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Mortgage Market Monitor Q2 2021 - Current Mortgage Trends

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Reading: 2 minutes While the intense real estate market has created new challenges for buyers and sellers, it also has revealed new opportunities for current homeowners and their mortgages. Sam Sharp, Executive Vice President of Guaranteed Rate, shared with us his insight into the current mortgage and refinancing trends in this edition of the Mortg...
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The Ins and Outs of Home Warranties & Why You Need One

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Reading time: 4 minutes A few days before Christmas, your furnace gives out. You're hosting the winter festivities this year, and it's freezing temperatures outside. Without heat, it'll soon be freezing inside as well. What do you do? If you're like our Digital Content Manager Susie, you jump onto your home warranty website and place a request for ...
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Moving? Packing Tips and Tricks from a Professional Organizer

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Reading time: 5 minutes When you're moving into your dream home, you're already stressed. You have the home inspection, any final negotiations, and the closing, not to mention your daily work and then packing. Once you do move in, then you have to unpack. That's where Ashley Ingraham of Home Perspective LLC comes in. Ashley helps homeowners organiz...
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The 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

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Hurricane season is back, and once again, it's no surprise that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns of an above-normal storm season. That means you can expect power outages, storm surges, and other perilous problems, now through November 30. An unprepared homeowner can be left with thousands of dollars in damage fr...
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How to Avoid Mistakes When Purchasing Homeowners Insurance for Two Homes

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Reading time: 5 minutes Who doesn't love the idea of a cabin in the woods for a snowy holiday or a place down at the shore for the summer? A seasonal or vacation home is one of life's amazing benefits, but insuring it properly can be a challenge. We reached out to Katie Unruh Vang of Unruh Insurance Agency, who has been part of the insurance indust...
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20 Minutes to Better Homeownership – The Virtual Home Checkup

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Many homeowners get a physical every year. They also get an oil change for their car regularly. If so many people are taking care of their body and their car, why don't they take care of their home, their largest investment? Introducing the Virtual Home Checkup! The Virtual Home Checkup provides valuable home maintenance guidance and helps you...
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Tips to Decluttering Your Home from a Personal Organizer

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Reading time: 5 minutes  Now that you're working from home or at least chilling there more than usual, you might have noticed that your bedroom has too many sweaters or your bathroom closet doesn't fit all your facial products. In our recent episode of the vipHome Podcast, we spoke to Betsy Marsala of NEAT Method, a luxury home organizing...
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The Match Game: How to Find a Contractor in 8 Easy Steps

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​Reading time: 3.5 minutes Finding the perfect contractor is a bit like dating. You need to be able to trust the person you're with and even show them where you live. But do they understand you and your home improvement needs? Will they complement your likes and dislikes? Do they share your home vision? You've probably wondered once after a home im...
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Quick TIPS: Spring Cleaning 2021 Safety Tips

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Reading time: 2 minutes Spring is here, which means soon you'll be going all Marie Kondo on your home. But before you start your spring cleanup, we have a few quick tips that'll keep all your cleaning from going to waste and keep your family healthy year-round.  Spring cleaning "cleaning" tips  Use (several) microfiber cloths (they're cle...
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The Home Management App Every Homeowner Needs

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Reading time: 7 minutes No one is born an expert homeowner, and homeownership has only gotten more complicated with an aging home market, more first-time homeowners, and new smart home tech. Keeping up with the Joneses has transformed to "keeping up with home maintenance," which can be extremely difficult to new homeowners. Without proper upke...
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7 Retro Items No Longer in Your Home + Safety Tips for Your Modern Abode

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National Retro Day is February 27th, so in honor of yesteryear, we're taking a look back at items that were once in your home or ones that have transformed over the years. We also threw in a few modern tips to keep your home safe and groovy (baby).   Sewing machines After hitting the home in the late 1880s, sewing mach...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Color Schemes of HOAs

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Reading time: 4 minutes ​You found your dream home, and you're all but ready to sign on the dotted line. Then your real estate agent informs you that the community has an homeowners association or an HOA. But what does living with an HOA mean, and how do homeowners associations work? And are you really not allowed to paint your home's trim that bea...
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Top 10 Title Insurance Questions You Want to Ask But Never Have And Absolutely Should

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Reading time: 4 minutes ​You picked your dream house. Your offer has been accepted and a home inspection completed. Now your attorney contacts the title insurance agency. You might be wondering, "Do I need title insurance?" "Besides life insurance, it's the one insurance you will buy that you hope you never have to use," says Mike Carella, Founder ...
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Shopping for a Home? Know The Mortgage Preapproval Process

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Reading time: 4.5 minutes Buying a home has so many steps. We've demystified the process, provided financial tips 101, and helped get your dream home inspected. But what about the mortgage preapproval process? Since vipHome Podcast Host Caroline and her fiancé, Thomas, are shopping for a home, we welcomed Rebecca Donatelli of McDowell Homes Real Es...
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14 Insanely Easy Ways to Show Your Home Some Love

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Let's be honest. There's almost as many love songs about your home as your significant other. From the New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen to country superstar Shaina Twain, people just love singing about where they hang their hat, but how much do they actually take care of it? This Valentine's Day, we have 14 ways you can show love for y...
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First Time Homebuyers: What to Look for to Score Home Gold

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Reading time: 3 minutes St. Patrick's Day is here, and we're spreading some good luck by helping you find some "home gold" during your home buying search. We spoke with real estate agent Eric Godoy of RE/MAX Premier in Warren, New Jersey, to find what first time buyers should look for in a home, and he offered this advice: "Commonly the way you kno...
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What You Need to Know about Home Inspections from a Master Inspector

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Reading time: 6 minutes  You've found your dream home. It's in the neighborhood you wanted and has that open-concept kitchen you can't seem to forget. You can't wait to close and move in, but before you do that, you need to know more about the home. That's where a home inspection can help. We recently welcomed Alan Grubb, a Certified Master In...
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How to Design Your Home on a Budget with Teggy French

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​Reading time: 4 minutes Moving into a new home? That can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to decoration. You just brought perhaps the most expensive investment you may ever make – and now you're thinking, "How can we design a home on a low budget?" "You don't have to have a lot of money to look like you have a lot of money," says Desig...
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Buying or Selling a Home This Fall? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Reading time: 4.5 minutes Are you looking to buy a home? How about sell your current place? Since 2020 produced an intense real estate market heading into the fall, we reached out to Daniel Brewer and Sebastien Courret of The Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate group affiliated with Washington Fine Properties. Daniel and Sebastien have e...
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Homeowners Insurance Claims Process FAQs

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Reading time: 7 minutes ​Here at vipHomeLink, we're always looking for ways to simplify your homeownership experience. As one in 20 homes typically has an insurance claim annually, we decided it was best to break down the homeowners insurance claims process, so you're prepared in the event you need to submit one. We spoke with Denise Click, Persona...
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