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When Your Home Won’t Sell: Accidental Landlord

So you’ve had your property up for sale and you just cannot get it sold. And while you prefer not to become a landlord, you are thinking that renting it out for a while may be the best option – at least you would have some money coming in. You have become an … [Read More...]

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Rental Property Investing 101

The good news about real estate investing is that most people can earn a fairly substantial amount of wealth over their lifetime if they educate themselves and make better decisions when purchasing property. The bad news is that contrary to all the TV shows … [Read More...]

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Tax Savings: Rental Property Depreciation Explained

One reason you might consider investing in rental properties is to save money on federal income taxes. While this may be true, you should fully understand how rental properties and taxes work in order to determine whether you will save money from your rental … [Read More...]

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Tips for Avoiding Rental Property Disasters

If you plan to be a landlord, you should know that owning and managing property is hard work and can be very stressful. All kinds of issues can occur, taking up your time, energy and effort, and possibly making you wish you had never become a landlord. Here … [Read More...]

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How to Choose a Good Real Estate Sales Professional

Buying real estate is complex, and it’s imperative to select a competent, honest agent who will skillfully represent your best interests throughout the entire process of selecting, negotiating and closing on your property. Here are several things to look … [Read More...]

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Is Homeownership a Good Choice for Young People?

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the past few years about real estate, it’s that property doesn’t always go up in value. And because it doesn’t, you shouldn’t just buy property and assume that you’re going to earn equity and wealth from that … [Read More...]

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Tips for Preparing to Buy a Home

You’ve been saving your pennies for a down payment and watching the housing market news. You see the low interest rates, are confident you’ll own a property for at least five years and know that you’ll be able to find a home that you’ll love within your … [Read More...]

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Offer Accepted: What Happens During Escrow?

So the past few months you’ve shopped properties, submitted offers on many and gotten your hopes up, only to be let down. But you haven’t given up, and finally you get the call from your real estate agent: Your latest offer has been accepted! You might … [Read More...]

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Real Estate Investing: Single Family Home vs. Condo

If you’re considering getting into the landlord game, you might wonder whether it’s best to buy a single family home or a condominium. Many people say to stay away from condominiums because of all the issues with homeowners associations, and they have a … [Read More...]

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What Is Real Estate Due Diligence?

Purchasing and owning real estate is always high risk — whether it’s a single family home that you’ll occupy or a 50-unit apartment building for income. You’ll hear experts say to make sure to “do your due diligence” when buying property, but what does that … [Read More...]

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5 Smart Moves a First-Time Buyer Should Consider

As a first-time real estate buyer, you probably have no idea how the overall purchasing process works or how to make sure you’re making a smart decision to purchase. And you’ll probably be very surprised to learn how much work it really is just to buy a home. … [Read More...]