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9 Pawesome DIY Dog Beds and Crates

Make a Special Place for Your Four-Legged Friend
Posted by Melanie Cameron on April 07, 2016 in  DIY and Home Design
If you want a special place for your four-legged friend, you don’t have to look much further than your garage or local yard sale. With a little elbow grease and a creative eye, you can repurpose some common household items into a new bed or dog crate. Visit our website for some ideas to get you started - 9 Pawesome DIY Dog Beds and Crates! For more fun ideas, check out our Pet Prizewinners board on Pinterest. ... read more
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What Does “Pre-Foreclosure” Mean?

Understanding Real Estate Terms
Posted by Melanie Cameron on April 07, 2016 in  Buying a Home
There are three stages of distressed properties – short sale, Pre-Foreclosure, and Foreclosure. Before you start looking at Short Sales and Foreclosures (also referred to as bank owned homes or REOs), it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the stages. Each come with their own set of expectations in reference to buying and you may find one or more aren’t suitable for your needs.Read the full article on our blog - What Does "Pre-Foreclosure" Mean?... read more
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What You Need to Know Before You Crowdfund a Down Payment

Limitations, Expectations, and Required Steps
Posted by Melanie Cameron on April 07, 2016 in  Buying a Home
Crowdfunding down payments for homes started to gain some traction in 2014. Many were doing this on sites like Go Fund Me or Indiegogo. Since then, websites providing services specifically for home down payments have popped up. Some present it as an option in lieu of a wedding gift registry. Others, offer it alongside other campaigns for funding home repairs or renovations. Either way, there’s definitely a market out there. Building up a down payment with the help of friends and family sounds like it would... read more
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