a Seasonal Rental

Tips and tricks if you want to purchase a property to use occasionally while making a little money renting it out when you aren’t using it.

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After the Storm

A list of things to do once the hurricane has passed.

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Last Minute To Do Items

Whether you are staying or evacuating, there are certain things you need to do to prepare for a hurricane right before it hits. This list gives you a feel for those last minute things to do.

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Food & Baby / Toddler Supplies

A recommend list of food and baby items (if needed) that you should start to gather now so you are not greeted with empty shelves right before a storm hits …

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Gathering Non-Food Supplies

Here’s a list of supplies to gather in case the power goes out or your home is damaged (or both) as a result of a hurricane.

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Gathering Supplies for Your Pet(s)

Making sure you have supplies for your furry (and in my case feathered) family members in preparation for a hurricane is important.

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Gathering Medications & First Aid Supplies

It doesn’t matter if you are planning on staying home or evacuating, make sure you gather the medications and first aid supplies in this list.

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Gathering Paperwork before a Hurricane

In my house, I am the one that pays the bills, tracks our budget, and keeps track of important documentation. As such, that puts me in a position to know what documents you should gather in case of an emergency.

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Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

Here is a list of things you can and should be doing to your home and outdoor space to prepare for a hurricane.

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Hurricane Preparation 101

One place to go for a list of all your hurricane preparation ideas.

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6 Tips for a Successful Remodel

Six things you should keep in mind when getting ready for your remodel.

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Remodeling Projects that Net The Most Cash

There’s something to keep in mind when remodeling your home: the cost of the updates and the buyer’s perceived value (return) of said updates.

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It’s All About the Updates

With lots of new home options to choose from, updates are the key to helping a resale sell.

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5 Things To Do If You are Thinking of Selling Your House

Did you know the average homeowner currently moves after about 8 years of living in their house? Considering I’ve been in my current home about 8 years, that probably explains why I’ve been thinking about what I want in my next home.

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6 Steps to Protecting Your Identity

As someone who has had their credit card used fraudulently (multiple times) as well as had accounts opened in my name using my social security number (also multiple times) I do everything in my power to make sure my information is protected.

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Credit Score 101

One of the biggest hurdles people face when purchasing a home is the down payment. In my last article I mentioned different ways to get a down payment to purchase a home.

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Down Payment Options

In years past, a down payment of 20% was typically required when purchasing a home, but that is no longer the case. There are quite a few programs that require 10% down and some with even 0% down.

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Now is the time to buy!

Did you know that 46% of renters are spending more than 30% of their total income on rent while only 27% of homeowners are spending that much on their mortgage. If you are renting, you should consider buying now.

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Tips for Buying a Washer

Looking for a new washing machine recently has taught me that there are a lot of nuances that go into choosing a washer. If space is an issue the only option may be a stackable washer and dryer combo.

If space is not the issue, the first step is determining if you want a top load vs.

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The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Investing

I want to take this opportunity to explain the different options available when investing in real estate.

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Reflections on the Last Decade

If the last decade has taught me anything, it’s that home ownership is important and can save and make you money at the same time.

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A Growing Trend? Two Master Suites

More and more multi-generational families are moving in together. Builders have stepped up to address one of the issues… who gets the master suite.

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You May Want to Reconsider Making These 6 Updates if you are Planning on Selling Soon

If you are planning on selling your home in a couple years you may want to avoid these updates.

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