Reduce the Stress of Homebuying

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible. Find a real estate agent who you […]

Figuring Capital Gains

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there […]

Here’s Why Americans Buy a Home

• Having a good place to raise children and provide them a good education. • Having a physical structure where you and your family can feel safe. • It allows you to have more space […]

Poor Investment Projects

In addition to being a poor investment, these projects will often hurt the future sale of your home: Turning a bedroom into another type of space Installing an above ground pool Not keeping paint colors […]

Learn How Using a REALTOR® Will Benefit You

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict […]

6 Ways to Afford a Home

Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and […]

6 Home Buying Tips

These tips came from a survey of 400 real estate professionals. These items are listed in order of importance, from most to least. Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall condition of […]

Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Get at least three written estimates. Check references. If possible, view earlier jobs the contractor completed. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints. Be sure the contract states exactly […]

Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. They don’t find […]

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