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Four Tips For First Time Home Buyers

29 July 2015
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First time home buyers are bound to make a few mistakes during their home search. If you are in the market for a new home, you probably have lots of questions and aren't sure if you are making the right decisions. Here are four things to keep in mind when looking to buy your first home. 1. Have Realistic Expectations It is important to remember that your first home purchase is often considered your starter home. Read More …

3 Keys To Buying A New Home

16 July 2015
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When it comes to closing on your first real estate property, there are a number of steps and pieces of advice that you must keep in mind. These tips will help you make the right decisions for your home, spending your money wisely and getting the household that you will appreciate for years to come. With this in mind, follow these three points below to get you the home of your dreams. Read More …

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

15 July 2015
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If you are like many Americans, there is a good chance that your home is one of your largest investments. When you decide to sell, you probably want to make the biggest profit possible, and have the transaction go through without problems. Selling a home can be a complicated process, and a successful sale requires a lot more than just listing the house for sale. If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, avoid the following mistakes that many sellers make: Read More …

Common Questions About Renting A House Answered

10 July 2015
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There are an entire host of problems that you may encounter while living in an apartment. From cramped living conditions to troublesome neighbors, apartment living can be frustrating for many people. For those that are not currently in a position to buy their own homes, the best option may be to rent a house. However, if you have never lived in a rental house, the following couple of answers for common rental questions should help you to be a more informed consumer when you are looking for a place to live. Read More …

4 Tips To Help You Prepare For Real Estate Investing

3 July 2015
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Investing in real estate has been considered a sound method of improving finances for many, but there are some challenges. One of the biggest mistakes an investor can make starting out is not being thoroughly prepared for the road ahead. Before you start to look into real estate as an investment,  here is what you need to know.  Liquidity Is Important Throughout the course of a year, you might have to come up with cash quickly to cover a range of expenses, including down payments and repairs. 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.