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Zillow Reports US Housing Values Dropped By $2 Trillion In 2008

Tweet Try to wrap your mind around this thought: America’s housing market was hammered in 2008 to the point where when all is said and done on January 1, 2009,

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Home Improvement — For The Laundry Room?!

Tweet Just before my neighbor placed her house on the market last Spring, she had a contractor come in to make several updates. Among the items replaced were her worn

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Needing More Room: Should You Sell Or Renovate?

Tweet The house that you bought three, five, or even ten years or more ago was the perfect home for your needs at that time. Fast forward to today and

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Exercise Due Diligence When Buying A Home At Auction

Tweet Earlier this month SayEducate explored the growing trend where buyers are choosing foreclosed homes as one way to enter the housing market or to get a second home for

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Foreclosures: Wise Investment or Money Trap?

Tweet I was having a discussion with a friend last week when our conversation turned to the housing market. Bleak news upon bleak news for some people, but not for

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Save Even More With FSBO

Tweet FSBO or For Sale By Owner remains a popular marketing alternative for people who are buying or selling a home. Sellers like them because they can cut out the

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The 4 Elements Of Your Mortgage Loan

Tweet Your home loan consists of four elements, two that you are probably aware of, and those are the principal and interest. Two additional elements, taxes and insurance, must also

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Pre-approved Beats Pre-qualified Every Time!

Tweet If you are looking to buy a home there are three different ways that you can show the seller you are ready to buy. Unfortunately, two of those are

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Should You Choose A Buyer’s Agent?

Tweet Searching for a home can be nerve wracking, especially if you aren’t sure if the home you want is worth the price being asked or if you really should

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Is It A Fixer Upper Or A Money Pit?

Tweet Before the current housing bubble popped, investors were scouring the marketplace for homes needing a makeover with the intention of fixing them up for a quick flip. Savvy investors

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The Importance of Location, Location, Location

Tweet You’ve heard it before: what are the three most important things to consider when buying a home? Answer: location, location, location. Every real estate agent repeats this question, drilling

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Buy Now Or Wait? Timing Isn’t Everything.

Tweet You’ve sat out of the housing market for the past year as you wait for the market to hit bottom, though you possess the wherewithal to purchase a home

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Internet Real Estate Sources Worth Using

Tweet If you are planning to buy or sell your home, having as much information available to you is essential if you want to get the best price for your

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Those Nasty ‘Garbage Fees’ At Closing!

Tweet You’ve found the house that you want, have arranged financing, and are preparing to go to closing. Several years of scraping by has put you in the position to

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Buying A Home Post Foreclosure

Tweet If you recently lost your home to foreclosure, how long do you think it’ll take before you can become a homeowner again? 5 years? 7 years? Maybe even 10