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Common Fees When Buying and Selling a Home

Whether you are on the buying or selling end of a real estate transaction, the transfer of ownership of a home is likely one of the largest financial transactions most people encounter in their lifetimes. For this reason, it is important to understand the most common fees when buying or selling a home.  Seller Costs …

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Can A Reverse Mortgage Offer You Any Benefits?

Perhaps when the term, “reverse mortgage” comes to mind, you conjure images of an aging, former celebrity espousing its benefits for senior adults in an infomercial. As with other similar advertisements that have a similarly predatory feel, it is important to pay close attention to the details of reverse mortgage products for yourself or for …

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Is a Vacation or Income Generating Property Right for You?

If you have ever considered putting your existing home to work for you as a rental or income-generating property or if you’d simply enjoy owning a vacation home for personal use or also as an opportunity to earn passive income from a property, then there are four main considerations you must keep in mind.  Vacation …

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How Student Loan Debt Could Affect the Home Buying Process

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that student loan debt and the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness have been widely reported on in the news. Despite this reduction in debt for millions of Americans, many are still left with hefty balances on school loans.  If you have ever wondered how, …

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How Student Loan Debt Could Affect the Home Buying Process

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that student loan debt and the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness have been widely reported on in the news. Despite this reduction in debt for millions of Americans, many are still left with hefty balances on school loans.  If you have ever wondered how, …

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Newlyweds: A Checklist for Buying Your First Home

Whether you are planning an upcoming wedding or have recently tied the knot, these are exciting times all around. Everything feels new from name changes and establishing new rhythms as a married couple, to learning the art of compromise and teamwork in most decision making.  One such area that will require the ultimate exhibition of …

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Top Green Energy Home Features and the Tax Credits They Offer

With tax season just about to wrap up for this year, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s tax season. Whether you are in the market for a new home or have your sights set on making some updates to your existing home, one great way to save on your taxes is …

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Is Seller Financing Actually a Viable Option?

Today’s real estate market has seen some historic markers. Home prices are inflated in many areas. Some experts say that this is due to fewer new construction homes being built as well as national shortages of building materials, thus causing the supply of existing homes to be in high demand.  When conditions such as these …

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After the Leaves Have Fallen: Neighborhood Values and Their Impact on Your Home

As summer transitions to fall, perhaps you are really, finally seeing your neighborhood in a new light for the first time in a long while. During summer, perhaps you have been traveling for vacations, staying indoors more to avoid the heat, or maybe you’ve just not truly seen your home or your neighbors’ homes because …

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