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What To Look For In A Neighborhood

A Few Outstanding Features The importance of a neighborhood for homebuyers is that, when you are house hunting, you need to keep the big picture in mind. You are looking not just for today but for the value of the home should you wish to sell it at some point in the future. When you […]

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The Mature First Time Buyer – It’s Never Too Late To Dream

There Is No Time Limit Home ownership is much more predominant in the older part of the population. That doesn’t mean that that there are no people out there who made it to the senior section without buying a home but who may still wish to do so. The dynamics are a little different that […]

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The Breakdown For Condo Fees

Whether you are hunting for your first home or the next, you will probably want to look at condominiums as an option. They cost less than detached homes generally and there is someone to take care of the chores and upkeep of the building so you don’t have to do it yourself. All of this comes […]

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The Stages Of Home Ownership

First time buyers or recently new homeowners may feel like there is so much that must be done to set the stage for that all important first home purchase. Just the thought of it can be overwhelming. The real secret is to start modestly and keep making those home payments over time; it all adds […]

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You Bought A Home Now What?

Time To Get On With The Chores Of Living Once you have completed closing and moved into your new abode you are going to feel great. After all of the stress and uncertainties of buying and moving there is bound to be some mixed feelings that drifts, a sort of anticlimax after all of the excitement. […]

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City Living Has Some Things Going For It Lately

Learning How To Live The Urban Life From Williamsburg in NYC to Queen Ann Hill In Seattle, from Santa Monica California to Collins Avenue in Miami there is a definite trend toward urban living that has emerged over the last decade or two. Although there are always issues of crowdedness and expense in city living […]

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The Help That You Get From A Multiple Listing Service

What Is This MLS Thing? A multiple listing service is a local or regional network of real estate brokers that share information about listings that creates a larger marketplace and allows member to have more information on which to judge the price at which to buy or sell a particular property. There is no real […]

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How Do I Establish Credit To Qualify For A Home Loan

History As Character Judgment You establish credit by building up a history of credit, use one transaction at a time. It is your recorded credit history. This will be used to judge whether you are reliable enough to finance a home loan and determines the interest rates that you will pay to do so. It […]

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Living In Gated Communities: The Pros And Cons

Sharing A Reality Apart The rise of the gated community has had a mixed reception in the American real estate marketplace. There are features of gated communities that appeal to some homeowners and that do not impress others. The secret is to be clear on which side of the fence your values fall before you […]

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Is It Worth The Hassle Of House Hunting?

The Dread And The Joy There are two ways to look at the process of searching for a new home to purchase: you can see it as a hassle or you can look at it as an adventure. Yes, it can certainly be hard work and frustrating at times but the end result is generally […]

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