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Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Buying

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Buying a Home

Oct 10th 2018

So, after a long and exhausting home search process, you have finally found a property that could be the one. You may feel a temptation to just put your money down on the spot and close the deal right away. This is especially apparent when the housing market is competitive ...

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How a Primary Residence Can Impact Mortgage

Oct 2nd 2018

Did you know home buyers can usually qualify for better mortgage rates when they are requesting money to purchase their primary residence? This is possible because the mortgage lenders are taking on less of a risk than they would when financing a second mortgage. Other than your mortgage, a primary ...

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New Option for Affordable Housing: Stackable Units

Sep 27th 2018

With housing prices rising at an accelerated rate, people are beginning to look for offbeat affordable housing solutions. One such solution is in the form of prefabricated housing units that are stackable. These smart and unique housing units are called Bloks, from a company called Blokable. They can be connected ...

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4 ways real estate can benefit retirement income

4 Ways Real Estate Can Benefit Your Retirement Income

Sep 19th 2018

Whether you’re just a few years away from your retirement or planning decades in advance, your retirement income is always an important consideration. Besides stocks and bonds, real estate can provide some great benefits to your retirement income. Here are the most popular ways you can use real estate to ...

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Despite Strong Economy, Some Millennials Are Still Living with Parents

Sep 12th 2018

Home-cooked meals and free rent are arguably the best perks of living with parents. However, for a person between the ages of 25 to 34, this isn’t usually socially-acceptable. People in this age range are usually expected to be living independently. After all, living with parents can feel suffocating at ...

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student loan debt makes home home buying process challenging

Why Student Loan Debt Makes the Home Buying Process Challenging

Sep 5th 2018

Student loan debt is an issue affecting nearly 45 million people in the United States. Jobs demand a solid education from prospective employees, putting pressure on people to get a college degree. However, the expensive tuition at many colleges requires students to borrow money in the form of a student ...

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How to Handle A Letter of Explanation Request from Your Lender

Aug 28th 2018

When you are using a mortgage to pay for a home, your lender will sometimes have concerns about your application details. The lender can raise these concerns in the form of a letter of explanation request. If you receive a request for a letter of explanation, you will be required ...

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top features for home buyers

The Top Features Home Buyers Are Looking For

Aug 21st 2018

The features that buyers of new homes desire are constantly changing. As a result, home builders always want to be ahead of the game, to make sure the new homes are equipped with features that match the current trends. Ashton Woods, a home builder in various markets across the United ...

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Technology at the Center of Real Estate Industry Changes

Aug 17th 2018

The real estate industry is said to be valued at about $217 trillion. In such a huge industry, one would think that they would be ahead in the technology department. However, the real estate industry has actually been reluctant to incorporate technology to its full potential. It seems that this ...

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new strategy for home buying

New Strategy for Home Buying: Renting Out Your Previous Home

Aug 14th 2018

The housing market today is a little rough. Prices are going up and the competition is fierce, resulting in many homeowners holding off on moving to a new home. However, a different strategy for home buying is quickly gaining popularity. This strategy involves buyers keeping their old home and renting ...

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