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Want to sell your house privately? (Read This First!)
Home Selling
After adding up the costs involved in selling your house, you may have come to the conclusion to sell your house yourself. Many who go this route are at a loss for knowing how to sell a house privately. There is a lot involved in selling your house privately, but if you’re up for the challen...
10 months ago
Leisl Bailey
7 Essential Tips to Downsize to a Smaller Home
Home Selling
Downsizing is like any other move, except you have to get rid of a lot more things. If finding a new place, selling your old one, and purging many of your items has got your head spinning, fear not! Here are seven great tips for downsizing to a smaller home (without the stress!). Measure! Before go...
11 months ago
Leisl Bailey
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Downsizing Your Home
Home Selling
On the fence about downsizing? It’s easy to see why. There are so many advantages to both, yet there can only be one answer. While we won’t pretend to know what home is best for you and your lifestyle, here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider when downsizing to a smaller home. Adva...
12 months ago
Ben Mizes
Should I Consider Downsizing My Home?
Moving
Watching your friends purchase bigger and bigger homes each year can make you jump onboard the “bigger is better” train. But is bigger better? Here are the top three reasons why downsizing your home may be the way to go. Save Money Purchasing a house is an exciting time. You go in to see how mu...
12 months ago
Ben Mizes
Real Estate Taxes 101- How to Calculate Property Tax
Saving Money
Are you wondering how to calculate property tax? Property tax calculation is a sore spot for homeowners, as they are often very confusing. But they don’t have to be. Real Estate Taxes 101: How to Calculate Property Tax Here is everything you need to know about property taxes, including how to cal...
12 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Refinance a Home
Buying a Home
Are you wondering how to refinance a home? Sometimes during the course of home ownership, you realize that your current mortgage payment system is not a good fit for you anymore. This means that it is time to refinance your mortgage. How to Refinance a Home Sometimes refinancing your mortgage can f...
11 months ago
Andrew S
Can I Sell My House After HARP Refinance?
Home Selling
  Many Americans are seeing their neighbors sell their houses and making a profit. When you see this all around you, it’s tough not to want to jump in and join them! But what if you have recently refinanced using HARP? Can you sell your house after HARP refinance? What is HARP Refinance? HAR...
1 year ago
Leisl Bailey
What is Equity in a House? (An In-Depth Guide)
Home Selling
  Building home equity is one of the main benefits of homeownership. Home equity is the potion of your property that you truly “own.” Of course, you own your home. What we mean by “own” (quotes are key here) is that you borrowed money to buy the property. This gives your lender a bit o...
1 year ago
Leisl Bailey
The Top 100 Real Estate Blogs in 2018
Home Selling
If you’re thinking about getting into real estate, there’s no better place to learn than from experienced investors, landlords, flippers, and homeowners. They can educate you on what it takes to be successful and what mistakes you should avoid, saving you time and money. We’ve compiled a list...
1 year ago
Andrew S
What is HARP Refinance?
Home Selling
  Since the market crash in 2007, many homeowners have been struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments. After watching their homes plummet in value hundreds of thousands of dollars, their homes have become their money prison. House prices still haven’t reached the value that they wer...
1 year ago
Leisl Bailey

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