Shirley Henderson's Blog Posts

What The Color Of Your Front Door Says About You

What The Color Of Your Front Door Says About YouGiving your home good curb appeal is more than just a real estate tactic. The outside of the home in many cases is a reflection of the inside of the

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Pros And Cons Of Home Staging

Pros and Cons of Home StagingThe decision to sell your home is generally a difficult one. There is a lot of doubt and second-guessing involved. Not only do you have to contend with emotional

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Out Door Patio Ideas

If tropical settings are what you enjoy, why not experience them every day in the privacy of your own backyard? People generally underestimate the wide range of design ideas that can be incorporated

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A Glimpse Into The Smart Home Technology Future

Simple smart-home technology has slowly begun to appear throughout many home listings in recent years. From smart thermostats to lights that can be operated from your phone or tablet, small

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7 Headaches Of Becoming A Home Owner

There's a reason they call homeownership the American dream. We save and save just for the hope of one day having a place to really, truly call our own—a space to decorate how we want, to grow our

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Fighting Multiple Offers On A House

Fighting multiple offers on a house can be a nightmare for buyers: It basically means that you've found your dream home, but everyone else also wants it. Unless you go to the mat

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Organizing your home now can make it worth more when you go to sellReal estate agents consistently report that prospective buyers value a house’s organizational elements.  It requires a

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How To Hack Money Off Your Utility Bills

You don’t need to call a contractor to make your home more energy efficient. It takes less than two hours to perform a few home hacks that can save you about $137 a year.These strategies can be

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Home Builders Struggle To Fill Jobs That Americans Don Not Want

Housing labor force hasn't bounced back from post-recession  Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 | 8:32 AM ET | 02:At a sprawling construction site barely 15 minutes from downtown Denver,

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State Housing Loan For First Time Home Buyers In South Carolina

Spotlight PageSignificant savings benefits for qualified homebuyersSouth Carolina homebuyers have a powerful tool to make their mortgages more affordable and save thousands of dollars each year that

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The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistakes And 8 Others

Once there’s even a glimmer of spring, you’re ready to throw open your windows and let the breeze blow away the winter funk. Well, you might want to rethink that spring cleaning ritual

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Yard Tips So You Will Never Have To Water Again

When you’re parched, you grab a glass of water. When your yard feels the same way, it’s not quite so self-sufficient. It needs your help. But you hate watering. Such a waste of time when you

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New To Budgeting Try The 50 20 30 Rule

Budgeting isn’t always as complicated as it may seem — this simple formula makes it easy to allocate your money each month. If you’re new to budgeting, figuring out how to manage your money

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10 Tips To Help Ensure You Consider All Angles Of Buying A Foreclosed Property

These 10 tips will help ensure you consider all angles of buying a foreclosed property. In 2012, my partner and I purchased some Atlanta, GA, real estate in the form of a three-bedroom,

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4 Money Tips For New Home Owner

More than 60% of Americans own their homes, and while there are certain benefits to ownership, there's also a downside: the cost. You may have thought that coming up with a down payment was the

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VA Mortgage Benefits You May Not Be Claiming

The $42k in VA Mortgage Benefits You May Not Be ClaimingIf you're a veteran, you may want to make a quick spot check to ensure you're receiving the full value of the VA benefits to which you're

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Home Shoppers You Now Have More Leverage

If you’ve been aching to buy a home of your own all year but haven’t been able to seal the deal—hey, we feel your pain. Really, we do. After all, each month has offered fewer homes for sale

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How To Soundproof A Room And Nix The Noise Complaints Before They Ruin Your Life

Dealing with noise complaints is just a fact of modern-day life—especially if you share a wall with neighbors, have a colicky baby at home, or have weekly band practice 

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Is Your Dream Home Out Of Your Price Range Theres Is Hope Yet

From the moment you walked in, the house was calling to you. That chef’s kitchen! The ballroom-size playroom! Wait a second, is that a fireplace in the master? Done and done. This

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3 Key Closing Costs Facts For VA Buyers And Sellers

Getting a loan comes with closing costs. But VA buyers are tapping into a benefit program, and that includes advantages when it comes to closing costs. Here’s a look at three 

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Its A Great Time To Refinance And Everyone Is Doing It

It took a long week for U.S. consumers to fully wake up to the lower rates that followed Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. But now that they have, they’re beating a path to mortgage

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5 Common Closing Day Surprises And To Deal With Them

I was thrilled when the sellers accepted my offer on a tear-down lot in McLean, VA, the perfect place to build my own “Downton Abbey”–style manor. And the deal went forward without a

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You Thought Last Year Was Tough Wait Till You See This Year

Call it trouble in paradise: Last year was a serious bummer for many would-be home buyers, who had made the big decision that they were ready to buy, only to be frustrated by the lack of available

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6 Things You Need To Know When Buying Home Owners Insurance

                            6 Things You Need To Know When Buying Home Owners Insurance Whether you’ve just begun

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How To Spot The Top Problems Home Sellers Try To Hide

Sadeugra/iStock Whether you’re a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing a home has plenty of pitfalls. And while you may assume that sellers are being

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The Home Buying Process

The Home Buying Process: Applying For a Mortgage Loan, House Bidding and MoreBidding on the home of your dreams can be a simple and straightforward process if you know what to expect. Use these tips

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Fear May Be Making You Overpay For Your Mortgage

Rising home prices and higher mortgage rates are adding up to increasingly expensive housing, but fear is making matters even worse.A wide swath of borrowers today may be paying far too much on

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Spring Housing Season Kicks Off With Short Supply

On a snowy Tuesday in early February, Jessie and Mark Sciulli toured a home in the northern suburbs of Washington, D.C., that wasn't listed for sale yet. Relocating their family back home from

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These 4 Fab Remodels Prove Your Basement Is Wasted On You

realtor.comIf you’re using your basement to do laundry and store broken appliances and awful unwanted gifts from extended family, we’re here to tell you: You’re doing it wrong.We think you

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Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Bedbugs

Winter is a time to snuggle up at home—that is, unless said home is infested with the most dreaded and unwelcome houseguests this side of in-laws and former college roommates: 

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With The Clock Ticking On Tax Breaks Is It Black Friday For Homes

You probably already knew that now’s an ideal time to buy a home. We’ve told you only 9,845 times! Maybe even 9,846.Well, in case you needed more incentive, check this out: Some

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These Neighbors Nearly Ruined Our Lives Here Is What We Learned

Neighbors from hell. They’re the stuff of movies, TV, Stephen King stories—and real life, unfortunately.Some of these nearby strangers in our midst make for funny anecdotes (usually

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7 Common Lies That Can Totally Destroy Your Home Buying Chances

Let’s start with the (blatantly) obvious: Getting a mortgage and buying a house involves a lot of money. And the answers you give on your mortgage application have a direct impact on 

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BEEFING UP YOUR FINANCES TO BUY A HOUSE

Cultura/Jalapeno/Getty ImagesMillennials—we’re kind of a different breed, aren’t we?Whether we’re choosing a rough-around-the-edges urban neighborhood over a white picket fence in the

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Get It Done Weekend Projects For Your Backyard

cieradesign.com Summer is winding down, and those of you in cold climates are probably counting how many more days you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space before the cold sets.

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When Home Appliances Were Pastel

The Henry Ford Museum; Daniel Loiselle/Getty Images There’s no color more optimistic than pink, right? That may be one reason soft pink and its cousins—soft yellow,

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Cowboy Up Buy Your Own Old West Town In Texas For Less Than 400K

Enter this Old West Town in Cleburne, TX, and “it’s like you’re walking into the 1800s,” listing agent Karen Pile says. “It’s so uniquely Western.”In 

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WHAT THE HECK IS A GOOD SCHOOL AND HOW CAN FIND ONE

This you already know: Parents want to send their kids to good schools. So that’s why they flock to neighborhoods—sometimes paying hundreds of thousands more to live there

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4 REASONS TO BUY A HOME THIS SPRING

The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to be a busy one. Here are four factors that are likely to influence buyers.Low mortgage ratesEveryone knows that the low

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Contingencies A Home Buyers BFF

Most home buyers organically begin and are comfortable with the real estate search process, but don’t know how to move forward once they’ve found a home they love. In order to put the search and

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Tree Houses Not Just For Kids Anymore

 Treehouse Masters “Black Bear Bungalow” is an observation treehouse on a 1,000 acre property in Farmington, PA. The decagon treehouse features walls of glass, a wrap-around,

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6 Ways To Win A Bidding War

The housing market is still in the early spring of recovery, but if you're a buyer, you know it's already hot out there. Very tight supply in markets across the nation is leading to

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Hey, Moms! These Are Some of the Best Places in America to Raise KidsMay 15, 2015<>Motherhood is both wonderful and challenging. One of the biggest concerns for mothers across America is doing

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Just Because It’s a Seller’s Market Doesn’t Mean Your Home Will Sell Itself May 15, 2015 It’s a seller’s market in the high season, as everyone knows by now. So if your home is

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5 Things To Watch In Housing In 2015

5 Things To Watch In Housing In 2015 The housing market has, by many measures, turned a corner. With the potential for interest rates to move higher, there is much to expect in 2015. Here are five

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What Salary You Need To Afford A Home In 27 Cities

What you need to earn to afford a home in these 27 citiesSlumping home prices and lower interest rates helped drive home ownership costs lower in all but one of the country's 27 largest cities last

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Repeat Foreclosures Return

Housing's new worry: Repeat foreclosures

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The Starbucks Effect Higher Home Prices

The 'Starbucks effect': Higher home pricesStarbucks brews up delivery, but not for free Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether you're a coffee drinker or not.The value

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Most Borrowers Don Not Know What Interest Rate They Have On Their Home Loan

Ask any American how much money they make for a living, and they'll tell you down to the weekly penny. Ask what interest rate governs their single-largest monthly expense, and more than a third don

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Rents Are Soaring And So Are Evictions

Rents are soaring -- and so are evictions By Les Christie   @CNNMoney In cities across the United States, millions of people will be kicked out of their homes this

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7 Simple Ways To Winterize Your Home And Save On Winter Heating Costs

7 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home and Save on Winter Heating Costs Related Posts 5 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Contribute to Your Savings The Friday Effect: Don’t Let Friday Bust

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Mastering The Language Of Personal Finance For Future Generations

Mastering the Language of Personal Finance for Future Generations  Related Posts When Should You Teach Your Child About Credit? Financial Basics Every Teen Needs to Know

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First Time Buyers Face Rosier Prospects In 2015

First-Time Buyers Face Rosier Prospects in 2015Share this:It’s official: 2014 was the best year for total job growth since 2000. The housing market now has a confluence of several important demand

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Saving For A Down Payment It Could Take You Until 2027

Saving for a Down Payment? It Could Take You Until 2027   If first-time home buyers start saving for their down payment today, in 10 years they still won’t have enough stashed away

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5 HOUSING MARKET PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

5 Housing Market Predictions for 2015 A new year is about to dawn—and the outlook on the housing market is definitely brighter. After all, 2014 was the best year in the U.S. economic recovery

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Is A Verbal Offer Binding

Q: I made an offer on a house, turned down, made counter offer, verbal agreement was made at that offer. When we went to put earnest money down was told they had a better offer and were sh–

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New 15 Year Mortgage With 0 Down Payment Debuts

Real Estate News    Nov. 08, 2014  Just when you thought the days of zero down-payment loans were gone forever, a nonprofit is testing a new concept to offer low-to-moderate

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79 Acres In Sandy Springs With Building On It

$672,750 Lot-Land 0 Beds, 0 Baths, Sandy Springs Price Reduction29670 - Wonderful gently rolling hills. This mostly cleared acreage is close ot i-85, anderson, clemson, everything! Building

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Commercial Bld 4 Acres In Pelzer

 4.55 acres - separate parcels at this time with multiple tenants in the buildings - per county property is not zoned - develop this commercially desirable property into many, many

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Beautifull Lake Hartwell Home

230 Points End$799,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,874 Sqr Ft, Anderson Price Reduction29625 - This home will take your breath away...With lake views from almost every room

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Lake Hartwell Land In Anderson SC

3306 Centerville Road$790,000 Lot-Land 0 Beds, 0 Baths, Anderson29625 - Once in 100 yr. Opportunity 31.38 +/- acres on lake hartwell. This parcel is very unique with 2400’ shoreline and over

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Lake Hartwell Property In Anderson SC

1061/1069 Asbury Park Road$360,000 Lot-Land 0 Beds, 0 Baths, Anderson29625 - 51.74 +/- acres waterfront on lake hartwell. Parcel offers 1116’ of shoreline and 1846’ of road frontage.

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Commercial Office Building In Anderson SC

4136 Clemson Blvd.$595,000 Commercial 0 Beds, 0 Baths, 7,499 Sqr Ft, Anderson29621 - If you have a client looking for a great office building in a great location, this is it. Only minutes from

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Great Starter Home Or Investment Property

 Just a little fixing up... And ready to move in. This home would be a great starter home or an investment property. It has a den area which is 12x13 area that leads into the kitchen.. That

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SOCIAL BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

SOCIAL BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIPBy: Michele MooreThe California Association of Realtors infographic on “The Social Benefits of Homeownership”.  When you purchase a home in a community, you

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5 Renting To Buying Things To Know

GOING FROM RENTING TO BUYING A HOME: 5 THINGS TO KNOWGoing From Renting to Buying a Home: 5 Things to KnowGuest post by JT RiptonSo you’ve decided it’s time to leave the world of renting and buy

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Six Ways To Improve Your Homes Fiscal Fitness

Six Ways to Improve Your Home’s Fiscal FitnessYour home is one of your biggest expenses but it is also one of your biggest investments. Whether you are planning to sell soon or are in it for the

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5 Tips To Minimize FirstTime Home Buyer Stress

5 Tips to Minimize First-Time Home Buyer StressBeing a first-time home buyer can make you lose your mind: So many choices! Never enough budget! So much paperwork!But with the right,

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Watch Out For These Red Flags When Buying A Home

Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a HomeOh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes!We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with 

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