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Big Book for Serious Buyers

Are You Ready to be a Las Cruces Home Buyer?

Las Cruces Home Owner

BUYING A HOME It can be really scary, you want to make the best decision, you want to make sure the commitment you make is a smart one. We believe that right now is a great time to buy a home vs. continuing to rent, but not everybody should own a home! Some people aren’t […]


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Home Security

1. Turn the telephone and answering machine volume down when you go out so burglars can’t hear that no one’s home. 2. Don’t leave notes for family or friends outside your home. 3. Don’t leave tools or ladders lying around your yard since impulse burglars can use them to gain access into your home. 4. […]


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Community

Follow these tips to branch out and meet others: You’ve arrived, unpacked and begun to settle in. Perhaps many of your arrangements have been made—schools have been selected for your kids, your new house or apartment is set up—but that doesn’t quite make it home…yet. How long that takes depends on your circumstances. Do you […]


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Unpacking

A bit of imagination can turn this chore into an adventure… Unpacking. Fun? If you’ve ever moved, whether across town or across the country, the idea of those two words in the same sentence probably seems like madness. But with some advance planning and a bit of imagination, you can turn one of life’s great […]


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Moving Tips

Moving on your own can be easy if you get organized… If you’ve got the time and determination to pack and move yourself, you can get behind the wheel yourself. Here’s a quick look at how to approach your move. First, follow the next three steps: Decide what size vehicle will accommodate all the household […]


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Moving With Pets

Moving to a new home can be stressful on your pets, but there are many things you can do to make the process as painless as possible. Experts at The Pet Realty Network in Naples, Fla., offer these helpful tips for easing the transition and keeping pets safe during the move. 1. Update your pet’s tag. Make […]


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Self-Storage

Here’s what to consider when you stash your stuff: Storage can be used for many different reasons. If you’re trying to sell your home you may want to free closets and rooms of extra clutter so that the place shows better. Maybe you have too much furniture for your new home; the kids have moved […]


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17 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Moving to a new home can be stressful, to say the least. Make it easy on yourself by planning far in advance and making sure you’ve covered all the bases. Plan ahead by organizing and budgeting. Develop a master “to do” list so you won’t forget something critical on moving day, and create an estimate […]


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What’s Next?

You’ve done it. You’ve looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing and gone to closing. The home is yours. Is there any more to the home buying process? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a repeat buyer, there are several more steps you’ll want to take. Those papers you received at settlement are extremely […]


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Chapter 7: Moving, Things To Do After You Buy

Contents PLANNING What’s Next? 17 Tips for Packing Like a Pro Self Storage MOVING Moving With Pets Moving Tips SETTLING IN Make Unpacking Fun Community Home Security Use these links to explore the rest of The Big Book for the Serious Buyer. Index Chapter 1.) Home Ownership – Pros and Cons – Are You Ready? […]


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