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2015 

The neighborhood that your new home is located in will be the place where you have to live every single day. That makes choosing a good location almost as important as the actual amenities of the house itself.  ___Your home is more than just a house, it exists in a community that you are going to...
02/27/2015
A vacation home can be about more than parties and down time; after reading what some of the best real estate minds have to say about the benefit of vacation homes as investments, you’ll see the potential for yourself as well.  —— Owning a vacation home is about so much more than summer trips and...
02/25/2015
When it comes to your home purchase, take every opportunity to understand the closing procedure, including determining which payments are important and which companies you want to employ throughout the process.  ——   The process of closing a home can be confusing and expensive, with a variety of ...
02/23/2015
  How to sell your home at the same time your neighbor’s place is on the market, and still remain friends.     ——   It can feel intimidating to put your home up for sale at the same time your neighbor does, but remember that it’s not who’s on the market first that matters - it’s about the sale it...
02/23/2015
A couple of weeks ago real estate columnist Kenneth Harney reignited a heated real estate conversation about the use and value of "Zestimates" -- the automated property value estimates that appear alongside otherwise objective property information provided by Zillow, the dominant real estate info...
02/17/2015
    Thinking about renovating your property? Consider upgrading these three areas to enhance the accessibility of your house and its overall design aesthetic.    ——   We all experiences times in our lives when, due to age, illness, or injury, we may have limited mobility or other decreased abilit...
02/16/2015
    As a real estate investor, you have a choice: buy and hold a property or fix and flip it. The decision may not be as clear cut as you think.   ——   When you decide to invest in real estate, you have to make the decision whether you want to renovate and resell a property (fix and flip) or want...
02/16/2015
    Think you have to wait three to seven years after a foreclosure before you can get a new loan? You may be able to cut that in half.   ——   Typically, you have to wait for years after a foreclosure to get the financing necessary to buy a new home, but you may be able to get a loan much sooner ...
02/16/2015
  Many homes hold secrets locked inside, be it a structural issue or a previous unfortunate bug infestation. Know what you are getting into from the start so you don’t get disappointed later. ——   At first glance, most homes seem fine – but without taking the time toreally get to the bottom of ea...
02/16/2015
National average 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates have been under five percent for over five years. They should stay low forever, right? Economists predict that the soaring economy, improved job outlook and ebullient consumer confidence will cause the Federal Reserve to start raising ov...
02/11/2015
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