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Why Are New Homes So Big?

A Tale Of Two Markets If you have your heart set on purchasing a home that is spacious and newly built you are sure to be in luck. The real estate market abounds with large houses of recent vintage. On the other hand, those of us who would prefer to live in something that is […]

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How to Get Help Purchasing Your First Home

More Help Than The Average Mom And Dad Can Give If you are not familiar with the ins-and-outs of real estate in its central role to the American Dream you could be forgiven for thinking that homeownership is out of reach of the average person. Conventional practice without any help is to have a deposit […]

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The Front To Back Fix Up Strategy

The Good Karma of Instant Curb Appeal When you buy a home with the intention of fixing it up to realize the full value you have to make choices about how much work you should do yourself. You need to proceed based on a plan and there are a few things that you can do […]

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Is It Safe To Start Hunting For A Home Yet?

Timing Is A Personal Thing The right time to hunt for a home is when you are ready. That is a different time for everyone. The time that you are ready is when it is a point in your life to change your home or to buy your first home. That is a personal issue […]

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Buying A Home With Bad Credit

You May Have More Options Than You Think Buying a home rather than renting is a very rewarding lifestyle choice that has been the core of the American Dream for the last one hundred years or more. For those who do own their homes, even with a high level of finance, it is an entirely […]

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Planning Your Relocation Across The Nation

Cross Country Planning The rhythm of life is often determined by the need to balance careers and family. Sometimes to best support the family you have to take that job across the country and bring the family with you. This can be a good thing if you have the resources to make the experience as […]

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Do Fixer-Uppers Still Work For Locking In Wealth?

You Make Your Profit When You Buy It is a common misconception that you make your money in high value asset transactions when you sell and get the cash or equivalents. This is not actually the case as you put the asset on your balance sheet when you buy, and the liabilities. Did you know you […]

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Breaking Down The Fees For Closing On A Home

A Long List Of Fees For Services At the end of the day there is a very strong argument that buying your own home is an excellent value proposition. Unfortunately, getting to that point is a very formal, legalistic process that requires hundreds or even thousands of pages of documentation and it might seem like a […]

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Second Homes And Two Perspectives On What They Can Do For You

Do You Mean A Vacation Home Or An Investment? If you are purchasing a second home there is plenty of ambiguity in the terms used to describe different types of real estate for ambiguity and misunderstanding. That is why there are two perspectives that need to be explored to get a valid definition. Read on […]

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Your Second Home and The 1031 Exchange

Pronounced Ten Thirty One Let’s say that you have had a second home, a vacation home for a while now, it is a proven good investment, one that has appreciated considerably and you’d like to dispose of it by sale. Technically there could be some problems with the increase in value that has accrued, if […]

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