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Feeling ‘Priced Out’ of Your Local Market? Here’s How You Can Still Buy a Great New Home

March 14, 2017

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If you’re trying to buy a new home, few things are more frustrating than a hot real estate market. When home prices are climbing fast it can feel like you’ll never be able to save enough for your down payment. In today’s post we’ll share a few ways that you can get in – even if you’re feeling priced out.

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Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier

March 9, 2017

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Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you’re buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costs involved. Let’s take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make home ownership on a single income easier.

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Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord

March 7, 2017

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The idea of purchasing a property and having renters can be an exciting business venture that offers lucrative financial rewards. However, there’s a lot involved in being a successful landlord and it’s important to be aware of what’s required before making the commitment. Whether you’re investing in one rental property or five, here are some questions you should ask yourself before getting involved.

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Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

February 24, 2017

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Are you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying small can still mean living big. Let’s explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

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Real Estate Investing: How to Find — and Hang on to — Great Rental Tenants

February 23, 2017

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It’s great news if you have enough financial capital that you have the option of investing in a rental property, but being able to afford it is only half the battle. Since you’ll need to find and keep the right renters in order to make a profit, here are some ways that you can ensure your property will be a financial benefit.

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Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home

February 7, 2017

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The prospect of finding the home you’ve always dreamed of can be such an exciting prospect that it’s easy to forget all about the process of negotiating. However, it’s important to keep a few things to yourself when it comes to the art of making the deal. If you’re currently searching for the right place and are preparing to sign on the dotted line, here are a few phrases it’s best to avoid.

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Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know

January 31, 2017

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With all of the home renovation and fixer-upper shows on television, the idea of completely renovating and re-doing an old home can seem like an enticing premise. Unfortunately, investing in the wrong fixer-upper can mean an awful lot of expenditure without the added financial rewards. Whether you’re considering investing down the road or are ready to dive in, here are a few things to consider first.

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Buying Real Estate vs. Buying Stocks: Here’s Why a Home Should Be Your Priority

January 12, 2017

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Once you’re done with debt and you’ve started to save, it’s commonly the case that you’ll start hearing about the risks and rewards of investing in stocks or real estate. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many people to know what type of investment is going to work better for them down the road. If you’re currently considering what you should put your money into, here are some reasons you may want to turn to real estate.

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Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

January 5, 2017

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There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. If you’re wondering how you can find out more about the local school, let the following tips be your guide.

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Understanding Real Estate Contracts and What You Can Expect to Find

January 4, 2017

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There are a lot of things that go into the successful sale of your home, but many people are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the contract. Whether you consult with your real estate agent or plan on diving in on your own, it’s important to be clear on the terms. If you’re wondering what you can expect when it comes to the contract, here are some pointers on what to watch out for.

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