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Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here's What You'll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here's What You'll Need to Get a Second Mortgage
The decision to invest in a home is a big one for many people, but if you're making the foray into real estate the second time around, it's even more important to be financially aware and prepared. If you're wondering what you'll need in order to get approved for an investment property, here are some things that you'll want to consider before decid...
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Did You Know: With a Little DIY Work, That Garage Can Be Used for More Than Just Your Car

Did You Know: With a Little DIY Work, That Garage Can Be Used for More Than Just Your Car
Along with the family vehicles, the garage may be the place where all the things you don't want in your house go to disappear. However, you might not be aware that there are several DIY hacks you can use for your garage that will instantly make it a more usable space. If you're wondering how you can fit more in while improving the aesthetic ap...
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Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need

Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need
In many cities around the country, real estate prices are on the rise and potential buyers are working hard to find a home they can feel good about. However, finding the right home in a tight market can be even more of a challenge when it comes to striking the right balance. If you're hedging around the market in the hopes of finding the perfect ho...
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Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses
Open houses are a good opportunity to get out to see what kind of home you're looking for and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some things about the house you're looking at that might not be listed on the website and may be less than flattering. If you're wondering what red flags to watch out for...
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A Quick Look at Reverse Mortgages: The Golden Ticket to Enjoying Your Golden Years

A Quick Look at Reverse Mortgages: The Golden Ticket to Enjoying Your Golden Years
With a high volume of millennials set to enter the real estate market this year, it may seem like all the available options out there were created to snag new homebuyers. However, there are products available on the market that cater to those who are in their golden years too. If you're older than 62 and are currently weighing the options with your...
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Understanding Why the Highest Offer Isn't Always the Best One When Selling Your Home

Understanding Why the Highest Offer Isn't Always the Best One When Selling Your Home
When it comes to the real estate market, nothing is better than putting your home up for sale and finding a potential homebuyer who offers you the price you're looking for. However, while the right offer is ideal, there are a lot of things that may come along with a high offer that may be less than perfect. If you're wondering what kinds of things ...
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Spring Cleaning: 3 Weekend Cleaning Projects That Will Transform Your Home

Spring Cleaning: 3 Weekend Cleaning Projects That Will Transform Your Home
The season of spring may be a time for blooming flowers and warmer weather, but it's also synonymous with the idea of spring-cleaning. Whether you clean out your house every year or you haven't seen the back of your closets in years, here are a few springtime projects that will instantly change your home – and clean up your life! Clearing Up The Ga...
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Want a Quick Mortgage Approval? Come Prepared With These 5 Key Items

Want a Quick Mortgage Approval? Come Prepared With These 5 Key Items
Whether you're finally prepared to get into the real estate market or you want to know how you can make a deal quick, there are a few necessary documents you'll need to prove your reliability to a mortgage lender. If you're wondering what will be involved in getting the application approval you're looking for, here are the documents you'll want to ...
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3 Ways to Earn Some Spare Cash to Help Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster

3 Ways to Earn Some Spare Cash to Help Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster
A mortgage is one of the most expensive purchases you'll make in your life, and for many the idea of being indebted to it for years can seem like quite a burden. However, while you won't necessarily be able to pay off your home with instant savings, there are ways that you can pay it down more quickly. If you're wondering how to drum up some extra ...
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Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs

Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs
Interest rates may be on the rise, but many people aren't aware that the closing costs on mortgages have also increased in recent years. While it may not seem like a significant cost, the closing costs on a mortgage can add up to a lot by the time the final deal is sealed. If you're wondering how you can go about reducing your final expenditures, h...
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Summer's Coming! Freshen up Your Home Decor With This Summer Color Palette

Summer's Coming! Freshen up Your Home Decor With This Summer Color Palette
While spring is still in the air, the warm weather and cooler clothes of the summer season are just around the corner. As a result, you might be thinking about making some design changes to your home to welcome the season and indulge in its brilliance. If you're looking for some new color schemes and how you can use them to amp up your home, here a...
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Buying a Home for the First Time? Five Real Estate Terms You'll Need to Know

Buying a Home for the First Time? Five Real Estate Terms You'll Need to Know
The terminology involved in the real estate market can be vexing for the newcomer, but if you're getting prepared to buy a home, there are a few choice words you should take some time to learn. While it's hard to learn the ins and outs in one article, here's a place to begin with five terms you may be hearing a lot of in the future. Amortization Pe...
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Yes, It's True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

Yes, It's True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster
There are plenty of things that you'll need to shape up when you embark on selling your home, whether it's painting the house or the minor fix-ups, but it's easy to forget about some items that will be clear to homebuyers. If you're preparing to put your home on the market and are wondering what you shouldn't miss, here are a few reasons why replac...
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Dusty Attic, No More: How to Convert an Attic Into a Usable Living Space

Dusty Attic, No More: How to Convert an Attic Into a Usable Living Space
The attic may be one of the spaces in the house that everyone prefers to avoid, but many people forget that an attic can be a great place for a bedroom or an additional living room. If you're wondering how you can go about upgrading your attic for everyday use, here are some things to think about before you move forward. Consider The Access Routes ...
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Seller's Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You've Sold It

Seller's Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You've Sold It
There's often so much enthusiasm that goes along with buying a home that the idea of leaving the old one behind is left in the dust. But, while you may love both your old home and your new home, it can be difficult to leave what's old behind. If you're struggling with adjusting to your new dwelling place, here are some tips for how to make it feel ...
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Understanding What a "Piggyback" Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works

Understanding What a "Piggyback" Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works
As a potential homebuyer who is new to the market, many of the terms and mortgage products available to you can be more than a little confusing. Piggyback loans might be a little less familiar than many other options, but if you're ready to jump into the housing market this type of mortgage can be useful for you. If you're hoping to invest in a hom...
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Fore! Understanding the Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Golf Course

Fore! Understanding the Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Golf Course
With the popularity of living in high style, many people are considering life along the golf course to get in the game and dwell in a picturesque place. While there are many benefits to this kind of living, there are also several drawbacks to consider before investing. If you're wondering whether a home on the green is a possibility for you, here a...
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Thinking About a Second Mortgage on Your House? Here's What You Need to Know

Thinking About a Second Mortgage on Your House? Here's What You Need to Know
Whether it's to consolidate debt or make funds available for a home renovation, many people consider a second mortgage to make it possible to pursue other options. However, like any important financial decision, it's important to be informed about the financial implications before diving in. If you're currently weighing your mortgage options and ar...
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5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed

5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed
Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer's remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you decide to commit to your new home. A Good...
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3 Classic Credit Mistakes to Avoid If You're Trying to Secure a Mortgage Loan

3 Classic Credit Mistakes to Avoid If You're Trying to Secure a Mortgage Loan
The mortgage application process can be fraught with a lot of stress on its own, but if you've experienced issues with your credit in the past it can be even more taxing. While there may be a lot of things you may not be aware of when it comes to their impact on your credit, here are some things to watch out for if you're planning to purchase a hom...
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