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To Paint or Not to Paint

Painting the outside of your home traditionally takes more time and expense than a comparable area on the inside. You have to deal with ladders, more paint and, of course, the weather. So when preparing your house for sale, you don’t want to do any exterior painting unless it is ...

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Next Year’s Homes for Sale Benefit Most from…??

For local homeowners whose Grand Forks Area homes will be up for sale in 2018, there’s bound to be some consternation regarding how much time, effort, and budget needs to be directed to the project. In addition to formulating a timetable for extra maintenance in areas where signs of undue ...

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Answering a Common Question: Mortgage Refi FICO Scores

If you use a credit card or bank checking account’s online system, you may have noticed the appearance of a free service: FICO score tracking. You find it as a clickable area with a link title like “Your FICO® score” or just “FICO®.” For many years, each of the major credit ...

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Staging the Outside of Your Home

You’re probably familiar with the term “home staging”. It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they “stage” a bedroom suite in a showroom. Most sellers focus their staging efforts on the inside of ...

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