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Matt McAlister
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You’re saving up to buy a new home. You’ve saved up a certain amount, and you discover there’s a house you love on the market that is going for exactly that amount. Perfect, right? If only it were that simple.

The truth is that buying your home is going to cost you more than just the purchase price of the house, and it’s going to cost you more than just the down payment up front, too. Here are some of the expenses to expect when buying a new home.

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Matt McAlister
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

We hear a lot about “smart” home technology these days. A smart home enables you to control functions such as heating, lighting and home security remotely via computer, smartphone or tablet. For example, you can use your smartphone to unlock a door to let in a neighbor to feed your cat while you’re on vacation, or view live or recorded video feeds from your security cameras while you’re at work.

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Matt McAlister
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Before someone can complete the sale of a home, a home inspection must take place. As the buyer, the home inspection protects you from discovering costly problems in your new home after you have made the purchase. You have every right to know what to expect from your new home, and a good home inspection makes sure you do.

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Matt McAlister
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Have you always dreamed of having a fully appointed entertainment area in your home? Whether you want to use it as a place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day or as an area for entertaining guests, a designated entertainment space can make your home so much more inviting. Here are a few tips on how you can create the ideal entertaining area that suits your home’s unique design.

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Matt McAlister
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

If you’re going to be buying or selling your home, or both, you’re going to encounter a lot of fancy real estate terms that people don’t use in everyday life. While you can always have your real estate agent explain the more complicated terms to you, it will be to your advantage to learn what some of the more common terms mean. Here’s a brief breakdown of some of the more common terms you may encounter in the real estate game.

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