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10 Reasons to Buy a Home

Many people—especially singles and young couples who are just starting their careers–have mixed feelings about purchasing a house. They worry about getting tied down and taking on a lot of debt. Here are 10 compelling reasons why anybody who can afford it should consider buying a home: 1. House prices tend to rise over time,…

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Real Estate Foreclosure Lists

Q: Why do I have to pay for a list of foreclosure properties? Isn’t this public information? A: The answer is yes and no. The transfer of real estate property is always recorded in the county courthouse where the property is located. That makes it public information. A list publisher, or consumer for that matter,…

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Guide to Condominiums

The condominium market has been rising steadily. While this trend is not guaranteed to continue, the condo market has regained the momentum and importance it had in the initial condo boom of the 1980s. Condo buyers fall into three main groups: first-time buyers making the jump from renting; people looking to buy a second home…

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Buying Foreclosed Properties at the Sheriff’s Sale

A sheriff’s sale (or auction) comes at the end of the foreclosure process when the defaulting homeowner can’t repair his financial problems with the lender. About half of our states use the “judicial” process when foreclosing mortgages. This process starts with the mortgage document, a security device used to pledge the property as security against…

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Ready to Buy a Home? Take the Quiz to Find Out if Home Ownership is For You

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Be a Homeowner?

Are you really ready for the nuts and bolts of homeownership? Take this quiz to find out. Rock star-ready or utterly ill-prepared, you’ll get some home buying tips to help you do it right — whether you decide to buy your first home right away or planning for sometime down the road!

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Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful for first-time home buyers. You might alleviate some of the typical anxieties by learning as much as possible about the process. From the first steps of determining your budget and securing your loan to then finding a home, you can proceed with confidence when you know…

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Raise the Value of Your Home with These 7 Remodeling Tips

When it comes to home renovations, the money that you put in cannot always be recouped when it comes time to sell. Most people want to get the best value for their dollar when doing home renovations and there are some important things to keep in mind. Before you decide on a remodel, consider the…

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