Alicia Gantt's Blog Posts

Earnest Money is Very Important when Buying a Home

Earnest Money= Good Faith Deposit you place on a home when you summit your offer...When Seller accepts...Legal Binding Agreement.Earnest Money can be anywhere from 1 to 5 percent of the purchase

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Preparing your home for the Fall

9 Things You Should Do to Your Home Before Fall StartsSweater weather is coming—and you need more than a PSL to get ready for it.BY DANIELLE TULLOSEP 11, 2019CAROLINE BOOGAARDGETTY

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Five Reasons to use a Realtor

The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate AgentBenefits of Hiring a Real Estate AgentSharePinEmailBY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated November 20, 2019Buyers and sellers are on separate sides of

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Tips on paying off Mortgage Early

Advertiser DisclosureHow to pay off your mortgage early: 4 methods that workby Natalie Campisi Natalie Campisi's Twitter profile5 min read/Oct. 25, 2019Image Credit:Getty ImagesShare this

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Types of Mortgage Loans for purchasing a Home

Before you get a mortgage, make sure you know the eight mortgage types?Are you getting ready to dive into your first home purchase? If so, it may help to learn the lingo when discussing mortgages.

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How to maintain your Crawlspace

5 Tips for Crawlspace MaintenanceWhy bother maintaining your crawlspace when no one sees it? Lots of reasons.Most of the air in your home comes in through your crawlspace, so having a moist,

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Keep Your Mud Room Organized

12 Tips to Keep a Mudroom Clean and OrganizedWritten by Mary Marlowe LeveretteUpdated 12/19/19 Ali Lanenga / Stocksy UnitedAs a transition space between the inside of a home and the

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Tip on Moving with your Dog

BONDING WITH YOUR DOG | By Heather McKinnonMoving with your Dog: 23 Ways to Help Pets Adjust to a New HomeMoving is almost always stressful, and not just for humans—it’s tough

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Popular Hanging Baskets for your Front Porch

HOW-TO CENTERGET IDEASFIND INFODISCUSS ITWATCH TVWin a washer/dryer set from Kenmore!Lawn & Garden18 Plants Perfect for Hanging BasketsNo matter how small your garden, there's always room for

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Tips on Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Must-Know Tricks for Cleaning Hardwood FloorsLearn how to clean wood floors with smart methods that will make caring for your flooring and maintaining a clean, polished look even easier.By 

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Attract more buyers with Curb Appeal!

What Is Curb Appeal? How to Supercharge the First Impression Buyers Have of Your HomeBy Lisa Johnson Mandell | Sep 21, 2016James Brey/iStockWhat is curb appeal? This all&

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Glass Furniture Ideas to Fall in Love with at First Sight

11 Advantages of Glass FurniturePosted on January 21, 2020 by Melisa MarzettNowadays, furniture is not a necessary household item only but also an interior detail. This is why making

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Is the Real Estate Market headed toward Recession?

Will We See A U.S. Recession In 2020?Simon MooreSenior ContributorInvestingI show you how to save and invest.What are the chances that we'll see a recession in the U.S. in 2020? GETTY2019 was

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Tips when Moving to A New State

10 Things to Consider Before Moving to a New StateFEBRUARY 8, 2018There are questions you should be asking yourself before moving to a new state to ensure that your next big move is the best choice

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Realtors Helping within Their Communities

REALTORS® Step Up Relief Efforts in Response to CoronavirusShareFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Print March 23, 2020 Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Sara GeimerWhile REALTORS;

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Want to Purchase a Fixer Upper?

An FHA rehab mortgage is perfect for fixer-uppersDan Rafter / 3 years agoAround 4 minutes read. This article has an Audio Version!As local housing markets get tighter and tighter, buying a

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What should you repair before you place your Home on the Market

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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Tips on Searching for your Dream Home Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but

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Achieve that Maximum Morning Status!

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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Are you a Millennial???

JANUARY 17, 2019Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z beginsBY MICHAEL DIMOCKFor decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key

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Make sure NOT To Shorten 2020 when signing Documents

EDITOR'S PICK28,199 viewsJan 4, 2020, 09:17amHere’s Why You Should Never Shorten 2020 To 20 On Legal DocumentsKate O'FlahertySenior Contributor CybersecurityI’m a cybersecurity

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We are On Track Real Estate World

Expect Continued Economic Growth, Slower Real Estate Price Gains and Small Chance for Recession in 2020, According to Group of Top EconomistsShareFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Print 

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Slab or Crawlspace????

The Pros and Cons of Buying a House on a SlabFACEBOOKTWITTERLINKEDINBY MARK P. CUSSEN   Updated Sep 18, 2018Home ownership is one of the dreams that many Americans cherish.

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Are you Ready for the Cold Season???

7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Cold WeatherStay warm, save money and prevent damage to your home from cold and snow with these simple steps.As cold weather approaches, there are several things

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What is a Smart Home?

How Smart Homes Work   BY MOLLY EDMONDS & NATHAN CHANDLERNEXT PAGE  Could this remote control program your entire house?STOCKBYTE/GETTY IMAGESWhen'

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Why you need a home inspection on a NEW HOME?

Do I Need a Home Inspection with New Construction?'New' Doesn't Mean 'Perfect'SharePinEmailBY ALY J. YALE  Updated March 21, 2019If you’re buying a new construction home, you

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Home Inspections on a NEW HOME?

Do I Need a Home Inspection with New Construction?'New' Doesn't Mean 'Perfect'SharePinEmailBY ALY J. YALE  Updated March 21, 2019If you’re buying a new construction home, you

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Would you consider Solar Panels?

ENVIRONMENT PROJECTSReaching our solar potential, one rooftop at a timeThe sun produces an astonishing amount of energy. In one second it generates enough to meet the needs of civilization for 500

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Halloween Tips for your Furry Friends

PET CAREGENERAL PET CAREHalloween Safety Tipspet-care_halloween-safety-tips_main-image.jpgHalloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be.

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Seller Tip on House Showings

Seller Etiquette for Showing a HomeShould sellers leave the house when buyers arrive?SharePinEmail•••BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB  Updated August 11, 2019It's not uncommon

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How many bedrooms do you REALLY have in your home?

Other RoomsWhat Makes a Room a “Bedroom”?Homebuyers, sellers, and owners should know the minimum requirements that comprise a bedroom, mainly for home value and safety.By Bob Vila

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What to do when approaching a school bus?

When to Stop for a School BusParents and others driving on South Carolina roads should be aware of state law that mandates that a motorist stop for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights

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Tips on buying a Fixer Upper

A Guide to Buying a Fixer-UpperSharePinEmail•••BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB  Updated May 22, 2019Just about anytime is a good time to buy a fixer-upper, especially if you

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Secrets to Staging your Home

Staging Secrets from 'Designed to Sell'Quick staging ideas from our real estate experts.PinterestFacebookTwitterEmailRelated To:Home StagingYour house’s furnishings suit you fine, but your

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