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1/22/2020 12:58:43 PM

Your clients found their dream home, and they’re ready to make an offer—excellent job! When an offer is officially accepted, your client is under contract. This is the perfect time to schedule a home inspection. What is a home inspection? The home inspection plays a significant role in the home-buying process. A home inspection is […]

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1/22/2020 12:56:02 PM

(TNS)—When it comes to interest rates, mortgage seekers should pay close attention because every little bit of interest counts. A quarter of a percentage point doesn’t sound like much, but it can mean thousands of extra dollars in interest paid, or not paid, over the life of a typical 30-year loan. For buyers worried that […]

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1/2/2020 11:14:06 AM

With more bitter weather in the future for much of the U.S., there is much real estate professionals can do to get properties ready for showings. No matter the season, staging a home before a sale can increase the amount of an offer by 1-5 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. From ensuring […]

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12/12/2019 1:39:18 PM

Having a home professionally staged has many benefits. Staging can help present a property in its best light, potentially making it more appealing to prospective buyers. Many times, staging may help a home sell more quickly and sometimes even for a higher contract price. Bringing in professional home stagers does come with a cost, and […]

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11/28/2019 1:00:18 PM

The prospect of relocating can be complicated enough before you factor in the needs of one, two or multiple members of your household menagerie. Marian White at says the type of animal, along with their specific needs and health concerns, greatly affect how you prepare for their move. If you’re fortunate enough to be […]

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11/14/2019 1:58:19 PM

First and foremost, what is a self-directed IRA? A self-directed IRA is an individual retirement account that gives you complete control over your investment choices. Unlike other IRAs, you’re not limited to stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This means you can take advantage of investing in alternative assets—such as real estate, limited partnerships and gold—with […]

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11/3/2019 10:04:45 AM

Home staging can be a costly expense, especially if you have multiple homes on the market at once. However, there are some very simple (and cheap) ways to make a home look better without having to make major design changes or upgrades. These 10 home staging tips can help you move that home off the […]

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10/30/2019 1:10:24 PM

(TNS)—With home prices in many parts of the country rising more rapidly than wages, condominiums and co-ops, which typically cost 10 percent or so less than single-family homes, are in high demand. The National Association of REALTORS® reports that the median condo/co-op value rose 5.2 percent in the 12 months through August, compared to 4.7 […]

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10/29/2019 1:10:09 PM

(TNS)—Renting a place to live may give you the freedom to move when you want and relieve you of the responsibilities of homeownership, but at some point, most people yearn for their own home. Buying a house is a good way to start building financial security. As you pay down the mortgage, you build up […]

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10/23/2019 1:38:57 PM

(TNS)—Buying a condo can be a great way to dive into homeownership without worrying about much of the upkeep that comes with single-family homes and townhouses. Condo dwellers can also typically take advantage of shared amenities, plus having professional management to take care of building maintenance. However, condos aren’t for everyone, so it’s best to […]

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