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Category: Buying Advice

Homeownership Tax Benefits

The question that always comes up at the settlement table or a few weeks after closing is, “What are the tax benefits that I get now for owning a home?” As much as I would like to help my clients out and provide top notch service, I am not a bona fide tax professional.  I […]

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Tips to Buying a Foreclosure

From my experience, the buyers I have dealt with along with listening to homeowners show that buying a foreclosure is still something that everyone needs to be educated on.  I have heard it all.  Buyers want to buy a foreclosure because they think they can get an incredible deal, but still want the home in […]

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Reasons to Buy in 2011

I don’t agree with people forecasting the right time to buy a home.  The right time to buy a home is different for every single person.  Unless you have an unlimited amount of money, you are the only one that can determine if it is the right time to buy.  However, there are always factors […]

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Shop Around Before Choosing a Mortgage

The chances that you find the home of your dreams after the first one you visit is highly unlikely.  Well this also applies when shopping for a lender or mortgage.  You wouldn’t commit after talking to one person or looking at just one loan right? Of course not!  Make sure you take the time to […]

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Today’s Homebuyer Traits

A recent study conducted from research of buyers revealed 5 traits when it comes to choosing a home: 1. They are young. Most buyers are under the age of 45. The average household income is around $75,000. 2. They are frugal. When asked by their Realtor or sales consultants, they just want to live a […]

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