The winter holidays – love them or despise them – are a time to celebrate. With celebration, however, comes complacency. It’s a time of year when we are more prone to relax and let our guards down, all in the spirit of the season. As wonderful as the holidays are, there is danger lurking behind some of the more common aspects of our celebrations. But there doesn’t have to be. With a little forethought, preparation and knowledge, the winter holidays can be safe and worry-free.
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Imagine losing everything you own – every single possession in your home and maybe even the house too. Ask anyone who has lived through a devastating fire what it feels like to suddenly have nothing but the clothes you’re wearing and you’ll understand the importance of buying home insurance. The purchase of this all-important coverage is the one point in the home-buying process for which few first-time homebuyers are prepared.
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World War II defined the 1940s in the U.S. With the return of our soldiers came the boom – the baby boom generation. Our men required homes to house all these kids, and President Roosevelt came through for them by creating The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, more commonly called the GI Bill. The bill generated college tuition and home loans for the men who served this country on the battlefields.
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The listing agreement that you’ll be asked to sign when you hire a real estate agent to help sell your home is a contract. Once all signatures are in place it’s binding on both parties. What many homeowners don’t understand is that almost everything in this particular contract is negotiable, from how much you agree to pay the broker to the length of the contract.
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