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10/30/2018 12:54:55 PM

It’s the season of scary and as a real estate agent, the spookiness often lasts all year long. Since it’s Halloween, we thought we’d get in the menacing mood. That’s right—we’re going to list five really spooky things clients (or people in general) do that surely give agents goosebumps.  The open house sign-in shut down […]

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10/25/2018 1:12:46 PM

No matter when a homeowner lists their home, some principles of staging hold true. Overall, homes will benefit from having neutral interior wall colors, rather than vibrant or bold colors. Keeping the listing clean is always a must, as well as decluttering, and keeping it odor-free. However, once these basic staging needs are taken care […]

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10/21/2018 10:00:34 AM

(TNS)—Buying a home is a major life milestone, right up there with snagging a dream job or finding true love. Your heart might be set on becoming a homeowner, but red flags might indicate you’re not yet ready to make the leap. For many, particularly millennials, homeownership represents much more than a financial investment. In […]

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9/9/2018 10:03:53 AM

(TNS)—If you’re thinking about buying land, you’ll be hard-pressed to persuade a mortgage lender to finance your purchase. Instead, you’ll likely need to apply for a land loan. Land loans aren’t as common as mortgage loans, so your options may be limited. Also, because of different factors, you could end up with a shorter repayment […]

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8/22/2018 1:11:01 PM

(TNS)—Maybe you have an idea of when you’d like to buy your first home or retire from the workforce—but just how realistic are your expectations? We recently asked Americans to tell us the ideal ages for accomplishing certain financial goals. Then, we ran their responses by 10 certified financial planners living in different parts of […]

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8/19/2018 10:02:38 AM

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: When guiding clients through the real estate process, how can I ensure that they’re prepared to find success when in the midst of a seller’s market? A: Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® enjoys a leading position in its category. […]

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7/19/2018 12:55:25 PM

(TNS)—Home prices have shot up in some areas of the U.S., to the point where buyers need jumbo loans to finance them. In mortgage-speak, jumbo refers to loans that exceed the limits set by the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that buy most home loans and package them for investors. Jumbo mortgages, or jumbo loans, are those […]

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7/18/2018 12:48:11 PM

Did you know you can partner with other funding sources to increase your investment potential? Self-directed IRAs are the only retirement arrangements that allow individual investors the freedom to pursue alternative investments, such as real estate. Investing in real estate with a self-directed IRA offers many benefits to those who are looking for creative ways […]

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7/18/2018 12:44:15 PM

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Consumers who are seriously in the home-buying and -selling market should be mindful of a variety of competing home price estimators. Solely relying on just one price estimate is likely to skew the views of what a particular property will actually transact for. […]

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7/8/2018 10:02:18 AM

Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student loan debt is impacting their ability to buy. Millennials expect to be delayed from home-buying […]

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