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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Down Payments - More Important Than Ever Heading into 2012 - 12/30/11 10:12 AM
Especially in today's economic climate, the amount of your downpayment has never been more important. There are many aspects of the real estate transaction process which can be major roadblocks if you're not prepared. The most challenging part of buying a home can be coming up with an acceptable down payment, unless you have equity built up in your current home. The amount of your down payment really determines how much home you can afford and how much you can be pre-approved to borrow. Down payment money can come from: 1) Equity in your current home 2) Other asset equity 3) (2 comments)
Are You Missing Out On Tax Benefits You're Entitled To? - 12/27/11 01:14 PM
The new year is almost here, and soon after that we'll be heading into tax season. Most people look at March and April as tax season, but the sooner you dive in the sooner you can finish...and the more likely you are to not miss out on any potential tax benefits you're entitled to because you're not waiting until the last minute:) Here are some of the most commonly overlooked benefits: 1) Support for Relatives: Housing or financial support for a relative may make you eligible for a more favorable head-of-household status. Alternately, you might be able to simply claim them (0 comments)
How to Make the Best Use of Your Home Office Space - 12/09/11 10:41 AM
More people are working from home now than ever before. More and more people are dedicating areas in their homes to be used as full-time home offices. Whatever the size, here are some tips for maximum efficiency in designing and equipping your home office: 1. Be organized. Make the most your home office space by using uniformly sized storage containers to store important papers and office supplies. The uniform size will be a better fit in your office space and eliminate most wasted space. 2. Ergonomic chairs and wrist pads help prevent carpel tunnel syndrome, as typing has become more common (2 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.