5 real estate myths debunked

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Real estate may be the only investment you can live in, but this familiarity hasn’t stopped several real estate myths from taking root. Buying or selling a home is an uncommon event for most people, and because of that, it’s not fair to expect everyone to be a real estate expert. To help you prepare for your next home purchase or sale, here is the truth behind five real estate myths.

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Tips to freshen and deodorize your home

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How your home smells can affect how much you enjoy living in it. Positive smells can cheer you up and bring back good memories, while bad smells can dampen your mood or signal unclean conditions. Store shelves are filled with air fresheners and odor busters, but a fresh-smelling home doesn’t come from an aerosol can. Here are the most effective ways to help your home smell its best.

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How to stop the sale of your credit info

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You’re probably used to receiving a steady trickle of credit card, car insurance and other financial offers in the mail. When you apply for a mortgage, however, that trickle can quickly become a deluge of marketing phone calls, emails and letters.

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Why waiting to buy a home may cost more

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If you’re on the fence about purchasing a home, here’s an important piece of advice: buying a home sooner rather than later could save you money.

This is because three things can happen while you’re waiting to buy:

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Get more from your mail

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Even in the age of email, old-fashioned “snail mail” is still an important and well-used service. However, traditional mail has its hassles and limitations. These include issues like misdirected items, damaged parcels and messy mailboxes. Thankfully, there are a few great high-tech ways you can improve your postal experience. Here are some tips to help you better track, direct, protect and declutter your snail mail.

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