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Home Buyers Guide: What You Need To Know Before Buying a New House

Before homebuyers in Australia inspect their first home for the first time, there are a lot of different things that they will need to take into consideration first.

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Crime and New Neighborhoods: What to Discover

Ah, neighborhoods. Wide open streets with smooth sidewalks. Lined curbs and street lighting. Nicely manicured homes with fresh coatings of paint and driveways with nary a crack in them.

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home

It’s a good time to buy a home; interest rates are low, the economy is improving, and home prices are beginning to pick up.

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Where to Find Foreclosure Deals

Tweet If you do, then there are several ways for you to find a foreclosure and get a hold of the property before someone else snags it. Yes, foreclosures are

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Choosing the Right New Home Neighborhood

If you are in the market for a new home, then you want to choose a neighborhood that is right for you. Likely, this means an area of the community that is safe, has a good mix of housing units available and offers solid investment potential.

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Foreclosed Home

Home foreclosures continue to impact local housing markets, with some areas of the country still recovering from deep losses and repossessions dating back to the late 2000s.

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Must-Do Maintenance and Repairs for First-Time Homeowners

Tweet It’s easy for first-time buyers to overlook certain aspects of routine maintenance, as most renters have a landlord to call when major systems break, pests appear or the roof

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Walk This Way: How to Effectively Complete Your Final Walk Through

Tweet It is important to do a final walk through on your future home with unbiased eyes. Take in everything and make sure all of the agreed upon repairs and

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How to Win the Short Sales Game

Tweet To obtain a short sale home you need to possess knowledge, patience and fortitude, attributes that can help you win the short sales game. Knowledge Quite easily, you can

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Don’t Make These Costly House Hunting Mistakes

Tweet Patience and research can save you money when shopping for a home. As a first-time or transitional home buyer, you stand to come away with a deal that can

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What You Need to Know About Short Sale Homes

Tweet How to increase your chances of buying a distressed property. When the seller lists the home for less than what is owed on the mortgage, that “shortage” represents a

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7 Tips for Saving for Your New Home Downpayment

Tweet You’ll most likely need at least three percent (and sometimes up to twenty percent) of the home’s selling price in order to get into a home.  That puts you

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What Are REO Properties?

Tweet Failure by homeowners to make scheduled mortgage payments triggers the foreclosure process which leads to a home eventually becoming an REO property. REO Defined Not all homes in foreclosure

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Surprise: Home Prices Rise in July

Tweet Home prices statistics have been released for July 2011 and that news is surprisingly good. In its monthly report released on September 27, 2011, S&P Indices has seen its

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Short Sale Basics & Your Home Search

Tweet Navigating through short sale confusion. Quite unexpectedly, you find a home that you both love and one that is priced $20,000 under your budget. Giving each other a “this