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Being a homeowner is exciting. It can be financially rewarding, too. Unfortunately, it can also put you in a tough legal position. Between the complexities of owning a house, having to deal with lenders and the risk that comes from owning something valuable, keeping yourself legally protected is ...
05/20/2014
For those of us who have a mortgage, we know very well how stressful it can sometimes be to make the monthly payment on time. And then for some of us, late payments are inevitable. In fact, in late 2013, a whopping 3.85% of homeowners were behind on their mortgage payments. And while this percent...
05/09/2014
Buying a home can be long drawn out and stressful process. It is important to surround yourself with true professionals. Among these professionals are a real estate broker, an attorney, a home inspector and a mortgage broker. Your first stop aside from maybe sitting with a real estate broker to m...
04/18/2014
So you have found the perfect property and you are ready to buy? The next step is to make an offer on the home to the seller. But what if the seller doesn’t accept your offer and someone else comes in and sweeps up your dream home right from under your nose? Supply and demand is at an all time hi...
04/04/2014
You found your dream house, your offer was accepted and you are ready to move. There is just one small problem; you have not sold your current house. With most of your money going into the new home, what can you do to increase the selling power of your house without breaking the bank? As it turns...
03/25/2014
When you visit your lender to get a mortgage for your home, they will tell you the maximum amount that you are allowed to borrow. But how do they reach this total and what factors do they take into consideration? How do they determine that one borrower can take on a bigger mortgage than the next?...
03/14/2014
The current market conditions and the trend of homes being sold and purchased can be the deciding factor if selling your home before buying a new one is a good idea or not. The risk points involved in this scenario also depend upon personal circumstances, primarily when it comes to finances, mort...
03/07/2014
When you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the hot water heater wasn't working - in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candida...
02/28/2014
When you buy a property, you are making a long-term investment decision in your future and potentially taking the first step toward your future financial security. However, buying a house before you are ready can actually be a negative move that can put a cramp in your plans. It is important to a...
02/21/2014
When you sell your home, you want it look as good as possible. To do this, your real estate agent will help you stage your home or, if needed, help you find a professional to stage your home. This means de-cluttering your home, re-arranging furniture, and de-personalizing each room. A staged home...
01/31/2014
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