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1/15/2019 1:20:41 PM

(TNS)—Q: With the new year upon us, my partner and I want to buy our first home. Do you have any advice on how to find the best house at the best price? A: There’s no such thing as “the best” house; there is only the best house for the two of you. As with […]

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1/9/2019 1:37:57 PM

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors and other professionals use one or […]

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1/8/2019 1:35:52 PM

(TNS)—On a corner lot, surrounded by lush live oaks and Florida-style bungalows, sits Jonathan Wilson’s first real estate investment: a 2,100-square-foot, bone-colored duplex. The area was a big draw for Wilson. Seminole Heights is part-hipster and part-historic, as one of Tampa’s oldest neighborhoods and home to local breweries, art galleries and yoga studios. Some 2,400 […]

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1/6/2019 10:03:23 AM

Typically, most IRA providers only allow you to invest in approved stocks, bonds, mutual funds and CDs. A self-directed IRA with Entrust allows you to diversify beyond these traditional types of investments, such as in real estate properties. This is our most popular investment strategy—and for a good reason! Self-directed IRAs are the only retirement accounts that allow individual […]

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1/6/2019 10:01:33 AM

Homeownership can be a stressful venture, especially when hearing about the potential for various unseen dangers, such as mold, asbestos and especially radon...

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1/3/2019 1:00:29 PM

With inventory loosening and prices slowing, buyers’ chances look promising—but as mortgage rates rise, how great are their odds, really? According to recently released research by Zillow, home-buying power is shrinking. In the average scenario, where a buyer earns the median national pay, a buyer could have bought a $393,700 home in January of last […]

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1/3/2019 9:14:44 AM

Although this may not be the most popular time of year to sell, there’s likely a greater percentage of serious homebuyers looking in your area than during the spring and summer months. Add to that the fact that many areas of the country will experience some snowfall this month, and now is the perfect time […]

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12/26/2018 1:00:54 PM

(TNS)—The housing market crash has become a distant memory, and home prices are looking healthy again—but does that mean there are good opportunities for investing in the residential real estate market? Home values are climbing in most places. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, or NAR, 93 percent of major metro areas saw gains […]

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12/25/2018 1:02:03 PM

(TNS)—Some things get more valuable with age, like fine wines and real estate. The longer you keep them, the more valuable they get. In real estate, this calls to mind the five-year rule, which states that new homeowners should generally stay put for at least five years before selling their property or risk losing money. […]

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12/3/2018 1:07:51 PM

According to Money magazine, the average 2017 monthly Social Security payment in the U.S. was $1,342. This isn’t adequate to cover the expenses on a decent apartment in most metro areas, and certainly wouldn’t allow anyone to purchase nice clothes, fancy meals or go on any exciting vacations. If you plan to rely only on […]

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