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Buying a House

Buying vs. Building a House

June 26, 2018
Take a second. Now, what’s it gonna be? Are you buying or building your next home? Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but whatever the case may be, buying or building a home is a huge deal. There’s a lot of information to digest and it takes heaps of time and the patience of a saint to process all of it.
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How To Prepare to Rent Your Home

June 21, 2018
Just as you can prepare your car for a potentially risky driver, you can prepare your home for a mysterious new tenant. Whether you’re wanting to rent your home for extra cash or because you’re looking to sell and the market is taking longer than you’d like, don’t go into home rental blind.
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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

June 21, 2018
While they may seem like a great idea on the surface, reverse mortgages are not ideal for everyone. Learn the benefits and risks of these unique loans.
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Deciding Whether You Should Rent or Buy a Condo

June 20, 2018
Actually, renting or buying a condo can look eerily similar to renting or buying a house, but don’t be fooled. Choosing to move into a condo and deciding whether to buy or rent has its own set of considerations.
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How Much Can I Realistically Spend on a House?

June 20, 2018
What you can spend on a home and what you can afford are two very different rodeos. If you’re rollin’ in the dough, by all means, shoot for the stars. If you’re part of the 99% that can’t buy an ocean villa on a whim, what you can spend will likely be decided by your mortgage lender (and their generous nature).
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Embarrassing Yet Common Construction Mistakes

June 20, 2018
(Highlighting those “you had one job” moments) - In construction, mistakes happen. Sometimes they’re baby hiccups, sometimes they’re big ol’ blunders like building a million-dollar vacation home on the wrong lot. Dont make the same mistakes these guys have made.
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