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How Owner Occupied Financing Works How Owner Occupied Financing Works

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

If you are looking to purchase a primary residence it is important to understand the definition and the underwriting requirements of an owner-occupied mortgage. Inside, we put the spotlight on this unique form of financing.

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Buyer's Checklist: Homebuying 101 Buyer's Checklist: Homebuying 101

By Tiffany Raiford

Buying a home is an exciting time, but there is a long list of things you need to do prior to looking for the house of your dreams. Inside, we provide a check list every prospective buyer should use during their home search.

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To Rent or To Buy? The Pros and Cons To Rent or To Buy? The Pros and Cons

By Tiffany Raiford

If you're trying to decide whether or not to rent or buy your next home, consider the pros and cons of each. You might be surprised how you categorize the pros and cons in comparison to someone else.

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New York's Micro Apartment Boom New York's Micro Apartment Boom

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

In many increasingly crowded cities, the micro apartment rage that started in Japan is growing in popularity to help solve the housing problems of cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Providence, R.I., New York and Portland, OR. Inside, we examine the reasons behind the sudden surge in mini living units.

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You Need A Buyer Agent! You Need A Buyer Agent!

By Colleen Colkitt

You may think you have all the answers, or you can figure it out probably, but sometimes everyone needs just a little bit of help. Here are some of the really great benefits to having a buyer agent when you are looking for real estate.

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What is a Short Sale (And Why Does It Take So Long?) What is a Short Sale (And Why Does It Take So Long?)

Property owners often mistake the term "short sale" for a sale that will go through quickly! The unfortunate irony of short sales is that they are anything but fast. We explain why short sales take so long and how to speed the process.

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New York's Top 5 Strangest Town Names New York's Top 5 Strangest Town Names

By Colleen Colkitt

Ever wonder how certain towns get their name? Here is a brief history behind some wackiest town names in New York! If you're on a road trip and pass a place called Cheektowaga you can share with your friends the history behind it!

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The Common Forms of Property Ownership in New York The Common Forms of Property Ownership in New York

By Eleanor Boschert

New York uses several different legal classifications to define the rights and responsibilities associated with property ownership. We provide an overview of tenancy types.

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Safely Using a Power Washer Safely Using a Power Washer

By Ben Levy

A power washer, also known as a pressure washer, is a mechanical sprayer that uses pressure to clean dirt and other stains. In order to use this device safely, there are a few procedures that you will have to follow.

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Cleaning Your Shower Head Cleaning Your Shower Head

By Ben Levy

Is your showerhead clogged from years of soap and mineral build-up? Improve your shower experience by cleaning your showerhead today!

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