Carla Brown's Blog

Posted on 05/31/2020
Home Improvements to Boost Your Home's Appeal
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Green Tips: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Painting: How to Prep for Wood Panel Removal
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Online Shopping For a Home
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Pitfalls to Watch out for When Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
What Types of Mortgages Are Available to Buyers?
If buying a home is something you’re considering, you might be curious about the different types of mortgages that are available to you. After all, the interest rate on your loan could have a huge impact on your finances over time, saving you thousands of dollars. In today’s post, I’m going to demystify the home loan by explaining the...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Looking for a Small Town Life?
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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Posted on 03/29/2020
So You're Interested in Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
The Perks of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Moving Day Safety Will Ensure You Have a Smooth Move
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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