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Blog Post Prepare Your Home for Sale

Prepare Your Home for Sale

In a competitive real estate market, getting your house ready to sell can be a difficult undertaking. Making your home stand out from the competition can be challenging when there are so many houses on the market and so many buyers competing for the top properties. However, you m...
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Blog Post Buying or Renting? -Factors to Consider

Buying or Renting? -Factors to Consider

When it comes to housing, one of the biggest decisions you'll make is whether to buy or rent. Both options have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you will depend on your circumstances and priorities. Let’s take a closer look at the factors you should conside...
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Blog Post Hiring a Property Management Company

Hiring a Property Management Company

Are you a landlord or investor looking to maximize the return on your investment property? Hiring a property management company may be the solution you're looking for.Property management companies specialize in the day-to-day operations of rental properties, including marketi...
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Blog Post Working With a Real Estate Agent

Working With a Real Estate Agent

Can I use an agent for a new home? Yes, however buyers should be aware of the differences inherent in working with sales agents who are employed by the developer, rather than traditional real estate agents. Builders commonly require that an outside agent be present, and sign in, ...
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Blog Post What You Can Afford

What You Can Afford

How much does my real estate agent need to know? Real estate agents would say that the more you tell them, the better they can negotiate on your behalf. However, the degree of trust you have with an agent may depend upon their legal obligation. Agents working for buyers have thre...
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Blog Post Tax Considerations

Tax Considerations

Where do I get information on IRS publications? The Internal Revenue Service publishes a number of real estate publications. They are listed by number: * 521 "Moving Expenses" * 523 "Selling Your Home" * 527 "Residential Rental Property" * 534 "...
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Blog Post Property Taxes

Property Taxes

Are taxes on second homes deductible? Mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible on a second home if you itemize. Check with your accountant or tax adviser for specifics. Do all loans require impound accounts? If you are taking out a FHA or VA loan, the lender can requi...
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Blog Post Making an Offer

Making an Offer

Can you buy homes below market? While a typical buyer may look at five to 10 homes before making an offer, an investor who makes bargain buys usually goes through many more. Most experts agree it takes a lot of determination to find a real "bargain." There are a number ...
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Blog Post Home Inspections & Warranties

Home Inspections & Warranties

Do I need a home inspection? Yes. Buying a home "as is" is a risky proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars. Plumbing, electrical and roof problems represent significant and complex systems that are expensive to fix. How do I find a home i...
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Blog Post Buying Your Home - Foreclosures

Buying Your Home - Foreclosures

Do you have to buy HUD homes through a realty agent? You can only purchase a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development property through a licensed real estate broker. HUD will pay the broker's commission up to 6 percent of the sales price. Are foreclosures an option? ...
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