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How to Increase the Market Value of Your PropertyBefore putting your home on the market, it's important to do what you can to increase its value as much as possible. Even if you aren't planning on selling your home anytime soon, knowing which changes add significant value to your property can be ...
03/25/2019
Buying your first home can be a very intimidating and stressful process. While it is exciting, searching for your first home is often overwhelming. In addition to being a significant financial commitment, it’s easy to feel pressure as you likely want to find a place that you can call home for the...
03/08/2019
The first Earth Day may have been celebrated nearly 50 years ago, but the idea of “Going Green” has grown in popularity in recent years. Individuals are embracing ways to be environmentally friendly by saying no to plastic straws, buying electric vehicles and opting into paperless statements. But...
03/05/2019
 The 2018 real estate market sent many different signals to investors, having several “ups and downs,” according to Forbes. Although 2019 started off with high home prices, the growth has slowed a bit, which in turn has led to some concern among real estate investors that home prices might no lon...
02/20/2019
 “Buy low, sell high” is the name of the game when it comes to investing—the same way “location, location, location” is central to real estate investing. But what happens when both opportunities present themselves in a rare opportunity to make a profit? Some signs point to such an opportunity exi...
02/01/2019
Meeting unexpected costs during retirement can be difficult if you don't have much income coming your way. Oftentimes social security and savings may not be enough to meet an emergency expense, and many retirees don't bring in enough in monthly income to afford a home equity loan. In these cases,...
01/25/2019
Between the stock market and the national news, it can be worrisome to be an investor that relies on the ebbs and flows of the Dow Jones industrial average. But what about real estate investors? Whether you’re a private homeowner or a real estate investor who wants to diversify out of stocks, the...
01/23/2019
Home prices can be expensive, which means that your closing costs will also be more expensive as a rule. With closing costs averaging in at about $7,227 nationally, it might be tempting for you to roll those high fees into the cost of your mortgage. Being able to roll your closing costs into your...
01/15/2019
Can You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?A lot of enterprising individuals today are guilty of being "churners" when it comes to maxing out credit card rewards (myself included). If you're adamant about eeking out every extra penny in rewards, then you've probably thought about paying your mo...
01/03/2019
Even as American politicians debate the causes of global climate change, current research shows that major natural disasters have dramatically increased over the past few decades. Data available from NOAA, for example, shows that the average number of annual billion-dollar weather and climate dis...
01/03/2019
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