Henry O. Artiga's Blog Posts

5 most common Real Estate Scams today!

Don’t Get Duped! 5 Common Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid ThemWhat’s one thing buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords all have in common? They can all fall victim to a real estate

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The must-know facts about buying a short-term property.

So, you've thought about buying a property you can list on Airbnb? Great! First, let's clarify the five common myths about short-term rentals and review the information you'll need to maximize your

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You applied for a mortgage loan...do you know what NOT to do?

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it

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Why a new job can stop your homebuying plans!

Taking on a new job can be exciting. But if getting a new gig happens to coincide with your plans to buy a home, it can affect your ability to get a mortgage—even if you make more money in

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First-time homebuyer? Here are your best options in real estate today!

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to

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Most common mistakes made when trying to sell your house alone!

If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans.

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Homeownership; does it really make a difference?

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes more than just a space you occupy.

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Is the housing market heading towards BIG price adjustments??

The Housing Market Is Showing Signs of a Correction: What This Means for Buyers and SellersCracks are beginning to appear in the red-hot housing market.Spiraling mortgage rates on top of record-high

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Which is cheaper; building your home or buying a resale?

How Much Does It Cost To Build a House? Is It Cheaper To Build or Buy?How much does it cost to build a house? Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? The median price of constructing a single-family

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What buyers really want in their next home!

Attention, Sellers: These Are the Features Buyers Demand in Your Home—and the Ones They Can Live WithoutSpring is a time of rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. And after two years of the

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While interest rates get higher, YOUR buying power goes lower!

Panicked Over Rising Interest Rates? How Homebuyers Can Still Get a Great Mortgage Today By Tara MastroeniMar 17, 2022This real estate market is unlike anything we have ever seen before.

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Don't miss these Tax Deductions when selling a house!

5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All?You may be wondering if there are tax deductions when selling a home. And the answer is: You bet!Sure, you may remember way back to

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What you could do with home inspection surprises.

ARE YOU READY FOR UNEXPECTED SURPRISES IN YOUR HOME INSPECTION...WHAT WOULD YOU DO??If you think of home buying like riding a rollercoaster, the home inspection can often be one of those unexpected

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New Design & Building Trends in 2022 to watch for.

Home design is getting more personal. More homeowners are using their homes to show off their individuality, according to home design experts at The Plan Collection, an online home design firm.;

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The 10 Year Challenge-Real Estate Edition!

NAR Research is joining in on the currently popular 10-year challenge. Let's do the 10-year challenge: home buyer edition. For accuracy, let's compare 2011 to 2021.The price of homes purchased in

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Will Interest rates stay low?

Mortgage rates remained unchanged at 2.73% for the second straight week as recent data shows that inflation remains subdued well below the Federal Reserve’s 2.0% core target. Although

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Little gifts that make a huge impact!

At the end of every year, the holidays bring more joy and goodwill to the world. Spread holiday cheer to your friends and family with these 11 Creative Gift Ideas & 15 Christmas and

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Summer Fun for Kids that won't break your bank!

Chances are, your July 4th holiday and summer plans will include entertaining either your own children home for summer vacation, or the children of visiting family and friends. Get yourself ready

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How to avoid plumbing headaches!

A lot of us suddenly find ourselves at home with all of our family members, all the time. Togetherness can be a wonderful thing but it can also place quite a strain on your plumbing system. This is

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Will the Ipad Pro replace your laptop?

Apple recently released the all-new updated Ipad Pro with the bold headline “Your next computer is not a computer.”More and more average users are switching away from bulky cluttered

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What to do when your kids are bored!

Few things are more frustrating for a parent or caregiver to hear from a child than the dreaded “I’m bored!” Maybe it’s because we know there’s a pile of perfectly good

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Why do some people work better than others from home?

For some, working from home is a gift – a remarkable opportunity to focus and be hyper-productive, all the while finding time to walk the dog and even exercise in pajamas. For others –

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What you eat and when you eat are both important!

When you think about eating better, what comes to mind? Adding servings of fruits and vegetables to your lunches and dinners? Cutting down on processed foods? Consuming more locally grown produce

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Is this the end of the Department Stores?

American department stores, once all-powerful shopping meccas that anchored malls and Main Streets across the country, have been dealt blow after blow in the past decade. J.C. Penney and Sears were

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Can you cut your own hair?

So, your hair is getting long, and all of the salons are closed because of a global pandemic. It may be time to cut your own hair at home. Stylists will advise you to avoid getting too overzealous

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Rules for great Fridge Storage

With a smile and a bin liner, Marie Kondo is about to descend on your fridge. An Instagram story from her lifestyle brand KonMari.com ruled that you should always keep your fridge 30 percent empty

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wALKING, is a Superpower!

Taking a stroll with Shane O’Mara is a risky endeavour. The neuroscientist is so passionate about walking, and our collective right to go for walks, that he is determined not to let the

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To mask or not to mask?

To mask or not to mask?For the past few months, public health officials have been unyielding in their stance that healthy people should not wear masks as a way to protect themselves from coronavirus

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Having withdrawals after leaving Facebook!

In the most recent issue of the prestigious American Economic Review, a group of well-known economists published a paper titled “The Welfare Effects of Social Media.” It

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The mental benefits of learning a musical instrument.

The multimillion-dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims

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Are you emotionally intelligent or are you missing the Social Skills you weren't taught in school?

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others.

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Are you financially ready for an emergency after retiring?

You may think of an emergency fund as the cash stash to keep when you are working, with employees typically advised to save six months’ worth of living expenses in the event of a job loss or

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Which one is for you- Condo or Townhouse?

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the

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Keep your furry friends safe!

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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How to price to sell fast, with the most profits!

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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How to find the right mattress for you comfort.

You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when

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Protect yourself against Wiring Fraud and Mortgage Scams!

You’ve saved up for a down payment for a couple of years. You’ve looked at a dozen or more houses. You’ve gone through the loan approval process and much more. Finally, it’s

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Do it yourself household safer cleaning products.

Stay Safe While Keeping Your Home CleanSometimes it seems like house cleaning is a never-ending job. Why wouldn’t you want a household cleaner that makes the job easier? But “stronger

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Are the Candles you're burning at home safe of toxic?

Scented candles are a significant contributor to indoor air pollution. That pretty candle burning on your mantle is releasing chemicals considered just as dangerous as second-hand smoke.What's in

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Is a house with a pool right for you?

5 Most Common Problems for Homeowners with PoolsOwning a pool is great. From pool parties to just cooling off with your family. But owning a pool can be hard. Read about the most common problems

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How to use your Home Warranty

When a home system or appliance covered by your home warranty breaks, you can sign in to place your request online or call 800.992.3400. We’ll assign a service provider, who will

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National Mortgage Rates are extremely LOW!

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60% this week, the lowest average since November 2016, Freddie Mac reports.“There is a tug of war in the financial markets between weaker business

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