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Building Your Household’s Wealth

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 ...

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5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter offseason ...

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Why many home buyers regret their choice of lender

In a J.D. Power survey, 21% expressed buyer's remorse Getting through the home mortgage approval process is a lot trickier than it once was, and it turns out a large number of homebuyers who successfully make it end up with a case of buyer's remorse. They don't regret the home purchase so ...

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Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

 Now’s the Time. 12,000 people or more are going to visit the emergency room this holiday season thanks to hidden dangers around the house. With the upcoming festivities at hand, now is the perfect time to survey your home and address potential safety hazards. Here are 12 tips to make sure ...

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Slaying Myths About Buying a Home

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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home has all the ...

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Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment. It is especially important to have ...

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Gap Between Homeowner’s and Appraiser’s Opinions Widen

Bottom Line: If the house doesn't appraise for the contract price, the lender wont make the loan. In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it ...

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. read more.... ...

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Thinking of Buying A Home? What Are You Waiting For?

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.4% over the next year. The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished ...

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