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Location over Size when Searching for a Home?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Location over Size when Searching for a Home?
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it comes to selecting a home, every situation is a little different. Do you purchase a house because of its size or is the location more important? Both factors play a crucial role in determining your choice, but the unique details in your life can help you decide which is more...
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Legal Reasons to Back Out of a Real Estate Purchase Contract
Posted on 03/22/2020
Legal Reasons to Back Out of a Real Estate Purchase Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Are ‘Flipsters’ Good For Property Values?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Are ‘Flipsters’ Good For Property Values?
Image by JayMantri from Pixabay Reality TV shows captured the entrepreneurial imaginations of everyday people that anyone with cash and determination can turn a profit remodeling blighted homes. While profitable home-flipping tends to be more difficult than celebrities make it seem, one niche group appears to have a secret recipe for success — Flipsters. The term “Flipster” is...
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Home Builders: Features to Consider
Posted on 03/08/2020
Home Builders: Features to Consider
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Which Investment Fits Your Needs: REITs or REMF
Posted on 03/01/2020
Which Investment Fits Your Needs: REITs or REMF
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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How to Pay Off a Mortgage Early
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Pay Off a Mortgage Early
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay One of the critical steps involved in looking for a home is the process of negotiating for a mortgage. Many people dread this process because they find out exactly how much money they are going to have to pay each month. At the same time, this is also an opportunity for people...
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Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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List Items Online Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
List Items Online Before You Buy a Home
If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items. Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three...
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Online Shopping For a Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
Online Shopping For a Home
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Moving Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 01/26/2020
Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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Tips on Building Your Own Umbrella Table
Posted on 01/19/2020
Tips on Building Your Own Umbrella Table
Photo by Jazella via Pixabay An umbrella table provides you with more than just a comfortable place to sit; it adds color and texture to your space, too. You'll need to have an idea of where the table will go, what size umbrella it needs to support and how many people it will need to seat comfortably. You...
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California Luxury Home Selling Tips: Analyze the Local Housing Market
Posted on 01/12/2020
California Luxury Home Selling Tips: Analyze the Local Housing Market
Selling a luxury home in San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere in California sometimes can be tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help you analyze the Golden State luxury real estate sector so you can determine the best course of action at each step of the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you...
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