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10 Commandments for Home Buyers
10 Commandments for Home Buyers

Thou shall not change jobs or become self-employed Thou shall not buy a car, truck or van unless you plan to live in it Thou shall not use your credit cards or let your payments fall behind Thou shall not spend the money you have saved for your down payment...
How to Get Your Home Ready for Showings
How to Get Your Home Ready for Showings You only have one chance to make a first impression! Make sure you do everything you can to show off your home to buyers. Small amounts of money spent on repairs and improvements can make a big difference! Buyers buy on emotion. If your home gives a great...
Do I Need Renters Insurance?
If buying a home doesn't make sense for you right now, make sure you're protected while renting! Linda Kraus at Prairie Land Insurance shared some great information about renters insurance- take a look.

5 Reasons to Have Renters Insurance Insurance coverage in case an accident causes...
Real Estate Term Tuesday: Fixture

Have you ever walked through a home and wondered if the curtains will stay with the house when you move in? What about the TV mount on the wall? Don't forget about the electric fence for the dogs! Some items are considered fixtures and thus, part of the home. If you're selling a home, be...
Real Estate Term Tuesday: Earnest Money

What is earnest money?

Earnest money is similar to a security deposit- it shows the sellers that you are serious about purchasing their property. Without earnest money, you could write offers on multiple properties at the same time.

How much earnest money...

Real Estate Term Tuesday: MLS

What is the MLS?

The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is an online database and a valuable tool for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents to access up to date information about properties. Different regions use different MLS systems. For example, properties...