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A FINANCIAL CHECKLIST FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

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Among the millions of changes we have to get used to in the world we’re living in today, add another one to the list– home buying. When the economy takes a hit due to a global crisis, so does the housing market. While there are many things you can’t change about the situation, you can expand your knowledge and go …

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SIX SURPRISING FINANCIAL TIPS FOR PARENTS

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Family life can be pretty expensive. If you don’t have a good handle on your money, you’re likely to watch it disappear. An array of financial obligations appear throughout your children’s lives, from diapers and ointments to field trip fees and graduation gowns. Fortunately, with the right priorities and some creative thinking, you can save money and handle your finances …

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THE BEST LISTING AGENTS IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA KNOW THIS

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The best listing agents in Birmingham Alabama know some very important things that will affect the success or failure of your home sale. To be successful selling listings in a changing real estate market, what great listing agents don’t do can be just as important as what they do for their clients. A look at the local multiple listing service …

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5 Ways To Make A Cross-Country Move Go Smoothly

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Every year millions of Americans move for a variety of reasons—for family, school, a job, cheaper housing. The list goes on. While most of these movers typically stay within state lines, some pack up to relocate across the country. If you’re one of the many making a cross-country move, you may feel a bit of panic in your stomach.    …

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REALTORS ARE NOT SANTA CLAUS

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Realtors are not Santa Claus. Why do I need to remind buyers of this? Buying a home is not free. A no money down loan means that no money is put down toward the purchase price of the home. There WILL BE pre-paid expenses such as home inspections, homeowners insurance, survey, and other possible costs needed to close the property, …

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TOP LUXURY LISTING AGENTS KNOW LUXURY BUYERS

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Top luxury listing agents know luxury buyers. They know who they are, how they think, and where to find them. The best luxury realtors know how to market specifically to the wants and needs of these buyers. To truly know luxury buyers, is what sets certain luxury listing agents apart from others.   Top Luxury Listing Agents Know Luxury Buyers …

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5 REASONS 2019 IS THE PERFECT TIME TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

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Lots of people want to boost their wealth by investing in the stock market, but real estate is an amazing investment, too—and in some ways it can be even more lucrative than Wall Street investments. Although the housing market can be a little intimidating for consumers, 2019 is actually the best time to get your foot in the door in …

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HOW CURB APPEAL DRIVES UP THE PRICE OF YOUR HOME

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When it comes to selling your home first impressions are everything. As you prepare to put your house on the market, invest some time and money into curb appeal and you’re sure to charm potential buyers and command high offers.   Depending on your timeline and budget, there are many options for sprucing up your home’s exterior. Even if you don’t have much …

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CONSIDERING RETIREMENT? 6 OPTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HOME

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After 4 decades, you’re nearly done working for good. You see light at the end of the tunnel. Retirement, a beach, and a fancy alcoholic beverage are seductively calling your name. Are you ready for this? Have you utilized all your assets to ensure that your next chapter is as comfortable and stress-free as possible? Many soon-to-be retirees forget that …