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Tag Archives: Home Buyer Tips

Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home

March 24, 2017

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The idea of paying off your student loans and buying a home at the same time can seem like an impossible feat given the impact on your Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratio. However, there are ways it’s possible to have enough funds and good enough credit to make your dream of home ownership come true a little more quickly.

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Spring Is Real Estate’s ‘Rush Hour’ — Here’s How to Tell If You’re Prepared

March 22, 2017

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The most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you’re preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you’re wondering if you’ll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the season, here are few things you’ll want to think about.

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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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3 Ways That Buying or Selling a Luxury Home Is Different

January 26, 2017

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Selling a standard home is fraught with enough concerns about marking it at the right price and staging it properly, but it’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to luxury property. If you’re planning on selling your high-end property and are trying to determine what sets it apart from the average home sale, here are some things to consider before putting it on the market.

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Chris Brown
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