The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...
How Can an Agent Help Me Fix and Flip a Home?

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Whether you're fixing and flipping in an area you know intimately or a new region where you're not as familiar, agents can help you understand fair market value, identify which fixtures and finishes are going...
11 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home

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If you're thinking about buying a second home for vacation or rental purposes, then you'll need to do some homework before you get serious about shopping. Here are 11 questions that you should ask (and answer)...
€‹Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you've ever owned a home before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a...
How to Find the Right Person to Sell Your House

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A listing agent has your back when it comes to the financials, like setting a listing price and marketing, staging, and making repairs to your house. He or she can also help you navigate more personal issues,...
Guide to Choosing the Best Homeowners Insurance

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Louisiana is one of the most expensive states for homeowners insurance, with premiums averaging $1,847 per year — well above the national mean of $1,132. That said, your own premium can vary a lot depending...
A Beginner's Guide to Home Buying

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Buying a new home can be a daunting and sometimes stressful process, unless of course you've got the right real estate professional guiding you through each step! If you've never purchased a home of your own,...