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Owning a home has great financial benefits.In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:“Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with t...
07/09/2019
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house.Much of the demand for hous...
07/08/2019
Many serious investors are looking for ways to diversify their investments. Once you have maxed out your IRA or 401(k), you might look into investment strategies that do not involve more stocks and bonds. One popular way to diversify an investment portfolio is to purchase real estate. Investment ...
07/05/2019
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Owning a home is the first step to building equity.  Tenants build equity but not for themselves; they build it for the owners.Equity is the difference in the value of the home and what is owed on the home.  There are two dynamics that cause this to grow: appreciation and principal reduction.As t...
07/03/2019
Millennials are getting the brunt of the blame for killing many industries that were supported by previous generations but, as it turns out, the real estate industry is alive and well. Understanding what Millennials are looking for in a potential home is imperative if you want to succeed as a rea...
07/02/2019
Home inspectors should be a welcome part of the home buying process for the seller the agent and the buyer. Not only will the inspector provide a list of items that need attention, but they also, by the process of elimination, indicate all the areas of the home that are in working order. If you'...
07/01/2019
Several new laws go into effect on July 1, and two of them deal with Georgia's minimum marriage age and medical marijuana. ATLANTA -- Several new laws take effect July 1 in Georgia, and two of them deal with high-profile, often emotional issues. Medical marijuana remains a hot-button issue in the...
06/28/2019
So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in...
06/27/2019
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have ...
06/26/2019
While flower gardens are beautiful and peaceful, homeowners today are increasingly interested in planting small-scale edible gardens. The resulting produce may be better tasting than anything you can get in a supermarket. While you aren't likely to create a sustainable farm, you can have access t...
06/25/2019
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