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The Type of Home You Want to Buy Determines Your Closing Cost and Here’s Why
August 25, 2016 |

The Type of Home You Want to Buy Determines Your Closing Cost and Here’s Why

Savvy home buyers who are preparing to make a real estate purchase should do their research and understand that they need to save money for not only the down payment but the closing costs as well. The closing costs can account for as much as three to five percent of the sales price in some cases, so this can be a rather sizable amount of money. Some home buyers however, may not realize that the amount of closing costs can vary considerably based on the home that is purchased. With a closer look at why this is, home buyers can make a more educated decision when selecting a home to purchase.

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Buying Your First Home? Learn These 5 Essential Home Maintenance Skills as Soon as Possible
August 24, 2016 |

Buying Your First Home? Learn These 5 Essential Home Maintenance Skills as Soon as Possible

New homes can be scary. But when you take the time to think about it, and plan ahead, maintaining a home is easier than you think – a manageable mix of experience and common sense. Here are five skills that will help maintain your new home for years to come.

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Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships
August 23, 2016 |

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

One of the factors involved in feeling truly comfortable in your community is the relationships that you’ve been able to establish with the locals in your neighborhood, but it can be hard to know how to nurture a good relationship. Whether you’re moving to a new home soon or are wondering how to make some nearby friends, here are some simple tips for ingratiating the ones that live closest to you.

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Real Estate

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships
August 23, 2016 |

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

One of the factors involved in feeling truly comfortable in your community is the relationships that you’ve been able to establish with the locals in your neighborhood, but it can be hard to know how to nurture a good relationship. Whether you’re moving to a new home soon or are wondering how to make some nearby friends, here are some simple tips for ingratiating the ones that live closest to you.

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Real Estate Investing: How to Find Great Deals on Undeveloped Lots with Big Potential
August 19, 2016 |

Real Estate Investing: How to Find Great Deals on Undeveloped Lots with Big Potential

Purchasing a plot of land can be one of the best investments to make. A landowner has great (but not unlimited) freedom in how to develop their plot, and land never expires so its potential is essentially infinite. That said, buying undeveloped or vacant land can be risky business, so read on to find tips on purchasing a plot.

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Pocket the Profits: The Secrets to Selling Your Home above the Asking Price
August 11, 2016 |

Pocket the Profits: The Secrets to Selling Your Home above the Asking Price

We all want to sell our homes at above asking price, but what is it that makes a seller succeed at this? Here’s our expert advice on how you can sell your home above the asking price.

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Market News

Market News for August 23. 2016
August 23, 2016 |

Market News for August 23. 2016

July new single-family home sales surged to a nine-year high due to a strengthening job market and ultra-low home loan rates. New Home Sales rose 12.4% to an annual rate of 654,000, above the 580,000 expected, while June was revised lower to 582,000 from 592,000. Sales are up 31.3% from July 2015. Sales were led […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 |

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 22, 2016

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

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Market News for August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 |

Market News for August 19, 2016

A number of Fed members spoke yesterday with various conflicting statements surrounding the timing of interest rate hikes. San Francisco Fed President Williams (non-voter) said the central bank should raise rates sooner rather than later. On the other hand, Dallas Fed President Kaplan (non-voter) said that the Fed had limited room to maneuver in hiking […]

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Home and Garden

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships
August 23, 2016 |

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

One of the factors involved in feeling truly comfortable in your community is the relationships that you’ve been able to establish with the locals in your neighborhood, but it can be hard to know how to nurture a good relationship. Whether you’re moving to a new home soon or are wondering how to make some nearby friends, here are some simple tips for ingratiating the ones that live closest to you.

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Simple Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
August 19, 2016 |

Simple Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Tired of your bathroom? ¬†According to the latest research, over the course of our lifetimes, we each spend about 1.5 years in the bathroom! Let’s face it, it’s the first place we go to in the morning, and the last place we visit at night. So if you are going to spend that much time […]

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How to Organize Jewelry, Purses, Hats, & Scarves In The Closet
August 10, 2016 |

How to Organize Jewelry, Purses, Hats, & Scarves In The Closet

Accessories make the outfit – but what if you can’t find them? Chances are, they are lost in your closet or jammed into an overstuffed chest of drawers, so you end up wearing (or purchasing) the same things over and over again because you can’t remember where you put the last one you bought. Accessories […]

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Other Recent Posts

Market News for August 18, 2016

Market News for August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 |

The percentage of U.S. homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth continues to decline, though the numbers are still above normal levels. Nearly 6 million borrowers owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. The negative equity rate fell to 12% of all mortgaged homeowners, down from 14% […]

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Market News for August 17, 2016

Market News for August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 |

According to its August 2016 U.S. Economic Outlook, data analytics firm CoreLogic reports that Americans are keeping their homes longer. CoreLogic says that it found that the median number of years home sellers had owned their homes increased by three years between 2007 and 2013. The reasons as to why homeowners have chosen to keep […]

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3 Things You Must Do after Inheriting a Home

3 Things You Must Do after Inheriting a Home

August 17, 2016 |

There can be a lot of excitement when it comes to the realization that you’ve inherited a home, but simply because it’s an inheritance doesn’t mean there aren’t a few strings attached. Whether you’re expecting to be gifted with a home in the future or you’re currently going through this process, here are a few things you may need to watch out for.

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