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Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps


If you think the new year is going to be the year to put your rental days in your rear-view mirror and move into a home of your own, it's time to start preparing. Even if you won't be ready to buy for six more months or even a year, here are 10 straightforward steps to take right now. Crossing these items off your list will make it easier for you to find and finance the home of your dreams.

1. Check your credit

Go to and request free credit reports from all three credit reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. For a small fee, you can also get your credit score. First up, check the reports thoroughly for any errors that need correcting and any negative

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Do not worry dear readers; we will not be posting anything mushy gushy, lovely dovey, spiteful, hateful, or cynical posts. Today we want to make you smile, giggle, lol to yourself, groan and roll your eyes at the cute, cheesy, somewhat sappy, and somewhat adorable Valentine’s Day puns.


So if you have someone in your life to share Valentine’s Day with, Be Happy! And if you don’t have anyone to celebrate February 14 with, be happy anyways.

Let the puns begin


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Things to do this weekend:

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here, so for all you Seahawks and Patriots fans, this is the highlight of your weekend. But for the many others who do not care for the sport, or are just throwing a fit because your team didn’t make it to the playoffs, here are a few ideas to keep you happily entertained.

Sport Alternative:

For those sport fans that are just not in the mood for American Football, worry not. The Australian Open Final is airing as well, with the Women’s Final on Saturday. Serena Williams taking on Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray will face his nemesis Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

For the non-sport enthusiasts, fear not, there’s plenty to keep you and your friends amused. Just because you’re not into the sports

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Selling your Home? Don’t be guilty of these common 10 mistakes that can make or break your sell.

1. Selling your home before you’re ready:

Putting your house on the market can be thrilling and exciting but it can also be a physical and emotional experience that can go on for weeks or months if you’re not ready. Before you decide to throw up the “For Sale” sign, examine why you are ready to move, make a “Pros” and “Cons” list to weigh the alternatives.

2. Entering the housing market blindly:

Over the last few years the housing market has gone through historic lows due to the global economy, but experts say it is beginning to come back. Before selling your home you still need to examine your local and neighboring communities housing

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