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Safely Cleaning Your Gutters Safely Cleaning Your Gutters

By Ben Levy

Firstly you need to make sure that you have a good, sturdy ladder that is tall enough so that you can see down into the gutter, as reaching up into the gutter can be dangerous to you or can cause damage to the gutter itself.

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The Benefits of a Granite Countertop The Benefits of a Granite Countertop

By Ben Levy

The benefits of granite countertops are numerous. Not only is it a visually pleasing product but it also has the ability to be cut and shaped in many configurations.

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Different Ways to Get a Mortgage Different Ways to Get a Mortgage

By Ben Levy

Starting the process of buying your first home can be exciting and scary. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow after making the decision to buy. One should examine all potential options before making a decision on who to buy from.

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Making the Most out of a Small Space Making the Most out of a Small Space

By Ben Levy

There are many ways one can create a lovely area out of a small space. It is truly the attention to detail and use of the available furnishings that create the atmosphere of the room. Living in a studio apartment or a loft can become quite comfortable for a single person if set up in the proper manner.

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Deciding Between Carpet and Hardwood Flooring Deciding Between Carpet and Hardwood Flooring

By Ben Levy

Deciding on whether or not to go with the plush, soft and comfortable feel of carpet over and above the clean, slick and easily maintained hardwood floor for your second floor is not something to be taken lightly. Implications are not only aesthetic but run also to the practicality as well as the livability of both floor surfaces.

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We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It? We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It?

By Jeffrey Segal

Congratulations! You have found The One and are ready to make an offer. But hold on a minute... the seller and their realtor want to know that you are a "real" buyer. What does that mean? It means that you've been pre-approved by a lender. Now in reality, a pre-approval is not worth much, because a mortgage underwriter has not seen any documentation.

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Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest

By Jeffrey Segal

"Should we do this?" "I don't know, what do you think?" "It's up to you. Do you think we should?" "Is it the right time?" Everyone knows what I'm talking about, right? Of course you do: is it the right time for you to begin house shopping? As a first time home buyer there is never a more exciting or frightening time of your life.

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Top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners Top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners

By Christina Kelley

Here are what we've found to be the top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners, new and old.

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What is a PUD What is a PUD

By Derren Peters

A Planned Unit Development (PUD) offers a variety of housing arrangements and recreation options, within a contained community.

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What Not to Do Before Buying a Home What Not to Do Before Buying a Home

Congratulations, you have decided to buy a house. Remember, though, that a house needs financing, and getting it is becoming harder and hard. Here is a list of things to avoid doing in order to get approved from a bank so you can buy a home

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