How to Save Mortgage Interest $$$

If you want to pay off your mortgage early, here are 4 ways to do it     If you can afford it, it might be simple to pay off your mortgage earlier. But should you? That’s a complicated question. Homeowners with low mortgage rates may be better off putting extra money in a Roth IRA or …

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1:  “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to …

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8 Earnest-Money Deposit Mistakes Home Buyers Live to Regret

Once a buyer settles on a home, they often show their commitment with an earnest-money deposit. But if they’re not careful, they could lose thousands of dollars. When home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest-money deposit. Yes, it sounds …

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The 4 Things Buyers Really Want in Kitchen Cabinetry

The 4 Things Buyers Really Want in Kitchen Cabinetry A great kitchen design can dramatically increase your property value – if you want to attract prospective buyers, your kitchen is the perfect place to invest money. The trick is to get it to appeal to the majority of people by spending your money on what …

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9 Smart Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

1. Strip the windows Light and bright is what sells. They might be beautiful, but they’ll darken and date the room. You can leave the sheers, but take down the drapes. Pull the blinds all the way up. If blinds are left in the down but open position, that can reduce light by 50% over the …

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What time of day to visit the home you want to buy

Visit a home you like at these times…       A neighborhood during midday can look and sound drastically different in the evening. Home buyers should spend more time scouting out the house they’re interested in at various hours of the day and night to determine if the home truly is a good fit. The …

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The Absolute Insanity of Not Buying a Home When You’re Young

Below is part of the article published by Tyler Tervooren from his website www.riskology.com. What do you think about his opinions? Or, are they merely opinions if based on numbers…? If you’re young—under 40 or so— …and have been heeding all the personal finance advice spewing forth from some of the most popular columnists and …

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Homebuying Step 3: The Search

STEP 3 The Search You’re really doing it! You know what you can afford and you’ve got your pre-approval letter. But before you buy the home of your dreams, you’ve gotta find it first. Don’ts – Don’t worry about color. It can be changed. It will be changed. Assume you will have to paint when moving …

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3 (of 6) Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property

3 Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property Over the past few years, an increasing number of buyers have become interested in purchasing real estate specifically as a way to help make money. Last year, investment-home sales reached an estimated 1.09 million, a 7% jump over 2014 figures, according to a survey from the …

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