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Found 7 blog entries tagged as "homeownership".

Keep your neighbors on your good side by avoiding these bad habits.


Never Taking Down Seasonal Decorations

It's July, but your mailbox still has a Santa hat on it and your holiday lights are still dangling from your roof. Your excuse? You'll have to put them up again soon anyway! No matter the holiday, when it's over, it's over. No one wants to see the Easter Bunny or rotting pumpkins from Halloween on your lawn months after the fact. 

Abandoning Old Furnishings In Your Yard

You may think that tossing your old couch in the woods behind your house is an easy way to avoid hauling it to the dump, but if your neighbors see it, it becomes an eyesore and your neighbors will think you're lazy! 

Letting Paint Get Ratty

An old, historic

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Sheltering in place and staying closer to home as restrictions start to ease can be an opportunity to put down deeper roots in the community where you live. From small actions like introducing yourself to neighbors to larger ones like lending a hand or organizing a (socially distanced) block party can all add up to help create a vibrant and resilient community. If you’re looking for somewhere to start or want to keep the momentum going, take a look at the following ideas and see if any resonate with you and would work in your neighborhood.

1. Hang Out on Your Porch or in Your Front Yard

Just being outside can signal to neighbors…
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If things go wrong and you need to back out of a home purchase, you may wonder if you can get out of the deal without penalty.  

You have house hunted so extensively that you believe you should have your own HGTV series. You find the home of your dreams, sign a purchase agreement, pay an earnest deposit, snag a great mortgage, and cannot believe your good fortune. And then, something goes wrong, and you wonder if you should pull out of the deal. 

Can you back out of a home purchase agreement? 

Yes, but the wording included in the purchase agreement makes all the difference. Purchase agreements usually include contingencies, which are situations in which you can back out of the contract without penalty.

If the reason you pull out of buying

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This week during our HRG team meeting, we were discussing what the real estate market looks like right now for our current buyers. After a slower spring market due to the pandemic, we saw an increase in the number of buyers who were ready to take advantage of the close to 3% mortgage rates to purchase a home.

However, while many sellers decided that now was the right time to sell, others have continued to wait - essentially creating a seller's market, making it more difficult for buyers to take their time to find their next home.

What does a seller's market look like?

What we're seeing is less homes on the market creating a 'sense of urgency' with our buyers. Gone are the days of having time to 'sleep on it' ... buyers are now being forced to

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The most common mistake homeowners make is believing that their homeowners insurance is all inclusive. They think it will cover everything and anything that goes wrong in the home.

It isn’t and it won’t.

Let’s look at what a home warranty covers compared to what homeowners insurance covers. We’ll then look at why having both is the best way to protect your home.

What does a home warranty cover?

Here are some of the most commonly covered systems and appliances under a Home Warranty Service Agreement.

  • HVAC systems
  • Plumbing and electrical systems
  • Major appliances: washer/dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven range, disposal

A Home Warranty Service Agreement from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) is an annual service

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Give your home a curb appeal makeover and get your neighbors thinking someone else moved in.



1. Repave a Driveway: Before

A well-maintained driveway keeps the front of your home looking good and is one of he first things guests and neighbors notice about your home. Weather beat on this driveway to the point that it deteriorated and needs repaving.



2. Repave a Driveway: After

Repaving your driveway is going to take the better part of a weekend but the good news is that it typically only costs around $100 to $150 to do it. Check out how to prepare for a driveway repaving job and learn the questions to ask if you choose to hire the job out.

3. Before: Dull Exterior

Dullness is pervasive in

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