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Real Estate Taxes 101- How to Calculate Property Tax
Saving Money
Are you wondering how to calculate property tax? Property tax calculations 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 ca...
2 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
Can I Sell My House After HARP Refinance?
Home Selling
  Many Americans are seeing their neighbors sell their houses and making a profit off of their earnings. 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...
2 months 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...
2 months 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...
2 months 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...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What Is A Limited Service Real Estate Agent?
Home Selling
  There are more and more “limited service” brokers and realtors entering the marketplace these days. And they are meeting a massive demand. Real estate is shifting thanks to the wonders of the internet. The clients are smart, able, and maybe even know enough about buying and selli...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Who Pays Real Estate Commissions?
Home Selling
  One of the most significant problems people have with real estate agents is that the fees are a little too steep and that the services they deliver are not worth the extra charges. Winning either side of that argument can be tough. All we know is that one thing is for sure. Cost aside, the h...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What Is The Average Down Payment of the House?
Buying a Home
  For decades, it was one of the few hard-and-fast rules when purchasing a home: Put twenty percent down. Times have changed, but people’s belief that twenty percent is absolutely required has not. Twenty percent is more of a myth than reality. There is a massive range of possibilities w...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How To Sell A House That Needs Work Without Expensive Renovations
Home Selling
Selling a house that needs work? There are actually quite a lot of reasonably inexpensive fixes to help your home sell for a reasonable price. As long as you are willing to put in the effort, you can trade your time for money that you would spend on sprucing up your home.   Home Exterior Repa...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Pick a Real Estate Agent and Save Thousands On Commission?
Home Selling
  Many agents will tell you “You get what you pay for,” when you talk about negotiating their commission. Is that really the case or merely a way to get you pay more money than is necessary? There is no need to pay 3% or even 4% fo your home’s sale price to get a high-quality...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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