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Getting a loan as self-employed?My husband and I are looking to buy a house. He has worked as a mechanic for 5 years and makes 30k a year but I have just recently became self-employed (I'm a photographer, and I just started
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According to a recent survey from Pollara, 74 percent of 18-34 year olds plan to buy a home sometime in the next five years and nearly a third of them hope to buy in the next 12 months. The results confirm
My thought do not replace it because you will not get any extra money for it. But, with that said it may detract from you home sale appeal. Here is what I have done that works well. First you say it is worn. Is it dirt, matted down, or physically bad? Because a good carpet shampoo machine with OxyClean can take out some really bad spots. There are two key things to know about carpet shampooing get the water really hot and add Oxyclean (powder) to clean solution, and then rinse the carpet about three times. Then stay off of it for 24 hours and let it dry completely (turn on ceiling fan add extra fans). Now if that is not an option. Replacing carpet is cheaper than wood and requires a fraction of the time to install which means it overall is cheaper. But most people do like to install carpet because of seams and getting it tight. So, here is an option most people miss. Get online and look for a local carpet retailer who sells commercial grade recycled carpet squares. Yes recycled means used carpet, but you can buy them in any grade and the price is reasonable and with a carpenter's square and utility knife you can install them. The carpet padding is already on them so you will not need any padding. They lay flat on floor you stagger the seams, and it will look great. These carpet squares come from large commercial businesses and many were under cabinets, furniture, etc. and never got walked on. I have done this twice now and it is cheap looks great and anyone could do it.
The other thing I would suggest is take the money you saved and buy some paint. Paint is the cheapest way in improve a home's appearance. Rooms that are too bright or unique paint them neutral colors, and clean the counter tops, and dresser off. And don't forget smell that is first thing people do when they walk into a home is smell. Good Luck. You can check out my web page for other ideas.
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I've lived in Olney for > 30 years and witnessed it grow up. It had a reputation of being "far out" but, in reality, it borders on Rockville and Silver Spring. Worst = no subway stop. If you work in D. C., this means bus to station or drive to and expensive park at station. Several excellent restaurants and groceries. Notable live theater. Hospital. Mixed neighborhoods of upper middle class professionals. Kids grow up in good environs. Gaithersburg is maybe 10 miles away. Rockville Pike maybe 8-10 miles, depending where in Olney. Georgia Ave (route 97) is SLOW at rush hours, but that's not unique to Olney.... more
3185 Dovecote Drive in Brayton Gardens SOLD in 8 days!I'm celebrating another home SOLD in Quakertown AND another Happy Seller! Some people think it's nearly impossible to sell homes in this economy.
USDA could be a very good option for you. One of the first things I would recommend is speaking to a mortgage loan professional to see what you will qualify for &/or the best loan options for you. That will give you a realistic range to find that great family home that's right for you.... more
Now I am well prepared when I am asked, "What is the elevation of Cashiers, NC."
Hmmm, I already possess a library of answers to questions nobody is asking.
I guess there is room for one more.
I wonder how long till the library is FULL!... more
By John Maxfield July 5, 2014 | Here's a secret I discovered during countless hours of analyzing facts and figures about the housing market: There's a good chance we'll never again see homes as affordable
Day 12... FHA and VA Loans are both still closing SO WHY NOT USDA FINANCING? This Gov Shut Down has my two Seller's and their Buyer's in a holding pattern. They understand and are being patient but