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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...
5 days ago
Leisl Bailey
Using HELOC To Purchase Investment Property
Investing
If you want to purchase real estate, you might find yourself hitting a roadblock before you even begin. Purchasing an investment property requires a down payment and many people don’t just have that much money lying around. Luckily, homeowners may have that money hidden away within the value of t...
1 week ago
Andrew S
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...
2 weeks 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 weeks 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...
3 weeks 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...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
What is a Statewide Buyer and Seller Advisory?
Home Selling
In California, those in the real estate industry have taken the initiative to try and avoid all legal backlash, if possible. Because of this, there are many disclosures and forms that all parties in a property transfer must not only be aware of, but also use. The California Association of Realtors ...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
These Are the Safest Neighborhoods in St. Louis
Researching
St. Louis, Missouri, often gets an unfair bad rep in real estate. This city with soul flourishes along the banks of the mighty Mississippi and serves as America’s “Gateway to the West.” It’s home to premiere museums, a world-famous zoo, and one of the most successful franchises in major lea...
4 weeks 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...
4 weeks 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...
4 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey

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