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Derren Peters

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How Your Deductible Affects Your Insurance Premium How Your Deductible Affects Your Insurance Premium

By Derren Peters

An explanation of how your deductible level affects your insurance premium.

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Solving Credit Card Debt with your Home Equity Solving Credit Card Debt with your Home Equity

By Derren Peters

Feeling overwhelmed by debt is a stressful feeling, one that is, unfortunately, all too familiar for many Connecticut homeowners. Credit card debt is the most common culprit for many consumer debt woes.

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How Home Inspectors Become Licensed How Home Inspectors Become Licensed

By Derren Peters

The home inspector will play an important role if you're acquiring a home. A home represents a significant investment, perhaps the biggest of...

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How an Appraisal Report is Compiled How an Appraisal Report is Compiled

By Derren Peters

Each appraisal report contains a variety of figures, property details and sales comparisons. But how is the appraisal report compiled?

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What's Included in an Appraisal Report What's Included in an Appraisal Report

By Derren Peters

An appraisal is a survey of a home performed by a licensed, independent professional to determine the home's market value. But what's included in the appraisal report?

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Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage

By Derren Peters

Refinancing offers several different ways to bring down your payments and save you money. While weighing each option, keep the following in mind

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Pros and Cons of a Home Equity Loan Pros and Cons of a Home Equity Loan

By Derren Peters

Owning a home has plenty of benefits, from tax breaks to personal pride. One of the financial advantages for Texas homeowners is the ability to draw money from the equity built up in their property.

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Sellers Need a Real Estate Lawyer Sellers Need a Real Estate Lawyer

By Derren Peters

Selling your home puts you back in the world of Texas real property law, a unique and often tricky legal realm that involves practices and problems not seen in other transactions. A lawyer can help you avoid some of the common problems with a sale, and also determine if any resulting agreement has been properly executed.

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Picking the Right Real Estate Lawyer Picking the Right Real Estate Lawyer

By Derren Peters

Finding the right real estate lawyer requires a little bit of homework, but the time put in is worth it.

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Moving Insurance Options Moving Insurance Options

By Derren Peters

Moving is stressful enough. Protect your valuables during the transition to your new place by getting moving insurance.

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Choosing the Right Painter Choosing the Right Painter

By Derren Peters

There are a few issues you should consider prior to hiring a painting contractor for your home. Learn more here.

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How To Sell Your Home How To Sell Your Home

By Derren Peters

So you've decided it's time to move on to a new nest and put your current home up for sale. Here are a few steps you'll want to cover in order to maximize the visibility and profit of your home.

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Derren Peters is a Staff Writer at Illinois Homes.