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Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Read This Before You Apply
Posted on 03/29/2020
Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Read This Before You Apply
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Do You Need a Homebuying Strategy?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Strategy?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Know Your Zone
Posted on 03/15/2020
Know Your Zone
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Tips for Home Sellers: Learn About the Local Housing Market
Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Learn About the Local Housing Market
If you plan to sell your home soon, you should learn about the local housing sector. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to promote your residence to the right groups of buyers and optimize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the local housing market before...
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Reduce Allergens in Your HVAC System
Posted on 03/01/2020
Reduce Allergens in Your HVAC System
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock According to a report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 25 million people in the US live with asthma. The most common type is allergic asthma. With that in mind, improving the quality of air in your home is an important consideration. When the air quality in your...
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How Long Does It Take to Craft a House Listing?
Posted on 02/23/2020
How Long Does It Take to Craft a House Listing?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to craft an effective property listing. Instead, a seller needs to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a house listing hits the mark with buyers. In fact, failure to do so may make it tough for a seller to generate interest in his or her home. Perhaps even worse, an ineffective home...
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3 Tips for Choosing Sensical Rentals
Posted on 02/16/2020
3 Tips for Choosing Sensical Rentals
Photo by Photo Mix via Pixabay For many investors, purchasing a property to rent out just makes sense. But finding properties that'll help you meet your long-term goals can be tricky. Whether you're considering a turnkey property or a property to rehab and rent yourself, keeping these tips in mind will help you weed out low-performers while you're...
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Efficient Landscaping for Your Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
Efficient Landscaping for Your Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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"Subject-to" Real Estate
Posted on 02/02/2020
"Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay If you're looking for "subject-to" real estate, you know it can be a good investment. This kind of real estate is purchased "subject-to" the existing mortgage. So the buyer owns the property, but the mortgage stays in the seller's name. Payments are made by the buyer, but it's not necessary for that...
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Why Should You Set Up a Property Showing?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Why Should You Set Up a Property Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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Navigate the Property Buying Journey Like a Pro
Posted on 01/19/2020
Navigate the Property Buying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Just listed! 145 Bayview Street, West Yarmouth - Open House this Sunday 12-2!
Posted on 01/17/2020
Just listed! 145 Bayview Street, West Yarmouth - Open House this Sunday 12-2!
Southside, 3 Bedroom Ranch with peeks of the ocean & under 1/10ths of a mile to the beach! Very well maintained featuring a 38 foot enclosed porch, a spacious living room with fireplace, beautiful fir floors, large closets, 1st floor laundry, eat-in kitchen & separate dining room. Stunning character throughout including, bead board & custom wood ceilings, solid wood original doors/frames, built-ins & chrystal door knobs - this home exudes charm! Rear deck & outdoor shower + peeks the ocean from the back & front yard! Full basement with plumbed bath too. Location lends well to year round living or rent it out as a summer getaway! Close to...
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