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Posted on 08/09/2020
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Understanding Debt to Income Ratios and Why They Matter
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Make an Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Quick Tips for Paying off Your Mortgage
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
What Should You Know About HOA Laws?
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were originally created to give everyone a larger say in their community. The rules and regulations are there to provide structure, preserve property values, and increase a sense of unity within the neighborhood boundaries. But not all HOAs function in the same way, and some can lead homeowners...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
548 N Cypress Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 now has a new price of $442,800!
Rarely available pool home on a no-thru street tucked away from all the main roads yet close to the beach and shops. Once inside you'll enjoy the spacious living and dining areas with an oversized island connecting the kitchen and common areas. This four bedroom home has been reassigned as a 3 bedroom with a large spacious suite complete with it's own private entrance. Enjoy many years of maintenance-free living with newer appliances, air conditioners and hot water systems. Schedule your private tour while this feature rich home is...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Home Loan Perks for First Time Buyers
Image by Aline Oliveira from Pixabay If you've been dreaming of buying a home or have started looking at houses and mortgages, you've likely seen ads and information that directly targets the first time home buyer. Buying your first home is a significant milestone and one of the most financially beneficial things you'll ever do, and there are...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Things to Consider before Settling on a Property Type
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay The number of architectural styles in any given neighborhood can be overwhelming to home buyers, especially if they don't feel immediately called to one type. To help narrow it down, the property you choose should reflect everything from your budget to your lifestyle. The more you account for how you interact with the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Mow the Lawn Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Tips for Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
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Posted on 06/04/2020
548 N Cypress Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 now has a new price of $449,874!
Rarely available pool home on a no-thru street tucked away from all the main roads yet close to the beach and shops. Once inside you'll enjoy the spacious living and dining areas with an oversized island connecting the kitchen and common areas. This four bedroom home has been reassigned as a 3 bedroom with a large spacious suite complete with it's own private entrance. Enjoy many years of maintenance-free living with newer appliances, air conditioners and hot water systems. Schedule your private tour while this feature rich home is...
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