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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 is Coverage A? What is Coverage A?

By Derren Peters

Coverage A, also known as dwelling coverage, is a vital part of your homeowners insurance policy

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Know the Laws Before Renting Out Your Home Know the Laws Before Renting Out Your Home

By Derren Peters

Becoming a landlord could be a nice source of income. But failure to follow the landlord laws in your state can turn it into a legal nightmare

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Homeowner's Insurance and Water Damage Homeowner's Insurance and Water Damage

By Derren Peters

It's common to find that homeowners are unsure over what type of water damages are covered under their home insurance policy.

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Pricing Your Home Wisely Pricing Your Home Wisely

By Derren Peters

Selling your home on your own is an involved process. Making sure your price your home wisely will help ensure a smoother experience.

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Five Things to Know Before Renting a Home Five Things to Know Before Renting a Home

By Derren Peters

Renting a home can be a "happy medium" between home ownership and apartment renting. If you're considering this option, you should be mindful of the following.

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Solving Credit Card Debt with your Home Equity Solving Credit Card Debt with your Home Equity

By Derren Peters

Feeling overwhelmed by debt is a stressful feeling, one that is, unfortunately, all too familiar for many Connecticut homeowners. Credit card debt is the most common culprit for many consumer debt woes.

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The Role of a Real Estate Lawyer The Role of a Real Estate Lawyer

By Derren Peters

Considering all of the professionals involved in your home purchase, you might wonder where a lawyer fits in. Learn here about the purpose of a real estate lawyer.

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Buying a Fixer-Upper Buying a Fixer-Upper

By Derren Peters

Fixer-Uppers are homes that require a bit of maintanence, and so will usually be sold for a lower price. This article outlines some important questions you should ask and decisions you should make before making that purchase.

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How Home Inspectors Become Licensed How Home Inspectors Become Licensed

By Derren Peters

The home inspector will play an important role if you're acquiring a home. A home represents a significant investment, perhaps the biggest of...

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Sellers Need a Real Estate Lawyer Sellers Need a Real Estate Lawyer

By Derren Peters

Selling your home puts you back in the world of Texas real property law, a unique and often tricky legal realm that involves practices and problems not seen in other transactions. A lawyer can help you avoid some of the common problems with a sale, and also determine if any resulting agreement has been properly executed.

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Understanding Mortgage Refinancing Understanding Mortgage Refinancing

By Derren Peters

Refinancing is when a homeowner obtains a new mortgage to replace the original. Many lenders require you to stay locked in to the original loan for 12 months before you're eligible to refinance. Homeowners in Texas may choose to refinance for several reasons.

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Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage

By Derren Peters

Refinancing offers several different ways to bring down your payments and save you money. While weighing each option, keep the following in mind

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What's Included in an Appraisal Report What's Included in an Appraisal Report

By Derren Peters

An appraisal is a survey of a home performed by a licensed, independent professional to determine the home's market value. But what's included in the appraisal report?

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Selling Your Home Without an Agent Selling Your Home Without an Agent

By Derren Peters

Selling your home on your own comes with several responsibilities. Understand the duties and challenges of selling your home without an agent.

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How an Appraisal Report is Compiled How an Appraisal Report is Compiled

By Derren Peters

Each appraisal report contains a variety of figures, property details and sales comparisons. But how is the appraisal report compiled?

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Understanding Home Appraisals Understanding Home Appraisals

By Derren Peters

Appraisals are vital in the Texas real estate market, relevant to buyers, sellers, and lenders. Learn more about the appraisal process and what it means to you here.

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Your Home Insurance Deductible Affects Your Premiums Your Home Insurance Deductible Affects Your Premiums

By Derren Peters

Your home insurance premium is directly affected by the deductible you choose. When determining your deductible, it's best to figure out what is the most you feel comfortable paying in the event of a loss. Making your deductible higher than that could place you in a financial burden should you file a claim. If you make it much lower, you may end up paying more for home insurance each month than you need to.

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Moving Insurance Options Moving Insurance Options

By Derren Peters

Moving is stressful enough. Protect your valuables during the transition to your new place by getting moving insurance.

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Choosing the Right Painter Choosing the Right Painter

By Derren Peters

There are a few issues you should consider prior to hiring a painting contractor for your home. Learn more here.

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The Cost of Moving The Cost of Moving

By Derren Peters

Whether you're heading to a new place in a new state, or staying within Massachusetts, moving brings a lot of excitement and change. But it's important to develop a moving budget to save money and avoid unnecessary expenses.

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Derren Peters is a Staff Writer at Long Island For Sale.