Meredith & Young Home Group's Blog Posts

5 Gifts To Leave For Your Old Home's New Owners

Selling a home is an emotional event. You are leaving behind a house filled with memories and venturing off to someplace new. The people buying your home are excited to create their own memories in

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6 Mortgage Tips for Single Parents!

If you’re a single parent, it’s arguably more challenging to buy a home than for those in a partnership with dual incomes. Yet it’s easy to see why so many single parents are eager

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What to Do If the Square Footage is Wrong on Your House!!

The square footage of your home is an important specification for valuation purposes, but sometimes the appraiser’s calculation of your property’s square footage differs from the square

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Heated Floors - Everything You Need to Know

Picture this – it’s a chilly winter morning and when you step into your kitchen to make yourself a cup of coffee, your bare feet are warmed by the floor beneath you. Sounds nice, doesn

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How to get over losing out on a home!

You had such big dreams for the two of you. You were ready to make the big commitment. You thought you’d grow old together. But then your offer on the house didn’t go through. You lost

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50 Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know!

Whether you're ready to buy your first home or just need an acronym refresher, keep this glossary handy. You don’t need a real estate license to find your dream home, but it does help to

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Found a Buyer on Your Own? Here is Why You Still Need an Agent

Let’s say you’re selling your house. And before you even get a chance to snap listing photos and put it on the market, a buyer comes along. Perhaps the buyer makes you an offer you just

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4 Factors Other than Money to Consider in an Offer!!

Four Factors Other than Money to Consider in an OfferAre you selling your home and reviewing several offers? Congratulations! You’re well on your way to getting as much as possible out of what

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What is the Goal of Staging Your Home?

When the real estate market turns sluggish, you may have to take steps to set your home apart from others. It won't be enough to just put out a for-sale sign and wait for potential buyers. One way

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Buying a Townhome? Ask These Questions!

If you want to buy a house but worry about keeping up with a big yard, you may have thought about buying a townhome. Townhomes, like condos and co-ops, are CIDs, or common interest developments. In

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What are the Top Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to

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Do Not Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but

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Deciding to Buy a Fixer Upper

If you are a fan of HGTV, you have probably seen your fair share of fixer-uppers. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially home flipping or updating. So how do you decide if a fixer

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What Is Earnest Money and Why Do I Need It?

If you’ve never been through the home-buying process, some of the terminology can seem a bit foreign. One of the many phrases you might come across is earnest money.When making an offer on a

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Room Too Dark? Here's How To Double The Light!

Not every room is blessed with good natural light.. Sometimes when a window isn’t placed well, or isn’t there at all, it can be hard to work around, while other times, the window is in a

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Best 6 Steps to Take to Increase Resale Value

Everyone who is getting ready to sell wants to make the most money possible in the process. While you may see a great deal of value in your home, that love you’ve created doesn’t always

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Why Did My Credit Score Drop???

If you’ve seen a change in your credit score recently, you may be wondering why. There are a number of factors that contribute to a dropping credit score and it is important to know what may

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Is 2021 the Year to Size-Up Your Home?

Is 2021 the Year to Size-Up Your Home?2020 was a year for change. Many lifestyle adjustments and plenty of time at home. During that time, you may have started to think about how much your current

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