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50 Years Later: Part 2

50 Years Later: Part 2

We’re back again with another part of our “50 Years in Real Estate” blog series. This week we’re discussing information. 50 years ago, obtaining information required a physical visit to the source. This could be the county seat, recorders office, lenders office, insurers office, etc., or at best, a lengthy phone call, followed by a 3/4 […]

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A Back to the Future Moment

Most of us can see the evolution of technology and trends in various instances in our daily lives. Often, we don’t consider how these trends might affect such areas as the real estate industry, which seems to be such an invariable field. In a recent study, however, experts have determined that there are some major […]

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The Down Payment Lowdown

The Down Payment Lowdown

Passing the “good credit,” test and being deemed an acceptable candidate for homeownership is one of the major pieces of the puzzle. However, once you’ve crossed that hurdle, the down payment looms in question. Sure, you’ve been given the ‘okay,’ but how much should you put down? How much can you afford without setting your finances […]

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Great Expectations

The effects on the housing industry are many and varied. Small local implements can make a huge difference in the market just as much as large national events. When considering entering the market as a buyer or a seller, it’s important to take note of these types of impacts in order to develop a proper […]

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Should you Refinance?

What kind of mortgage do you employ? Is it conventional? Government-backed? Now the question remains: should you refinance your government-backed loan into a conventional loan? Good news: You may be able to refinance your mortgage and take out a new loan with a better interest rate—and use that loan to pay down your existing mortgage. Get the […]

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Realtors Provide More than the Key to Your New Home

Realtors Provide More than the Key to Your New Home

With all of the technology and search engine features of various real estate websites in addition to search engines like Google, why would you need an agent to help you find your home? Many people find themselves asking this question in the wake of new technology that’s appearing every day to make the search for […]

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Seal the Deal

Seal the Deal

It can take months, years, even to make the decision to become a homeowner. Lots of planning, decisions, options, deals, and emotions need to be considered before ‘taking the plunge.’ This article highlights ways to help you pull the trigger. Remaining on the fence can be both an emotional and financial roller-coaster and burden. This […]

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Benefits of Owning a Home

There are several inherent benefits to owning a home including a sense of accomplishment, security, and being able to customize your surroundings to suit your needs. Another significant benefit is tax reasons. This article details exactly how you can financially benefit from owning your home, especially during tax season. Not a home owner yet? Perhaps […]

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