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Six Reasons January and February are the Best Months to House Hunt

December 28, 2018

Waiting until the warm, summer months to get outside and start your house hunt? Most homebuyers do, and there are great opportunities for those who choose to buy during the cold winter months. Here are six reasons January & February are the best months to search for a home: 1. Social calendars are booked this […]

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How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

May 11, 2018

Whether you are looking to refinance or to sell, the appraisal that comes in on your home can have a huge impact on the amount of equity you can pull out. In some cases, the appraisal can even put the sale of a home in danger if the appraisal does not come in at or […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate Now

December 24, 2013

For decades, real estate has been considered among the safest investments. As part of the American Dream and with regular appreciation, a house has always been popular. Even during the recession, many homeowners saw stocks and other securities lose more value than their homes. Today, with a strong economy and host of other factors, real […]

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Is a Condo or Townhome a Smart Idea?

December 19, 2013

If you’re a first-time homebuyer on the market, your price range is likely limited. Once you’ve been pre-approved for a loan, you have to house hunt within those parameters, which can feel restricting. Condos and townhomes are appealing investments for a number of reasons, perhaps most attractive for their generally lower cost. If you’re on […]

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Strategies for Investing Wisely in Real Estate

December 18, 2013

Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your wealth if done responsibly. While there are opportunities to make enormous returns on your real estate investment, high return tactics typically come with added risk. Safe real estate investing comes from knowing the end-game and answering the most important question, “When do I buy, and […]

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5 Ways to Save on Your Mortgage Before the End of 2013

December 10, 2013

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, which can be a scary event for people shopping around for a mortgage. Legislation and new rates can completely change the game, which is why a lot of home-buyers rush in the last weeks of any year to close. If you’re house-hunting and looking for a mortgage […]

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Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home in the US

November 29, 2013

Earlier this month we reported that 6% of all residential sales in the U.S. go toward a second (or third) home. The surprising figure is due to a simple fact: second homes are no longer just for the fabulously wealthy. With tax benefits and the opportunity for added income from rent, more and more Americans […]

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