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This is the Cheapest Way to Buy a House
Buying a Home
Before you ever start shopping for a house, you’ll need to figure out how to pay for it. The process of getting a mortgage can be pretty complicated, especially for someone who has never done it before. Working with a knowledgeable and responsive mortgage lender or bank officer can really help. T...
1 month ago
Leisl Bailey
The Best Way To Lower Your Property Taxes
Buying a Home
Property taxes are based on a few factors, including the tax rate in your city or town as well as the value of your home. You can’t control the tax rate used by the location of your home, but you can do things to control the value, or perceived value of your home. By understanding this, we can he...
1 month ago
Ben Mizes
Real Estate Loans For People with Bad Credit
Buying a Home
A bad credit score can seem like an impossible barrier to break through if you want to take out real estate loans. Luckily, many lenders understand that borrowers can improve their credit scores by taking out a loan. Take a look at the following loan options and what it takes to qualify. Everyone d...
1 month ago
Leisl Bailey
How Are Property Taxes Calculated?
Buying a Home
Just how are property taxes calculated? When you get your bill, it might just seem like a jumble of arbitrary numbers. You know you have to pay it, so you write a check and move on, but you’ve probably also wondered how the local government arrived at that number in the first place. We’ve got t...
2 months ago
Thomas O'Shaughnessy
How to Get a House for Cheap
Buying a Home
Saving money is always one of the main things on people’s minds when buying a home. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to go about getting great deals in real estate. You can even do this without too much effort of your part. So, we’ve put together this list of the top five ways to s...
2 months ago
Marina Schaberg
What You Need to Know About Buying an Abandoned House
Buying a Home
Being the owner of an abandoned house is definitely an interesting position. Most people look at the overgrown grass, dilapidated structures, and peeling paint of these homes and run the other way. But, for some investors, a vacant property is prime real estate. With some negotiation, a little elbo...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Understanding a Florida As-Is Residential Contract
Buying a Home
Many states have different rules about real estate.  Even more often, they have different forms for different real estate transactions. Although most states allow an offer to buy form to include “as-is” language, the state of Florida takes it to another level. They now have their own “as-is...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
The Best Advice for First Time Home Buyers in New Jersey
Buying a Home
Buying a home in New Jersey is very much like buying a home in any other state. You’ve still got to go about the process in basically the same way—finding a lender, looking for a home, getting an inspection, and closing on the sale. What’s the biggest difference as a first time homebu...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
The 7 Steps of Buying a House
Buying a Home
The steps to buying a house, especially if you are doing it for the very first time, can feel a little bit confusing and overwhelming. We totally get this and have even been there before ourselves. This is why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to buying a house. This way, you know exactl...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Advice for First-Time Homebuyers in Minnesota
Buying a Home
Are you one of the thousands looking to purchase a home in Minnesota? As a first-time homebuyer, you likely have many questions specific to buying a home in MN. If so, this is for you. Here’s our best advice for first-time homebuyers in Minnesota. What options exist for first-time homebuyers ...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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