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Tips for Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Is Your Residence Underpriced?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is Your Residence Underpriced?
As a home seller, you likely want to set a "fair" initial asking price for your residence. Because if you fail to do so, you risk pricing your home outside of your target buyer's price range. Perhaps even worse, you risk pricing your house too low – something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to...
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Holidays: Quick Tips on Decorating Your Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
Holidays: Quick Tips on Decorating Your Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay The holiday season is possibly one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Besides the fact that the year is winding down, there’s a simplistic joy that hovers in the air. If you’re wondering how to bring the magic of the holidays into your new home, here are a few easy tips...
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Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
Posted on 12/15/2019
Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. That way, it won't take long to start receiving offers to purchase after you list your home. There are many signs that homebuyers may soon submit offers to purchase your residence, and these signs include: 1. Buyers are setting up home showings....
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Owning a Timeshare Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Owning a Timeshare Home
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Why Is a House Listing Important?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Why Is a House Listing Important?
If you intend to sell a home, it helps to allocate time and resources to produce an effective property listing. Ultimately, a house listing can help a property seller make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And if a listing is informative and engaging, it may lead a buyer to set up a house showing. Now, let's take...
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Do I Qualify for an FHA Loan?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Do I Qualify for an FHA Loan?
FHA loans have long been a valuable resource for Americans who want to fulfill their goal of homeownership but who don’t have the benefit of a lengthy credit history and equity. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future but want to explore all of your options in terms of financing, this article is for you....
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Financial Health Exercises
Posted on 11/17/2019
Financial Health Exercises
Getting into physical shape takes effort and consistency. You will need to outline the steps it will take to get to your goals. A healthier financial life takes the same thing. When it is your goal to take steps towards having a healthier relationship with your money, it is good to get something written down. If you do...
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Paint Colors that Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
Posted on 11/10/2019
Paint Colors that Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
What do you think is the best paint color to sell your house? It often seems that the best color is white since it evokes a clean canvas for the buyer. While white is an excellent color to start with, you may find that if you warm up the interior of the house just a bit, it may...
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To Go Through A Mortgage Broker or Not
Posted on 11/03/2019
To Go Through A Mortgage Broker or Not
When you begin shopping around for an ideal lender to finance your dream of home ownership, you will come across mortgage brokers. Much like their counterparts in the insurance industry or stock market, they act as a link between buyer and seller. However, why go through them if you can make the purchase directly? Why should you pay...
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