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Can I buy a house with bad credit? Maybe - but it won't be easy

Can I buy a house with bad credit? Maybe - but it won't be easy

Posted on Jan 20, 2021

According to Experian, about a third of Americans have bad credit (defined as a credit score lower than 601). And some people have no credit history at all, which can similarly disadvantage them when it comes to making major life purchases, such as a home. Not surprisingly, thousands of potential ho...
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4 New Jersey Neighborhoods Perfect for First Time Homeowners

4 New Jersey Neighborhoods Perfect for First Time Homeowners

Posted on Jan 14, 2021

The city of Camden is home to the world-renowned Adventure Aquarium, Cooper University Hospital, and Rutgers University, a prestigious institution considered to be a “public Ivy.” It also has a burgeoning cultural scene, with players like i418 Cafe and the Camden Arts Yard beer garden.  The suburbs ...
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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost? Everything You Need to Know

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost? Everything You Need to Know

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Home inspections are an incredibly important part of buying a home and should never be skipped. They can reveal issues that the current homeowner is unaware of, and often impact the final selling price of the home. Inspections are a way for both buyers and sellers to protect themselves from future l...
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The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia if you Own a Dog

The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia if you Own a Dog

Posted on Jan 06, 2021

According to Wallethub, Philadelphia has been ranked one of the top 50 most dog-friendly cities in America. For pet lovers in the city of brotherly love, this comes as no surprise — Philadelphia is an extremely walkable city, with plenty of dog parks and pet-friendly housing options.  It’s fair to s...
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6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home in Baltimore

6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home in Baltimore

Posted on Jan 04, 2021

Header photo courtesy: Acroterion Baltimore is a relatively quiet, coastal city and somewhat of a hidden gem - it lacks the fanfare nearby DC has, yet is home to what a lot of people are looking for in terms of convenience and urban culture. Renowned for its crabcakes and beautiful harbor views, it’...
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Lead Based Paint Disclosure: What Homeowners Should Know

Lead Based Paint Disclosure: What Homeowners Should Know

Posted on Dec 30, 2020

When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to know whether or not the home has lead-based paint. Why? Lead helps keep paint fresh and moisture resistant, so lead-based paint was frequently used to cover home interiors in the first half of the 20th century. However, we now know that it is h...
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 Choosing Security Services for Your New Home: Experts Weigh In

Choosing Security Services for Your New Home: Experts Weigh In

Posted on Dec 22, 2020

According to a recent survey by safety.com, only about 38% of American households have a home security system. The recent growth in smart home devices and security that can connect seamlessly with one’s phone, however, has reignited homeowner interest in security systems.  New homeowners may be cons...
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