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Polished Laminate Flooring – Get the Shine Back

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Laminate floors have become a favorite choice for many people considering its durability, variety in choices and affordable price. Low maintenance is another important factor that many take into consideration when purchasing laminate floors. However, laminate floors lose their shine over a period of time. Laminate floors are known to be difficult to mop and you cannot wax it or use soap solutions on it. So how can you get back the original shine that you enjoyed and cherished?

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: February 19

RATES CLIMBING ...

Average mortgage rates have raised slightly this past week.

If you thinking of buying a home this year, now may be the right time to begin your search.

First step: get yourself pre-approved for a mortgage and lock-in a rate before overall rates climb.

Weekly Tip and Rates:

Luxurious House: 3 Home Features Worth Paying Extra For

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Savvy homeowners know that not every improvement pays off equally. Buyers get to consider another perspective. When looking for features in a prospective home, you might benefit from existing improvements that are desirable to buyers but might be a hassle to add yourself. Don’t pass over these three features that are worth paying for.

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4 Overlooked Aspects of Home-Buying That Could Cost You

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Buying a home is a big step for most families. A house tends to be the largest purchase a person makes during their lifetime. As you should well know, a lot of expense is involved. You will have to make a monthly mortgage payment for decades to pay off the loan to the bank. You will also have to make a down payment of up to 20 percent of the home’s purchase price. However, there can also be other costs of home buying you have overlooked.

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What’s the Difference Between Equity and Purchase Price?

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When you buy a home, what you pay for it is your purchase price. But the home actually may be worth more or less than what you paid, which can affect your equity. Though equity and purchase price are linked, they mean different things. Purchase Price

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Home Health: What Additions Does Your House Need?

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You probably never thought about your house in terms of healthy and unhealthy. Aside from the obvious advice of avoiding led-based paints, there are quite a few things you can do to make your home a healthier place to call home. If you want to create a haven in your home, use these healthy tips to get started.

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home affordability tips

Ideas on how can afford a home purchase

  • start saving money:
    view budgeting techniques and rebate cards

  • view first-time options:
    FHA programs and zero-down mortgages

  • watch the interest rates:
    when they hit low levels, be prepared to act

  • have good credit:
    good credit means lower monthly payments

  • maintain good debt ratios:
    lenders view this as low risk

  • understand the process:
    understand how to negotiate best terms

read about these and other tips to help you afford a home purchase

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what is the value of the home

Check the market value of the home you are reviewing and neighborhood. It is a report you can use to structure your home purchase offer.

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Home Buying Guide and Home Search

Buying a home? You have landed at the right place. Our goal is to keep your home buying experience simple and straight to the point. Find home MLS listings, FSBO homes, foreclosures, new home construction, home classifieds, real estate agents, mortgage financing, home services, home buying steps, and just about everything to find and make a buy home decision.

Simply start with our quick home buying checklist that summarizes the home buying process. It references our free 7-step guide on home buying plans and home buying tips. Review our guides on home affordability, home buying numbers, escrow payments, home inspection, home location and neighborhood, home buying contract negotiations, home mortgage financing, closing and settlement, and more. Use this resource center to find the the right home, in the right location, and at the right price.

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And when you are ready to fund your project, SayHomeBuy.com uses a referral network of lenders and brokers nationwide segmented by City/State to help find the best rate and terms for home purchase loans. Click to view our national network.