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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
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
Everything a Buyer Needs to Know About Wake County Real Estate
Buying a Home
Many people recognize Wake County as one of the best places to live in North Carolina, thanks to its strong economy, family-friendly communities, and mild year-round temperatures. Wake County maintains an unemployment rate well below the national average as the region is within the Triangle Region....
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Should I Refinance My Mortgage? The Rule of Thumb to Follow
Saving Money
Refinancing your mortgage isn’t always worth it. This is because sometimes, the process can be long, drawn out, and complicated. And, worst of all, you might not even save any money in the long term. To make refinancing your mortgage worth your while, there is a very specific rule of thumb that y...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Q&A: Should I Buy a Foreclosed Home?
Buying a Home
Is buying a foreclosed home on your wish list? You’re sure to have a lot of questions about them, and rightly so! Buying a foreclosed home isn’t as cut and dry as a traditional home sale. You asked, we listened! Here are the answers your top foreclosed home questions. What exactly is a foreclos...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Why You Might Want to Recast Your Mortgage
Buying a Home
Want to reduce the amount of your monthly mortgage payments for the remaining life of your home loan? Then a recast mortgage may be the option for you. Although not as common as refinancing, there are benefits to a recast mortgage that you can’t get through refinancing. Here are all the detai...
3 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Realtor or Real Estate Lawyer: Which Is Cheaper?
Home Selling
Deciding whether or not to use a Realtor to help you buy or sell your home is a big choice. It’s also mainly a financial one. While some people might decide to sell their home on their own or purchase a home without a Realtor, when it comes to the nitty-gritty legal aspects, you need a second pai...
4 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How Much Do Hardwood Floors Increase Home Value?
Home Selling
Looking to install new flooring in your home? If so, you may be wondering, “How much value does hardwood floors add to a home?” That question is usually followed by its sister question: what’s the return on investment? In this article, we’ll dive in to answer both of these q...
4 months ago
Leisl Bailey
When Is Home Refinancing a Good Idea?
Buying a Home
Sometimes refinancing a home can be a smart financial choice. This is because restructuring payment plans can help you spend less on your mortgage each month, allowing you to save up for other areas of your life, like building up retirement or medical funds. While many factors can affect your choic...
4 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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