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Posted on 08/02/2020
Tips for Flipping Your First House
Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels House flipping has been made particularly trendy in recent years, in part due to the popularity of shows like Flip or Flop and Property Brothers. If the trend has caught your eye as well, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to get the job done right. 1. Know Your...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Read This Before You Apply
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Make Your California Luxury Residence an Appealing Option to Buyers
For those who plan to list a luxury residence in San Francisco, Beverly Hills or any other California city or town, it is important to ensure your house is an appealing option to buyers. That way, you can stir up lots of interest in your Golden State luxury residence and boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable home...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Extending Your Living Space
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Why (and Why Not) to Finance with a Credit Union
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Property buyers today may think of a credit union as an alternative form of lending and ultimately meant for people who don't fit the stereotypical borrower. But this assumption may a little unfair once you learn the facts. Credit unions present several unique opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We'll...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Is Your Dream Neighborhood in a Housing Bubble?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayCalifornia has been experiencing quite a demand for its housing in the last few years, with seemingly no community left behind. Understandably, this can make buyers nervous that they're going to buy at the top of the bubble only to see it burst a few years after they move in. We'll give you...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Give New Life to an Outdoor Tabletop With Concrete or Tile
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Give new life to outdoor tabletops using concrete or tile - and liven up one of the most important parts of your home, your porch or patio. It is surprisingly easy to make over an existing table; in some cases, the base of a table remains in excellent shape, while the horizontal surface...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Is A Seller-Financed Mortgage Right For You?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 06/07/2020
3 Tips for Buying Rental Property
Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Rental properties are becoming extremely common in the world we live in today. Many people are realizing the huge profits they can make from rental properties, and the need for these rentals isn’t going away any time soon. If you’ve ever wanted to be a landlord and rake in some cash on...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Should You Build Your Own Home?
When it comes to getting what you want in your home, the question comes down to whether you build it or look for the perfect house to buy. For those who prefer new construction, the option of starting from scratch is very viable. Here are some vital factors to consider before getting started: 1. Cost Building a new...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
The Pros & Cons of Moving to an HOA Community
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Are you considering buying a home with a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Living in an HOA community can be very rewarding. But if you're accustomed to living without one, it can bring some challenges. Know in advance what to expect with HOA living. Checking out the biggest pros and cons HOA homeowners...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Easy-to-Learn Crafts
Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Many homeowners enjoy arts and craft hobbies that also supplement their income. The online e-commerce website Etsy, was founded on principles taken right from the age where cottage industries were equivalent to now have as small businesses. A cottage industry is the part of society that creates a business or manufacturing activity...
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