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  • 11 days ago
    Analysis lukeskar

    What Move-Up Buyers Should Consider

    If you find yourself longing for a better place or a better neighborhood, look below for a list of items move-up buyers need to consider before buying that next home.

  • 2 months ago
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    21 DIY Home Maintenance Tasks

    We have assembled a list of some of the most important preventative maintenance tasks to give you some help in taking care of your property.

  • 3 months ago
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    USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Minimum Property Requirements

    USDA has some detailed rules for the homes that get approved for the USDA home loan. All homes will be inspected by an appraiser and must meet the rules before the loan can be closed.

  • 3 months ago
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    Exceptional Reddit Group For Real Estate Bloggers

    Thanks to social media, there are lots of dedicated groups where people can join and get information about a number of topics. Reddit has grown to rival some of the other major social media platforms, and I felt it was time to add a Reddit real estate bloggers group.

  • 5 months ago
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    Giving Your Kids the Gift of Equity

    Buying a home takes money, usually in the form of down payment along with closing costs. With a gift of equity, one family member can sell their home to another family member and greatly reduce the overall out of pocket costs.

  • 5 months ago
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    Level 12

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  • 5 months ago
    Analysis lukeskar

    Do Not Do These Things When Selling A Home

    Lots of experts provide solid information about what to do when it is time to sell a home. This article is a twist on that idea by offering advice on what NOT to do.

  • 5 months ago
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    Researching an Area Before Buying a House

    Comparing homes and finding the right one to match your needs is only part of the journey to becoming a homeowner. Another part of the journey is to research an area before buying a home.

  • 5 months ago
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    Family Opportunity Loan For Elderly Parents or Disabled Adult Child

    Finding a mortgage for a second home can be expensive. The down payment requirement is high, the interest rate is not as great as a loan for a primary home and there are other restrictions. However, if you find yourself in need of buying a home for an elderly parent or an adult child with disabilities, Fannie Mae has you covered with the Family Opportunity Mortgage.

  • 6 months ago
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    2020 Conforming Loan Limits

    The overall strong real estate market has seen major booms in the last few years. The increase in average prices have led to a change in the conventional loan limit, yet again.

  • 6 months ago
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    2020 FHA and FHA 203k Loan Limits Updated

    According to a recent update from the Federal Housing Administration, also called FHA, there are higher loan amounts available.

  • 6 months ago
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    Is Buying the Worst House in the Best Neighborhood Good Advice?

    Lots of research, and basic math, have shown this theory to be an overall bad idea. Understanding why you should avoid the worst home, and what to do in its place, is a much better way to spend your time and money.

  • 7 months ago
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    FHA Mortgage Loans Explained

    Without a doubt, the FHA loan is one of the most popular mortgage programs among first time home buyers. The reasons for this are quite simple. FHA has a low down payment requirement, they have forgiving credit requirements, and their rates are just as good as conventional loans.

  • 7 months ago
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    Home Renovation Mortgage Options

    Comparing the FHA 203k and Fannie Mae HomeStyle loans!

  • 8 months ago
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    Best Real Estate Articles From November 2019

    Take a look at this month's selection of some of the best real estate articles from November 2019 by Karen Holt Highland!

  • 8 months ago
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    Renovation Mortgage Options and How They Work

    Listed below are the top five renovation loans and the specifics of each program. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll have a strong understanding of how renovation loans work.