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Real Estate Investing Questions to Consider

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in Real Estate

Over the centuries, real estate investing has been a very lucrative endeavor. Even non-speculating homeowners who have owned and maintained investment properties for several years have achieved double and triple-digit…

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Advice for first-time homebuyers

Top Seven Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Purchasing a first home is an exciting time. The saving, researching, comparing, and final closing, followed by the excitement of the move-in, are experiences first-time homebuyers long remember. However, it…

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Things to Know About Home Appraisals

What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

Home appraisals performed by professionally certified appraisers are required in most real estate transactions and mortgage refinances. When a lender is involved in loans that use a property as collateral,…

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Realtors Help Sell Homes

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

Selling a home and achieving the best possible return demands extensive market knowledge. It also requires the ability to market your home to the broadest range of buyers with savvy…

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Buying Real Estate Investment Property Tips

Insider Tips on Buying Investment Property

Historically, real estate investing is a successful strategy for investors. However, as with any investment, there are risks. Real estate investing requires considerable preparation and research. Here are some essential…

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A home inspection can help find hidden problems when buying a house.

Is a Home Inspection Necessary When Buying a House?

Professional home inspections are intended to provide peace of mind for prospective buyers by ensuring the structure is sound and that it will need no significant repairs soon after the…

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Credit scores and homebuyers

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Home?

FICO scores, commonly called credit scores, are a statistical gauge of an individual’s ability to repay a loan. Your credit score is a key consideration in any loan process. It…

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Common house-hunting mistakes to avoid

Avoid These Common House-Hunting Mistakes

Whether the real estate market is hot or cold, prospective homebuyers need the guidance of a real estate professional. Together you can create a homebuying plan that will help you…

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Handshake after buying a home

Your Offer to Buy a Home Was Accepted: What’s Next?

The house hunt seems to be reaching its end, a homeowner has finally accepted your offer! But now what? Has the process ended, and is it time to plan the…

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Discover the differences between closing costs and prepaids when purchasing a home.

The Differences in Closing Costs and Prepaids

When purchasing a home, buyers are responsible for paying closing costs and prepaids. The difference between the two can often be confusing, especially since they are paid when closing on…

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Michael Kernodle

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