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Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are...

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends &...

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Abundance

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and...

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Chargers for Electronics

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a...

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An...

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Basic Emergency Supply Kit

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Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined...

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling...

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Standard Deduction

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3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home,...

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Considering a Home for Retirement

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The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part...

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Home Inventory

Generally speaking, when you need an inventory of your personal belongings, it is too late to make...

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Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their...

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The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away,...

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What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the...

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Inspirational – Success

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Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not...

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Three Things Buyers Want

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Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the...

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Standard or Itemized Deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the standard deduction to $24,000 for married...

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Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better...

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Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for...

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The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great...

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Next to Paying Cash

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The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!

You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no...

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Bad Advice for Sellers

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Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently...

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Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of...

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Owners Without Agents

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Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward...

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VA Jumbo Loan

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Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale...

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63% of Sellers

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Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead

Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a...

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Disappearing Tax Deductions

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Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to...

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Year End Tax Newsletter

One of the first steps in a good outcome is knowing a little bit about what you're about to...

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Here’s to a Wonderful 2019!

We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and...

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Happy New Year

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Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory...

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Median distance between homes

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Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily...

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24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to...

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year...

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Veterans Home Buyers

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Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream

As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that...

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Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves...

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2019 Loan Limits

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes...

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Steps to Smooth Financing

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4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of...

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No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national...

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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next...

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Another Type of Financing Concession

Price, condition and terms are factors that any owner must consider when marketing their...

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How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free,...

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Lever Door Handle Replacement

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What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year....

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Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates

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The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the...

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2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation...

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on...

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Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of...

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Cost of Waiting to Buy

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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of...

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Pre-appproval confidence

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Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently...

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Bruce Barton quotation

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Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has...

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24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or...

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The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes...

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Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of...

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Difference in Deadbolts

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7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until...

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Bad Advice for Buyers

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home...

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the...

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Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit...

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Veteran’s Day

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75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership...

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Burglary Deterrents

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Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well...

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Now Is A Good Time

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Still Think You Need 15-20% Down to Buy a Home? Think Again!

According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million...

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It’s Not Just the Tax Benefits

When the standard deduction for married couples filing jointly was increased from $12,700 to...

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Housing Is Still Affordable in the United States!

Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not...

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Protect Your Move

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Advice on mortage

Assumptions May be an Alternative

For the last 25 years, most buyers have gotten a new mortgage or paid cash when purchasing a home....

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Difference in monthly interest rate and saving for 2019 prediction

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?

We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7%...

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Map Showing how many house people sell with in 30 days after putting it on sale

50% of Homes Sold in 30 Days in March [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed...

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4 Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market is NOT 2006 All Over Again

With home prices rising again this year, some are concerned that we may be...

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Overlooked Recordkeeping

Homeowners are familiar that they can deduct the interest and property taxes from their income tax...

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Remodelled House in Orlando Florida

Costs More – Takes Longer

The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it...

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99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase

99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase

Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising...

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Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate!

Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many...

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State state breakdown of buyer demand

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as...

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