NET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR HOME

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Net more money for your home by following these guidelines. Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. NET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR HOME IF YOU PRICE … Read More

6 REASONS YOUR HOME IS NOT SELLING

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6 reasons your home is not selling can be remedied with some quick changes. With the goal of selling your home in mind, it may be time to implement a better strategy to help your agent get it done. Are you ready to sell your home? Maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you … Read More

NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 ANSWER TO HOUSING SHORTAGE

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New construction will be the #1 answer to the housing shortage in 2017 and beyond. The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate … Read More

REAL ESTATE TERMS 101

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Real Estate Terms can be confusing if you have never bought a home before, or have not purchased a house in a very long time. If you are planning a home purchase in the near future, you really need to get familiar with the words and phrases that will affect a major portion of your net worth. Follow along on … Read More

SLAYING HOME BUYING MYTHS

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Slaying home buying myths is important to understanding the real estate market in 2017. Think your credit must be perfect to get a Home loan? The facts are that in February of 2017, the average credit score on an FHA loan was a 686. Rents are climbing, but mortgage rates are currently low. It is more likely that owning a … Read More

OWNING A HOME TAX BENEFITS

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Owning a home could help with tax deductions when that dreaded Tax Day arrives. Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. Owning a home tax benefits could … Read More

MORTGAGE INSURANCE EXPLAINED

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Mortgage Insurance – Do You Need It Even if It’s Not Required by Your Lender? Finding a proper mortgage loan and understanding the processing procedures behind the loan is the basis of good research. The down payment on a mortgage loan is typically significant when dealing with mortgage insurance. Most loan applications with less than 20% down payment are required … Read More

TREEHOUSE KIDS WILL LOVE SPRING DIY PROJECT

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A treehouse is a childhood delight not to be missed.  Besides the fact that treehouses provide kids with hours of entertainment, they can also confer other benefits that are hard to quantify. Some advantages of owning a treehouse are: It can improve property values by boosting curb appeal. There is a handy alternative to the proverbial “doghouse”, when needed. It provides … Read More

A PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION IS A GOOD IDEA

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A pre-sale home inspection is a good idea, when selling your home. Imagine this scenario: You find the perfect buyer for your home. The offer is clean. The buyer is making few demands, and the transaction begins humming along. Then, the home inspection results come in.  Negotiations start over,  and that formerly speedy progress toward closing comes to a screeching … Read More

FOUR TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE HOME OFFICE

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For an increasing number of Americans, a 9-to-5 doesn’t involve any commute to work. Video conferencing, online collaborative software, and increasingly reliable messaging systems have made it easier for workplaces to function even without face-to-face interaction. In fact, nearly 50% of American workers have a job that involves some amount of work from home, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Although … Read More