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What Constitutes “Good Bones” In Luxury Apartment Real Estate?

27 January 2017
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When shopping for a luxury apartment, you're likely to be bombarded with different people's ideas about what you should look for. What are the most important features in a high-end home? Is it amenities? A plum address? A great deal? It can be hard to know all the nuances, but you're sure to do well if you focus on the basics: "good bones" in the apartment. What are these "good bones" Read More …

Considering a Fixer-Upper? Quick Tips to Identify Potential Problems

26 January 2017
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If you're thinking about buying new home, but you don't have a big budget, you might want to consider a fixer-upper. Choosing a fixer-upper will allow you to save some money on your home purchase while adding some of your own personal touches to the finished project. Before you jump into the world of fixer-upper real estate, it's important to understand that this is not without its risks. In fact, some fixer-uppers can turn into huge money pits. Read More …

Simple Ways To Avoid Wasting Your Time With Your Real Estate Agent

26 January 2017
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When you're looking to buy a home, it's important that your relationship with your real estate agent goes smoothly. You'll likely be spending plenty of hours together, and getting along well will make that time more enjoyable for both of you. There are a number of simple things that a house shopper can do that not benefit the time of his or her agent — and this can add a challenge to the working relationship. Read More …

Inspections You May Want To Get When Buying An Older Home

26 January 2017
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When you buy a house, you obtain a valuable piece of property along with a mortgage that you will likely have to pay on for the next 30 years. If you want to be very cautious about this to make sure the house you buy is in excellent condition, you may want to get several different types of inspections on the house. This may be important for newer homes, but it is extra important for homes that are older. Read More …

3 Errors to Avoid When Purchasing a Home

26 January 2017
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When you are ready to buy a home, you have to be careful about everything from your credit history to the money you keep in the bank. Small mistakes could lead to a loan denial or a high interest rate. Here are some of the mistakes homebuyers make during the loan process and how you can avoid them.   Opting for Pre-Qualification Over Pre-Approval Some homebuyers believe that a pre-qualification and a pre-approval are the same thing. Read More …

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how much of a mortgage can you afford?

I have saved up for a down payment on a house for the last ten years. Each week, I would take 10% of my paycheck and put it in a special savings account that I could not access. Once I finally had enough money put away, I began looking for houses in the area that I could afford. But, what could I really afford? How much of a mortgage could I qualify for? There are some mathematical formulas that can be used to help you determine how much of a mortgage you can qualify for and actually afford. My blog will teach you how to make this determination.

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