10 ways to stage your home to sell fast

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to showcase all its positive features. To do this effectively, you may need to take some time to stage your home’s interior and exterior for potential homebuyers in order to sell it quickly and for a great price. Read on to learn about some of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to stage your home!

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Tips to reduce dust in your home


Dust is a fact of life. Outside of high-tech factory clean rooms, a bit of dust is the norm, and your health and comfort are usually not affected. Inside the home can be a different story, however. Enclosed spaces can cause the components of dust – tiny bits of cloth, paper, hair, pet dander, skin cells, dirt and more – to build up, causing a cleaning nuisance and potentially triggering allergies.

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How to get rid of private mortgage insurance early

If you’re paying for private mortgage insurance (PMI) on your home loan, you may qualify to remove it early. Since mortgage insurance only protects your loan servicer (the company you make your mortgage payments to), not you, the sooner you can get rid of it and stop paying monthly premiums, the better. Here’s an overview of the options for removing mortgage insurance.

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What size TV should you buy?

Once upon a time, buying a “big screen” TV meant shelling out a small fortune to watch fuzzy video on a bulky appliance the size of a bedroom dresser. Times have certainly changed. Today, $500 will score you a 55-inch panel with pristine image quality that you can hang from the wall.

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Why refinancing your home may now be cheaper

There was some great news for homeowners recently. In July, the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) removed the 0.5% fee that had applied to most mortgage refinances. This means that refinancing a mortgage is now cheaper for most mortgage borrowers.

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